Restaurant owners are "thrilled" after being awarded the best in the region for casual dining.

The Boat House in Chichester Marina won the Muddy Stilettos award after receiving the most votes.

The restaurant, which offers views of the marina, is best known for serving plenty of seafood including squid and scallops.

Since announcing the news of the award, a spokesman for the restaurant said the team are "grateful" for the support.

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They said: "We're absolutely thrilled to share that Boat House Chichester has won the Muddy Stilettos Sussex Best Casual Dining category.

"With a staggering 515,000 votes tallied in the Muddy Awards, we're beyond grateful for your support and thrilled to be crowned winners in our category.

"Thank you for making Boat House Chichester your go-to spot for your casual dining destination. Come along and see why we won this prestigious award."

The awards, now in its 11th year, are free for all businesses to enter and aim to highlight those that are striving in the industry.