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Samphire

4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
01227770075
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Ranked #12 of 96 restaurants in Whitstable
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $8 - $27
Cuisines: British, Bistro
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We'd intended to go for lunch to Wheeler's Oyster Bar in Whistable's main street - but it was closed, so we popped in to Samphire, next door but one. And a good choice it was. I had a delicious fish pie packed with varieties of fish and greens under a potato crust, and Madame and Madame's mother both had fishcakes,... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We made a reservation on a Friday evening so it was quite busy. In spite of this, the food came pretty quickly and was good. I didn't like my starter, but that was personal taste more than anything. My main of beetroot gnocchi was delicious.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is the second time we have been to Samphire the first time was for lunch and this time for Dinner both times were excellent, the food (I recommend the belly pork), the service and surroundings added to a very enjoyable evening and we look forward to visiting next time we are in Whitstable.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

When in Whitstable, this is a must for breakfast. They make the best eggs benedict, gorgeous! My husband also raves the full English with loads of flavour. Try the freshly squeezed orange juice, so refreshing. The service is great also, very attentive but not overpowering. Give it a try if in whitstable

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Whilst staying at Whitstable for a weekend, Sunday morning required a full English breakfast. Looked at a few places but decided on Samphire even though it appeared a little expensive. Well worth it, it was very nice, filling and not greasy like you may find in some places.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Samphire is excellent value for money. The food was outstanding. Staff were a great combination of professional and friendly. We will definitely be returning. Lovely atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.

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Kent
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We arrived as walk ins on Sunday lunch time and were lucky to get a table. Service was as good if not better than normal. Team is professional and informed and they have a sense of humour. A delay to our meal came with a full explanation and a complimentary glass of wine. Good lord! Customer service! The pork belly... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Arriving on time for our booking and having been made aware that there was a strict time slot for our meal, we expected ( but never received) speedy service. We were served drinks fairly swiftly and then everything stopped. No menus, no waitress,nothing.We sat and waited hoping that one of the two girls working would decide to take our order,... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Discovered this place by chance on a red hot day in August whilst looking for somewhere pleasant for lunch while visiting Whitstable for the day from our holiday cottage ner Ashford. Interesting and original food, great music and friendly, knowledgeable staff. The restaurant has a charming, rustic ambience but the food is imaginative, original and well presented. Not cheap, but... More

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Samphire is a Kentish bistro in the heart of Whitstable offering Kentish produce sourced from local farms, foragers, gamekeeprs & fishermen. Do not be put off by its appearance - looks a little rustic, but if you can get in, the food is fantastic. The evening we were there, they turned away at least as many people as they served,... More

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