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Dining at The Cliff Hotel, Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk

Dining at The Cliff Hotel

4.0
4
547 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

Welcome to the Cliff Hotel in Gorleston-On Sea, a hotel and restaurant with unrivalled views of the Norfolk and Suffolk coast.

The Cliff Hotel dates back to 1890 when the original hotel was opened, in 1915 the building was ravaged by fire and demolished. The old staff accommodation was renovated into a new hotel, the building that we currently occupy today.

We have a vast selection of dining options from our relaxed art-deco inspired MUSE restaurant, our vibrant bar dining area or one of the biggest outside dining terraces in Norfolk.

Wherever you decide to eat our menus will give you a huge variety of choice from fresh fish to steaks and grills. Alternatively we have lighter snacks and a range of classic dishes to delight all tastes.

Why not join us for a traditional Sunday roast or a quintessentially British afternoon tea?

Our food is prepared in our kitchens to ensure the best quality and taste reaches your table.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, European, Grill

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01493 662179

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We have adaptable spaces that can cater for gatherings of all sizes. We have the experience and expertise to make any event, conference, party or family gathering to run smoothly. Please call and ask for one of our dedicated team who will discuss your requirements.

  • Area

    Gorleston

  • Cross Street

    Cliff Hill, Gorleston-On Sea, Norfolk, NR31 6DH

  • Parking Details

    We have a small private car park, as well as on street parking.Please be aware that during high season and busy periods parking is at a premium and that we cannot guarantee parking. Disabled parking is available.

  • Public Transit

    The hotel is situated 2 minutes off the main A47 road, 17 miles east of Norwich. Nearest train station is in Great Yarmouth, a 10 minute taxi ride away. There are regular bus links to Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, the nearest bus stop is on Avondale Road. Domestic and international flights can be arranged from Norwich international airport.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Table for DRINKS ONLY on the Terrace

    Multiple dates available
    Table for DRINKS ONLY on the Terrace
  • Table for DRINKS ONLY Inside

    Multiple dates available
    Table for DRINKS ONLY Inside

Popular dishes

Menu

Served 7am - 11am

Main

  • The Cliff Grill #1£10.95

    Pork sausage, smoked bacon, roasted tomato, flat mushroom, fried egg, black pudding, hash browns & baked beans

    • The Cliff Grill #2£9.95

      vegan sausage, roasted tomato, flat mushroom, fried egg, hash brown & baked beans

      • Smoked Haddock£7.95

        with 2 poached eggs, rocket served on a toasted muffin

        • Eggs Benedict£7.00

          toasted muffin, ham, 2 poached eggs & hollandaise sauce

          • Eggs Royale£7.50

            toasted muffin, smoked salmon, 2 poached eggs & hollandaise sauce

            • Eggs Florentine£7.00

              toasted muffin, spinach, 2 poached eggs & hollandaise sauce

              • American Style Buttermilk Pancake£7.50

                topped with berries & yogurt or maple syrup & crispy bacon

                • Creamy Porridge£4.50

                  topped with honey & berries

                  • Bacon Bap£4.00

                    3 rashers of bacon in a buttered floured bap

                    • Sausage Bap£4.50

                      2 Pork sausages in a buttered floured bap

                      • Eggs Bap£4.00

                        2 fried eggs in a buttered floured bap

                        • The Works Bap£7.00

                          2 rashers of bacon, 2 pork sausages topped with a fried egg in a buttered floured bap

                          Last updated: 1 February 2022

                          What 547 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

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

                          4.0
                          4 based on recent ratings
                          • 4Food
                          • 4Service
                          • 4.1Ambience
                          • 4Value

                          NoiseModerate

                          Loved For

                          • Norfolk/Suffolk

                            Brunch

                          • Norfolk/Suffolk

                            Outdoor Eating

                          • Norfolk/Suffolk

                            Scenic View

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                          1. HH

                            HeidiH

                            Cambridge

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Lovely roast dinner, served by attentive and friendly staff in a wonderful setting

                          2. CH

                            ChrissyH

                            Norfolk

                            2 reviews

                            3.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall3food4service1ambience4

                            Food lovely , service terrible .

                          3. SB

                            SeanB

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 5 days ago

                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                            Great food, lovely surroundings and good service. Major point of contention was the massive price difference between the online menu and the restaurant menu. Example, fillet steak (which was fantastic) on line price £20.95 on site menu price £26.95, just one example, differences on every item on the menu. Result, DON’T rely on the online prices. When we queried it we were told “these are the prices, not what’s online” don’t advertise them then!! Overall, lovely and it didn’t stop us ordering, just annoying when the bill comes in at £20 more than you thought it should.

                          4. KS

                            KatieS

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 5 days ago

                            overall3food2service3ambience2

                            The food was nice but the chips were burnt with the steak, I had baileys which was off, had lumps in it, I work in a bar so i know this wasn’t due to the ice as the cream had curdled, the staff were okay, young lad who cleared our plates was polite. One girl, can’t remember her name was very rude to another staff member (Emma) I think, Emma was laying cutlery on a table where guests were sat and this girl game over and stared at her and said “what are you doing” “you don’t do it like that” and even the guests made a comment saying how you have to learn somehow. Felt so bad for Emma, as if someone spoke to my staff like that, they wouldn’t be there anymore.

                          5. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Norfolk

                            8 reviews

                            5.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Perfect afternoon, sitting with family, in the sunshine with good food and impeccable service.

                          6. WW

                            WendyW

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            First time we’ve stayed here me and my daughter for a birthday treat for myself we’ve just got back from the most wonderful stay all the staff were wonderfully friendly and helpful great location Hotel spotless could not fault it anyway very clean quiet superb food lovely eating terrace I’m two minutes away on the beach and great views from the room and plus there’s parking would definitely stay again

                          7. HK

                            HelenK

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 15 May 2022

                            overall3food4service4ambience3

                            The food was lovely however as stated in my booking this was our 1st wedding anniversary having got married at the cliff to be offered a table under the tv in the bar yes they did move us but was not quite what we had planned for an evening with friends really could do better

                          8. GC

                            GillianC

                            Norfolk

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 15 May 2022

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            Very good meal but had dined at the Cliff Hotel carvery previously and was a little disappointed that was no longer on offer as it allowed the children to select vegetables they were more comfortable with.

                          9. G

                            Girliepops

                            Norfolk

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 15 May 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We ate outside. The hotel has thought of everything they had heaters outside, blankets. just in case weather turned. We had a lovely Sunday Roast. Staff was very attentive. would highly recommend this hotel.

                          10. E

                            Elaine

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 14 May 2022

                            overall2food1service2ambience2

                            Wasn't happy with the menu very basic & not the menu that was online when booking. The Waitress told us it was changed only two days ago the only meal with vegetables was the Cod which after ordering was told they had no fish. After choosing chicken & chips it was very dry. Had to ask for services because no one came back to us after seating us. Waitress was pleasant enough & she did speak with the manager who did give a dinner free for the inconvenience but didn't personally come over to apologise. I've been to this hotel a couple off times before for a meal and was very happy with the food & all round service, don't quite know what went wrong last night but I probably won't go back again. On the other hand the Hotel is very nice & clean.

                          11. G

                            Gazza

                            Cheshire

                            14 reviews

                            4.0

                            14 reviews

                            Dined on 10 May 2022

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            Always love it here, love the large open bar space, such a great ambience. Service and food impeccable. Back soon .

                          12. S

                            Scott

                            Norfolk

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 7 May 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Lovely food, very friendly and helpful staff! And the views are amazing!

                          13. ML

                            MichelleL

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 7 May 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Went to The Cliff for lunch and had sandwiches and panini. generous portions. We sat in the inside and it is airy and light. Amazing service. Thank you Cliff Hotel

                          14. GH

                            GabriellaH

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 6 May 2022

                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                            Gorgeous setting for a light lunch, the bar area and outside balcony is a perfect place to relax and food was delicious.

                          15. s

                            sallyf

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 4 May 2022

                            overall2food3service2ambience3

                            Service was very poor and slow. The waiting staff do not Seem to listen Steak not Cooked as requested. Chips Greasy. You order white bread and get brown a few instances. Steak was quite good but not a patch on last year

                          16. PF

                            PhyllisF

                            Norfolk

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 4 May 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The Terrace at the Cliff is exceptional and the staff very perfestional

                          17. AE

                            AngelaE

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 2 May 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Lovely location, food was delicious party of 4 all had different meals. Staff were friendly, polite and professional. The atmosphere is of calm I could actually here what our guests were saying! So clean and over all will definitely book again and recommend. Only slight down fall is the car park but my brother managed to park on the road as the car park was full.

                          18. AG

                            AshleighG

                            Liverpool

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 1 May 2022

                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                            A great Sunday roast, and very attentive service.

                          19. J

                            Jackie

                            Norfolk

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 1 May 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Sunday lunch choice was good, we each had the Sunday roast, one beef, one pork and one nut-roast, and all were good. Attentive service, did not have to wait even though fairly busy, there were plenty of staff at hand. Very good desserts too thank you.

                          20. LM

                            LeonaM

                            Norfolk

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 1 May 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            First time visit and it was very enjoyable. We shall be returning. Sue was very helpful and got everything we needed. We ate on the terrace and as we walked through the restaurant it was very busy and noisy ever so glad we sat outside

                          21. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            London

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 30 April 2022

                            overall2food3service2ambience2

                            Slow service and no specials left. Restaurant had no atmosphere at all.

                          22. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Norfolk

                            8 reviews

                            4.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined on 29 April 2022

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            Unfortunately, not warm enough to sit outside but otherwise very nice.

                          23. CJ

                            CraigJ

                            London

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 27 April 2022

                            overall2food2service1ambience2

                            Order a steak it was slightly over cooker no check back done finding a member of staff who wasnt chatting to a table they obviously knew took a long time asking for more drinks a dn confusion over the bill

                          24. KN

                            KellyN

                            Norfolk

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 25 April 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Service great, staff friendly. Food was really nice, thoroughly enjoyed by all.

                          25. CH

                            ChrissyH

                            Norfolk

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on 23 April 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Lovely food as always

                          26. AC

                            AmyC

                            Buckinghamshire

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 22 April 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            This was my second visit to the Cliff and I had a lovely time. The staff were attentive, the food was really tasty and It's good value. There's a lovely view from the terrace and the bar area has nice decor and is light and airy. Will most definitely return

                          27. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Norfolk

                            8 reviews

                            5.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined on 20 April 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Sunshine so eat out on the terrace - wonderful! Thanks too to Sue for looking after us so well.

                          28. C

                            Cazz

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 18 April 2022

                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                            We had a very enjoyable meal, excellent service in pleasant surroundings, food was very good, would definitely return.

                          29. SM

                            SteveM

                            Birmingham

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 18 April 2022

                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                            Had the steak however added the "tiger prawns" which I think had gone through a hot wash before serving as they were tiny!!! So to charge £3.50 extra for 3 small prawns was expensive

                          30. AG

                            AdrianG

                            Oxford

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 17 April 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great service and food , highly recommend, will be returning.

                          31. AP

                            AmandaP

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 17 April 2022

                            overall4food3service5ambience4

                            Went for Easter Sunday lunch, first time visit. Bar and outside area both lovely, food was good and drinks reasonably priced, service very good from all staff we interacted with.

                          32. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Dubai

                            3 reviews

                            3.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on 17 April 2022

                            overall3food4service3ambience4

                            Lovely views, really nice setting. Initial impressions were very good. Food itself was fine - no complaints. Only issue was our main course meals not appearing after our starters were taken. We asked after 40 minutes and they still took another 15 minutes. No compensation offered - no free drinks or anything, just lots of excuses. Just a shame as it tarnished the whole meal

                          33. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Norfolk

                            8 reviews

                            4.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined on 15 April 2022

                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                            Busy today and a little noisy with children off school but food and service as expected.

                          34. PW

                            PaulineW

                            Norfolk

                            2 reviews

                            4.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 14 April 2022

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            Lovely hotel nicely laid out amazing terrace with great views. Bar alcove seating can be a bit tight with 4 adults seated. Food well presented.

                          35. K

                            Kayleigh

                            Norfolk

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 12 April 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Meal was delicious, great service, overall excellent!

                          36. JC

                            JoanneC

                            Norfolk

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 12 April 2022

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            Staff were polite, extremely friendly & very helpful. Meal was lovely, tasted good & was hot. Excellent value for money. Staff were attentive , without being overly obvious. View was beautiful 😍 Have recommended this restaurant to friends. Will definitely visit again.

                          37. AR

                            ARIES

                            Norfolk

                            1 review

                            1.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 9 April 2022

                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                            WASTE OF MONEY, POOR SERVICE AND FOOD. I WILL NEVER NEVER COME BACK AND EAT IN THIS PLACE.

                          38. C

                            Chelsea

                            Norfolk

                            1 review

                            1.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 9 April 2022

                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                            We pre booked a table, order was taken within 5 minutes we waited over a hour and half still no food arrived. Within this time numerous group of other diners who arrived and ordered after us had received their food eaten and left. We were also made to feel the restaurant didn’t like children dining there and we were a group of 6 including 2 children. We enquired about our food order 3 times and still no answer, we then asked to speak to the restaurant manager who didn’t apologise but if anything was argumentative and posing a very negative body language towards using arm gestures and making us feel embarrassed in front of the other diners. We will not be returning. We will not be recommending.

                          39. GM

                            GwenM

                            Norfolk

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 9 April 2022

                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                            Good menu, plenty of choice, staff friendly, nice setting and views over the sea

                          40. PV

                            PedroV

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 8 April 2022

                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                            I’ve been a customer for quite a while and I have seen the changes at the hotel,in a good way. Unfortunately there are 2 things I would like to point. 1-some of the stuff is a bit hung and some times feels like they don’t know what they are doing,for example;forgetting some items on the order. 2-its a restourant and it’s laud I get that tout is it necessary for people to be swearing in a loud volume? I normally take the family including 2 kids and I do not want them exposed to this sort of language. Apart from that as always we enjoy the Cliff hotel. Thank you

                          Safety precautions

                          • Cleaning & sanitising

                            • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                            • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                            • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                            • Contactless payment available
                          • Physical distancing

                            • Limited number of seated diners
                            • Distancing maintained in common areas
                            • Extra space between tables
                          • Protective equipment

                            • Waiting staff wear masks
                          • Screening

                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                          FAQs

                          Dining at The Cliff Hotel is rated 4 stars by 547 OpenTable diners.

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

                          Make a booking

                          2 people

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                          Booked 11 times today
                          Experiences are available.
                          Google Map for Dining at The Cliff Hotel

                          Cliff Hill Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk NR31 6DH

                          Additional information

                          • Cross Street

                            Cliff Hill, Gorleston-On Sea, Norfolk, NR31 6DH

                          • Area

                            Gorleston

                          • Hours of Operation

                            Daily 12:00–22:00

                          • Cuisines

                            British, European, Grill

                          • Dining style

                            Casual Dining

                          • Dress Code

                            Casual Dress

                          • Parking Details

                            We have a small private car park, as well as on street parking.Please be aware that during high season and busy periods parking is at a premium and that we cannot guarantee parking. Disabled parking is available.

                          • Public Transit

                            The hotel is situated 2 minutes off the main A47 road, 17 miles east of Norwich. Nearest train station is in Great Yarmouth, a 10 minute taxi ride away. There are regular bus links to Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, the nearest bus stop is on Avondale Road. Domestic and international flights can be arranged from Norwich international airport.

                          • Payment Options

                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Additional

                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                          • Phone number

                            01493 662179

                          • Private party facilities

                            We have adaptable spaces that can cater for gatherings of all sizes. We have the experience and expertise to make any event, conference, party or family gathering to run smoothly. Please call and ask for one of our dedicated team who will discuss your requirements.

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