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“Local Lunch.”

The Cliff House Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed October 2, 2012

It's just up the road and does a good lunch. Good views too. Very popular with local pensioners. Go soon as it's getting nearer to the cliff edge.

Thank Andrea W
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Today we celebrated my wife's 60th Birthday with a meal at the Cliff House restaurant. Mine hosts Donald and Kerry was really kind in helping us set the scene for this special surprise event and nothing was too much trouble.

We were seated in the airy Sun room with panoramic views and chose from the normal Sunday lunchtime menu. The service was prompt, the staff were most helpful and most importantly, the food was excellent. Our party of 17 included professionals from the food industry who rated the food very highly indeed, much higher in fact than I ever expected.

If you are looking to have a nice quiet lunch in very pleasant surroundings and with a good selection of very homely food, then I can thoroughly recommend this restaurant. Without a doubt, we will be back and we will not be waiting until the next big birthday!

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Thank PeterWBrown
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Staff were wonderful at this restaurant, but food let it down. Pretty average, with some dishes better than others. Fish and chips was good but crab salad dry and overloaded with fennel which didn't feature on the menu listing unfortunately and it's not a taste I like. Wines were good and dessert ok. An enjoyable evening due to good atmosphere, but wouldn't go back.

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Thank Catherine B
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Having tried more expensive restaurants in this area we think this one is great value for money. There isn't a huge menu because they use seasonal, local produce which means it's tasty!! For a starter try the twice baked cheese souffle made with Dorset cheese - you won't be disappointed. The last time we went I had the local venison which was really tender.
The staff are very attentive and there is a great atmosphere. The terrace faces the sea so there are great views across Christchurch Bay - lovely for a pre-dinner drink!

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Thank Bigglesbabe
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barton7ql, Owner at The Cliff House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2012

Dear Reviewer

Thank you for taking the time to Review The Cliff House . We were delighted you enjoyed your experience , your comments have been shared with the team .

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future

Regards Donald Darbishire

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Reviewed March 25, 2012

very welcoming with excellent choice of food. We ate at at the resturant at lunch time and evening meals for out stay. In the evening there was a lovely log fire going outside!

Thank kepinski
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