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4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
01227770075
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Ranked #14 of 101 Restaurants in Whitstable
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Surrey, Uk
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I did like this restaurant. It is friendly, we were given a warm personal welcome on a miserable wet day and I feel that my overall average rating is just slightly unfair but whilst the lunch menu is quite extensive and portions are very large, the menu could do with some fine tuning.We tried soups of the day which were... More

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Caterbury
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Called ahead on arrival into whitstable around lunchtime on a Sunday, we were concerned we would not get a table as we had not pre booked but a very friendly man who answered the phone reassured me to just pop in and he will reserve the table immediately. Greeted warmly on arrival by the gent who had answered the phone,... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Booked a 7.00 p.m. table on a Saturday night, earlyish as 4 yr old with us. A meal for my wife and I with our son (at Uni in Canterbury) and his girlfriend. Son is a vegetarian so the menu choices that always include "Two fish, two meat and two vegetarian" seemed idea. Simple rustic decor, wooden tables with reservations... More

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kent
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

In the last week we have indulged in 2 x brunch, 1 x lunch and 1 x dinner at our beloved Samphire. A family of (hard to please) foodies-this quirky, friendly little restaurant hits the spot every time! George and his staff achieve that rare, fine balance between attentive friendly service - without being omnipresent. The atmosphere is laid back,... More

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orpington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Me and my girlfriend fancied a change from a Sunday roast and decided to try here after popular reviews. We should have stuck with the roast !!! My girlfriend ordered the monkfish wrapped in Parma ham. This was priced at 18.95. The monkfish was a tiny tail which had not been prepped correctly. The bone was still in and no... More

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lincoln,england
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great sea food and service good wines and we spent under 80 for two ,3courses and wine.love the fish dishes!!

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My friend and I were staying in Whitstable for a week and were frequent customers here their menu very varied ....wonderful food all locally sourced ...and we were made to feel very welcome .You need to book especially during the evening as it is such a gem of a place to go.Highly recommend their fish catch of the day we... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were in Whitstable heading towards another restaurant and as we passed we read the menu on blackboards outside and decided to give this place a try. Busy Sunday lunch time but lucky for us they had a table for 2 available although they did advise there may be a short wait due to several tables arriving at same time... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Fantastic restaurant. Inside is slightly rustic, the menu is inventive and very fresh. Took ages to decide what to order as there were so many delicious sounding dishes. Ordered Beef Bourguignon with a side of fresh bread - rich and very tasty. A friend ordered a special, mussels and a glass of wine £10, she said they were the biggest... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

great food and very friendly staff most of the food and some of the drink is locally sourced had a fantastic starter of Cornish baby octopus followed by cod on a bed of samphire fantastic

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

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