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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 149
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Truly tasty food with great service.

We went to this restaurant as 'walk in's' I a Saturday evening at the beginning of December. We were greeted by the two staff on shift, seated and drinks delivered swiftly. The ambiance in the restaurant is cool and laid back, which comfy chairs abs chunky tables. The menu offered various... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Wennie-Woo84
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant as 'walk in's' I a Saturday evening at the beginning of December. We were greeted by the two staff on shift, seated and drinks delivered swiftly. The ambiance in the restaurant is cool and laid back, which comfy chairs abs chunky tables. The menu offered various foods and also a 5 course taster menu for... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Lobster was not available because of the bad weather so I asked if I could have a starter as a main course which was no problem Tempura Monkfish with scallops in a lobster bisque sauce ,which was amazing and mussels as a starter , service was excellent even though the restaurant was packed , fantastic ambiance .

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Truro, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is my second visit to Samphire in 3 weeks. This time the four of us went for the tasting menu and couldn't fault it. The food was superb and the accompanying wine was well matched. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and I would certainly recommend it.

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Illogan, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had visited the evening of 27th December. I had booked this for my husbands 30th birthday and had stated this when I booked. First impressions were good nice decor and a friendly atmosphere although it was quiet, we were seated and the waitress promptly came to take our drinks order, we had a look at the menu and chose... More 

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Baldock
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I write this with regret as friends have strongly recommended this restaurant. We booked in advance and there was no problem, with an email reminding us of our booking. So far so good. On arrival we were shown to our table which was in a small annex room, by a friendly young lady. My first comment is that the annex... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We went here for our Fitness Class Christmas party meal.Although living in Falmouth, I had never been here. I didn't realise it had a large cosy basement dining area too. The food was top class. I had Goats Cheese starter, superb in a terrine with delish tasty relish accompaniments, and well presented. Hake for mains was superb. Fresh white chunky... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Very welcoming and nice atmosphere.The food was of a high quality and well presented.The waitress was excellent and knowledgeable and introduced us to the cornish CAMEL VALLEY wine We would revisit the restaurant if we returned to Falmouth.

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Chale, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A lovely little restaurant in Falmouth. Cozy, friendly staff, superb food and a lovely bottle of Cornish wine. We had the tasting menu and both enjoyed it very much. At £30 a head this was excellent value for money. My favourite courses were the scallops and the sole - although it was very hard to choose a favourite as everything... More 

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Falmouth
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Went to Samphire the other night and had their tasting menu, and it proved to be the right choice. It was a real treat. Each dish was varied and served to showcase David's skills as a chef that can produce food that tastes exquisite. As it is a requirement of the whole table to have the same menu there then... More 

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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

In Falmouth on holiday and decided to revisit this restaurant. Without a booking we were welcomed from the moment we entered and felt well looked after until we left. The waitress was able to advise on certain dishes and knew what the changes were to the menu. We both ordered the hake dish for mains and it was truly wonderful.... 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: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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?