hicce

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hicce is the creation of Pip Lacey and Gordy McIntyre
Friends for many years, hicce is a dream realised for this ambitious duo and the space and concept has been meticulously thought out to create the ultimate dining experience.
The menu will highlight Pip’s passion and skill for using the barbeque as a fuel source; grilling to steaming and smoking. From traditional smørbrød with cured meats and homemade pickles; to fish, meat and yakitori cooked over specialist holm oak charcoal. Pip will use traditional techniques to create beautiful dishes inspired by her travels and driven by her commitment to the very best produce.
Gordy is fantastically knowledgeable about drinks and guests can expect to see a carefully curated list of biodynamic wines, craft beers and original cocktails, each chosen to bring the best out of every plate.
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MT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and we would certainly go back, virus permitting!

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went as a couple for a quiet dinner and enjoyed the setting, with tables spaced reasonably compared to some restaurants although the music was loud.

The food was good in parts, but never generous in either portion size or ingredients. Some elements were truly delicious but in tiny quantities while others were only so-so given the prices. We had the venison main which was delicious but involved 6 miniature slices of venison which must have come from a piece of meat the size of a match box. There was plenty of the marvellous cabbage and beetroot accompaniment though. The monkfish main was more generous with the fish but it wasn’t fresh which affected the taste and texture so was disappointing in its own way. The desserts were serviceable, but not amazing - a lot of elements on one plate that didn’t really come together (cheesecake, “soil”, sauce, ice cream etc) and again the cheesecake was a tiny portion. So a mixed bag all in all. We drank the house Pinot noir which was very nice (and so it should be at £41 for 750ml). Service was effective and friendly but not hovering which is something to be applauded.

A
London
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cool vibe and wonderful food

EK
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful innovative food, enthusiastic entertaining staff (Head chef Pip was especially friendly and welcoming!!) and great atmosphere!! Can’t wait to go back!!!

d
London
74 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great unusual flavours blended well. Scandinavian feel. Good recommendations from the staff. Bit expensive for what you get, especially the boards.

SS
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

As a regular visitor I felt that this meal was not up to the usual high standard.
The cauliflower in the jar was particularly disappointing also the pickling on the salad was overpowering.
It is a shame as all my other visits have been memorable

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as ever some great new additions to the menu
Thanks

B
London
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner here on Saturday night with friends and it was a wonderful evening. The service was really good and not over bearing, we got some excellent advice on wine and food. Everything we ate was delicious and the string concept works really well. Also the tables are far enough apart that you don't feel hemmed in and there was no loud music drowning us out but they did have a brilliant playlist in the background.

hicce
Responded on March 12, 2020

We do work very hard on our tunes, so glad you enjoyed. Thank you so much for these amazing words and we hope to see you again very soon.

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DK
London
73 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a table at the bar and the staff was amazing, they even introduced us to their drink prepared for a competition. The food is a mix of Nordic, Asian and Mediterranean influence and nicely presented with great taste included. We will return!

hicce
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you so much & love that we made your experience a great one, see you soon

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PF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in an attractive environment. We especially enjoyed the hot sticks and veg dishes (even though we are meat eaters). Not an inexpensive night out but we would return for the innovative food and drinks.

hicce
Responded on March 12, 2020

Glad you enjoyed & hope to see you again soon

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RD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good, interesting food. The staff where very helpful regarding my sister’s dairy intolerance.

hicce
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you and glad we ensured your experience was a great one

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived and greeted in a most friendly manner, we knew we were in for a treat. And so it proved, from a very patient waiter who explained everything in detail with a smile to food arriving promptly.
We had an early sitting however place soon filled up. Tables are not crammed allowing for privacy. Waiters and waitresses were all spot on and standard of service was excellent. There was no sense of hovering or continual enquiring 'Is everything alright sir/madame', but when you did need something they were there to help immediately..
All courses were delicious with adequate portions. Table wine served in a carafe was good too, so it's not necessary to buy more expensive ones.
Overall bill for three courses with the equivalent of a bottle of wine including 12.5% service charge was £106. Not cheap however the setting, ambiance, service and food made for a wonderful experience.
Will return without hesitation and would highly recommend.

hicce
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you so much for these amazing words, we are very lucky to have such an amazing bunch here. We look forward to seeing again very soon

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Got the counter at the kitchen so had the added action of the chefs. Food is exceptional. Simple but so flavourful. Wine was also very good

hicce
Responded on March 12, 2020

Glad you enjoyed & thanks for the kind words

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F
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, loved the idea of small flexible dishes. Cheerful staff and quick service. Loved everything about it.

hicce
Responded on March 12, 2020

Big love right back, thank you so much

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, we ended up getting the waiter to choose for us! Food was incredible and we loved the relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant.

hicce
Responded on March 12, 2020

Glad we made it a great experience, thanks for the very kind words

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BD
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting and delicious food in a friendly, convivial atmosphere. I already look forward to eating at Hicce again

hicce
Responded on March 12, 2020

See you very soon we hope

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, well informed staff. Varied yet concise menu-everything delicious. Cocktail beautiful, wine the same. Atmosphere, decor, setting relaxed and special at the same time. Hicce-you nailed it and we’ll be back for more.

hicce
Responded on March 12, 2020

Wow, thank you so much, this really makes our day to hear such amazing feedback

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GP
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and cozy place with amazing food .
Every dish is tasty, rich of flavours and engredients and well presented.

The staff is welcoming and caring.

I would defenitely go back.

hicce
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you for these amazing words, the guys will be over the moon that they have made you experience an amazing one

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EH
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great venue and delicious food with lovely, efficient staff! Only criticism is music is too loud and it’s a wee bit pricey ...but had a great evening!

hicce
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thanks for the review, will pick up tour comments with the team at our briefings

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had an highly enjoyable lunch for three former colleagues at Hicce. The 8 small plates are, indeed, small and so we ordered some more food from the boards section of the menu. All of it was delicious. We also had all three of the desserts which were lovely. The bill came to £40 a head (including service) which we thought was good. We only drank water with the meal, though, so that bill didn’t include alcoholic or soft drinks. The atmosphere, decor and setting was delightful. We had such a relaxed lunch which was helpful as one of our party had recently suffered a devastating bereavement and that he felt able to talk about his loss was partly due to the warm and calming feeling of the restaurant.

hicce
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you so much for these amazing words. Glad we managed to make the atmosphere right for your party.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and good service, slightly overpriced for potion size but ok for special occasion

hicce
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thanks for the review, will pass your comments over to the kitchen regards portions.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, good service and lovely surroundings.

hicce
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you so much & glad you loved the experience.

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HM
London
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delightful service and lovely space - we had a delicious meal and a really enjoyable evening. Food options were explained in a non patronising way and the food was tasty and beautifully presented. Loved the wine on tap and the winter negroni was a big hit. The room was buzzy but not noisy and we had a great evening. Will definitely be back.

hicce
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you so much for these amazing comments. It makes us really proud to hear we have really made our guests experience a real cracker. See you soon

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d
London
25 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, some of it excellent. Nice cocktail and good ambiance. I personally prefer smaller cosier places but great for large groups. Lots ofc lovely dishes to share

hicce
Responded on February 27, 2020

Glad you enjoyed, we love cosy little places as well, but just cannot resist the beautiful history of the building we are in. Hopefully you enjoyed enough to pay us another visit soon

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LM
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and good atmosphere. Service was really good.
Not hugely geared towards children (no high chairs or kids menu) but my 3 year old still managed to enjoy the mushroom starter and the chicken thigh.
We had a lovely meal.

hicce
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thanks for the review, not sure where we got lost during your visit but we have 8 high chairs just by the entrance, the guys should have got you one With kids menu, we like to integrate the kids with the adults food so we do not alienate them. Having 2 girls myself, I am a big fan of getting them to experiment with grown ups food, it doesn't always work.

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JF
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our evening and the staff were very attentive

Thank you

hicce
Responded on February 27, 2020

Big high 5 right back to you, thank you so much

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MC
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow i loved my evening at Hicca - was the perfect date restaurant. The menu was designed to be shared which I really liked. The Octopus salad was succulent and delicious - sorry Mr. Octopus! Also had the tuna ceviche and Venison dishes which were super tasty and presented beautifully. The cocktails were to die for too and to top it off we had a really lovely waitress who was both entertaining and very attentive. Full marks!

hicce
Responded on February 27, 2020

Amazing words, thank you so much. The guys both kitchen and front of house will be very proud when we show them this review. See you very soon we hope

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r
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A good all round experience. Theatre in a restaurant with excellent service.

hicce
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you so much, really glad you enjoyed our experience

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always, and the waiting staff there are just brilliant. Worth a trip just to be served by people who are really passionate about the food, and so lovely too. Really worth going. The food is amazing and never disappoints.

hicce
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you so much, it really makes the guys day when they hear positive feedback like this. We are super lucky to have such an engaged, passionate and talented bunch of guys here.

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NT
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant in Coal Drops Yard - attentive staff who helped make for a fun evening. Our food was excellent and do have the creme caramel, my goodness it’s sublime when paired with an espresso. We’ll be back without a doubt.

hicce
Responded on February 27, 2020

Great news, we love it when we know we have put on a good show. Get bask as soon as you can please

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RG
London
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Lots of cheeky little mix and match plates, some really clever combinations of flavours and great friendly atmosphere!

hicce
Responded on February 27, 2020

We love you, thanks so much for the really kind words and super happy you enjoy the experience. See you soon we hope

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CJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was faultless, lots of great flavours and all perfectly cooked.

Service was informal but attentive and the staff were very accommodating.

hicce
Responded on February 27, 2020

Really glad we made your experience a really positive one. Thanks for the stars

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RS
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. There were three of us and we ordered a couple of things on the board, and eight small plates. I think we should have ordered fewer dishes and not aimed to share them all. Although every dish was delicious, they were each so complex that having tastes of all of them was a little overwhelming. But I hope to come back and order differently!

hicce
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you for your lovely words and really glad you enjoyed. Your point on complexity on the wide variety is definitely something we will bring up with the kitchen. Hope to see you again very soon.

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LG
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Hicce, served impeccably. This time we took friends who loved it too. We will return.

hicce
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you LisaG. We look forward to seeing you again.

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DN
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We enjoyed the ability to put our board together for starters, and also the deserts we ordered were excellent. However I must warn vegetarians/vegans the the mains options are very much only salads and are for an acquired taste really. They might not fill you to the brim without some extra bread! (very nice bread might I add).

JO
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well thought out and tasty food, exceptional service and great drinks. We already enjoyed our meal at Hicce.

The only improvement I could suggest is a slightly longer break between courses as it caused a log jam of plates on what was a small counter seat place.

hicce
Responded on February 18, 2020

We appreciate your review JoeO

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great helpful staff. A fun (noisy) evening!

hicce
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars.

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IC
London
46 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting menu and wine selection, engaged waiting staff and welcome opinions on wine choices

hicce
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for the 4 stars and kind words IanC

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very tasty and the staff are super friendly! It was a fun experience! I guess the only downside is the counter seating feels a little strange at first. It’s VERY close to the chefs and the main prep station, with its somewhat frenetic atmosphere, is right in front of you. At first it felt like I was sitting in the kitchen (and not in a good way). But I chatted with one of the Chefs while waiting for my friend and strangely it kinda added a nice interactive touch to the experience. If you sit towards the middle the counter, though, you will find yourself in the middle of the runs between the kitchen and the table. Still would recommend!

hicce
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you for the review Manhattantrini, we are glad that you enjoyed your experience and got to know some of our team in the kitchen.

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DR
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a great time at this restaurant. We were sat at the bar because the restaurant was so busy. Felt the service a notch up from the people who were sat at tables. So highly recommend sitting at the bar if it’s just two people. The girl serving us was so passionate about food, and made some genuine recommendations. Everything tasted really good. Well presented and great quality. A bit pricy but lovely experience.

hicce
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thank you for the feedback, we know who your server was and will make sure she gets the feedback! =-)

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