Phone bookings: +44 (0)1297 446910 / We require a £20 per person deposit for bookings of 8 or more / Please do not arrive early for your table as we do not have a bar area. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. We cannot guarantee what table you will be seated on at the point of booking. Tables that no-show for a reservations will be charged £20 per person.
Celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix is known for his original take on British gastronomy
Mark is frequently lauded as one of Britain’s most eminent restaurateurs with an unrivalled knowledge of ingredients with provenance. He is an award-winning author and food writer with 12 cookbooks to his name, the latest of which, Hooked, regales stories of fishing from his childhood through to the present day. Previously a regular contributor to City AM and GQ, Mark was previously the food writer for The Independent on Saturday for 14 years. He now has a regular column in The Telegraph, Dorset Magazine and Marshwood Vale and a weekly cookery show on Lyme Bay Radio. He was recently appointed Director of Food and Drink at London’s Groucho Club.
After 17 years with Caprice Holdings, he left his Chef Director role in 2007 to open HIX Restaurants which spread across London’s West-end and City as well as his native Dorset, until they closed in 2020 as a result of Covid-19
Mark opened The Oyster & Fish House in Lyme Regis in July 2020 as well as launching his HIX Oyster & Fish Truck in Morcombelake, which sold wet fish and seafood from Lyme Bay Reserve fishermen during lock downs. He opened The Fox Inn pub in Corscombe in December 2020 but sadly due to the continuing challenges in the industry the pub closed on 17th July 2022.
Mark received an MBE for his services to hospitality in the New Years’ Honours list 2017.
Mark’s cookbooks are now available online with ckbk.
If you missed Mark on the Channel 5 programme Dorset: Country and Coast, you can catch up online with My 5
Mark will be hosting his annual demo at Rick Stein’s December event in Padstow.
Mark’s demo will take place on Friday 8th December at 2pm.