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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
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Kettering, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here solely for lobster. We booked our table the night before and enquired about the lobster and prices. The waitress told us to look on the menu in the window (we then looked and there were no prices) and did not mention we needed to reserve a lobster to have one the following evening. Consequently when we came... More 

Thank Victoria G
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Samphire has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and was busy so we were lucky to get a table. We chose from the set menu which is really good value - lovely chunky fish goujons and tasty French onion soup to start with steak and beef bourguinon to follow - we enjoyed every morsel! The house wine was delicious and good value... More 

Thank GaranaB
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had The special of plaice cooked with bacon and sea vegetables served with a couple of bottles of an excellent, local micro-brewery beer. The plaice was delicate, delicious and is possibly the best I've ever had, It came with a couple of boiled potatoes and whatever sea vegetables are, which i could have lived without. The poor waitress was... More 

Thank Gideon B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been born in Falmouth i love coming back to explore the shops, the water and the restaurants. Samphire has however been our favourite for a while now, and each time we return to Falmouth for a weekend we book. Last week was no exception. Despite being busy, the service was as always superb and the food was delicious. All... More 

Thank James V
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149 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was quite good. Finding a place to eat on a Friday night can be difficult but we just managed to get a table. Due to it being Friday it took some time before we got our food.

Thank Aino C
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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the third restaurant we tried in Falmouth.. Quick efficient service. Spotted our hotel owner eating there which must count for something. I had he onglet steak,which although very tasty but was also very tough. I have not tried this cut before so don't know if this was normal. Would certainly go back but not order that steak.

Thank Fonmon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this lovely bistro walking through town. Excellent choice on both the set menu and the a la carte . The food is perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. The wine list is good and not too extensive and good value. The service is good and the staff were efficient and knowledgeable. All in all a truly remarkable find.

Thank craigmossco
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to Samphire with my husband for nearly five years; in that time we have never had a poor meal and have always walked away feeling very positive about our meal and night out. We took some friends for their first Samphire experience and they too enjoyed the food and atmosphere. One required food alterations due to dietary... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to say that I am surprised at the number of excellent reviews of this restaurant. It is indeed a pleasant place with very friendly staff but the food was very disappointing. The starter of fish goujons was OK - but just that. The seafood linguine was quite the worst I have ever had. The linguine should be coated... More 

Thank James D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our third visit to Samphire and once again not disappointed. Superb fish dishes, although not as many choices on the specials board as usual. Lemon posset dessert to die for!

Thank lyndsayjp

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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, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?