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Samphire

36 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JF, England
01326210759
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Ranked #30 of 150 restaurants in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Westward Ho, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had the five course taster menu which was excellent value and a good wine selection.The service was very efficient.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We decided to go back to The Samphire as we had a lovely meal here when we visited Falmouth last year. We think the food was even better. We chose the tasting menu. All courses were delicious and presented extremely professionally. The value for money was good as well as the service, which was efficient and friendly, and knowledgeable. The... More

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Cambridge
Top Contributor
222 reviews 222 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We had booked a table in advance and were pleased to find that when we arrived that the restaurant was warm and welcoming (I have just read the previous reviewer commenting that she found it too cold so obviously the restaurant had taken this on board). Our waitress was extremely good, very helpful, attentive and friendly - a really good... More

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We went for a happy romantic evening - the food was adequate, but there were t lights on the windowsill behind, and one caught my brand new coat on fire - ruined. We were not even given a discount on the meal, and the owners attitude was rude and aggressive, and the appropriate legal poster was not displayed.

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emilyrose49, Owner at Samphire, responded to this review

I can't believe its taken you 4 1/2 years to leave a review about this!!!! No you wasn't given any discount on your meal, but you was fully reimbursed for the cost of your coat which we think is very acceptable as you did place it in a window full of candles for a special valentine evening. More

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Took the family for daughter’s birthday and used their basic two courses for £15 – worked well with a few adders and deviations. Restaurant was surprisingly busy for wet and windy Tuesday evening – the one waitress managed very well. My only complaint is the restaurant is never warm enough – noted several guest keeping their coats on. Defiantly advise... More

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Devon, UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Sometimes I do not understand the Tripadvisor rankings - why is this restaurant not in the top three in Falmouth? We have eaten here on each of our three trips to Falmouth over the past 18 months. The first occasion we had the tasting menu which was superb, the second occasion was Valentine's night which was not so great and... More

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Falmouth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I cannot praise this restaurant enough. The food is probably some of the best I have ever tasted. I had the Pork and the explosion of different tastes in my mouth was amazing. All my friends thought their food was fantastic too. I definitely will be going again.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Went again to Samphire last night, simply brilliant. I had the pigeon starter, cooked, in my opinion, perfectly. My wife had scallops. I had the sea bass for main, again cooked to perfection and Mary had the pork, she loved it. This restaurant is certainly fast becoming our favourite restaurant in Falmouth. We would certainly recommend it to anyone who... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We've been visiting here a number of years and the family run restaurant definitely doesn't disappoint. We had the five course tasting menu accompanied with wine which was awesome. Each of the wines were beautiful and well matched, the food was equally delicious. A lovely atmosphere, we really enjoyed ourselves! Could not recommend highly enough!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Visiting cornwall to see a friend, we stumbled upon Samphire and had a beautiful meal. Interesting dishes were tasty and very well presented. Fab restaurant !

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