The Jetty announced as runners-up at The Caterer and Seafish UK’s ‘Restaurant of the Year’ Award
The Jetty is proud to have been announced as a runner-up at The Caterer and Seafish UK’s inaugural ‘Restaurant of the Year’ awards.
Having being shortlisted to the top five, The Jetty attended a glittering ceremony at Benares restaurant in Mayfair, recognising restaurants that demonstrate excellence in both the cooking and serving of fish and shellfish, as well as evidence of fish and shellfish knowledge among their staff, both front and back of house.
The finalists were chosen from a longer list of 10 restaurants visited by a mystery shopper, a Seafish-appointed auditor, last month. The judges commented: “All of the finalists make you proud of the work going on in UK restaurants educating staff and customers alike about the merits of serving and eating fish and shellfish.”
Alex Aitken, Chef Patron for The Jetty, said of the achievement: “We are delighted to have been selected as a runner-up, recognising our efforts and commitment to sustainably sourced fish and shellfish. We were thrilled to celebrate alongside some of the industry’s top names and will continue to provide the very best local seafood here in Mudeford, Dorset.”
Seafish CEO Paul Williams said: “Celebrating the people and businesses that are the public face of our industry and who do such an amazing job in promoting the great wealth and variety of fish and shellfish available to the UK consumer is extremely important.”
All five shortlisted restaurants won an all-expenses-paid study trip to Brixham, Devon, which will take place later this year, courtesy of Seafish UK, to further hone their knowledge regarding the catching, processing, supply and transfer of seafood from the south west of England to other parts of the UK, and to meet a range of key industry players and experience some of the world’s freshest and tastiest seafood.
Seafish UK is a non-departmental public body set up to improve efficiency and raise standards across the seafood industry, and is also the organiser of the National Fish & Chip Awards, launched in 1988.