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 truly amazed with the quality of food coming from this Clifton Road spot. Bookings are, as you would expect, essential.
There’s not much better (in our opinion) than relaxing, 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 really. 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, 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 freshly baked 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 floating in foodie heaven, so do yourself a favour and reserve a table – you won’t regret it!
Really enjoyed our meals. Fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Reasonably priced food and wines. Dined here last July when service was a bit "hit and miss", but they have sorted this out, and our waitress Holly looked after us well. Will return whenever we are in Folkestone.
The food was amazing, my only criticism, if any, would be the main bar area was quite loud even in the restaurant. There was an 80s themed night on and you have to walk through the bar to get to the toilet. Other than that, it was amazing.
A super evening meal for Valentines....well taken care of despite the fact that the previous table sitting overran slightly. However, had to ask for the rose...
We had a lovely meal at the cliffe restaurant the service was efficient but also relaxed we didn’t feel rushed at all,there was a nice atmosphere and the food was excellent.
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
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.
Table of 5 for Sunday lunch. Generally, service was slow. We had to wait 25 minutes sitting at the table, just for drinks. Drinks and main menus were not bought to us, we had to ask for them. However, the food was excellent and the manager was very accommodating and helpful, which redeemed the experience. Lovely surrounding and I would recommend.
Absolutely wonderful food in beautiful surroundings. The restaurant is a lovely place to eat, with great views of the garden and glimpses of the sea. Toilets are absolutely fabulous! All of the food was delicious and the service was excellent. We will be back.
Good food with good presentation & good service for a busy Sunday. Staff attentive & polite. Would definitely go again. On this occasion We ordered from the Sunday Menu but the a la carte menu is really good too.