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36 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JF, England
+44 1326 210759
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On holiday in Cornwall we were pleased to find this small, intimate restaurant which has pleasant staff and excellent food. We chose the set menu and although the portions weren't big, as the food was good quality and very tasty it was good value.

Thank CutJen
Mylor Bridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food! Lovely service. Smiley staff, food has improved in the last 2/3 months! 100% returning

Thank leahr12321
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Samphire is a small, popular well run restaurant with a small but nevertheless excellent menu. I really would recommend booking to avoid disappointment. We had three courses (shared starter & dessert) with the fish platter main all of which were tasty and well cooked. It was probably slightly more expensive than other restaurants in Falmouth but worth it in our... More 

Thank Phil S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went into Falmouth to find somewhere to eat and found Samphire where we got lucky as they had a table. Would recommend booking as they were busy and we soon found out why. I had Hake on a lovely risotto with cockles and samphire. My wife had monkfish with black olive mash and green beans. Both dishes were gorgeous and... More 

Thank Andrew S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great little restaurant offering a more refined service than many eateries in the area. Great food and plenty of it within a small menu. Dont be put off by the limited choice though as the food is well prepared and cooked, delivered with a professional but friendly waiter.

Thank Pete_Charlotte
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in at lunch time and we enjoyed our lunch which was served quickly. The staff were very pleasant. The premises was clean and welcoming. The street level dining area was limited but we found it ideal for watching the world go by.

Thank Anthony H
Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 August 19, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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

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