Chef restaurateur Mark Hix has announced he will open a new restaurant on the site formerly Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis.
The new restaurant The Oyster and Fish House is set to open on 27 July.
Hix Oyster and Fish House ceased trading in April when the board of WSH Limited made the decision to put all of Hix restaurants into administration, a decision that was “not made or supported by Hix himself who was a minor shareholder in the business”, according to the company.
Hix said: “The Fish House has always been a very important restaurant to me and was the second restaurant I opened in 2008. I was devastated by the decision made by WSH but sadly it was out of my hands.
“Now it’s time to look to the future and new beginnings. I am looking forward to opening a fish and seafood restaurant again, despite the challenges all restaurateurs are facing at the moment. I have been overwhelmed by the support of locals and previous HIX regulars, so I am looking forward to welcoming them all to the restaurant when I open the doors later this month.”
The restaurant will be very similar to its predecessor, serving seasonal local produce and fish and seafood caught in Lyme Bay and along the Dorset coast.