Nestled in on the famous Leas of Folkestone, The Cliffe Restaurant is the area’s must-visit destination for delicious British fare and a tipple or two, of course. Under the helm of head chef Amir McNeill, the menu is brimming with locally sourced produce that has been transformed into creative and enticing dishes, sure to delight your palate. Stop into this town centre restaurant for a truly special evening meal, afternoon tea or Sunday lunch and prepare to be impressed with the quality of food coming from this kitchen at this Clifton Road spot. Bookings are, as you would expect, essential.
There’s not much better than taking in the vast panoramic seafront views of Folkestone and feasting on quality British food, washed down with refreshing beer or a glass of wine. Meaning, The Cliffe Restaurant is the ideal destination. The Cliffe Restaurant is housed in a beautifully restored townhouse that doubles as The View Hotel, where you can while the day away over a lazy Sunday lunch with all the trimmings, or pop in for a decadent afternoon tea of homemade scones, finger sandwiches and an array of freshly baked pastries.
As for the a la carte menu (available 5-9pm daily), The Cliffe Restaurant boasts arguably the best British selection around. Kick things off with starters like the pan-fried squid with lightly spiced aubergine caviar and rocket, pan-seared scallops wrapped in pancetta with a mango salsa or soup of the day with warm crusty bread. For main, keep an eye out for the crispy pork belly with British black pudding, potato rosti, celeriac remoulade and apple puree, seafood linguine brimming with mussels, clams, squid and prawns cooked in a white wine sauce with capers and cherry tomatoes, or the vegetarian parmigiana packed with aubergine and roasted vegetables with a side of garlic bread. Whatever your selection, The Cliffe Restaurant in the town centre of Folkestone will leave you thrilled. Do yourself a favour and reserve a table!
Great food staff fantastic price very reasonable great views spacious and not squashed in so do go there what else is there to say ?
Fantastic restaurant in a wonderful location. My favourite place to eat.
Booked at lunch for husbands birthday. Lovely old building decorated with a modern twist. Service was excellent. We only ordered the Cliffe burger but it was probably the best burger we’ve ever had. The manager is very welcoming and spent time chatting to us. As it was my husband’s birthday, he bought out a free glass of bubbly for us both which was a very nice touch. After our meal he let us have a look at one of the rooms which was stunning for a hotel room. Large bathroom with separate roll top bath and large bedroom with fireplace overlooking the sea. We will definitely be returning to try the evening menu and will book an overnight stay for my birthday!
Great food, lovely staff too. Really enjoyed the evening. Both A La carte and bar menu was offered, we chose the sirloin steak and it was absolutely delicious. Cheese board was delicious too. Would definitely go back next time I am staying over in Folkestone
Restaurant was lovely and staff very friendly, but service a bit lacking. However, my wife selected one of the the vegetarian meals, the waitress went way and then came back and advised that it was not available. Not to be deterred she then asked if she could have 2 starters (one of them as a main course). She was advised that this was ok. We also ordered some bread & olives as a pre starter....but unfortunately they served us with our main starter first, and had to remind them of the bread & olives which they then served.......this is not what we wanted as it was all a bit to much. Ok we got past that, but when my wife's main course vegetarian option came it came on a small plate along with a large bowl of vegetables which she could not put the vegetables on....... Food was good, my wife's Vegeataian was good, my chicken meal was warm not hot perhaps could/should have been delivered when it was first prepared...by the chef ....it was probably left standing waiting to be served. More attention to detail is needed when delivering food that has been ordered.....and in the right order. Last comment....I ordered another glass of wine for my wife and waited 30 minutes for it to arrive, also we had to wait sometime before someone brought us the sweet/coffee menu but by this time the moment had passed...so we asked for the bill and left....will we go again.....?
Nice venue ,Service., staff a bit to over friendly no need to call a customer Mate or Buddy or tell us how much they enjoyed items on the menu they are not paying for us !!! or may have different taste buds, its ok to say thats been a popular dish re training needed on level , arrived at 8 pm ordered Main courses by 8.30, 20 mins later were told that 1 main had sold out and that A limited selection was left on a Saturday night . it then took nearly 2 hours for the mains to arrive about 10 pm , much to late . wine menu limited would like to see some higher end wines for a treat . food was well cooked and hot ,price wise it was punchy for what it was. was going to order pudding but had a cab waiting for 11.30 and time was running out
The wine we ordered when we arrived didn’t appear until just before our starters came out. The restaurant manager was very polite but seemed a little stretched working on his own. The food did however make up for the slow start in service and would definitely recommend The Cliffe Restaurant to others.
This was our first visit to the Cliffe and we were very impressed. Valentine night and the restaurant was full. Goodness knows how many chefs they had in the kitchen because there was no delay in our food order being served. What we ordered was very good and we had no complaints whatsoever. We will definitely be visiting soon to have coffee in the lounge overlooking the Channel and will be returning to sample the a la carte menue.
Excellent food as always. Waiting staff lovely but they seemed not to be fully trained. We were offered lamb either rare or well done. We wanted medium which we did get in the end after the waiting staff consulted with the chef. Pudding to share did not come with additional plates or utensils. The food is lovely but at the prices charged, one would expect first rate service and more attention to detail.
Good evening enjoyed by all. Cannot find fault with food and table service. The prices are however, fairly expensive for the area so if this restaurant is going to maintain these prices staff must pay attention to areas that people expect from a 'high end' restaurant including taking coats on arrival, pouring wine on behalf of guests, checking all is acceptable after food is served.