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Cliffhanger Restaurant, Christchurch, Dorset

Cliffhanger Restaurant

4.4
4.4
143 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 143 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dorset

    Great for brunch

  • Dorset

    Child-friendly

  • Dorset

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Dorset

    Good for groups

  • Dorset

    Hot spot

  • Dorset

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Dorset

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Dorset

    Great for scenic views

  • Dorset

    Lively

143 Reviews
  1. TwoDogsRon

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. 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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    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is set in a great area, on the edge of a Cliff, wonderful views . Restaurant is very pleasant with a nice selection of food, something for everyone. Lovely and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. We were a party of 5 and had plenty of space. We went on 11 May and it wasn’t too busy. You can sit outside.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We are regulars at the Cliffhanger and normally find the food plentiful and good value for money. On this occasion I have to comment on the poor value for money of my starter - mackerel pate and aourdough for £9.50. Plenty of pate but one tiny, thin and tasteless piece of bread, nowhere near enough to accompany the amount of pate and poor quality. Come on Cliffhanger, I know costs have gone up but this really isn’t value for money.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was amazing, service was lovely, views are outstanding really nothing negative to say,

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  6. GeorginaE

    Dorset

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most spectacular view of the IOW needles from our table. Service was friendly and efficient from everyone. Food was very delicious and there is a really interesting choice on the menu. Overall we had a really special time and will definitely be back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately - I was so disappointed with our food. The cost is one thing - when you're in a nice setting, good staff and nice views - I'm willing to pay a bit more than normal for scrambled egg on toast... however this was so mean in portion size and so basic and tasteless it was such a let down. I don't want to spen £11.50 on basic food I could prepare and make better myself at home. The only good part was the staff who are lovey. However everything else was a let down. Feels like they are penny pinching and yet charging premium.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In general we had a good visit. The staff were welcoming and efficient. The food was served in a good time and all the orders were correct. If I had one critisism it would be that the meals were a little on the cool side. Other than that, good.

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  9. midge

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Visited at lunch time in the main restaurant and was shown to a window table with sea view, which was delightful. Good choice of food which was well presented - we chose fish n' chips and the smoked haddock on bubble n'squeak. I was impressed that the smoked haddock was the natural version and not coloured! The only slight downside was the initial service to take our order was a little slow and then the noise level increased with a large family arriving. Would I go again - yes I would but maybe not lunchtime in the summer season

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  10. StephanieB

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has fabulous views over looking the Isle of Wight. It really is lovely to take family/friends to when that are visiting and new to the area. The food is great and well priced for what you get, service, food and view. We have also attended their Tribute Evenings which includes a meal and music, again a good time was had by all.

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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 143 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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