Mark Hix opens The Oyster & Fish House on former HIX site

Mark Hix will open The Oyster & Fish House on 27th July on the site that was formerly HIX Oyster & Fish House. HIX Oyster & Fish House ceased trading in April.


The restaurant will be very similar to its predecessor, serving seasonal local produce and fish and seafood caught in Lyme Bay and along the Dorset coast. The Oyster and Fish House will be open all day, 7 days a week and available for private hire and weddings, once regulations permit.


The menu will feature old HIX favourites such as Cobb-smoked salmon which is cured and smoked on the premises, Fish House pie, Dorset oysters and whole fish caught locally and served simply, on the bone.


Born and bred in nearby West Bay, chef, restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix was keen to secure the former HIX property to open another restaurant once lock-down was lifted and diners were able to begin eating out again within the Government’s guidelines.


“The Fish House has always been a very important restaurant to me and was the second restaurant I opened in 2008. I was devastated by the decision made by WSH but sadly it was out of my hands. Now it’s time to look to the future and new beginnings. I am looking forward to opening a fish and seafood restaurant again, despite the challenges all restaurateurs are facing at the moment. I have been overwhelmed by the support of locals and previous HIX regulars, so I am looking forward to welcoming them all to the restaurant when I open the doors later this month.”


Mark says

“This restaurant means a lot to me. It’s like going back to the good old days - no investors, just me and my team.”

The Oyster & Fish House

Cobb Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JP T: 01297 446910

Website going live 27th July www.theoysterandfishhouse.co.uk