HIX Oyster and Fish House
If you fancy seeing your food being prepared and watching the chefs at work, book a seat at the popular Kitchen Table. You can also enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the kitchen at the ‘Shipwreck Bar’.
We cater for everyone at the Fish House. We always have a meat dish for the ardent carnivore. Kid's and vegetarian menus and gluten-free dishes are always available.
Simply put , Hix oyster and fish house failed to meet our expectations.
Restaurant with a view - worth a visit just for that reason. The food is great & generous portions. Will definitely return when next in Lyme.
Really excellent food and service. Delicious Lyme Bay prawns with mayonnaise, very fresh oysters and perfect ricotta, cherry and honey crunch pudding. The only let down was that the tables are set parallel to the view so inevitably half those at the table face away from the view and look at the back of the restaurant. Perhaps they could all be swung 90degrees so that everyone gets to see the sea? It must be one of the best sea views in England...
We visited this lovely restaurant in 2017 and it is still as good. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. A minor issue was that we got a bit chilly towards the end of our meal and so moved tables.
I was worried after reading other reviews but we had a lovely evening with great service. The food is pricey but was all delicious.
The mackerel was very good, the views are exceptional. As we have just moved to the area, this restaurant is the first on my list to come back to.
Always love to eat here ..the views...the exceptional attentive staff..the food!
Absolutely beautiful food served here with a location to match!
Fabulous Food, drink, and atmosphere. A highlight of our calendar is a trip to Hix. Everything you touch, taste or drink is beautifully selected and the staff are an utter delight, even when we were running 20 minutes late. After Oysters, shrimp, fish and chips, burrow hill brandy truffles, we then set off for a delightful "let the food go down" wander around the cobb. An utterly wonderful way to spend a blustery Saturday evening.
Lovely views over Lyme as it’s in a great location! Starters and fish was delicious. Just a little disappointed with my fish pie as tasted no different than mine I make at home. It said Lyme Bay fish pie but had mostly Salmon in it.
Absolutely amazing even though it was raining outside the food and service were fantastic loved it
Best fish I've ever tasted in the UK! Having eaten what is the best fish in the world in Matosinhos, Portugal, I never thought I would ever find a fish resturant in the UK to come close, however tucked away in Lyme Regis there is one!
Service atrocious, food very disappointing, very uninspiring
Overpriced and underwhelming. Without the location it would be nothing. Everything designed to squeeze as much money out of the customer as possible. Mediocre at best.
Great views and nice friendly staff.
Wine was nice and oysters lovely.
Really enjoyed my apple pie and the fish delicious.
Everything about our lunch was very good indeed. The service was friendly, professional and unintrusive. The food was outstanding and the time between courses was just right. We have visited several times in the past both on our own and with guests who were equally enthusiastic. We will definitely be visiting again as we live locally.
The restaurant has a great view overlooking the harbour, and is magical at night. The service was really excellent - friendly, cheerful and swift but discreet. The food was fine but not particularly distinguished. In a restaurant where the name and the price carry expectations, the food was fine but certainly not outstanding and really didn't justify the cost. Perhaps we suffered from end of season weariness!
The food was good and the value ok. Our fish pies were not overly special but they were tasty enough. I particularly loved the oat soda bread and my porter stout was lovely, one of the best I've had. All in we had a nice evening with lovely views over Lyme Cobb.
Having read some negative reviews I was rather concerned about booking a table but as it was my sisters birthday I wanted to go somewhere special and thought that some reviewers were being too harsh. I found the menu very limited and somewhat simplistic but opted for grilled fish and my sister had the hakes head - which was unusual but sounded interesting. My fish was boney and small and underwhelming and the hake was not as interesting as hoped. We ordered sides of veg (very expensive) and were given some sort of potato dish which was a tiny portion and pretty tasteless we were also presented with cold, wet greens also very small. However, my fish soup stater was very good as was my sister's pasta starter and the oysters were good, at £2.95 each I guess they should be!!. So in all it was a VERY disappointing meal and SO expensive and miniscule. To top it all when we were asked if we would like a dessert- the very one we wanted was unavailable! So this turned out to be a very expensive evening with extremely mediocre food. Of course neither of us wanted to complain (and I normally do) as it was a birthday treat and didn't want to spoil the evening by complaining. Come on Mr Hix surely you should address the complaints your diners are posting and create a wow menu with wonderful fish dishes.
Absolutely delicious meal. So enjoyable, service and food/wine are first class.
The food was fine. Our visit was let down by slow and unengaged service. It took way too long after we were seated to take our drinks order.
Delicous food (though prawns a bit tasteless and such a fiddle!). Very kind and helpful gentleman serving us.
Late table not great as most people finishing and leaving so no ambience at all.
This was my 4th or 5th visit and the food has always been just ok for me. I was quite excited when I clicked on the link in the email to say I was definitely coming to see that the menu had changed quite a lot since we'd last been. But it wasn't a current menu, although it didn't say sample, and it was all pretty much the same as ever. Fish pie, fish & chips, a curry, grilled fish. I love the restaurant and the staff are always brilliant but there's nicer food for me in Lyme.
I don't think the food is particularly special given the prices. The wine is very nice but hugely expensive .
It needs a bit more of a speciality other than fish curry, fish and chips, smoked salmon and prawn cocktail.
We have been visiting Hix in Lyme for a few years now but this visit something had changed. The food wasn’t quite up to the standard previously had. Hopefully this was because it was end on lunch and out of season and this will of changed the next time we go.
Excellent quality and presentation of food, good selection of drinks, a lovely setting above the shore, clean and well managed with good attention to detail.
Fantastic pretty much covers it all!! Everything was amazing and we will definitely be returning and recommending to everyone. It was the best seafood meal I have ever had!! Thank you 😊
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
The only small comment I would make was that I think the waitress should have known more about the wines. She was not able to clearly describe the french Voignier wine. She was lovely, though and very helpful and accommodating otherwise.
Winning view but not the best eatery in Lyme, although the most expensive by far.
Nice range of English wines and food pleasant. However, charging £4 for some children's vegetables is pushing it to say the least, especially when their meal was only £7!
Of course they didn't touch a single one of said greens (not sure I would have either of served kale when three!!)
Their fish, like ours, though was most enjoyable and the staff were very nice.
Our party thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful lunch provided and the excellent level of service that was given to us. The lovely person who was front of house was outstanding and the level of service was extremely good. The food was thoughtful and of a standard that I would expect in a Michelin starred restaurant.
Delicious dinner and excellent service. The Brownsea oysters were the best oyster i had ever tasted.
This was a return visit - due to our past enjoyable experience.
We were not disappointed. The menu was wide-ranging; the quality of food top-class - as was the service.
Would certainly recommend to family and friends.
Thank you Hix, Lyme Regis.
A very pleasant evening out, all the party rated the first course (fish soup) and pud highly, but there was some disagreement on the fish pie which some thought rather bland and could have done with more seasoning, however overall a good experience.
A superb vista and worth visiting just for this. Food is simple, good and of a high quality. Service was reasonable but we were there at a quiet time for lunch. Value is okay given the location.
A warm welcome upon arrival and an outstanding location made for a lovely evening. The service was good, as were the drinks, but the food did not meet our expectations. It wasn't bad, but there was nothing outstanding in what we sampled. Having tried a lot of other places on this stretch of the Jurassic Coast, I'd say that the pricing is a little high and the food flavours needs to improve to be on par with competitors. That said, it was a nice evening, reasonable portion sizes, but a return to some more traditional dishes would not be unwelcome.
Waited one and a half hours for our meal, my husband had the fish curry which arrived cold , my fish pie was average. We complained to the manager who reduced our bill, but not a good experience.
The service was extremely slow ...waiting over an hour to receive the first course
Excellent lunch - a real treat. Would recommend wholeheartedly.
The evening was very nice, service and the food was excellent. We have never eaten oysters before but throughly enjoyed them. The rest of our food was fabulous.
We had a table in full view of the harbour, which was fantastic !!