Bar & Restaurant Opening Hours:
Monday- Saturday: 12pm - 11pm.
The main menu is available ...
Monday - Friday 12pm - 2.30pm and 6-9pm
Sunday: The Bar is open 12pm - 10pm.
Sunday Lunch Menu is available between 12 - 7pm.
Traditional Afternoon Tea is available Monday-Saturday between 2.30pm and 4pm. Pre- Booking is essential.
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
- Gluten Free Available
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
- Awesome View
- Dogs Welcome
About The Cliff House
We are an independent restaurant, bar and rooms sitting on the cliff top in Barton on Sea, offering panoramic views of the Solent.
You can always be certain of a warm welcome and relaxed feel, our team work hard so all you need to do is sit back and unwind. Whilst we have an informal approach to make everyone feel welcome, we take our food and service very seriously. Fuss free, modern British fayre, made from scratch and delicious every time.
Our team of talented Chefs, use local, seasonal ingredients to produce a creative and contemporary menu in relaxed surroundings. The perfect accompaniment to that stunning view.
If you can drag your gaze away from the coastline, take a peek at our specials' board where the team use their passion for baking, butchery, local fish and seasonal stars, to develop some cracking dishes.
Please note that window tables and our outside terrace area are on a first come first serve basis and can't be guaranteed or booked.
We had a lovely evening in the terrace tent, service was brilliant and food was excellent, no Barton beer left for my hubby but everything else was great. Celebrating my Dad’s 76th birthday. We will definitely come again.
Wonderful evening. So nice to be out after lockdown. Worth waiting for
Great evening. We had problems with a couple of our steaks (chewy etc) which we pointed out to Jordan. The steaks the week before were superb but Monday’s weren’t great. Apart from that the rest was lovely.
Amazing outdoor heated tent space and great food Service prompt and friendly as always A favourite venue for us to visit
Perfect. As always! Food, drinks and service is the best in the area if not the south! Staff make you feel welcome and the covid protocols in place make you feel safe yet keep the charm and atmosphere that we love about the cliff house. We would come here everyday if we could. If you don’t go, even if it’s just for a drink you’d be mad!
Lovely evening even if a bit chilly. Coming back on Thursday
We enjoyed our lunchtime visit & found the majority of staff friendly & welcoming. Our only cause for concern was that some staff serving food were not wearing their masks correctly.
What a lovely experience we had. We thought it was very efficient very safe and the quality of the food and drink was just superb!!
We have eaten here on many occasions and always find the staff very friendly and helpful. Atmosphere good always buzzing. Cocktails are good although a little expensive
The Cliff House is my happy place; it’s never put a foot wrong! All of the staff are incredibly attentive, smiley, friendly and knowledgable. Jordan in particular is an absolute gem. So very happy to see you back open, and nailing the COVID restrictions. The terrace is beautifully done, cosy and comfy, and the table service was seamless. Thank you for a super Sunday! xxx
Lovely place to eat and relax by the sea
Great location lovely food and a very friendly team
Amazing food, drinks and service every time without fail!!
Amazing breakfast food and amazing view.
bit over priced but lovely views and relaxing vibes
Thank you for a wonderful Birthday meal. The outdoor eating area was lovely and it was so nice to watch the beautiful sun set over Christchurch harbour. We'll definitely be back again!
Have adapted to the changing world we’re in and offer a menu that’s suitable for eating outdoors! Food, staff and ambience are as wonderful as ever.
Excellent venue... they just get it right.... atmosphere, food, just perfect
Great food and we loved the decor!
Great venue and fab to have a meal out at last. Menu understandably limited.
Excellent lunch, attentive staff. Wonderful view and venue made Covid safe. Love the decoration of the marquee.
Fantastic outdoor marquee, beautifully decorated. Lovely atmosphere, attentive staff, and delicious food. Not cheap, but quality is excellent (and you get what you pay for).
Only recently moved to Barton we were keen to visit the local eateries, although we have visited the Cliffe House before. The owners have spent considerable time and money improving the outside and the venue, food and customer service was 1st class. We will be visiting on a very regular basis!
Great location with fabulously friendly service and tasty food. A firm favourite.