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The Beach Hut Cafe

Friars Cliff promenade, Friars Cliff, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4EP, England
+44 1425 275378
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (39 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Friars Cliff promenade, Friars Cliff, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4EP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Popped in for breakfast the other sunny Saturday morning. We had 3 breakfasts - a Friars (small) Full English Breakfast, Sausage Sandwich and Beans on toast with 3 coffees. Lovely hot food, £21 with great views across to the Isle of Wight. Local family run...More

Thank DoctorFeelgoodDorset
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place so much they are super friendly all sporting big smiles. Gorgeous view comfy benches doggy friendly!! Great food

Thank louise p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the spirt of full disclosure I am local, well nine miles away but I do make regular visits to the Beach Hut Cafe including weekly visits during the summer as part of my regular paddle board tours. So, why do I go back? The...More

Thank JimB3453
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just love this place and setting It's a must to visit Varied menu all home made Home made yummy good range of fresh cakes Ice cream Waffles Doggie ice cream Jo has thought of everything you need, always happy good service I can't rate it...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited a few times, always good, fish & chips is so tasty, batter is gorgeous. Best book if you can as gets very busy, there is usually a wait to get in. Girls serving work hard. Only complaint is fish & chips is very...More

Thank brianman1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favourite Beach Cafe. We always bring our visitors and the setting is marvellous. Always busy so you are lucky to get a table. The home made cakes and decaff coffee are divine and we love the crab sandwiches they taste of the...More

Thank HampshireMary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for an ice cream and despite it being peak season and staff had probably been very busy, they served us with a smile and charm. We came 21/8 and the girl that served us was genuine and lovely- a real credit to the...More

Thank Moore-11-2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good, the staff were friendly and helpful. The café is right on the beach. Lovely time was had by all.

Thank Daniellesurrey40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely food in a lovely location over looking the beach. The staff were friendly and happy to accommodate due to dietary requirements.

Thank karen f
Reviewed 7 August 2018

When we saw the line of people , stretching out of the door waiting to order food, we hesitated but the staff, all smart and swift soon dealt with the orders. The food on offer is varied, from breakfasts, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, egg and chips,...More

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Questions & Answers
Lynda A
19 October 2017|
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Response from BeachHut2011 | Property representative |
Hi Lynda. Yes we love dogs but unfortunately they are not allowed inside. We do have a patio area that we can cover if it's not too windy that they are more than welcome on.
19 October 2017|
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Response from dixie682015 | Reviewed this property |
I know we struggled to get food or drink for my daughter. She ended up with just an elderflower drink. This café is just a small friendly café and the food is just basic café food.
13 June 2017|
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Response from BeachHut2011 | Property representative |
Apologies for the late response. There seems to be some confusion as there are several cafe/restaurants along the beach. You can find our menu on our website. We are a cafe and our menu reflects this, we do however have a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friars Cliff promenade, Friars Cliff, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch  >  Highcliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 275378
  • E-mail
We are a family run beach front cafe. We specialise in all-day breakfasts, homemade soups, homemade cakes, ice cream and waffles. Along with these you will find a comprehensive menu and daily specials. We were voted ' Best Family Friendly 2012 ' at the Christchurch Food Festival Best Of The Best Awards. You will always receive a warm welcome when you visit us and with colouring for children provided parents can relax and enjoy the food and the view.
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