Family restaurant serving fresh locally sourced food. Dine-in or sit outside and enjoy the amazing views and location. The Cliffhanger Restaurant is a fusion of quality food served all within the backdrop of the Isle of Wight.

It is not possible to reserve a table on the day - please call the Cliffhanger team to reserve.


The perfect place to spend time with family and friends.

Everyone is welcome at The Cliffhanger. Whether you just want a coffee, a lite-bite on the lawn, a spot of lunch, a stroll on the beach with ice cream, or a delicious lunch from our seasonal menu, The Cliffhanger is perfect.

5*reviews from travel continuum.

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Cliffhanger on the Green


We have become synonymous in the place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions and we are now extending our sumptuous menu with a delicious afternoon tea.

Take a seat in our “Cliffhanger on the Green” and soak up the atmosphere of our outside dining experience, overlooking the beautiful uninterrupted views towards the Needles and Isle of Wight. It truly is breathtaking…

It’s the perfect place to join in a quintessentially British experience.

Afternoon Tea 1


'Visited the Cliffhanger today for a family lunch. Having had a lovely walk (Dorset really know how to look after their coast paths) on a glorious day, we received a warm welcome, great service and tasty food'.


'The Restaurant has spectacular views which are matched by the great food and excellent service'.


'I attended a tribute evening at the Cliffhanger, I must say it was one of the best evenings I have had out in a long time. Not only was the food amazing, the services was second to none, They made us feel so very welcome, nothing was too much trouble and I feel they went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed the whole night. The tribute act was very professional. I have already booked again for another!! Thank you to the Cliffhanger Team'.


'Easy to park, lovely appointed restaurant with spectacular views. Good breakfast menu. Lovely cooked breakfast with good coffee'.

Dorset’s leading venue for Tribute nights

Highcliffe is the new Sandbanks if you want fun, energy, superb food with an outstanding tribute act here we are.....

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