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36 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JF, England
+44 1326 210759
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Despite having another wonderful meal at the samphire last week, my husband and I will not be returning. There were 2 mistakes on our bill (a cider added that we did not have and we asked for the house wine and were charged for a more expensive bottle). This was annoying as the bill was then over £11 more than... More 

Thank raspberry1beret
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Falmouth has many restaurants and you can tell the good ones as the locals eat there. This is one of them . It is family run so have a good chat with the owners.

Thank Justin D
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here last Thursday and would thoroughly recommend this lovely relaxed bistro for an evening meal. We started with bread and olives and we're glad we saved ourselves space for the mains and puds! OH had chicken (beautifully cooked with great choice of veg) and I had pork tenderloin with new potatoes and creamed cabbage (delicious). Puds were excellent... More 

Thank Lynn B
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a busy Saturday night; service was prompt and efficient but got the impression that it was not a place where you were encouraged to linger. Started with olives, which were nothing special, then I had the hake with risotto and partner had the stonebass, served with a different risotto; both were excellent. For drinks we both had different... More 

Thank Tricia B
Cheddar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't book the table but managed to arrive as just opening, ordered the ginger & rhubarb gin topped with prossecco which was very nice, we then wanted to order lemonade but was told they didn't have any! Amazed that any bar/restaurant can function without the basics. The menu wasn't that inspiring when we asked the waitress what the special... More 

Thank jimbomascolo
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate there 2 days ago. Nice atmosphere. Service was attentive and efficient. Food was good value. I had pork loin, slightly dry but my partner had fish which was excellent. Would definitely go again

Thank David M
Pendeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we visit Falmouth for an evening we book a table in Samphire. Have visited others but we always plump for Samphire. We hadn't visited for a few months but booked a table during Falmouth Week for a meal. Samphire used to be more fine dining - now they are a bistro but still have the fine dining element in... More 

Thank 2lemonlover
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for dinner on a busy Falmouth Week night, Red Arrows had just finished a display, nearby there was a minimum wait of one hour for a Pizza! Samphire had a spare table, the menu and specials was different, however we both chose steak and chips, to our surprise it was fantastic, the last time we had steak cooked this... More 

1 Thank Richard S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the 'Prix Fixe' set menu - three courses for £20. The food was of the highest quality & generous portions too. The cocktails were also very good! It's not big so you might need to book to be sure of getting in.

Thank Richard B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after we couldn't get a table at the restaurant across the road....... I rang up and they squeezed us in after 9pm, so glad they did, the food was gorgeous and the service was top notch - the young lady who looked after us couldn't do enough for us, they had no problem accommodating my partner who... More 

Thank Paul M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 210759
Simple French Bistro food using local ingredients cooked with class and care

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?