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The Beach Hut Cafe

Friars Cliff promenade, Friars Cliff, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4EP, England
+44 1425 275378
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (36 reviews)
“yummy cakes” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Friars Cliff promenade, Friars Cliff, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4EP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely food in a lovely location over looking the beach. The staff were friendly and happy to accommodate due to dietary requirements.

Thank karen f
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we saw the line of people , stretching out of the door waiting to order food, we hesitated but the staff, all smart and swift soon dealt with the orders. The food on offer is varied, from breakfasts, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, egg and chips,...More

1  Thank Val104
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and staff very friendly. Located on beach at Friars Cliff. Tables on sea front for those wanting to eat overlooking sea.

Thank Lmh H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Available every day of the year. Near to the local beach area which is fantastic for families with children. Family run by local residents who make sure that all customers are very welcome.

Thank Trip22446688
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious breakfast, (1 traditional, 1 veggie), at the friendly and splendid Beach Hut Café. A lovely start to a long birthday walk along the beach. Good value, good food, reasonably priced, everything freshly-cooked. Tables inside, outside on their patio, and on the promenade. So that...More

Thank Johnfrisbee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Often visit this cafe when staying at Avon Beach B&B. We pop in for food and sometimes just a drink. No matter how much or little you spend you are made to feel most welcome and even when they are busy you are greeted with...More

1  Thank Robin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We often go the Beach Hut when visiting my mum in Christchurch. The breakfasts are outstanding, cooked to order, although this time I tried the tuna melt (fabulous). Friend had the brie and bacon baguette which was massive, shouldn't have ordered chips on the side....More

1  Thank Sue L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little beach cafe to get breakfast or snack before going on the beach or walking. Very friendly staff I think they are local people who work very hard. We also stopped there for coffee but remember they are not open in the evenings.

1  Thank Silvyelton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just imagine on a lovely hot day sitting at the side of the beach eating breakfast...or lunch which has been cooked fresh for you and served by enthusiastic staff. Alternatively sit inside and watch through the windows the waves crashing against the beach in mid-winter...More

1  Thank Dawn A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great little cafe overlooking the beach and sea. Staff are friendly and we had breakfast and it was very tasty. Perfect!!If coming by car you will need to park in one of the pay car parks near the beach, but not expensive.

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Questions & Answers
Lynda A
19 October 2017|
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Response from BeachHut2011 | Property representative |
Hi Lynda. Yes we love dogs but unfortunately they are not allowed inside. We do have a patio area that we can cover if it's not too windy that they are more than welcome on.
19 October 2017|
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Response from dixie682015 | Reviewed this property |
I know we struggled to get food or drink for my daughter. She ended up with just an elderflower drink. This café is just a small friendly café and the food is just basic café food.
14 June 2017|
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Response from BeachHut2011 | Property representative |
Apologies for the late response. There seems to be some confusion as there are several cafe/restaurants along the beach. You can find our menu on our website. We are a cafe and our menu reflects this, we do however have a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 9
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friars Cliff promenade, Friars Cliff, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch  >  Highcliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 275378
  • E-mail
We are a family run beach front cafe. We specialise in all-day breakfasts, homemade soups, homemade cakes, ice cream and waffles. Along with these you will find a comprehensive menu and daily specials. We were voted ' Best Family Friendly 2012 ' at the Christchurch Food Festival Best Of The Best Awards. You will always receive a warm welcome when you visit us and with colouring for children provided parents can relax and enjoy the food and the view.
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