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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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$8 - $27
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Samphire is a splendid, if somewhat cramped, bistro in the heart of Whitstable. The menu is fairly standard, but the cooking is great and the ingredients are obviously fresh. Three courses with wine will set you back in the region of £100, but it's worth...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank PhilipR2041
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Samphire really is a great little restaurant, and it would be so easy to breeze past it and not notice it, so please do pop in and check it out! We visited for breakfast whilst on a break with friends, and it was a most...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Jon P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting family in this area, and Samphire had been recommended. We were lucky enough to get a table due to cancellation. Restaurant was bustling and busy as are all the staff, who are all really chatty and friendly. Food was served beautifully, and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank kdm1967
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant so thought we’d give it a try. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. We had the bread to start and then mains and shared a dessert. Really friendly staff, good value for money....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank clobster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Five of us visited here and had a range of dishes (meat, fish, veggie). All were very good. The (local) wine was excellent too. Really nice atmosphere and all reasonably priced.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank SFK77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 family for a late breakfast and it was very, very good! Service was friendly and the right blend of attentive and unobtrusive. The food was very, very good. The service might have been a little slow, but that is what you get if the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank andrew a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would definitely recommend this restaurant and you do need to book even midweek. Great fish, I am told, and I had beef short rib which probably could have been cooked a little longer. Puddings excellent.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank trompej
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, excellent service and a well-round menu. A small venue so booking probably best advised at busy times.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank yanhLondon_England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this lovely place for the first time this past weekend and had to go back one more time yesterday before we came home.Food absolutely faultless-one full english breakfast,one vegetable hash with duck egg.Staff really friendly and even came over for a chat about where...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank AlwaysEating1983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us had a scrumptious meal. Our waitress was cautiously opening a bottle of Prosecco for the first time which we loved. We were served very quick with no delays. We all had different food choices for main & dessert. We shared each other's...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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September 1, 2017|
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Response from ChrisStubberfield | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. Two of our party had a beer and my recollection was wine and cocktails too. Hope this helps
June 27, 2017|
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Response from RS54 | Reviewed this property |
Not really, there are vegetarian options but not extensive
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January 1, 2017|
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Response from bubbles288 | Property representative |
Hi, I'm afraid that as we are such a small restaurant, it isn't practical for us to accept dogs. Kind regards, Caroline
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