THE Jetty at Christchurch is the only Dorset restaurant to make SquareMeal’s Top 100 restaurants in the UK.

Ranked at number 75, The Jetty which overlooks Mudeford Quay, has now been recognised as representing one of the best dining experiences in the county.

SquareMeal’s Top 100 is the only poll to exclude London restaurants, allowing the UK’s regional dining scene to truly shine. The website compiles the list every year, based on thousands of votes from an annual survey with the results moderated by SquareMeal’s editor, Ben McCormack, and his nationwide team of professional reviewers.

He said: “SquareMeal’s UK Top 100 is gratifying proof that opportunities to eat well now exist across the country. What I also find interesting is how the little pockets of dinning excellence are revealed and, in 2019, this list clearly demonstrates that restaurants can thrive across the country and that one restaurant can become a nationally recognised food destination. There’s never been more of an appetite for dining out in the UK – and UK diners have never been so spoilt for choice.”

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