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“Same owners as Walletts Courd”

The Cliffe Kitchen at The White Cliffs Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$32
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
244 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Same owners as Walletts Courd”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Last dined here either late December 2013 or January 2014. Must have eaten here about half a dozen times. We like it. I will not go into what I had to eat as anyone can visit the website and see the menu. However I would say the quality is good. Food is very simple with the use of good quality local ingredients. Also good wines by the glass. On one occasion we had a reserved table and put by the front door. I did complain as I would have liked to have dined in the restaurant. This was dealt with so well by the staff----we were not charged for our drinks. Other establishments please take notice.

My only criticism was the size of the portions----a little small for my liking but maybe I am just greedy.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Jonathan D
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Albi, France
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best in the Village!”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We visited here and it was great. Have tried The Smugglers (in my opinion totally over-rated and rude staff!) and the Red Lion (needs a little tlc to make it into a good pub!) but the White Cliffs is so much better. Staff very efficient, food, particularly the seafood/fish and chips is well worth the money. Cannot wait to revisit.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Bruno081
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Failed to meet expectations”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

I had Sunday lunch here recently with my family prompted by a flattering entry in the 'Also Recommended' category of the 'Good Food Guide' 2014. Unfortunately, the restaurant just failed to meet expectations in one or two respects. The lack of tablecloths on the polished wood tables lent an air of the canteen rather than one of rusticity and both the food and the service did little to dispel this impression. My starter of winter vegetable soup was bland and seriously under seasoned and a main of beer battered local caught white fish (cod, I was informed when I enquired) with so called 'real proper chips' sounded most inviting but was certainly no better then my local chippie produces. The staff forgot us after our mains and had to be chased up to take an order for pudding. When it finally arrived, my panettone bread and butter pudding was fine but less unctuous than one from M&S.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Le_Dap
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Service & Quality”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

We had a light lunch on arrival, lovely sandwiches and the 'real chips' are a must!
Stafff were very attentative and polite.
Breakfast was also lovely.

Visited February 2014
Thank Laura H
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Andover, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“In Praise of a Late Dinner”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

This restaurant was quite excellent: the service and seafood and white house wine all very satisfactory. But guests with children prancing about after eight o'clock - no fault of the management - detract from the experience. Car parking is in front of the restaurant - OK, if cramped - and at a car park at the back, which requires a walk along a rather slippery, windy, badly lit and muddy path. Suggest the ladies are deposited outside the restaurant while the poor male driver gets his shoes (this season at any rate) a little dirty.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Andrew S
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