A POOLE restaurant has been awarded with a gold accolade at the Dorset Awards ceremony.

St Tropez is described as a restaurant that offers a ‘tantalising culinary journey that captures the essence of coastal indulgence.’

Business couple Frederic and Severine Seweryn own the award-winning business which has now extended into a second location.

St Tropez also recently announced it is expanding its business to make way for St Tropez Club.

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The new lounge is explained as the ‘perfect oasis for relaxation and socialisation before dinner, with private gatherings becoming increasingly popular.’

The restaurant was also involved in the organisation of the new Seafood and Sounds festival which is set to make a return this summer.

Frederic has worked in the industry since he was 17 years old.

He was overjoyed at the win and said: “I am deeply honoured by this recognition.

“Our dedication to utilising locally sourced ingredients and collaborating closely with our suppliers has been my priority in my culinary journey.

“I extend heartfelt appreciation to our talented chefs, whose tireless efforts have elevated local seafood and meats into modern, creative culinary delights while honouring traditions.

"Our passion for this vocation stems from the profound relationships we've cultivated over the past 25 years.

“We are privileged to call Poole home, where the natural beauty of our surroundings inspires our culinary creations."

Co-owner Severine added: "Poole offers a wealth of treasures, and the quay has emerged as a focal point within Dorset's social fabric.

“As proud organisers of the Seafood and Sound Festival, we witness the community's enthusiastic engagement with the event, fostering a vibrant tapestry of experiences."

The award came after celebrating St Tropez’ ‘culinary excellence and community integration embodied by this esteemed establishment.’

The awards took place at the Pavilion in Weymouth on February 1.