Mark Hix to open new restaurant on former HIX Oyster & Fish House site

By James McAllister

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Mark Hix to open new restaurant on former HIX Oyster & Fish House site in Lyme Regis

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Chef restaurateur Mark Hix has announced he is to open a new restaurant on the site that was formerly HIX Oyster & Fish House in Lyme Regis.

Now simply called The Oyster & Fish House, the restaurant is set to open on 27 July.

Hix’s restaurant group and its subsidiaries all filed for administration​ in April during the early stages of the Coronavirus crisis, which led to the closure of the chef's London restaurants HIX Oyster & Chop House, Hixter Bankside, and Tramshed; as well as HIX Townhouse and HIX Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis. 

At the time Hix made clear that the decision to appoint administrators for his restaurant businesses was done without his support​, and that he would strive to reopen again one day in some way.

Announcing the opening of The Oyster & Fish House on Instagram​ this morning (6 July), Hix said: "The Fish House and the local area means a lot to me, and when WSH Ltd put HIX into administration back in April I knew that of all the things I wanted to do next, I still wanted to have a restaurant in Lyme Regis. I just couldn’t let that site go to anyone else.

"It’s taken a while to get here, and it’s not been an easy few months. We are literally starting from scratch as ‘The Oyster & Fish House’ so all the old HIX websites and socials are no more, so if you’d like to stay in touch and see what we are up to please follow us on @theoysterandfishhouse

"Your support means a great deal to me and my team and I know I have said it before, but I have been overwhelmed by the support and encouragement from everyone, so thank you.
"I’m looking forward to going back to how it all started. No backers, no business partners, just me, my loyal team and my own decisions.
"I’ll see you at the new restaurant for a few negronis later this month."

Last week it was also reported that Hix is to join Soren Jessen’s City London restaurant 1 Lombard Street​ as director of food and drink to oversee its menu offer.

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