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Whitecliffs Cafe

Marine Drive | Saltdean, Brighton BN2 8SQ, England
+44 1273 875719
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (20 reviews)
“ice cream” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, Mediterranean, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Marine Drive | Saltdean, Brighton BN2 8SQ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Always great food and service. One of the best views on the coast. Now under new ownership Worth a visit

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Forget any reviews from Two weeks ago, under new management who needs time to get it to her dream standard. Came down last weekend from Nottingham to see my brother and all FIve of us went for full English breakfast, which came to £8 with...More

Thank Wilsontours68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At last someone who knows what they’re doing has taken over this incredible cafe. Super stunning location it’s an opportunity that’s been absolutely wasted in the past. Service better, coffee great, food delicious. They’re still sorting out a few niggles from the handover but I’m...More

1  Thank ladygrey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The new owners are really turning this place around, so it’s best to ignore any bad reviews before June 18. It’s bright, cheerful and the service is quick even when busy. The breakfasts are lovely, with quality bacon, eggs and sausages. If you’ve been put...More

Thank arniespence
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The breakfast was as it said on the chalk board lol It’s like a breath of fresh air well done to the new management it can only get better #fabulosa 🥇

Thank clampits00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had booked a few tables at the Whiteclliffs cafe for my friend's 6oth birthday. I booked it 3 weeks ahead and went back the day before to take a cake and bunting and to confirm the booking which I did with a girl called...More

2  Thank Frances B
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

The location is to die for, it has so much potential to be an asset to Saltdean but it fails on a number of levels. The new menu is very limited. It was 26 degrees at the weekend and they are only serving breakfast until...More

3  Thank Claire F
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

A very limited menu with only half of the items available, very expensive for what it was (a couple of slices of Hovis and a sausage) and an almighty wait. Perfect location for a meal on a lovely day, let down by the food and...More

4  Thank sophie872
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

What a shame. Ordered scrambled eggs on toast, arrived on a Childs plate tiny portion, 1 egg and 1 slice of not very nice white bread. Bacon sarnie came toasted which was weird, mushrooms on toast again tiny Childs portion. I'm not even a big...More

2  Thank Diana C
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We've been here a lot over the years and really want it to succeed so please take this as constructive criticism. I grew up in Saltdean and now live in Brighton and we always like coming out here for a walk and then a drink/snack...More

3  Thank palmeira2018
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Questions & Answers
8 June 2018|
Response from jen020978 | Reviewed this property |
No but you can use the car park by the lido and walk through the subway
20 December 2016|
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Response from Steve S | Property representative |
Yes they are, Normal hours. 9:30 - 5pm. The only day they are closed is Christmas Day !!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 20
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marine Drive | Saltdean, Brighton BN2 8SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 875719
  • E-mail
We are beautifully located on Award Winning, Saltdean Beach (opposite Saltdean LIDO). We have 2 outside terraces and also a roof terrace. Come and dine with us and share our traditional "mothers recipe" spanish Tapas Menu. Breakfast til 1pm, Toasties, paninis, Delicious homemade cakes and ice cream. We are also FULLY Licensed served with food ONLY. We also are the perfect place for your private Birthday Party, Weddings or any occasion. Please enquire within.
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