The Clifton Hotel

(8 Reviews)
1-6 Clifton Gardens, Folkestone, South East England, CT20 2EB
Afternoon Tea, British

Average

Main course: £10
Food spend: £20

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00.

Restaurant description

The grand setting of the Victorian-style Clifton Hotel is perfect for indulging in the quintessential British tradition of afternoon tea. Enjoy making scrumptious choices while admiring stunning views of the English Channel and soaking up the rich history of the venue which dates back to 1864.

The Clifton Hotel afternoon tea menu offers freshly baked sultana or plain scones served with clotted cream and strawberry preserve and a variety of homemade cakes and pastries like lemon meringue tartlet, mango éclair or mini crème brulee. Savoury treats include delicate finger sandwiches with fillings of salmon and cream cheese, ham and tomato or egg and mustard cress.

A selection of flavoured and English teas complements the menu perfectly at the Clifton Hotel restaurant. For an afternoon tea with a twist, go for the gin afternoon tea. A children’s afternoon tea is available for the little ones.

Close to the Eurotunnel, the Clifton Hotel in Folkestone is a 4-minute drive from Folkestone Central Rail Station.

Customer reviews for The Clifton Hotel
4.0
(based on 8 reviews)

75%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (1)
  • dinner (1)
  • lunch (1)
  • value (1)
  • views (2)
  • By Lynne W from Broadstairs
    16 September 2020

    Staff well attentive,very happy to help ,nice selection in our afternoon tea,furniture +surroundings nice +fresh , Will return

  • By Agata B from London
    5 September 2020

    Lovely restaurant, amazing stuff, and lovely food. I know due Covid 19 is limited version of meals but was very tasty and everyone can find something for yourself.

  • By David M from Kent
    27 August 2020

    Dry sandwiches for afternoon tea. Only thing that isn't prepacked is the sandwiches. Poor selection of cakes. Scones were not made at the hotel. Great shame.

  • By Alan H from Eastry
    26 August 2020

    A very enjoyable experience, made even better by the willingness of the staff to assist with a request for food suitable for a gluten and wheat free diet guest at the last moment. Overall a great afternoon.l

  • By Sue A from Folkestone
    3 August 2020

    The afternoon tea I booked for my teenage daughter and I was superb. We were seated overlooking a large green that added to the delight, the waiter was nothing but helpful and polite. I can’t fault anything and can’t wait to go back again.

  • By Linda T from Ashford
    19 October 2019

    Simply lovely!!! Warm welcome from the staff, staff very attentive, the traditional cream tea was delicious and very well presented. The ambiance was great also. Could not have wished for more.

  • By Barbara H from Kent
    17 October 2019

    Very nice afternoon tea

  • By Chelsea R from Kent
    20 July 2019

    The service was delayed and we waited over 40 mins for our afternoon tea to arrive Service was poor and staff seemed to have no idea what was going on or what we had ordered The food was very overpriced and once we had finished , our left overs where given away to a man in the bar A very disappointing afternoon and I would really like a refund or some sort of compensation for my wasted time and money I spent here

Restaurant Location Map
The Clifton Hotel
1-6 Clifton Gardens, Folkestone, South East England, CT20 2EB