Review on Hicce
Hicce is the brain-child of former Murano Head Chef, Pip Lacey and long-time business partner Gordy McIntyre, in collaboration with the flagship luxury Wolf & Badger store and the backing of Murano chef-restaurateur, Angela Hartnett. Occupying the third floor of the store, it's set at Coal Drops Yard, the Heatherwick Studio-designed shopping quarter at King's Cross in London which is fast becoming a foodie mecca.
Hicce pronounced ee-che takes it's name from the Latin word meaning current, of the moment, a relaxed venue that offers an all day dining experience kicking off with lunch, although you can pop in for just a drink at the central bar. It's light and airy with exposed brick walls and touches of greenery throughout, the open kitchen runs along one wall, with a dining room filled with Scandinavian-style furniture.
The kitchen focuses on a wood fired grill that also includes steaming and smoking with some Japanese and Scandinavian influences appearing in the dishes. Among the culinary delights on offer there's quail eggs, button mushrooms and watercress, or for meat fans order the chicken thigh, shiitake and miso and from the sea enjoy mackerel radicchio and kumquats. To finish who could resist a pecan, chilli and chocolate tart paired with ricotta ice cream or a muscavado creme caramel.
Gordy leads front of house with great charm and to accompany the food he's created an excellent wine list featuring biodynamic and organic wines, local craft beers and signature cocktails.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 10.30pm (6.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card