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The Beach Hut Cafe

Friars Cliff promenade, Friars Cliff, Highcliffe, Christchurch Bh23 4ta, England
+44 1425 275378
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (26 reviews)
“cakes” (20 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Friars Cliff promenade, Friars Cliff, Highcliffe, Christchurch Bh23 4ta, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Go here for coffee when I am in the area. More recently went for lunch, Excellent Jacket Potato with cheese and a salad garnish, very reasonably priced and excellent value for money

Thank 968CDM
Reviewed 5 days ago

Right on the beach and an incredible place for breakfast or just a tea. Always really friendly, always great food and loads of place to sit with great views. Prices are more than reasonable for the quality of the food. Nothing to moan about!

Thank 60yoog
BeachHut2011, Owner at The Beach Hut Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago

I regularly cycle between Sandbanks and Highcliffe, and have probably tasted breakfast at most of the possible beach side locations along the way. The Beach Hut Cafe is undoubtedly the best. Friendly service and great value (especially the Big Breakfast). I probably visit here too...More

Thank Paul_Ream_T2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous breakfast. Excellent service and friendly staff. Generous portions. Liked the fact I could order a kids breakfast as I'm such a small eater. Would pay more for better quality bread, not shop bought. Beans in a dish would make it perfect. But not complaining,...More

Thank goldensnowfairy
BeachHut2011, Owner at The Beach Hut Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad you liked our cafe. We are always looking at ways of improving what we do and are more than happy to listen to any ideas our customers may have. Thanks again

Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes the Beach Hut Café is truly outstanding. The first thing I notice about a restaurant / café is the cleanliness and the friendliness of the staff. Top marks for both. The café is open from 9am to 6.30pm and cleanliness is maintained throughout the...More

Thank Janice H
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local, the beach hut is the best place for breakfast or cake, all the food is homemade and location is fab too. A great place to go!

Thank thefoodie4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely location on the beach. Choice of breakfasts were to our liking. Friendly staff and reasonable prices.

Thank TerryandRachel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just another brief review. We've eaten here as a family numerous times. The location is our favourite spot, but other than this, these guys and girls simply just get it right every time. The prices are reasonable for the location, and they always serve a...More

Thank ElljayT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ideal beachfront cafe for sure. Great food, excellent location and friendly staff every time we've been here. Great value for money and tasty food as standard. Would thoroughly recommend the Beach Hut to anyone.

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely situation just above Avon beach, easy access from the nearby car parks. Great choice of snacks and meals while playing on the beach, eat in or take away. Real bonus of plenty of choice which is gluten free. There may be a slght delay...More

Thank drpetembe
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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
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friars Cliff promenade, Friars Cliff, Highcliffe, Christchurch Bh23 4ta, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch  >  Highcliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 275378
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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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