Gourmet Galle



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.


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 has a weekly recipe column in The Telegraph.


Dinner at Braganza House


Friday 16th

Braganza house, a tropical chic retreat near Talpe’s stunning beaches, 20 minutes from Galle Fort blends Moroccan and Mediterranean influences. Designed by British interiors designer Chlöe Elkerton, It’s a December 2021 gem. The villa’s spacious layout, vibrant colour palette and carefully curated interior showcase Elkerton’s passion for diverse cultures. The verandahs organically shaped pool, alfresco dining and dedicated team promise a memorable experience.


Masterclass at Galle Fort

Masterclass Kitchen

Sunday 18th

Learn cooking secrets and tips from the masters in their field, as Mark Hix guides you through a demonstration of a culinary masterclass. This is held in our masterclass kitchen in the UNESCO Galle Fort, a very intimate event where you meet the chef, can ask questions and taste morsels of delight. Take advantage of this outstanding talent being here in Sri Lanka, and improve your dinner party hosting skills, surprise friends and loved ones – you can become the kitchen goddess or god!