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Cliffhanger Cafe

Waterford Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5JA, England
+44 1425 278058
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
9:00 AM - 6:00 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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1 - 10 of 881 reviews

Reviewed today

My wife and I had walked along the beach front from Barton-on-Sea to Highcliffe and we decided to climb up the steps to visit the Cliffhanger Cafe for a spot of lunch. My wife selected the prawn and smashed avocado and I had the grilled...More

Thank David L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We both had fish and chips- have to say my partner requested and paid for a large size mine was medium, although on arrival both looked the same so we were slightly disappointed. Staff today unfortunately lacked-where we sat anyway we waited over 10mins for...More

Thank Smaddison123
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your 5* review When the Fish & Chips arrived if you had made Cliffhanger team aware that the size of fish were of a similar size we could have rectified it immediately. Apologies for the delay in waiting for drinks...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful stop after a long healthy walk on the beach with my bestie & all four of our dogs. Sitting outside The Cliffhanger Cafe on a warm balmy sunny in April drinking a refreshing shandy whilst the dogs drink from the fresh water...More

Thank Rochelle M
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your 4* review. Cliffhanger prides itself on welcoming dogs and their owners. Fresh water bowls are constantly replenished throughout the day for all our furry friends. If it rains we even have a doggie area inside. As you said it’s a great...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Staff gave us special area! Treated us with great kindness and patience! Tea and cake were great! Individual billing wasn’t a problem.More

Thank 133paml
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5* review. So pleased you were happy with the service and quality of food and experience at the Cliffhanger. Perfect place for a reunion tea. For any occasion the Cliffhanger will aim to accommodate to any special requirements to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped by for a coffee mid morning before a long walk. A great selection of coffee types on offer and some delicious looking food. A great sea view to be had from inside what is a spacious cafe.More

Thank Tim H
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much Tim for your 5* review. So pleased you liked the selection of coffees & loose leaf tea on offer at Cliffhanger. The Cliffhanger has just been refurbished and we have a fabulous new summer menu. 180 degree views overlooking the sea...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted and seated very quickly although it's a very busy restaurant, the service was great and very friendly, but the food took quite a while to arrive. When it did arrive it was incredible, very fresh, hot and delicious. I recommend the haddock...More

Thank Paul C
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Paul for your 4* review Cliffhanger team prides itself on our service and quality of food. All our produce is locally sourced and cooked fresh to order so the waiting time is slightly longer. The Haddock and chips is a Cliffhanger restaurant speciality...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit for me. Busy Sat but we were greeted and seated quickly. Clever tea-pots that strain as you pour. Gluten-free lemon cake and vegan flapjack. Scrummy. Nice decor and nice feel to this place. Found staff to be friendly, attentive and we felt valued...More

Thank Jill L
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Jill for your 4* review. So pleased you loved our new tea pots they are all part of our newly refurbished restaurant. Cliffhanger prides itself on catering for all our customers needs, such as gluten free, Dairy,wheat intolerance etc etc. Our selection is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived, the staff member who came to take our order was abrupt and made us feel unwelcome. The food was extremely overpriced, slow to arrive, and pathetic portion sizes. The coffees were very small for the price and we felt rushed, even though...More

3  Thank Lizally47
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Liz for your 2*review We always welcome all of our customers new and old. All along the coastline such as ours we are price comparable to all establishments. With our newly refurbished restaurant and amazing Sea views It’s such a popular venue. The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the Cliffhanger regularly as there’s plenty of seating & spectacular views of the IOW. The food, whilst not cheap, is plentiful & very tasty. We’re trying a tribute dinner night in June as they’re supposed to be very entertaining!More

Thank KarenfelF F
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much Karen for your 5* review Your so right the Cliffhanger restaurant views are spectacular of the IOW. So pleased you are enjoying the new menu.. Regular customers such as yourselves are very important to us just as we welcome new customers...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well this place is a gem. Wow the view is amazing! The staff very helpful. Cheryl and Brandon where our waitress and waiter. Cheryl helped me with the menu and was spot on. The food is amazing!! My husband had the steak and kidney pie...More

1  Thank Fiona D
HighcliffeDorset, Director of Sales at Cliffhanger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Fi & Le for such a great review of Cliffhanger restaurant in Highcliffe. Your so right the sea view is certainly spectacular and we are very proud of our Cliffhanger team of staff. Our food is locally sourced and cooked fresh to order....More

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LindawhebbSymmons
March 21, 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
March 21, 2017|
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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
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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 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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