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The Cliffe Kitchen at The White Cliffs Hotel


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

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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.
US$15 - US$32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Pub, Bar, British, Gastropub
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived on a cold Sunday afternoon and had booked this place to stay because it is a restaurant with rooms. We were really looking forward to a short walk followed by a lovely dinner. How disappointed we were when we asked what time dinner...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SamOscar_12
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Had coffee twice outside in the Autumn sunshine, then a cold November in Walmer and remembered this for lunch. Excellent. Greeted by a fire; background chatter but not noisy. Gibbs from a barrel. Good sandwiches; rest of menu looked good.

Thank Graham K
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

A family run pub restaurant. Friendly staff and food is lovely. Quite expensive though. Dog friendly so they gave us a nice table in the bar area. Menu is different from normal pub menu...quite higher market. Probably need to book as it was busy on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank castel2747
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We popped in for an impromptu Saturday lunch on a rare child free afternoon. After being given 1 menu between us and told to seat ourselves and order at the bar(not a great start) we found a table in the very pleasant garden. We ordered...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Danalfaman
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Love that this place accepts dogs. Nice, bright, airy interior. Good menu although limited choice but some lovely fish specials. Although the steak was good, the fish dishes were very overlooked and dry. Salad dressing very poor. New potatoes underseasoned. Did not stay for dessert...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank G M
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Service good, menu limited but good variety. Food was nicely presented and very tasty, however a couple of the items described on the menu were not part of the ingredients. We managed to get the last two servings of the special for the night even...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Nooffenceintended
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel last night and booked a table for dinner. The service was very good everything with a smile. Limited menu though, the food was quite good nothing special. The shared meats platter was not s platter just a few small( very small)...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank graham c
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Went here with my family and had breakfast. Food was OK but bit cold, service was non existent. They only rushed over when they wanted to collect the money. We recieved our drinks not far off from when we was leaving which also was not...More

1  Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure of celebrating our wedding anniversary in this hidden gem! Being greeted by such a friendly lady was just the beginning, little did we know the amazing culinary experience that would follow. The food was delicious, fresh and tasty...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sylvia L
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We had a last minute meal, that is, we arrived around 9 pm and the kitchen was closing, however they still prepared us a fantastic meal. The wine with the meal was excellent.

Date of visit: August 2018
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15 May 2016|
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Response from JaneTraveling | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so but there are a couple of Tea rooms in St Margarets. One is called Shellys Tea Rooms and The Bluebird Tea Rooms which is in the converted Coastguard station on the cliff. Also the Lighthouse has a National... More
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