The JettyChristchurch, Dorset

Alex Aitken has really enjoyed putting together the menus for The Jetty. The food is impeccable; with fresh fish caught and landed daily from Mudeford Quay, seafood including local oysters, lobster and shrimps, as well as superb grilled fish.

Opening Times

The Jetty is open 7 days a week

Monday – Saturday
Lunch 12 noon to 2.30pm and Dinner 6.00pm to 10.00pm

12 noon to 8.00pm

Our Menus

The philosophy to Alex’s cooking is the produce, it’s spontaneous, local and sustainable. Below you’ll find a selection of sample menus, with some dishes subject to the availability of local ingredients.


Start with a 125ml glass of Dom Perignon Vintage 2003 £29.50

jetty bites £4.50 per person

This has become a firm favourite at the jetty a selection of seafood nibbles


A selection of tempura vegetables with dipping sauce

potted jetty £4.95 per pot or £11.95 for all 3

Potted jetty classics: mudeford crab, poole bay shrimp & mudeford mackerel


Tempura prawns served with dipping sauce how many would you like?


Oysters how you would like them with shallot vinaigrette or dipping sauce


5 smoked baby prawns


steak tartare £11.95

Uing finest dry aged beef fillet, finely chopped with gherkins, capers and spices, served raw

alex’s twice baked cheese soufflé £7.50

With glazed dorset cheddar cheese v

jetty bouillabaisse £7.95

Selection of fish “from the quay” and shellfish served with rouille, parmesan and croutons

isle of wight lobster £10.95

Butter poached isle of wight lobster served on sliced new potatoes with a pea and truffle silk

jetty fruits de mer served cold£16.00/£27.50

Smoked salmon, oyster, smoked baby prawns, squid, scallops, mussels, crab and rape seed mayonnaise
Add ½ isle of wight lobster £17.50 supplement (subject to availability)

smoked duck and prawn salad £8.50

Sliced smoked duck and smoked baby prawns served with chilli and mango salsa

crab croquettes £8.95

Mudeford crab croquettes, summer vegetables, warm tartare sauce

scallops, squid, chorizo and romesco £11.95

Served with a warm salad of chick peas, beans, squid, chorizo and romesco dressing

tuna £9.95

Seared tuna served with seaweed, radish and pickled ginger salad with an avocado and wasabi ice cream

jetty fruits de mer served hot £16.00/£27.50

Prawns, mussels, scallops, clams, squid and crab croquette served in a spicy tomato, chilli and garlic sauce
add ½ isle of wight lobster £17.50 supplement (subject to availability)


pork, squid and haggis £19.95

Pork tenderloin, sticky pork belly, squid stuffed with haggis and crispy tentacles

pot roast vegetables £16.95

Pot roast sopley vegetables root vegetables in a red wine sauce with herb gnocchi v

hake and ham £20.95

Fillet of hake wrapped in prosciutto served with prawns, mussels and clams

trio of meadowbrook lamb £23.95

Pink roasted loin on minted peas, crispy confit breast with a mutton and cockle pie

ribeye steak £24.50 or fillet of beef £28.50

Served with frites, béarnaise sauce and watercress
Add foie gras £5.00 supplement

jetty cassoulet £20.95

Jetty style cassoulet of local mixed fish, tiger prawn, squid, chorizo and shellfish

roast monkfish with chorizo £24.95

Roast monkfish on the bone with chick peas, saffron and tomato served with salad of fresh leaves and shreds of ham

calves liver £19.95

Seared calves liver with truffle sausage served with caramelised shallot and creamy mash

chicken prawns and lobster bisque £21.95

Brined chicken breast on sweet leeks with fat prawns and crab dumplings in a lobster sauce

catch of the day

Please see our separate menu for the full list of fantastic seafood today as much as possible “off the quay”



Buttered new potatoes, frites, dauphinoise, mash or cheesy mash

GREENS £3.75

We know everyone loves their greens ask what we have today!

chorizo cassoulet £4.95

White bean, chorizo and red wine cassoulet

summer greens salad £3.95

Peas, broad beans, fine beans, chive and spring onions


Mixed leaves, bacon, avocado and pine nuts

cabbage and bacon £4.95

Creamed cabbage with bacon lardons

If you fancy letting us decide your wine or you just wanted to have some fun with food let us know and we organize a little taste of something to go with each course – small taste £9.95, glass with each course £19.50 or let us know if you fancy something special!

£55 per person
A light delicious collection of jetty dishes to be enjoyed by the whole table

Amuse Bouche


Seared tuna served with seaweed, radish and pickled ginger salad with an avocado and wasabi ice cream


Wild mushroom risotto
Soft poached egg, madeira sauce and truffle oil


Mudeford crispy crab croquettes served on bed of greens and a warm tartare sauce


Tenderloin of pork, squid stuffed with haggis, sticky pork belly and crispy tentacles


Isle of Wight blue with poached pear and caramelised walnuts


Prune and armagnac soufflé

With such a fantastic array of flavours why not let us decide the wines for you,
With a small glass to accompany each course just £35.00

Our selection of great seafood
As much as possible “off the quay” and from around the West coast


Try with the newly awarded ‘best vodka in the world’ chase from England

Classic on ice with mignonette £1.95 each

Angels on horseback £2.25 each

In tempura batter £1.95 each


Moules Mariniere or with chilli, garlic and tomato £8.95str/£15main

½ isle of wight lobster hot or cold with salad and mayonnaise £19.50

Turbot cutlet with mash, greens and caper shrimp beurre noisette £24.95h


Lemon sole, grilled with greens & a butter sauce £21.95

Sea bream with chilli, garlic, lemon and thyme £20.95

Whole isle of wight lobster served hot or cold with salad £37.50

Monday – Saturday Lunch
Monday – Thursday evenings 6:00pm – 7:00pm
1 course £14.95, 2 courses £18.95, 3 courses £22.95


Alex’s twice baked cheese soufflé

Trout tartare with lemon crème fraiche and a cucumber salad

Wild mushroom risotto with soft poached hens egg, truffle and Madeira sauce

Moules ‘Normandy’ with cider, bacon and leeks


Dorset brill cutlet with cauliflower puree, tender stem broccoli and a beurre noisette

Pan fried solent bream fillet with chorizo, chick peas, sun blushed tomatoes and saffron

Meadowbrook pork tenderloin with confit potato, peas & beans with a pea shoot and ham salad

Hake fillet with mussels tomatoes spinach and orzo pasta


Honey and yoghurt mousse with red wine poached fig

Warm chocolate fondant with a lime and rosemary ice cream

Waffle with roasted fruit compote and chantilly cream

Try all 3 with an assiette to share (supplement £3.50)


A taste of wines 50-75ml £9.95
A flight of wines 75-125ml £19.95
white, red, rose, sweet or simply let us decide

Sunday menu 3 courses £29.95


jetty bites

A delicious selection of seafood nibbles £4.50 per person


A mixed selection with dipping sauce £4.50


Dipping sauce £1.95 each

poole bay rock oysters

Hot or cold £1.95 each


Hot and spicy £8.25

dom perignon 2003

125ml £29.50


£11.95 or rose for £14.95




normandy moules

Mussels cooked with cider, leeks and bacon

jetty bouillabaisse

Selection of fish and shellfish served with rouille, parmesan and croutons

squid & chilli

Pan fried squid with chilli, lime, garlic and parsley

solent mackerel

Mackerel fillet with goat cheese, beetroot and orange salad

½ or whole isle of wight lobster (supplement £7.50/£12.50)

Served hot or cold with salad and mayonnaise

potted jetty

Potted classics on toast you decide: mudeford crab or poole bay shrimps

mushroom risotto

Wild mushroom risotto with poached egg and truffle oil

alex’s twice baked cheese soufflé

Twice baked creamy cheese soufflé v

crab croquettes

Mudeford crab croquettes, summer vegetables and a warm tartare sauce

weymouth scallops (supplement £3.95)

Served with cauliflower puree, crispy pork belly and almond beurre noisette


solent bream fillet

Served with shellfish paella with mussels, clams and squid

christchurch bay sea bass (supplement £5.00)

Fillet of local wild sea bass with tender stem broccoli, cornish new potatoes and butter sauce

pot roast vegetables

Pot roast sopley vegetables spiced with aromatics in a red wine sauce and herb gnocchi v

lamb rump

With ratatouille, rosemary gnocchi and a lamb sauce

hake & ham

Fillet of hake wrapped in prosciutto with chick peas, saffron and tomato
served with salad of fresh leaves and shreds of ham


Jetty style cassoulet of local mixed fish, prawn, squid, chorizo and shellfish


jetty beef wellington

Fillet of beef wrapped in duxelle and pastry with traditional roast garnish

roast meadowbrook pork belly

With black pudding hash, apple sauce and traditional garnish

game from the forest served off the bone, game chips and bread sauce

Mallard (supplement £2.50)
Grouse (supplement £5)

whole dorset lemon sole

Grilled whole lemon sole with greens, new potatoes and beurre blanc

turbot cutlet (supplement £5.00)

With creamy mash, greens and a caper shrimp beurre noisette

whole solent sea bream

Roasted with thyme, chilli and garlic served with greens, new potatoes and beurre blanc


tart tatin

Caramelised pear tart tatin with honey crème fraiche and a red wine syrup


Apple and blackberry crumble with custard


Prune and armagnac soufflé with prune ice cream

sticky toffee pudding

With toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream

café liegeois

Coffee ice cream, coffee syrup, whipped cream and coffee liqueur



Coffee ice cream, coffee syrup, whipped cream and coffee liqueur

“raspberry meringue”

Raspberry sorbet, meringue, whipped cream, raspberry liqueur and curd

ice creams and sorbets

A selection of ice creams from purbecks dorset ice creams


3 cheeses (or 5 cheeses supplement £3.50)

We have an extensive wine list at The Jetty, so there is something to suit every palette!

Prices for white, red and rose wines below are written as follows bottle / 125ml / 250ml

Bernadi Prosecco £29.95 / £5.95 per glass
Daumas Gassac Frizzante Rose £39.50
Furleigh Estate Blanc de Noirs 2009 £49.50 / £9.25 per glass
Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve nv 37.5cl £30.95 / £59.50 / £10.95 per glass
Billecart-Salmon Rose nv 37.5cl £42.50 / 75cl £85.00 / £14.95 per glass
Dom Perignon Vintage 2003 £165.00 / £29.50 per glass

Billecart-Salmon Demi-sec £69.50
Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru £95.00
Billecart-Salmon Vintage 2004 £105.00
Tattinger Comtes de Champagne Rose Vintage 2002 £165.00
Krug Grande Cuvée £219.50
Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2005 £275.00

white wine

Verdejo, Casa Maria Spain 2012 £17.95
Grillo, Il Caretto, Puglia, Italy, 2012 £18.95
Sauvignon Blanc, Lanya, Valle Central, Chile 2013 £19.95 / £4.25 / £7.95
Viognier, J d’Alibert, Pays d’doc, France 2012 £22.50
Pinot Gris, Santa Florentina, Famatina Valey, Argentina 2012 £23.50
Pinot Grigio, Montevento, Veneto, Italy 2012 £24.00
Reserve de Gassac, Guibert, Pays d’herault, France 2012 £25.50
Chardonnay, Diamond Valley, Yarra Valley, Australia 2012 £26.50 / £4.95 / £9.25
Picpoul de Pinet, Château de la Mirande, Languedoc, France 2012 £26.50 / £4.95 /£9.25
Sauvignon Blanc, Ana Eradus, Marlborough, New Zealand 2013 £30.95 / £5.75 / £10.50
Vouvray Demi Sec, Sylvian Gaudron, Loire Valley, France 2010 £32.00
Gavi di Gavi, Fratelli Levis, Piedmont, Italy 2012 £34.00
Custoza Superiore ca del Magro, Monte del fra Veneto, Italy 2011 £34.50
Albarino, Benito Santos, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2012 £35.00
Etna Bianco, Planeta, Sicily, Italy 2012 £35.95
Chardonnay, Nelson Estate, Windmeul, South Africa 2011 £37.50
Gewürztraminer Beblenheim, Trapet, Alsace, France 2006 £38.95
Chablis, Didier et Pascal Picq, Burgundy, France 2011 £39.50
Vernaccia di san Gimignano, Panizzi, Tuscany, Italy 2012 £39.50
Montagny 1er Cru, ‘Bonneveaux’ Olivier Leflaive, Burgundy, France 2011 £43.50 /£7.25 / £14.40
Pouilly Fume, Jean Claude Dagueneau, Loire Valley, France, 2011 £44.00
Le Cigare Blanc, Bonny Doon, California, USA 2010 £55.00
Chardonnay, Au Bon Climat, Sandford & Benedict, Santa Ynez Valley, California 2009 £65.00
The FMC Ken Forester Wines Stellenbosch, South Africa 2011 £65.00
Chassagne Montrachet ‘Blanchots’ Olivier Leflaive, Burgundy, France 2011 £75.00
Que Bonito Cacareaba, Benjamin Romeo, Rioja, Spain 2010 £79.50
Puligny-Montrachet, Francois Carillon, Burgundy, France 2011 £85.00
Hermitage Blanc, Tardieu-Laurent, Northern Rhone, France 2008 £89.50
Meursault- Blangy 1er Cru, Thierry et Pascale Matrot, Burgundy, France 2005 £105.00

red WINE

Fontareche, Domaine de Lamy, Vin de Pays de L`aude, France, 2011 £17.95
Tempranillo, Albizu, Spain 2012 £18.95
Merlot, Clairieres, Pays d’oc, France 2012 £19.95 / £4.25 / £7.95
Shiraz, Heywood, South East Australia 2012 £24.00 / £4.50 /£8.50
Cabernet Sauvignon, Domaine de Saissac, Languedoc-Roussillon, France 2011 £24.00
Bardolino, Monte del Fra, Veneto, Italy, 2012 £25.95
Cotes du Rhone, Jean et Michel Gonnet, Rhone Valley, France 2010 £26.00
Zinfandel, Craig Hawkins, Swartland, South Africa 2011 £26.95
Pinot Noir Reserva, Vina Mar, Valle de Casablanca, Chile 2012 £27.50 / £5.25 / £9.75
Chateau des Antonins, Bordeaux Superieur, Bordeaux, France 2010 £28.50 / £5.50 / £10.00
Rioja Crianza, Hacienda Grimon, Rioja, Spain 2010 £30.95
Dolcetto d’alba, Fontanazzia, Marcarini, Piedmont, Italy 2011 £32.50
Petit Verdot, Ruca Malen, Mendoza, Argentina 2011 £33.50
Pinot Noir, Eradus, Marlborough, New Zealand 2009 £38.95
Shiraz, Skillogalee, Clare Valley, Australia 2008 £42.50
Barbera d’Alba Josetta Saffirio, Barbera d’Alba, Italy 2010 £45.00 / £7.50 / £15.00
Douro Reserva, Quinta do Crasto, Douro, Portugal 2010 £47.50
Mont du Toit, Mont du toit Kelder, Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa 2006 £52.50
Cabernet Sauvignon, Thelema, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2009 £52.50
Psi Pingus, Elaborador Dominio de Pingus, Ribera del Duero, Spain 2009 £57.50
Vacqueyras Vielles Vignes, Tardieu-Laurent, Southern Rhone, France 2010 £58.50
Chateauneuf du Pape, Chante Cigale, Southern Rhone, France 2009 £59.50
Malbec Kinien, Ruca Malen, Mendoza, Argentina 2009 £59.50
Zinfandel Geyserville, Ridge Vinyards, California, USA 2010 £65.00
Keyneton Euphonium, Henschke, Barossa, Australia 2010 £75.00
Guadet St.Julien, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emillion, France 2000 £79.50
HDV Belle Cousine, Hyde de Villaine, California, USA 2008 £89.50
Volnay 1er Cru, Bernard Moreau et Fils, Burgundy, France 2005 £95.00
Pommard 1er Cru Les Epenots, Champy, Burgundy, France 1996 £129.50

rose WINE

Pinot Grigio Rose, Veneto, Italy 2012 £21.95 / £4.50 / £8.50
Elegance Thomas & Cecile Carteron, Cotes de Provence France, 2012 £27.50 / £5.50 / £9.50
Nelson Estate, Parl, South Africa 2012 £29.95
Château Leoube Cotes de Provence, Provence, France 2012 £34.00
Bandol Rose Domaine la Suffrene, Provence, France, 2012 £37.50
Sancerre Henri Bourgeois, Loire Valley, France 2011 £42.00

View our list of great and favourite special wines:


Evolution, Sokol Blosser Winery Oregon USA 16th Edition £42.50
Mas de Daumas Gassac Blanc, Guibert, France 2010 £59.50
Saint Romain Matrot Burgundy France 2005 £65.00
Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile, Trimbach, Alsace, France 2007 £75.00
Chardonnay Hdv Belle Cousine, Hyde De Villaine, California, USA 2007 £95.00
Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru, “Abbaye de Morgeot” Girardin Burgundy France 2005 £99.50
Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru, Marc Colin, France 2005 £105.00
Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru, Pruden, Burgundy, France 2006 £105.00
Chablis Grand Cru, William Fèvre, Chablis, France 2005 £125.00
Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru, Leflaive, Burgundy, France 2011 £125.00
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, Bonneau du Martray, Burgundy, France 2003 £175.00
Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru, Morey Coffinet, Burgundy, France 2009 £179.50
Criots Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru, Potel, Burgundy, France 2005 £215.00


Château Musar, Gaston Hochar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon 2007 £59.50
Château de Lamarque, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France 2000 £65.00
Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru, Dominique Mugneret, Côte d`Or, France 2005 £85.00
Château la Croix-Toulifaut, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France 1999 £85.00
Château d`Angludet, Margaux, Bordeaux, France 2003 £85.00
Château Langoa Barton, Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France 2001 £89.50
Château Batailley, Pauillac 5th Growth, Bordeaux, France 1998 £89.50
Côte Rôtie Les Bécasses, M. Chapoutier, Rhône, France 2001 £90.00
Napanook, Dominus Estate, Napa Valley, California 2005 £95.00
Brunello di Montalcino, il Marroneto Tuscany Italy 2006 £95.00
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac, 5th Growth Bordeaux, France 2004 £95.00
Château Lagrange, Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France 2002 £95.00
Pommard 1er Cru, Courcel, Burgundy, France 2006 £105.00
Gevrey Chambertain 1er Cru, Lucien, Burgundy, France 2000 £115.00
Châteauneuf Du Pape, Château Beaucastel, Rhône France 2000 £115.00
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore, Tuscany, Italy 1997 £120.00
Brunello Di Montalcino, Fanti Tenuta San Filippo, Tuscany, Italy 1999 £125.00
Château Latour à Pomerol Pomerol, Bordeaux, France 2002 £125.00
Château Magdelaine Saint Emilion Grand Cru Bordeaux, France 1999 £129.50
Alion Vega Sicilia, Ribera del Duero, Spain 2002 £125 & 1995 £135
Château Calon-Ségur, Saint-Estèphe, 3rd Growth Bordeaux, France 2003 £127.50
Flor de Pingus, Dominio de Pingus, Ribera del Duero, Spain 2001 £145.00
RWT, Penfolds, Barossa Valley, Australia 1997 £145.00
Château Hosanna, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France 2003 £149.50
Dominus Estate, Christian Moueix, Napa Valley, California 2005 £165.50
Barolo, Chiara Boschis, Piedmont, Italy 1996 £180.00
Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Robert Arnoux, Burgundy, France 2003 £195.00
Les Fort De Latour, Pauillac, 2nd Growth, Bordeaux, France 2001 £195.00
Ornellaia, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy 2005 £225.00
Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido, Bolgheri, Italy 1995 £225.00
Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac, 1st Growth Bordeaux, France 1988 £450 & 2001 £495
Lafite Rothschild Pauillac, 1st Growth Bordeaux, France 1990 £750.0

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