Hicce is a modern ‘open wood fired’ restaurant in fashionable Coal Drop’s Yard, King’s Cross. Don’t ask us how to pronounce ‘hicce’ which apparently is Latin and means ‘current, of the moment’. It is all very fitting as the menu offers choices such as gluten-free bread, pickled vegetables in jars and Japenese influences, setting the scene for modern British cooking.
The chef is Pip Lacey, best known for her time at Michelin starred Murano and her celebrated win on Great British Menu 2017. Her partner is Gordy McIntyre who knows the ropes when it comes to drinks. So, expect to see a carefully curated list of natural wines, craft beers and original cocktails.
Menu has three sections that cover tapas like small sharing plates. Different menus are available for lunch to dinner and weekends. We visited on a weekday after work which proved to be quite a popular option for a number of people working in the area. With a separate veg section for both starters and mains, you will have plenty of creative plates to choose from without the hassle of having to ask too many questions. We are particularly fond of the hot sticks on offer here. Simple tasty food.
Family, Friends, Colleagues
Celebration, Casual, Business
It is a nice and refreshing option within the extremely manicured Coal Drop’s Yard and a good example of how cooking ‘of the moment’ could be more plant-forward and beyond just seasonality. Go for a breezy lunch or a light after work drinks/ dinner with your friends or co-workers.