New restaurants have opened at two Weymouth holiday parks after a £1m investment.

The Waterside Holiday Group spent the money on its Southside Bar and Grill in Waterside Holiday Park and Spa and the Breeze Bar and Grill at Chesil Vista.

The company worked alongside consultant and chef Lisa Valenti to review its existing food offering and restaurant experience and develop a new concept, including an updated look and feel for the decor and atmosphere.

Ten new jobs have been created by the opening of the restaurants, in both permanent and seasonal roles.

Allen Main, general manager at the Waterside Holiday Group, said: “Working with Lisa to update the menu alongside the other investments and improvements that were made during our winter season has really helped us to further strengthen our offering to holidaymakers and owners alike, giving them a quality dining experience that differs from most holiday parks.”

A new menu at the two restaurants follows a local theme. The company has partnered with local suppliers to ensure fresh produce is sourced from the Jurassic Coast including Dorset Rock Oysters, Blue Vinny and Dorset Red cheeses, and Portland crab. Both parks are offering vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes.

The Waterside Holiday Group owns three parks in Weymouth and Portland.

It has also invested a £1m on solar panels, electric car charging, improved recycling facilities, a new gym and Wi-Fi infrastructure at Osmington Holiday Park, a new arcade at Chesil Vista, and new holiday home sales offices as well as improved back of house systems across its parks.

The investment in green technology was part of an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions across the parks.

There were 165 solar panels installed at Waterside Holiday Park and Spa, and 282 at Chesil Vista Holiday Park.

The electric car charging points operate through the Pod Point Open Charge app, with the first hour used per day free of charge to owners from any of the Waterside Holiday Group’s three parks