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4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
01227770075
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Ranked #15 of 102 Restaurants in Whitstable
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $27
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: British, Bistro
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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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English first
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

At last a restaurant in Whitstable that delivers well cooked food, good preseîintation with efficient service. The menu boards are full of interesting combinations , local produce with a good selection of wines. Well worth a visit if in the town!!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our first visit and how delightful good service and the food was excellent . I had sardines for a starter and we both had the brill , it was larger portions than expected , the desert was also excellent. Well recommended and really worth calling for a reservation you might be lucky without but it's sure worth waiting for.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We popped into the restaurant one Sunday lunch without booking, it was pretty full and is somewhere we have wanted to try but usually find it's too busy to get a table, but this time we were lucky, we only had a lite lunch but it was delicious, the service was very good, polite, smiley, friendly waitresses who were working... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have been looking forward to eating at Samphire's for quite a while. However, I was disappointed with our meal. We did visit the restaurant over the Christmas period and it was busy. We had to wait 30 mins to receive our drinks and 55 mins for our food. I have to say the food was average. The beef dish... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I had the super sized double breakfast. For around £12 you get double egg, bacon, sausage, black pudding, bubble and squeak, toast, tomato and beans. All the ingredients were top quality, the flat white was perfect and the service was quick and efficient. We went on Sunday and got in just before they stopped serving breakfast (11:30 I think). Well... More 

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Canterbury, Kent
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

On a very busy Sunday, called in without booking on the off chance. Brilliant food & service, despite them being very busy. What initially was a quick, light, late lunch turned into 3 courses! Had the most amazing fish pie as a main, a mackerel starter & a dessert to share of chocolate torte with a chilli chocolate sorbet. Wonderful... More 

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited on 29th December and although they were incredibly busy, they made us very welcome and squeezed us in. If you are going then I would suggest you book to avoid disappointment. Three of us had their Smoked Haddock Kedgiree with Bubble & Squeak, and one had their Egg Florentine, both of which were excellent.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Greeted straight away, shown to our table. Waiting staff were very polite, friendly and knowledgable (we asked what wines go well with the mains). The food came quickly and it was delicious! I'm still thinking about the Gnocchi I ate - it was divine! Would definitely go back.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Back again for Breakfast at Samphire where the Eggs Benedict and excellent coffee are irresistible. The ambience of this charming restaurant, which is so well situated in the town centre, is enticing to the hungry and discerning visitor - so a return visit for dinner was hurriedly booked for 3 days later. Once again Samphire did not disappoint and we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We've been coming to Samphire in Whitstable for more than five years for breakfast, lunches and dinners and it's never disappointed. The food is fresh, delicious and locally sourced. The staff are always attentive and lovely, even when the restaurant is packed (which happens often, not surprising given that it's the best restaurant in town). This week we've been there... 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: British, Bistro

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