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“Fantastic fish dishes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hix Oyster & Fish House

Hix Oyster & Fish House
Cobb Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3JP, England
+44 1297 446910
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Ranked #32 of 67 Restaurants in Lyme Regis
Price range: $61 - $91
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Hix Oyster & Fish House overlooks the harbour in Lyme Regis and boasts the most stunning panoramic views across the Jurassic coast - this is easily one of the most picturesque spots to enjoy fresh British fish seafood. The Fish House is an informal, light and airy dining room with simple white wooden tables and chairs. Here the focus is on sourcing and serving the best produce we can find and doing as little to it as possible so that you enjoy the real flavour of great British ingredients. HIX Oyster and Fish House supports sustainable fishing.
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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“Fantastic fish dishes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Great view due to the almost all-glass construction and truly excellent fish dishes. Might be a bit hot in the middle of summer when the sun shines down too hard (was a bit overclouded on our visit, but still a bit stuffy) and the price level is definitely high, but for lunch very satisfying.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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5 restaurant reviews
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“We had a great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Crab = fantastic
Goose = fantastic
Smoke salmon = pretty good
Fish pie = awesome

Service of a high quality.

Excellent kids menu and worked very well for an adults meal venue as well (went twice).

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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“FISH FINGERS ET AL”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The location of this Hix restaurant could hardly be bettered. Even on a wet December evening you can still absorb the views over the Cobb and Lyme Bay. We went there with good friends to celebrate an early Christmas.

As you might imagine, fish plays a major part on the menu. I had great fish fingers after sardines as my starter. Both courses were well cooked. The only negative was the bread which is heavy and doughy and not up to the high standard of the other food.

Service was efficient and non fussy if a trifle lacking in seasonal welcoming. Overall this restaurant offers good food well cooked. I would give it 7 out of 10. Change the bread and it would get an 8.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bridport, United Kingdom
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“Good food at a price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I have already said all I want to say about the food here - good if not exceptional. I think though that there is no use complaining about the price of food here. People know that the price is - or should know - before they book and you get good, sometimes very good food in a fabulous setting. You have to be prepared to pay for that or go elsewhere.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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“Relaxing lunch on a December day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

After a short walk along the front at Lyme Regis we went into Hix's on the off chance. It was early December so people must have been busy at work or Christmas shopping. Comparatively few people there so we were immediately shown to a nice window table. Went with the fixed price menu- two courses for £17, three courses for £21. Had the smoked sardine and beetroot starter which was nice - the sardines were cut into small pieces, arguably too small to fully appreciate the taste and texture. The fish pie however was excellent - possibly the best I have ever had (betetter than Les Deux Salons in my opinion). Good wine list. Some other comments for this restaurant have commented on slow service - I would say "measured". This a place for a leisurely lunch. Overall a very good experience.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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