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Cliffhanger Cafe

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Waterford Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5JA, England
+44 1425 278058
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Opens at 8am on Sundays, so went in for breakfast. Two of us had the eggs benedict and one of us the eggs royal. All OK, thought the hollondaise could have been a little more tart - but thats my personal preference. Also bacon on the muffins was very thin and lacked flavour. Good coffee, including decaf. Cliff top location... More 

1 Thank wighttraveller1953
New Milton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went as part of a 4 some celebrating 50 years of marriage ( not mine) We went to one of the music theme nights with food included. Good food . lively music and a great atmosphere, we all really enjoyed it, would definitely recommend.

2 Thank Sandra B
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took my parents here for a meal, as we fancied some sea views and a venue that wasn't too stuffy. Our first visit and we were impressed. The service was friendly and relaxed (not slow, just nice and relaxed). The food was very good, not excellent, but really very good and that suited us for the views and pricing -... More 

2 Thank Pete M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off for lunch after walking along the length of the beach - the staff were immediately warm and welcoming and we were seated promptly and drinks order taken. The drinks arrived extremely quickly and lunch order taken - the staff were jovial and attentive and lunch arrived extremely quickly. I had the fish and chips which was cooked fresh... More 

1 Thank DaisySorbet
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for a Friday lunch time, even in March during the week it was best to book to get a seat by the window. The sea bass was perfectly cooked and did not need the mussel sauce which I felt was over salted. My husband enjoyed his chicken burger with bacon. Service was good to start but as we... More 

1 Thank CherryClift
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant ,wonderful location and views .Staff and service excellent . Food wonderful .Dressed crab fresh and delicious Sea bass to die for, Lots of choice on the menus . Will defiantly be returning .

1 Thank Val041
Bournemouth, England
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met for lunch with a friend. Such lovely sun we were able to enjoy sitting outside. Both had fish and chips. Lovely crispy batter on the fish. After lunch we had a great beach walk then returned for tea and cake. Had the best brownie we had ever eaten.

Thank HeatherAnnD
Southampton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've stopped here for lunch, tea and cake on many occasions and have enjoyed it. The restaurant is very clean and the views are stunning. The service can be a little hit and miss at times. I've been at times and received excellent service, and a few times I've been left at a table waiting ages to order, and to... More 

Thank Paulee1
Somerset, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off here on our walk today for coffee and cake. Latte tasted very watery and the cake which was slapped unceremoniously on a plate was returned for a refund, a brick would have had more moisture in it. The staff seemed to be begrudgingly polite, no smiles. Although in a fantastic location, I would give a wide berth on... More 

1 Thank Sam M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went with a couple of friends for a tribute night. This included a meal in the cost of the tickets. It was a great evening, good entertainment, nice food and great value.

Thank mwardner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?