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Cliffhanger Cafe

Waterford Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5JA, England
+44 1425 278058
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
9:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Waterford Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5JA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good menu, good selection of cakes, great food. Very busy on summer weekends, especially the ice cream parlour but we didn't feel rushed.More

Thank OldGrockle
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review We appreciate your positive feedback. Come and try one of our tribute nights which consist of a 3 course meal/live entertainment. Friday 7th September Buddy Holly Friday 20th September James Brown Quiz nights/2 course meal. Look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times now for lunch or evening meal. Always some interesting specials on the menu. Portions are very generous. The food has always been great here but the staff really make the place. They’re always friendly, smiley and attentive. It must be...More

Thank jaguarpaw_10
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5* review Our summer menu has been a great success. The Cliffhanger team have all worked together for a long time and enjoy not only working with each other but looking after all our regular customers but also welcoming all our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had fabulous evening meal here great steaks and amazing pudding.service was excellent and views lovely.only thing that let it down was the badly stained long cushion I sat on.However good the food it does not feel nice to sit on something that feels dirty.Hope this...More

Thank Alastair T
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5* review So pleased you enjoyed your evening experience at Cliffhanger All our food is locally sourced and cooked fresh to order. Cliffhanger has recently been refurbished but due to an extremely busy period and a constant stream of traffic certain...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Menu very fish based but don't let this put you off. Children's menu basic but still choice. Reasonable price. Food including puddling excellent quality. Fast service. Staff very friendly. Toilets clean. Wonderful views of coast. Outside eating area too. Parking only problem as have to...More

Thank SpfJ
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your 5* review Thank you for pointing out all our positives. Reasonable price Excellent quality food Fast Service Friendly Staff Look forward to seeing you very soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I visit Highcliffe, I make a point of eating lunch or dinner at this restaurant and have never been disappointed. I particularly lovely on a clear day to have a window seat. Will be back.

Thank td8l
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your 5* review How lovley that you always visit Cliffhanger when you come to Highcliffe. Your absolutely correct the window seat on a clear day is perfect. We look forward to seeing you very soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 sisters and 1 niece meeting for afternoon coffee and cake - not very busy at all considering the beautiful location, fantastic views across the sea and beach. On finding a table outside, my 2 sisters and niece gave me what they wanted and 1...More

3  Thank Pauline F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We pre-booked a party of 10 with orders and had a table with the best views. Service was excellent and all meals were served up to perfection. The quality and presentation was first class. Everything was done to our make our morning out a success....More

Thank Jean M
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your 5* review So pleased your party of 10 had a wonderful experience at Cliffhanger Service,quality and presentation are all key points the Cliffhanger strive to deliver every day. Our Cliffhanger team will be very happy with your superb comments....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food very good but no panines sandwiches, baps etc. Had poached eggs with smoked salmon, lovely soft eggs but a lot of people just want snack food at lunch especially when on the beachMore

Thank sueclarke28
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 4* review So pleased you enjoyed your food at Cliffhanger. We do a range of open style sandwiches for example our prawn on focaccia bread is very popular. Also our hot dogs and twice baked chips are another good snack that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast!!! ...but we noticed it’s looking a bit shabby inside now. Walls need a paint (wipe cleanable emulsion would be a good idea!) and the long fabric covered seat that I sat on was filthy! Needs reupholstering with a wipe clean fabric like their...More

Thank Stephanie B
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 4* review So pleased you enjoyed your breakfast. The Cliffhanger was recently refurbished throughout as with any establishment that has a huge volume of traffic it’s constantly being refreshed and we appreciate these points and will address this. Tribute nights especially...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked up for lunch on hot sunny day from Mudeford. In the recent heat it was a long hot walk, but worth it for lunch. Food was really nice and service great - friendly and quick. The location provides for great views. Would we go...More

Thank Adrian B
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your 5* review Your absolutely correct the location of Cliffhanger set overlooking the sea towards the Isle of Wight are stunning. So worth the walk and delighted that you enjoyed your lunch with us. We look forward to welcoming you...More

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LindawhebbSymmons
22 March 2017|
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Response from Jov1611 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda, they have a variety of options for lunch including Fish & chips, Steak, burgers, chicken, salads, pie, mac 'n cheese, sandwiches, jacket potatoes etc. They also have gluten free menu and a 2 for £15 menu. If you... More
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LindawhebbSymmons
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Response from Denis C | Reviewed this property |
You will have to contact them direct I don't work there
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Russ_S6
6 March 2017|
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Response from Nick G | Reviewed this property |
They do allow dogs but only in one small area over by the back door away from the car park and there are only a couple of tables there. Plus you'll have to walk round the outside of the place from the car park to get to the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterford Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch  >  Highcliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 278058
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