Bar & Restaurant Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 10pm.
The main menu is available between 12pm - 2.30pm and 6 - 9pm. The sandwich & snack menu is available all day, but we don't take bookings for this so just pop down.
Sunday: 10am - 6pm.
Our Sunday Lunch Menu & Bar menu is available between 12 - 3pm. Please note, we do not take bookings for tables in the bar.
Closed Sunday evening and all day Monday
If you would like to book a table for 8 people or more, please give us a call direct.
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- 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.
a great improvement on the old restraint, we will certainly return. thank you.
Excellent meal and service. Only comment would be reduce the height of the table or increase the height of the chairs where we were sat as had to hitch my shoulders up to eat and i’m not a short person. We were sat on the 2 seater table as you enter the restaurant on the left. I understand after mentioning this to the waiter that it’s been mentioned many times before and was a little surprised that if you’d had this feedback that you hadn’t rectified the issue already. Food and service were perfect though. Thank you. Louise
Delicious Sunday lunch. Only comments would be: Serve gravy separately. Our roast potatoes were covered in slices of meat and gravy so had lost their crunch. A lighter dessert option would have been appreciated.
Great venue, friendly efficient service, tasty food.
We truly enjoyed our evening out at the Cliff House. Food is lovely, from starter to pudding, interesting selection of wines, staff is prompt, friendly and knowledgeable, the view on the Needles is amazing, especially at sunset, and, for sure not to be forgotten, 15 different types of gin! Ok, maybe a bit pricey, but to be honest, it was all worthwhile!
Lovely venue, tasty food and great staff...Oh yes, a very good Long Island Iced Tea!
An excellent lunch with friends. All were pleased with their meal choices which were well cooked. The service was friendly and efficient. The ambiance is lovely and so is the view. Maybe it was a bit noisy as many restaurants are today but it had a buzz which was good. We will visit again.
Great food, atmosphere and service. Highly recommend!
My mother and I had lunch at The Cliff House on Sunday. We received a warm friendly welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent and the service good. The views across the Solent are 'the icing on the cake'. We would have no hesitation in recommending the restaurant to our friends and family.
The service was exceptional. A great place to celebrate my Dad’s special birthday and he had a fantastic time, thank you.
Lovely evening spent at the Cliff House. Our visiting friends found the view amazing. We all had very tasty meals and some of us even made it to tasty pudding. Friendly service and a good bottle of wine, made for an excellent evening.
There are not many restaurants where they get all the right elements together. It was perfect, tasty food , wonderful service and gorgeous location. I was very impressed. Hope to return on my next visit to the area. Thank you for a special evening 😀
Lovely . Great food and great staff
Great refurb in a great location
Wonderful as always with charming friendly staff and fabulous food. Sadly we had to take our son and his fiancée to catch their train back to London so had to leave just as the desserts arrived! ☹️ Manager came over and said take them with you and drop dishes back but we declined! By then our son had shovelled his down anyway! He learnt something from school lunches! We’ll try and persuade them to book a later train in future!
Lovely place to eat and drink
A great lunch yesterday, I thought faultless, my daughter said superb, and after running our own restaurant we can be picky!!! Although we live over in Ferndown you are now our local
Our group have enjoyed our annual lunch at Cliff House for many years now. All very nice again this year.
We all thought it was excellent so have rated 5 stars for everything. Previous visit was very busy and service was a bit slow (but just as friendly) so best to avoid busy times or just accept that it will take longer.
The staff were so friendly and helped make our special meal even more special. The food was fresh and presented beautifully and the service was brilliant!
Despite it being a busy Saturday evening with a virtually full restaurant , our food and drinks were all served promptly and exactly as ordered. The food was as usual exceptionally good. We're so lucky to have the Cliff House on our doorstep as lot's of folks travel quite a distance to experience the great food , service and ambience. The team were all friendly and attentive -a great evening , thank you.
As ever the food and service were both of the highest quality . I cannot thank Steve and the team enough for going out of their way to accomodate my food allergy. The Cliff House is the best restaurant on the south coast by a mile.
Awesome as ever
The service was exceptional! Thank you for a lovely evening
Our first time in the restaurant and certainly not to be the last. Food excellent and service attentive.