Sister to the multi award-winning ‘The Jetty’ restaurant in Christchurch, locally-renowned patron chef Alex Aitken’s destination restaurant specialises in locally-caught seafood with seasonal ingredients, paired with eclectic wines and sea views.
Sister to the multi-award-winning restaurant in Christchurch, The Jetty, on the hotel’s ground-floor, specialises in fresh seafood, caught daily by local fisherman, served with locally-grown, seasonal ingredients from the New Forest. Expect nothing less than exceptional food and wine from renowned local chef Alex Aitken.
The restaurant combines contemporary city chic with a laid-back style, featuring al fresco dining on the terrace, tasteful banquette seating, sleek marble surfaces and bespoke artwork.
From dining on one of the popular 4-course ad-hoc menus to just sipping wine on the alfresco terrace, enjoying a selection of Jetty bites, The Jetty offers a variety of dining options throughout the day.
For those wanting a quieter alternative to HarBAR on 6th, the restaurant also has its own comfortable bar serving excellent cocktails.
Don’t miss: On the last Friday of every month, Alex hosts ‘lunch with Alex’ - a live cooking demonstration and 3-course set menu.
Alex Aitken, Chef Patron for the Jetty, is one of the South of England’s most respected chefs and a thirty-year veteran of cooking in the New Forest.
His culinary expertise began on the sea, where he worked as a fisherman, giving him unparalleled knowledge of fish and seafood. He then taught himself to cook before starting his own highly-acclaimed restaurant Le Poussin in Brockenhurst in 1983. He won his first Michelin Star in 1995, which he subsequently held for 14 years.
From the beginning, he has championed using simple, seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients to produce outstanding fresh food. He has received multiple awards and accolades throughout his career for creating menus that showcase the region’s finest flavours.
Although it doesn’t have a separate dining space per se, the restaurant can section off areas of the dining room for private dinners. You can also ask for ‘Table 30’ a large communal round table with lazy Susan seating up to 16.
In addition to the restaurant’s a la carte menu, Chef Alex Aitken has created additional menu options exclusive to private diners. You may create your own bespoke set tasting menu, or opt for one of the fixed-priced set menus, a 5-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings, or his ever-popular ‘Bring me Food’ menu, with dishes delivered platter-style to the centre of the table.
If you still can’t find the menu you want - ask Alex to create you one!
Visit The Jetty Bar during our cocktail hour to enjoy a drink and oysters.
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