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Perched high above the seaside town of Lyme Regis in Mark Hix’s native Dorset, this is a simple-but-chic venue with stripped floors, undressed tables & spectacular views of the Cobb & the
Jurassic Coast. Blessedly uncomplicated fish dishes are the stars here. Two starters on toast (crab, red mullet) have impressed, likewise succulent skate wing with a scattering of shrimps &
capers. There are also nostalgic echoes of the nursery in pollock ‘fish fingers’ with mushy peas & chips as well as desserts such as buttermilk drop scones with cherries & honeycomb ice
cream. West Country ingredients abound: Fowey mussels with Burrow Hill cider, Lulworth Cove scallops with black pudding & girolles, for example. Non-fish eaters, however, have to be content
with goats’ cheese salad & roast chicken. Whites make up the bulk of the short, interesting wine list; otherwise explore the fascinating beers, ciders & perry.
The menus at Hix get me every time- it’s as though Mark has read my mind and appetite and synced up his kitchen solely to accommodate that particular personal greed.Right at the top you’ve got deep fried oysters in local cider batter. Um, obvs...
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Hix Oyster and Fish House is based in the beautiful harbour town of Lyme Regis in Dorset. I used to go there on holiday every year when I was younger and if you haven’t been, I’d strongly recommend you pay it a visit as it’s a beautiful place. One thing I always though it lacked however was a good seafood restaurant...
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