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The Cliff

$$ - $$$, British,
Poole, BH13 7HX 6 Ravine Road, Poole BH13 7HX, England
+44 1202 492921
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (15 reviews)
“sunday roast” (19 reviews)
“linguine” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Poole, BH13 7HX 6 Ravine Road, Poole BH13 7HX, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked online as we did not know the area, and we were pleasantly surprised with the food and the service. There was free ample car parking, which for Poole was a bonus as everywhere is pay to park. The waiters were helpful and friendly,...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were not impressed with the food. The service isn’t great either but fine. We had our daughter with us and so ordered from the children’s menu and the meal was not great. Hardly any peas came with the fish goujons and we had to...More

Thank Jesse P
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Cliff, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

this is such a shame to read and as you can see by our reviews, not our normal standard. we do apologise about your experience, we pride ourselves on the experience we deliver to our guests and to see that we failed is very disappointing....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous Evening with friends, I had my very own Vegan menu which was a nice touch, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals.. Wouldn’t hesitate to return 🌱😋

Thank blinDorset
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Cliff, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

amazing thank you for the fantastic review. we think our vegan menu is something we are very proud of, we really look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large, plenty of good level parking and easy access for all. Visited at a lunchtime where the place was fairly empty, so could see that the establishment is in need of an urgent refurb. An extensive menu is provided to cater for all tastes, well...More

Thank Mikailis
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Cliff, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mikalis, Glad you dropped in to the Cliff for a bite, but sorry to hear that you left hungry. We work out our portion sizes through quite extensive guest feed back to make sure incidents like this do not happen. We usually get compliments...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Table booked for 9pm Staff seemed like they like they had been busy and had enough Food was poor, value and some dried up as if been hanging aroundMore

Thank Gary639
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Cliff, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry to hear this Gary. Yes we do have very busy weekend however we always try to maintain the highest standards of offerings as well as service too. We do cook all our meals fresh to order which makes this all the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on a busy Sunday and our table was not ready , so to say sorry we were bought a bottle of prosecco . Very nice touch ! We were happy to wait a bit after this . Hans was our waiter and he was...More

Thank Holly T
GeneralManagerA765, Manager at The Cliff, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for dropping us a review Holly, happy to hear the wait didn't spoil your trip to the Cliff, a cheeky glass of prosecco always lightens the mood :D We shall pass the kind words on to hans, i'm sure it will make his day!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really pleasant & a buzz about the place for a Tuesday evening. Friendly staff, good varied menu & whilst not the cheapest, a quality that warranted the price tag in my opinion. It was a bit chilly outside, but they have a really good, sheltered,...More

Thank paulpenny2016
GeneralManagerA765, Manager at The Cliff, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Paul :) alway love a bit of feedback on your experienc with us! Hopefully see you again soon.

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch here with our friends. Good roast dinner and excellent service. The garden is very pleasant to sit in on a sunny day. Nice location.

Thank Karen C
GeneralManagerA765, Manager at The Cliff, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi karen, thank you for the review, we are glad you had a good time

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Attended the restaurant last night. Booking a table is a must... that said we arrived at 7.30, gave menu order then waited and waited... after 1 hour we had to prompt for starters but told so is out of starter we ordered so not ideal......More

1  Thank Darryl H
GeneralManagerA765, Manager at The Cliff, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Darryl, we do apologise about this. sadly we did input and delivered the wrong wine, obviously it was our fault so we would not have charged you for these. sorry the starters took a while to come out but I am happy to hear...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

This is our favourite places to eat in the Bournemouth/Poole area. The staff are always very friendly. Last night, Friday 7th September, we came here for my fiancées birthday meal. Hans was our waiter and he was absolutely brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble, he...More

Thank tom01as
GeneralManagerA765, Manager at The Cliff, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This has made our day and we will most definitely let Hans know. to hear that we are your favourite restaurant in the area is amazing and we aim to keep it up. we cant wait to see you again

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Louise B
10 August 2017|
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Response from Manager M | Property representative |
Hi Louise Yes we do
23 January 2017|
Response from Manager M | Property representative |
Unfortunately we don't allow dogs in the pub unless they are support dogs. However we do have a lovely heated outside area and garden that pooches are welcome to prance around!
18 October 2016|
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Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
Yes plenty 👍
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
有泊車位, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Poole, BH13 7HX 6 Ravine Road, Poole BH13 7HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 492921
  • E-mail
Close to the sea, The Cliff in Poole is a stylish, inviting and comfortable space where you can enjoy a delicious menu of classic British dishes that are perfect for all occasions. Specialising in premium dining, The Cliff is situated by Canford Cliff and is only a short stroll up the beach from Bournemouth Pier or Sandbanks, meaning it is ideally placed to allow you to enjoy a great dining experience in a truly special setting. The interiors found inside The Cliff embrace minimalistic design, with a healthy dose of beach-inspired focal points that capture the magic of the area. Close to the sea, there are two separate sides of this inviting bar, restaurant and pub. Featuring a unique dining space where you can enjoy a vast selection of freshly prepared dishes, as well as a private dining space that is perfect for accommodating a whole host of special occasions including birthdays, anniversaries and engagements, The Cliff is sure to meet your dining requirements.
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