Protests from nearby residents over a late license threatened to derail the plans for the restaurant and Hix even walked away from the project at the Grade II listed building in the chef's local neighbourhood at one stage.
In an exclusive video interview for BigHospitality, Hix talks about the long road to developing his simple chicken and steak concept, whether he feels the pressure to be innovative and on his projects to date including his most recent restaurant in a Belgravia hotel which he says he was given a hard time over by food critics and was a big challenge.
Business partner and fellow Caprice Holdings graduate Ratnesh Bagdai also took part in the interview describing how he balances Hix's creativity with reality and why the chef has been forced to become more financially aware.
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