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This award-winning fish restaurant now has several branches across the South West of England, including a Christchurch sibling at The Kings Arms.

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“The views over Christchurch harbour are lovely”“there can be few better” – at Alex Aitken’s “gorgeously situated”, “seafood-centric” waterside venue, in the grounds of the Christchurch Harbour Hotel, with a “vibrant (if slightly clinical) interior that works well in warmer months (but can feel more bleak in winter)”. On most reports, “a wonderful range of carefully created dishes are lovingly plated” to create meals “of a consistently high standard”, and – while there were a greater number of gripes about high prices here this year – for the majority it remains “expensive but worth it”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.


“Stunning views across Christchurch Harbour add to the exceptional dining experience” at Alex Aitken’s “gorgeous and romantic”, waterside structure (“there are not many restaurants with a better outlook so don’t go in the dark!”). Prices strike some reporters as a little “extortionate” but it’s a formidable all-rounder, with skillful cuisine – in particular “seafood is always amazing” – which is “complemented by attentive but unobtrusive service”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.


“If the weather is good, there are few finer spots to spend the afternoon” than this “superb location”“a small, contemporary glass-and-wood structure overlooking Christchurch harbour”. “Alex Aitken has a winning formula here (even at the London prices!)”, centring on his “fabulous” cooking, with “food sourced within 15 miles”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

The Jetty is a multi-award winning waterside restaurant with stunning views across the harbour in Christchurch.

Our Chef Patron, Alex Aitken, champions fresh, seasonal and local food, with fresh fish caught and landed daily from Mudeford Quay and a variety of seafood including local oysters, lobster and shrimps.

The Jetty recently came runner-up for the Caterer’s ‘2015 Seafood Restaurant of the Year’ and other accolades include being awarded the ‘Taste of the South West’ accolade at the South West Tourism Awards.

The restaurant has a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and is a fantastic place to gather, share a bottle of wine with friends, take in the breathtaking views and choose something from the totally delicious menus. The wine menu is extensive and our staff's knowledge superb.

Visit The Jetty and taste the region’s finest flavours against the backdrop of spectacular harbour views.


Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
SundayLunch   £35.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.50 £24.50 £4.95 £7.95
Wine per bottle £18.95
Filter Coffee £4.00
Service 10.00%

Current menus

Ala-Cart-Menu-MARCH-2018 Lunch and Seasonal “Local Produce” Menu
CATCH-MENU-WEBSITE Jetty Catch of the Day Menu
fine-wine-list-MARCH-2018 Jetty Christmas Day Menu
March-19th-2018-Mini-Gastro Jetty Boxing Day Menu
Wine-List-MARCH2018 The Jetty A La Carte Menu

Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
95 Mudeford, Christchurch, BH23 3NT
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
Saturday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
Sunday12 pm-8 pm

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