Offering spectacular views of the English Channel, this traditional Victorian-style hotel dates back to 1864, and is steeped in a rich history and nostalgia that will captivate you before you arrive!
A beautifully situated hotel is home to the steakhouse bar & grill by none other than the legendary chef Marco Pierre White as well as boutique Ocean Bleu Bar & Lounge with a delicious range of freshly cooked, seasonal food and the menu expertly chosen and developed to cater to all tastes and preferences.
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Clifton Hotel Dine at Dome Experience
Enjoy signature steaks, timeless English and French classics from Marco Pierre White’s menu or seafood and children dishes from the Ocean Bleu, while feasting your eyes on a beautiful panorama of the La Manche channel from your private dining pod. Celebrate a special occasion and let us make it memorable – birthdays, anniversaries, corporate functions, a catch up with old friends, or simply join us for Sunday lunch or an afternoon tea, the choice, and the pleasure, are all yours.
About the Area
Clifton Hotel is located in Folkestone, Kent, at the southern end of M20. 8 miles south-west from Dover and 16 miles south-east of Ashford
Gluten Free Dishes Available
Play Your Own Music
Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Dishes Available
Play Your Own Music
Standard Menu Available
Ambient / Fairy Lights
Attended 29th January 2023, for afternoon tea, a lovely afternoon and Ashley who looked after us was amazing, courteous, informative and provided excellent customer service, an asset to The Clifton Hotel. We all enjoyed ourselves in the outdoor pod! Next time looking to book an evening dinner so definitely coming back!
Food was pleasant, the sourdough starter wasn’t warm and was a
bit disappointing but the prawn cocktail was delicious. We asked if she
chicken pie was breast and we’re told yes, but it had thigh in it too which
was disappointing. The atmosphere was lovely and our waiter was fantastic,
couldn’t rate him high enough!
My only critism is it should have been clotted cream with the
scones and not butter
We had afternoon tea. Food was lovely and we were well looked
after nothing was to much trouble. Just a shame the cakes started to melt in
the heat. But lovely afternoon was had by all.
We were very impressed with our recent visit to the restaurant. The food was excellent and the domes create a nice dining experience. The waiter we had for the evening was excellent, very attentive and an absolute asset to your hotel. His timing was perfect as he appeared just at the right time when we needed more drinks and were ready to order. Lovely finishing touch with a little birthday surprise at the end of the evening.
Thank you to all the team
We had a fabulous lunch in one of the domes and Chloe who looked after us was professional, helpful and friendly.
Excellent of everything but would like
to see more fish dishes on the menu.
Thanks so much
My friends and I enjoyed a lovely champagne afternoon tea in one
of your cute Pods. Food nice and fresh really good selection ,such great waiter and other staff certainly looked after us as weather was terrible.
Thought the cost reasonable for a group of six. Thanks so much, would recommend and definitely do it again.
We were made to feel very welcome in the dome, which we had booked as a safe meeting space. A sunny February day was an added bonus.
Fabulous Sunday lunch.
Started in sunshine and finished in rain but it didn’t matter in warm, cosy dome. Thank you Ashley for the wonderful service and attention to detail.
Would definitely recommend and will come again
Lovely meal and a brilliant waiter who managed to remain attentive and composed whilst battling a gale to reach our dome.
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Absolutely wonderful venue (dome), service and phenomenal food. Beautiful complimentary desert for the 21st birthday girl. Just the perfect end to a very special day.
Thank you so much to our amazing waiter who couldn’t do enough for us.
Will certainly recommend
Superb afternoon in the Dome. And, thankyou to Ashley for
looking after us.
Thank you for a great evening
As a professional chef I can honestly one of the best meals
I’ve ever had!
The dome was amazing and such a great dinning experience I will be
recommending to everyone I know. Also a big thank you to your front of house
staff especially Ashley who was our waiter.
Great value for money
We had lunch in one of your domes for our nans 90th birthday.
The staff were amazing. Food was delicious. We will definitely be back again.
Many thanks for a great experience
we had a lovely afternoon at the Marco Pierre White Restaurant
at the Clifton hotel. We booked one of the domes and had a brilliant time.
The food was delicious, service great and the fact that we had all the time
we needed to in our own space really made it special. There could be a bit
more attention to decor in the dome as it’s a bit empty but on the other hand
they are also good value compared to what I’ve seen elsewhere.
Enjoyed every moment
Absolutely amazing experience, enjoyed every moment thank you so
A bit hot
The carrot cake was lovely. The Staff were really friendly but
we had to ask for milk, sugar and jam . Amazing weather but sadly
meant it was very hot in the dome.
Will definitely book again in the future.
Absolutely loved dining in the dome! Food was amazing, our
waiter, Ashley, was excellent and couldn’t be more helpful.
Myself and my daughter hired one of the domes. The weather was
absolutely awful but we had a lovely waiter named Ash who kept a smile on his
face the whole time, even though he was in and out of the dome in the pouring
rain attending to our needs. Well done Ash you made the whole meal a pleasant
experience and your manners are impeccable.
Enjoyed the dinner with my mum
Took my mum for a meal in one of the domes. The food was delicious and service was great, we will be back again to try the afternoon tea.
Love the pods and amazing service from Ashley.
Booked the pod for a birthday – absolutely brilliant! Service impeccable, cocktails lovely. Afternoon tea overpriced but was nice. Overall great experience, thank you
Great night out
We really enjoyed good food superb staff. Great night out with family thank you
Pod made it like our own event.
We visited Marco restaurant for a birthday. The staff were so friendly and the pod made it like Our own event. We was given a heater if it got too cold and a speaker to play music. The food was lovley and all the staff were so nice. Drinks were a little slow to come out but that is the only negative and is minor compared to the lovley service we received . Will be back! Xxxxxx
Absolutely fantastic evening
Absolutely fantastic evening with my wife in the dome food was great staff where brilliant they even listened and surprised us with a little dessert with happy birthday and happy anniversary in chocolate on the plate even tho we weren’t having one such a special way to celebrating my birthday and our anniversary great touch definitely 5 star from us
We will visit again.
Would recommend hiring a pod outside great fun especially with the kids.
Food was tasty we will visit again.
It was fun to sit in the dome, it was very clean and well facilitated, and our waiter was very obliging and friendly!
Only thing that was missing was the call button for the service.
The staff were outstanding
Will definitely return.
Loved the concept of the dome, enjoyed our own private dining and also being able to listen to our own music. Food was amazing, steaks were perfect and we had great service too. Will definitely return.
Loved the pod experience with my family, great food and great Service as usual.
Being told that ribeye steak cannot be done rare and it’s probably the day light angle causing our discontent in terms of the meat colour was a bit of a stretch to my personal taste. However, excellent onion soup and super friendly waiter topped up with delicious bottle of Italian red wiped out all absurdity of the above incident. Yes, I’d recommend dining there. Ah, almost forgotten … toffee pudding is the way to compliment your evening. Best, Michal
Delicious Sunday lunch
We had a delicious Sunday lunch on the terrace with the added bonus of the pianist and violinist.
Ideal for anniversary
The dome was a lovely setting, really ideal for our anniversary. Food was good.
Well deserved 5-stars
We tried “the bubble” as an experience. It’s nice to have your own space.
Food was great, service great, prices fair. Will definitely go back. I happily reviewed on google too, well deserved.
Had a great evening at the Clifton hotel dine in dome experience , lovely atmosphere, great food , and staff were so helpful, friendly and just fab
Booked the pod for a birthday – absolutely brilliant! Service impeccable, cocktails lovely. Afternoon tea was nice. Overall great experience, thank you
Had dinner in the dome, was very lovely and staff were very helpful and attentive. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and would happily come back again
Absolutely fantastic experience! First time we dined in a dome, and we dined out for the first time in 6 months. The dome was heated and cozy. Food was delicious, though we had to wait a long time. This may be because of the first day of reopening. Staff were lovely! The fairy lights weren’t working but table lamps made it up. We will dine again soon. All the best