The Oyster & Fish House

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
British, Fish
Ambience
Cool, Cosy, Romantic, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Terrace, Waterside
Special Features
Chef’s table, Counter dining, Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

About

The Oyster and Fish House is the first solo venture from celebrated chef Mark Hix, a fish and seafood restaurant showcasing local produce caught off the Dorset coast. Boasting long established relationships with independent suppliers, The Oyster and Fish House uses only the best responsibly sourced ingredients, which are served simply to let the produce shine through. Located on the edge of the Lyme Regis coast, overlooking the harbour, this unique spot is the perfect destination for a long leisurely lunch or dinner, or just to enjoy some oysters and cocktails.

The menu changes frequently according to what local suppliers have in stock. However, you can always expect to see a selection of fresh fish and seafood, served in a modern British style. Begin your meal with oysters available in several varieties, and served with traditional shallot vinaigrette or scotch bonnet mayonnaise. You might choose to accompany these with the likes of cockle popcorn or focaccia and soda bread with smoked anchovy butter.

Starters might include Lyme Bay shellfish soup with rouille and croutons and crispy mackerel salad with smoked bacon and horseradish, with vegetarian options such as Wiltshire beetroot salad with Dorset blue and pickles walnuts. For the main event, enjoy familiar favourites like breaded haddock fillet with chips and mushy peas, or opt for a whole seabass to share between two. Finish with an indulgent Norfolk treacle tart, blueberry pavlova, or for those of you without a sweet tooth, try the farmhouse cheeses with crackers, membrillo and chutney.

The wine list at The Oyster and Fish House upholds the core ideals of local sourcing and features plenty of Lyme Bay labels, British sparkling wines, as well as Old and New World bottles. There are plenty of local craft beers too, plus cocktails made with high-quality spirits like Black Cow vodka.


FAQs

Where is the nearest car park?

Holmbush is a two minute walk away. This is free after 6pm.

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What is the dress code at The Oyster & Fish House?

There is no dress code, but most guests would come in smart casual clothes.

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Can you book at The Oyster & Fish House?

Yes it is advisable to book as the restaurant is small, accommodating around 40 guests.

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Does The Oyster & Fish House offer gluten-free options?

Yes we do. The majority of our menu is naturally gluten free. We use gluten free flour in our batter so please do ask when you book or arrive and we will talk you through the menu.

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Location

Cobb Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3JP

01297 446910 01297 446910

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Opening Times

Lunch
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-14:15
Thu 12:00-14:15
Fri 12:00-14:15
Sat 12:00-14:15
Sun 12:00-15:15
Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue 17:30-20:30
Wed 17:30-20:30
Thu 17:30-20:30
Fri 17:30-20:30
Sat 17:30-20:30
Sun Closed

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22 Reviews 
Food/Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

simon P

14 September 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Caroline R

31 July 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Andrew M

03 July 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Anon

01 December 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 3
Value 3.5

Rob H

21 September 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Speedy

Wonderful outlook over the cobb and harbour. Oysters excellent. Locally resourced food. Small menu but penty of variety. Well presented and prepared.

David H

02 August 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 3.5

This was our 3rd visit to Lyme Regis and our 3rd booking at HIX. It's one of the best locations in town and the service is excellent. Perhaps it's familiarity, but we were slightly disappointed with the quality of the food and the price this time round. Overall the restaurant felt a little tired. That said, I'd still recommend it as a place to go to.

neil P

30 July 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Fantastic food, fantastic service. Highly recommend

Service was excellent. We had booked inside but had option to eat outside, which we took. Superb food. Huss and Monkfish curry was sublime. Recommend going here and we will return

Aidan C

25 July 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Lovely fish , service and views 

NIGEL B

20 July 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
FISH SOUP

Fish sup lesser standard than on previous visit. Still delicious.

Anon

26 May 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 0.5
Service 2
Atmosphere 2.5
Value 0.5
Evening meal at Hix

A very poor experience. I went to Hix for fish and they hardly had any. Offered mackerel or bream to share. Hopeless.The fish shop on the front has a dozen varieties, so why the pitiful menu offering? The oysters and the wine were fine, but you don't need a chef for these. The bread for the mackeral paté was chunky and crumbly, carelessly served, and the portion of paté was miniscule. We were on the balcony, temperature OK, but got forgotten and the main course took ages to arrive. This was steak, which we were forced to have because of the lack of choice. The steak was deducted from the menu, alright, but the meal was spoiled. There seemed to be no effective management.  Overpriced and much better value at other Lyme reataurants. All the brand Hix is really selling are the views.

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