When it comes to the London scene, The Groucho Club has long been the place to be. Founded in 1985, the exclusive club was dubbed ‘the approved watering hole for industry creatives’, and has continued to be so in the following decades.

Most recently, the private members’ club (nestled in the beating heart of Soho), has named esteemed English chef and restauranteur Mark Hix as their new Director of food and beverage. Now responsible for the food and drink offerings at The Groucho Club, Hix has spent over three decades as a club member, making him more than suited for the job.

CEO of Artfarm Ewan Venters commented: “I am thrilled to welcome Mark back to his spiritual home. He has been a member of The Groucho for more than 30 years, and he understands the special nature of this club. Mark is one of my food heroes.”

Hix currently owns a Dorset seafood restaurant, The Oyster & Fish House, his latest restaurant after his HIX Soho restaurant’s closed in 2019.

“I would like to bring my influence to bear on what is already a very strong offering,” Hix said, concerning his new post, “I shall be concentrating on British food at best, supplementing simple club food that everyone can relate to, like our famous shepherd’s pie, with some of my signature dishes.”

There can be no doubt that Hix’s new venture marks a bright future for both The Groucho Club and his already glittering career.


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