August 5, 2019


The Cliffhanger Restaurant is ideally located for a mid-afternoon stop in for tea and cake. On misty and sunny mornings alike, the sea view and the Isle of Wight’s Needles are a lovely backdrop for conversation.

The perfect pairing to accompany such an outing is one of our delicious cakes or squares. They range from traditional favourites, like the delicate Victoria Sponge, to our chef’s newly minted vegan Oreo brownie. All of which goes down...

June 25, 2018

Cliffhanger - Highcliffe dining

Having been open for 11 very successful years we change according to the seasons and what our customers are looking for.
Highcliffe is a bit of a hidden gem and certainly I would like to think the Cliffhanger is one of the best secrets. With time we have grown to create a vibrant, fun, family orientated restaurant with a dedicated team of professional staff.

If you have never visited us at the Cliffhanger you need to know we ar...

March 6, 2018

Chewton Bunny is on trend

In October we spent weeks looking at fresh local ingredients and coming up with an innovative menu to suit all our lovely customers. 

Our chef suggested a new concept of bubble and squeak cake served up with layers of streaky bacon & free range poached eggs, finished with crème fraiche. When asking our panel of food tasters who said bubble and squeak is too old-school, boy when they sampled it they then knew they were wrong...

November 28, 2017

A POPULAR seaside café has been subject to a hammer attack which broke 48 glass windows and doors.

The criminal damage to the Cliffhanger in Highcliffe took place in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The attack on the Waterford Road business has left large cracks in the large windows which line more than half the buildings exterior.

All of the damaged windows will need to be replaced and the work is estimated to cost more than £15,000.


November 21, 2017

On the southern fringes of the New Forest, where sandstone cliffs overlook the edge of the Solent Strait, sits one of my favourite eateries in Dorset. It’s only just in Dorset, mind, close to the Hampshire border, and I can’t even remember quite how I discovered it, but I’m happy that I did!

The Cliffhanger Café and Restaurant  in Highcliffe-on-Sea has probably the best views that I’ve found in any restaurant/café in the UK and has become a regular favo...

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