sunday lunch at hix oyster & chop house, london
they have a set menu of three courses.
starters yesterday were shaved asparagus and fennel salad with duck's egg, heritage beetroot with pickled walnuts and blue cheese plus something called lamb scrumpets (which was slow braised lamb formed into a "finger", breadcrumbed and fried) with caper mayonnaise; all served to share.
a choice of mains - chicken or beef - two of us ordered chicken and were presented with a whole bird to share, the beef was a thick slab served medium rare with a yorkshire pudding. mixed veg to share - cauli cheese, white sprouting broccoli (a bit overcooked and cold by the time it reached the table), roast potates, gravy and a bread suace with wild garlic.
a choice of puddings or cheese - yesterday there was a (deconstructed) lemon & ginger ceesecake, a chocolate mousse with meringue or blue cheese with an oyster ale cake (i had this, it was truly wonderful and a very generous portion of cheese).
the menu is £27.50 if you cheese chicken; £32 if you choose beef. i thought it was excellent value and delicious food. however, the tables are small and not particularly comfortable.