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Samphire

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British, Bistro
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4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
01227770075
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Today
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 273
    Excellent
  • 169
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
A gem!

We had found this place on the web prior to visiting and had hoped to enjoy dinner there but due to a change of plans sadly had to make do with just lunch. It was excellent with service second to none. It was Monday and the young lady was virtually running the front of house on her own. We had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Snippet_Dorset
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Dorset, UK
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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542 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dorset, UK
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We had found this place on the web prior to visiting and had hoped to enjoy dinner there but due to a change of plans sadly had to make do with just lunch. It was excellent with service second to none. It was Monday and the young lady was virtually running the front of house on her own. We had... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I visted the Samphire in February 2015 and I have to say I was disappointed. The food was average and was not seasoned properly. We also had to wait for 1 hour for our order. It defintely was not worth the wait.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Average restaurant in Whitstable. I was really looking forward to eating here after I had read the good reviews. I was a disappointed. The food took over and hour to arrive. It was far too salty and over cooked. Will not be returning.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I have never had indigestion from fresh crab before but I did after having it here. we were told that it was freshly dressed in the kitchen but when it arrived it was lumpy and fully of crab inner membrane and the white meat also in globules. it was served on a bread board with a pile of lettuce so... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We've been here a couple of times before and had solid experiences but today was particularly good and deserved a positive review. The front of house staff and kitchen were firing on all cylinders and we appreciated it. Can't say enough about the friendly, cheerful and efficient waitstaff but can follow it up by saying I wanted to clap the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Booked in here on a Saturday evening for dinner. Food was really good with a varied and tasty menu. Good value, too. Atmosphere of the restaurant is great, with your name written on the table in chalk. The service was excellent throughout with just the right amount of checkbacks. Would not hesitate to recommend. Booking in advance is advised.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Samphire is a wonderful little restaurant in the heart of Whitstable. We came here for our anniversary dinner and were reserved a lovely table in the window. Every dish was delicious - from my husband's pigeon and black pudding starter to my hake and mussels main with a delicious tandoori sauce. The lovely atmosphere complemented the meal perfectly. I would... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We went there as a group of 4 and we were not disappointed. We had great coffee and all of the breakfast items - eggs, bacon, sausage and black pudding - were excellent quality. The service was efficient and polite and the prices were reasonable. Well worth a visit and the evening menu looked great too.

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London
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Booked here for Sunday Lunch at the last minute, after being let down by another restaurant near by. Easy to locate, although fairly unassuming from the outside. Was there with a toddler & when we turned up both off their high chairs were already in use, but the staff were more than happy to pop to another restaurant nearby to... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had a full english breakfast. The quantity was just right, quality of ingredients was 1st class, service was good. Cost was a bit high at £7.95 but given quality was not exorbitant. My wife had was is listed on the menu as 'Eggs Forrestier', this consisted of toasted muffin, with wilted spinach, sliced mushrooms topped with 2 poached eggs... More 

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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: British, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?