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The Avenue Restaurant at Weymouth College is dedicated to developing and training the finest young chefs and restaurant staff.  Our students train and work in a fully functioning kitchen, restaurant and bar gaining the skills and the high standards needed for a career in the catering industry.

The Avenue Restaurant are extremely pleased to work alongside the celebrated restaurateur Mark Hix – a former Weymouth College students and an Ambassador for catering training at the College.

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Weymouth College Ambassador - Mark Hix

Celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix is known for his original take on British gastronomy. After 17 years as Chef Director at Caprice Holdings, he opened his first restaurant in 2008 – the distinguished HIX Oyster & Chop House in Farringdon. Following the success of Chop House Mark opened HIX Mayfair, HIX Soho and his chicken and steak concept restaurants Tramshed in Shoreditch, and Hixter Bankside. In autumn of 2015 Mark opened his first stand-alone bar in The Old Vic theatre, offering a late-night venue in Waterloo.

Outside of London in Mark’s native Dorset is HIX Oyster & Fish House and HIX Townhouse, a boutique hotel, both in Lyme Regis. Mark is frequently lauded as one of London’s most eminent restaurateurs with an unrivalled knowledge of ingredients with provenance. Mark has a weekly column in City AM, and is the author of a number of cookbooks on British cuisine.

Mark hosts an annual food festival in Lyme Regis, Food Rocks to showcase the best producers and suppliers in Dorset and surrounding areas. He recently became a patron of the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. As an ex-student of Weymouth College Mark is delighted to be an ambassador of Weymouth College, supporting and mentoring the students throughout the year, hosting regular events with the team.

Mark is also a Patron of the Country Food Trust.

Is the restaurant open to the public?

Yes. The Avenue Restaurant will serve food with a focus on quality, local, fresh ingredients. Expect the best of British food with a modern twist plus a sprinkling of international dishes.

The restaurant is open for A la Carte bookings every Friday and Saturday evening (excluding College holiday periods) from 9th November 2018.  Booking is essential.  Occasionally the restaurant may be booked for a private function so please do check availability with our reservations team on 01305 208979 or email

In addition to our regularly changing A la Carte menu we offer a range of theme nights, guest chef appearances and other regular events.

If you would like to get advance notice of events and offers at The Avenue Restaurant – why not join our ‘Friends of The Avenue’ mailing list?  You will be the first to hear about guest chef and theme nights and will get advance details of dining offers and discounts.  Simply click here to leave your details.

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