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Cliffhanger Restaurant, Christchurch, Dorset

Cliffhanger Restaurant

4.4
4.4
151 Reviews
£25 and under
Seafood
Welcome to Cliffhanger Restaurant - the South Coast's premier destination for unforgettable evenings of entertainment. Our packed calendar features fantastic tribute acts and events catering to various musical tastes, from The Beatles to Take That. Each night promises a unique atmosphere, excellent entertainment, and delicious food that will leave you wanting more. Book your tickets for upcoming tribute nights by phone or in person to secure your spot, with each ticket including a superb 3-course meal and reserved table. Please note that full payment is required at the time of booking, and our terms and conditions state that payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Don't miss out on a fantastic entertainment experience at Cliffhanger Restaurant!

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2 people

19:00


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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, British, Burgers
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 09:00–17:00 Fri, Sat 09:00–20:00
  • Phone number
    01425 278058
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Pete Roberts
  • Area
    Highcliffe-on-Sea
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 151 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dorset

    Best Ambience

  • Dorset

    Great for brunch

  • Dorset

    Child-friendly

  • Dorset

    Good for groups

  • Dorset

    Hot spot

  • Dorset

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Dorset

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Dorset

    Great for scenic views

  • Dorset

    Lively

151 Reviews
  1. GeraldineW

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Belated bday lunch after the highcliff food fest excellent throughout and surprise slice of cake and candle at the end Thanks we shall recommend and return again 👏

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  2. Minty

    London

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the scenery. I would like to go back on another occasion. Might book a couple of nights in Highcliffe next year.

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    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attractive menu. Lovely venue. Helpful, attentive and friendly staff.

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  4. MaryT

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant time spent. Food was excellent as was the service.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant. The staff were so accommodating of our large group. The food was delicious. Incredible view. Highly recommended

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Booking procedure and reminder system were good. Table in a great position. Menu varied. Prices higher than expected. Taste good. Well done for having alternative milks. Waiting staff friendly but seemed stressed at the time we were there We would have tipped but service charge already added.

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  7. KLew

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately not the service level we expected. The waitress (who was very smiley and friendly) got two of the four food orders wrong. This meant that two people received and finished their meals before the two replacement meals arrived. We also requested a child's sized version of sausage with bubble and squeak because nine year old Jess didn't fancy any of the rather limited four main options on the kids menu. Apparently this was too much trouble and not possible. I fail to see how removing two of the three sausages on the adult plate and placing a smaller dollop of bobble and squeak would have been a problem but apparently it was. We travelled 90 minutes to enjoy a meal with friends at the Cliffhanger and it was a huge disappointment. The manager recognised the errors and did not charge us for the two incorrect meal orders but the day was about sharing a lovely experience with friends and this was sadly spoilt by the poor service. Despite the amazing views, we will not be returning any time soon. The restaurant looked only to be at about 50% capacity on the day of our visit so I dread to think how the team might cope f all the tables had been booked.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Expensive for what it is but can’t fault the quality of the food. Our waitress was a ray of sunshine and an asset to the team. Excellent service and a lovely lunch, just a little on the pricey side. Would still return again though.

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  9. TwoDogsRon

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a great location but we want on a stormy rainy day. The food was good.

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  10. DavidM

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had table service and the majority of the staff were extremely helpful with the exception of one, food was OK, ambience and views were excellent

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FAQs

Cliffhanger Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01425 278058.

Cliffhanger Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

Cliffhanger Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cliffhanger Restaurant

Waterford Rd, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 5JA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Highcliffe-on-Sea
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 09:00–17:00 Fri, Sat 09:00–20:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, British, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Pete Roberts
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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