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The Cliffe Kitchen at The White Cliffs Hotel

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Pub, Bar, British, Gastropub
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High Street | The White Cliffs Hotel, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6AT, England (Formerly The Bay Restaurant at The White Cliffs Hotel)
+44 1304 852229
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Co Clare
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147 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bar/restaurant was just around this corner from our rental cottage, where lunch was very nice, along with a sample or two of some local beers. It's a no frills place, which suited us just fine. Pleasant and friendly staff, along with good food is all you need.

Thank MDH_CoClare
Dover, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a group of friends. Squashed onto a table rather small for our party. Food was good but portions small and rather overpriced. Staff very inexperienced, which was reflected in the service. On the whole we were disappointed with the experience we had.

Thank Kimbruce12
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for supper with family and friends during the week after Easter. The staff were polite and helpful - as our little boy is disabled we had requested a bench seat near the window to allow him to sit between us instead of in his wheelchair which they easily accommodated. Starters of whitebait, asparagus with pancetta and homemade scotch egg... More 

Thank MacBojangles
Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We come here every year as a little pilgramage to my grandparents as my grandfather was the lighthouse keeper at the Southforeland Lighthouse. We love this hotel. Its a very well done shabby chic, beach style if that makes sense. We normally come down earlier in the year but this weekend the sun was out and this hotel just came... More 

Thank CharlieO1455
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Just stayed one night with our small dog. Very comfortable warm room, Ren toiletries, tea,coffee,biscuits,water provided. Excellent breakfast, helpful and very friendly staff. Will be back.

Thank Ronda286
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch so ordered from the 'titbits' selection. Bread with oil and vinegar was not the best but the fried whitebait more than made up for that. Pleasant and efficient staff, so a big tick all round.

Thank Arnolds01
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Visited for dinner and had scampi mushy peas and chips. Presentation was delightful and the scampi were large chips came in a bowl with lemon and tartar sauce. Service was excellent lovely and warm insde and well worth a visit

Thank tanyatt
Margate, United Kingdom
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529 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

In spite of the good reviews was not good. The staff were very young and inexperienced. It took the young waitress 3 attempts to give us the correct bill. Supposed to be a pub but very much a hotel with a bar. The menu is average . I had the fish and chips which I thought would be good for... More 

Thank MichaelMacartney
1 review
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Lunch. We had pre booked. The food was acceptable however the staff, for most of the time not visible, we could hear them in the kitchen laughing. Not at any point were we asked if we would like anything else or another drink. No one came to clear our plates until they had been sat there for over 15 minutes... More 

Thank Mandy M
1 review
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch after a long walk on the cliffs. Very pleasant and accomodating staff and very tasty sunday roast. We also had bread and olives and tea for free!

Thank Ahmet A

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 32
Pub, Bar, British, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | The White Cliffs Hotel, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6AT, England (Formerly The Bay Restaurant at The White Cliffs Hotel)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover  >  St Margaret's at Cliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 852229
  • This restaurant is at The White Cliffs Hotel
The Cliffe Kitchen is at the heart of the White Cliffs Hotel, it's the sort of place that's worth a detour if passing through Dover. The place attracts locals who often drop in for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner with friends in the often buzzing and lively atmosphere. There's daily changing Blackboard Menu with The Catch of The Bay and more. There's also a Seasonally Changing Menu with some perennial favourites such as Fish & Chips in beer batter with real proper chips and mushy peas, 28 day hung Kentish Beef with Béarnaise, Romney Marsh Lamb, Monkshill Farm Pork Chops, Rope-grown Mussels in scrumpy and more.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?