RestaurantsDorsetChristchurchBH23
95 Mudeford, Christchurch, BH23 3NT

Harden's says

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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Summary

£85
 ££££
3
Good
3
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “top spot” – a modern, glass-walled venue with a terrace for outdoor dining at a “lovely location on Christchurch Harbour” (in the grounds of the Harbour Hotel and with superb views) – is an ideal showcase for chef Alex Aitken’s “consistently high-quality, locally sourced seafood”.

Summary

£82
 ££££
3
Good
4
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5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Perched on the water’s edge of Mudeford Quay”, Alex Aitken’s “stunning” destination, in the grounds of the Harbour Hotel, is one of the most commented-on destinations on the South Coast. The “idyllic harbour-side setting” (“with views of Christchurch Harbour”) contributes to the “lovely and quite intimate atmosphere”, and the culinary attraction is “impeccable” fish and seafood that’s “allowed to be the star on the plate, without undue messing about”: “local-caught oysters, lobster and shrimps, as well as a superb fresh fish choice, are married beautifully with seasonal produce, alongside some exceptional wines”. “Staff are dynamic and knowledgeable” too. “I always take visitors here and they always love it”.

Summary

£78
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3
Good
4
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An outstanding location right by the sea” and “looking out across Christchurch Bay to Mudeford Sands” sets a very attractive scene for a meal at Alex Aitken’s modern-looking restaurant, in the grounds of the Harbour Hotel. “Appropriately, it’s fish that's the star of the menus, although there are plenty of alternatives to consider (almost too many menus here, although they handle this well). There's a welcome emphasis on seasonality and a deft touch to the preparation; nothing too fancy, nothing too experimental. Good wine list and welcoming, friendly staff”.

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£62
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3
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Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“On the edge of delightful Christchurch, with lovely views over Mudeford” – Alex Aitken’s well-known venture is “a great spot in the grounds of the Christchurch Harbour Hotel” (“especially on a sunny day when you can also sit outside”); and being “here as the sun sets, gazing through the sky-high windows across the gently lapping waters, brings a feeling of calm, even after the toughest of weeks at work”. “London prices make it a special occasion destination”, with predominantly fish dishes that are generally “first class” (“if a little patchy at times”). Top Tip – “parking is woefully insufficient, so allow time to sort that out”.

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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.

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 80.00 Always available 6

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.50 £29.50 £6.00 £9.25
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
No dress code
70

The Jetty Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Jetty Restaurant in BH23, Christchurch by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Jetty restaurant.
Tim W
Great location, really good food and excell...
Reviewed 6 months, 1 day ago

"Great location, really good food and excellent service. The mini gastro menu hits all the right spots."

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Adam E
With large floor to ceiling windows providi...
Reviewed 6 months, 27 days ago

"With large floor to ceiling windows providing a great view of Christchurch Harbour, we enjoyed the set lunch menu. Starting with a Jetty staple, the cheese soufflé, we had a festive main and pudding. Very good value, impeccable service."

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95 Mudeford, Christchurch, BH23 3NT
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:45 pm‑09:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:45 pm‑09:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:45 pm‑09:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:45 pm‑09:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:45 pm‑09:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:45 pm‑09:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑8 pm

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