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Samphire

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French, British, Bistro
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4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
01227770075
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 319
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    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday meal

Lovely food- cant complain. Very short staffed the evening we were there so service rather slow. Also would have liked a wider choice of menu but since everything is fresh i guess i cant complain. Also- tables a bit cramped so not ideal for a romantic birthday meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Trisha693
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Croydon, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely food- cant complain. Very short staffed the evening we were there so service rather slow. Also would have liked a wider choice of menu but since everything is fresh i guess i cant complain. Also- tables a bit cramped so not ideal for a romantic birthday meal.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Samphire is a lovely, cosy little restaurant on the high street. Personal service and the best fish pie in town.

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london
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place is a gem. Great menu with a range of meat, fish and veg dishes, all reasonably priced. Really nice atmosphere and delicious food. My husband had pork belly which was enormous, with Asian sauce and crackling! I was very jealous! I had the tandoori hake which was also lovely. Would go again when in town.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Local sourced food, we enjoyed the lamb and the brill, washed down with house prose co and red wine.

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Four of us booked for an early supper on a Tuesday evening. Two of the party had the line caught cod which was cooked to perfection, the flakes of opaque flesh falling away as they should. Both the lamb, cooked pink, and the courgette velouté with mushroom ravioli were also quite delicious. Puds also quite yummy. Ambience, service and cooking... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

New menu tonight cannot fault this superb restaurant great food great service great atmosphere swordfish special and monks hill lamb faultless

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great restaurant. Amazing food. Stopped here to catch up with family we hadn't seen in a year. The food was great I had beef brisket which was fantastic. They also made an excellent sausage and mash for my son. Provided colouring in sheets for the children. The wine list was great too. Lovely delicious food, great atmosphere and fantastic staff.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Well, I think the title of this review says it all! We had lunch here and were very impressed with both the quality of the food, which was beautifully presented, fresh and tasty, and the friendliness of the service. The menu was very interesting and I hope to go back soon and try something else. Definitely recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went here for an impromptu dinner out and the food overall was very nice. A great option for a bit of fine dining as opposed to Gastropubs etc - really fresh and interesting ingredients/courses. A tiny bit on the steep side price wise, but if you want something a bit special then definitely one to check out.

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Mendon, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We have eaten at Samphire several times and have always enjoyed our meals there. On this occasion, we were looking for a place to eat a late lunch/brunch. Nearly all of the local (non-chain) restaurants and pubs stopped serving food at 2:30 and it was now 3:30. Luckily, Samphire's serves its lunch/brunch menu from the morning until the evening when... More 

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Additional Information about Samphire

Address: 4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
Phone Number: 01227770075
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 27
Cuisine: French, British, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: 01227770075

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 27
  • Cuisine: French, British, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?