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Samphire

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36 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JF, England
+44 1326 210759
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Simple French Bistro food using local ingredients cooked with class and...
Simple French Bistro food using local ingredients cooked with class and care
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Visitor rating
  • 180
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Food

Went for Sunday lunch at Samphire small restaurant but nicely done. Super sunday lunch had beef and partner pork presented beautifully and lovely tasting gravy and veg. To Top it had Chocolate Brownie for dessert superb is all I can say well worth a visit, staff very friendly and nice as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
kakEngland
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England
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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England
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went for Sunday lunch at Samphire small restaurant but nicely done. Super sunday lunch had beef and partner pork presented beautifully and lovely tasting gravy and veg. To Top it had Chocolate Brownie for dessert superb is all I can say well worth a visit, staff very friendly and nice as well.

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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Almost excellent. My food was really well cooked and presented just rather a small portion and at the end of the meal The Irish coffee was slow to arrive, didn't have any sugar available and came in a wine glass which obviously has no handle. Small details but they do prevent it from being perfect. Would still recommend as the... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

So pleased that we tried this restaurant which has some interesting and tasty items on its menu. The staff are attentive (if a trifle stretched on the evening we visited) I especially liked their cocktails.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across this restaurant and we're glad we did. Great food perfectly cooked with attentive and friendly staff. No doubt the best meal we had in Cornwall.would highly recommend

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Disappointed to be too late for the 3 courses special offer before 7pm but had a memorable a la carte meal anyway. Nice décor, helpful staff. Music a little boppy but turned down when requested.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had dinner here with friends to thank them for hosting us in Cornwall, and so we wanted it to be a special evening. It was - from the table with a chandelier in the private area at the back, to the delicious onglet steak (one of the best my husband said he'd ever eaten), the perfectly cooked scallops for... More 

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Massachusetts
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We tried for a table at Hunky Dory, down the street, but they were full, so I asked the manager there what he thought was similar and he pointed us to Samphire. Being Americans, we had just learned what samphire was three days before in Mullion. We got a table and had a very enjoyable evening. We both felt like... More 

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Titchfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great little restaurant, lovely smiley welcome, great service, not rushed but always there for you. Menu well balanced. Seafood Platter recommended. Chocolate Delice for pud absolutely outrageous, yum, yum. Just go there!

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motorbikesnakes
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

seafood here was beautifully cooked and the chef knows what they are doing. very fresh and some good offers on the menu. however the serving staff try to hard and can sometimes appear robotic in their responses and need to brush up on customer service skills. shame as we love the food and wine

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a small restaurant and whilst the staff were welcoming and friendly and the food was good but not great, there was something about the Samphire that I didn't like and can't put my finger on. Food quality was good and fresh but the portion sizes were a bit lorge and the combinations of flavours were not really to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 210759

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Simple French Bistro food using local ingredients cooked with class and care
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?