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Whitecliffs Cafe

Marine Drive | Saltdean, Brighton BN2 8SQ, England
+44 1273 875719
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible19%
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“tapas” (32 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Marine Drive | Saltdean, Brighton BN2 8SQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Warm welcom, amazing food, and super atmosphere. Superb sea views and love the varied choice of seating arrangements.

Thank _jackierica1066
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff, wonderful cakes and deserts. Sandwich was disappointing, for the price really would have expected an artisan or better quality bread. Not pre-sliced shop brought bread which was still nicely presented. You pay for the views to be expected.

Thank johncU7292DX
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful deco venue and decor with completely uninterrupted stunning sea views . Incredibly friendly staff that are charming and cannot do enough for you . The food is fresh and varied with lots of healthy options as well as traditional choices and the most amazing...More

2  Thank journalistman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to meet for a drink, lunch dinner. Friendly staff, great views and a lovely atmosphere. Great place to go to after a nice walk along the undercliff. Definitely recommend

Thank Roam32277600431
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit . Views are incredible. As we entered we were asked to take a seat and the waitress would be with us to take our order. 10 mins later nothing, so we asked for menu, we received an apology and it was explained only...More

6  Thank Mr Michael G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live up the road from this cafe and so I visit it often throughout summer and winter and have seen Whitecliffs go through several changes over the years. This new incarnation is deffinitely the best but there's still some way to go in terms...More

1  Thank Ginny R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a tennis club group took over the restaurant for the evening. We were very pleasantly surprised it was really excellent. Decor service and food they did an excellent job everyone was impressed and delighted we will most probably come back next year....More

2  Thank 1RichardBrighton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly the poor reviews posted here are entirely justified. It has been our experience, on more than one occasion, when it has proven impossible to get served even during quiet periods. As locals we want to support this business which is in a fantastic location,...More

9  Thank Eaminna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lugar é incrível para curtir em dia de sol! Tem vista incrível. Porém atendimento e péssimo, fomos no domingo e ficamos esperando 30 minutos para sermos atendido e mais 20 minutos para trazerem nosso pedido. staff despreparado completamente e perdidos. It's amazing place to enjoy...More

2  Thank Gustavo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Agree with previous reviews, great location but whoever seems to manage this place no one seem to know how to run a cafe. Waited 30 mins for 2 cheese toasties, they eventually bring one on the wrong bread and say they substituted the other for...More

5  Thank 961matd
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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|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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 19
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 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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