Hix Oyster and Fish House, Lyme Regi

This part of Devon/Dorset coastline is becoming a foodie heaven

This part of Devon/Dorset coastline is becoming a foodie heaven

Tracey Pollard

So a cold wet day at half term turned into a glorious outing when we stumbled across Hix Oyster and Fish House. Well stumble might be a little inaccurate as the restaurant is located halfway up the steep hillsides of Lyme Regis, but this did allow us to build up a healthy appetite as we climbed up from the beach. It also means amazing views of the Jurassic coastline and harbour, which we enjoyed as the rain cleared and the sun came out. Mark Hix already has a "Town House" B&B in Lyme Regis and being a local boy he opened the resturant in 2008. 
With Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall River Cafe Canteen and River Cottage only 15 minutes up the road, this part of Devon/Dorset coastline is becoming a foodie heaven. The menu is simple and as you would expect its focused on local sustainable fish. The interior design is comfortable and floor to ceilings windows provide great views and a white colour scheme doesn't detract from those views. There is an informal feeling as the Restaurant only has 45 covers but you can choose to sit outside on the terrace or inside at bar stools or even at the chefs table.
With the ever growing trend of three generation holidays, this is a great venue for the whole family, with something to suit everyone. Children's menus and colouring, a relaxed atmosphere, amazing views and first class wines and Ales, food and service. What's not to love, especially if the grandparents are paying.