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 favourite for taking my mum, who lives nearby, to lunch (dad usually prefers to stay at home and potter in the garden!). It’s a lovely coastal stop-off point that anyone can enjoy, whether it be families, couples, water-sport enthusiasts, or lone dog-walkers. Here are the reasons I keep coming back over and over again.