STAFF at a unique Southampton restaurant are celebrating after it was named in the Good Food Guide 2018.

The Dancing Man Brewery was put in the guide for the first time and staff are delighted.

The venue, at Southampton’s historic Wool House on Bugle Street, has gone from strength-to-strength since it was opened in February 2015.

Not only does the venue do a range of dishes, but drinkers can enjoy a tipple as it has its own micro-brewery.

The restaurant prides itself on its fresh food, and director owner Mandy Lacey-Cross said: “I am absolutely over the moon and my chefs are going to be delighted. They have worked so hard.”

She said that due to the venue’s success and large amount of customers flocking to it since it opened it has taken some time to get everything just right.

She said it was in November and December of 2016, when things started to fall into place.

Ms Lacey added: “When we first started none of us had run restaurants before so to begin with it was very hard but since then we have the correct team in place and we are flying.

“All of our staff feel they are embedded in the business and our biggest challenge is the fact we have just two ovens four hobs and a grill and we have no fat fryers.”

The kitchen itself she describes as much smaller than a regular kitchen and is 4x5 metres.

She described the menu as “modern British” and described it has “proper honest old fashioned food with a modern twist”.

The Dancing Man also specialises in pies, and has vegan and vegetarian options as well as vegan beer.

The Good Food Guide will be published by Waitrose on September 4.