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£66
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Great sharing Mediterranean dishes”, many of them cooked over wood, is the USP at this Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, venue – the first solo outing from Pip Lacey, former head chef at Angela Hartnett’s Murano. Most reporters enjoyed the food, and ratings would almost certainly have been higher had one or two reporters not continued to gripe at the portion size (“plates were so tiny the staff asked us to double our order)”.

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£48
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3
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In revitalised Coal Drops Yard” – Angela Hartnett protégée Pip Lacey’s late-2018 opening is generally credited as “an excellent addition to the new development”. But while just about everyone loves its “beautifully designed and buzzy” interior, when it comes to her “interesting dishes, cooked over wood, mainly for sharing”, then opinions are more divided. “Some truly unusual combinations” make it a brand-new-favourite for some diners, but even fans sometimes note that “the ratio of tiny portion size to high cost is a problem”, and for others the cooking is “just not memorable enough”: “confused and far too expensive for what was delivered”. Top Tip – it’s pronounced ‘ee-chay’.

Summary

£48
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In revitalised Coal Drops Yard” – Angela Hartnett protégée Pip Lacey’s late-2018 opening is generally credited as “an excellent addition to the new development”. But while just about everyone loves its “beautifully designed and buzzy” interior, when it comes to her “interesting dishes, cooked over wood, mainly for sharing”, then opinions are more divided. “Some truly unusual combinations” make it a brand-new-favourite for some diners, but even fans sometimes note that “the ratio of tiny portion size to high cost is a problem”, and for others the cooking is “just not memorable enough”: “confused and far too expensive for what was delivered”. Top Tip – it’s pronounced ‘ee-chay’.

Summary

Ramsay protégée and former head chef at Angela Hartnett’s Murano, Pip Lacey will open her first restaurant, in King’s Cross’s hip Coal Drops Yard development, in late October 2018, with friend and business partner (who will be front-of-house) Gordy McIntyre; apparently they have been talking about running a restaurant together for 17 years! The focus will be on traditional techniques (marinating, curing and pickling) and there will (of course) be an open wood fire for cooking. Hicce is pronounced ee-che, by the way.

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Hicce Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Hicce Restaurant in N1C, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Hicce restaurant.
Mark T
Interesting menu and well cooked food, alth...
Reviewed 1 months, 7 days ago

"Interesting menu and well cooked food, although portion sizing seemed odd for the price points, and the waiter struggled to communicate the concept behind different parts of the menu clearly. Nice location on an early summer's evening. "

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Clare H
We sat on stools at the pass looking into t...
Reviewed 2 months, 24 days ago

"We sat on stools at the pass looking into the kitchen, chefs full of advice when asked of what to order - the divine charred pineapple and breads with cured salmon. Definitely returning hopefully they'll shed the wretched app menu and return to card ones you can look back at. "

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Michael F
Yet another tapas/small plates restaurant. ...
Reviewed 8 months, 8 days ago

"Yet another tapas/small plates restaurant. Problem knowing what to order and what is good for sharing"

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John M
The overpriced plates are so tiny that the...
Reviewed 1 years,

"The overpriced plates are so tiny that the staff ask you to double your order. Yet it is the wine that really lets them down, stale overpriced bag in a box stuff for the price of a decent bottle elsewhere. We sent our wine back as it was so poor and got a very rude response from the management."

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 55.00 Always available 4

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £24.00 £5.50 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £2.75
Service 10.00%
Coal Drops Yard, London, N1C 4AB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday11 am‑4 pm

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