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4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We a party of 6 visited Samphire for breakfast, which I was really looking forward the restaurant was busy but not full however there was only 2 waitresses, who looked a bit stressed but friendly. I ordered the scrambled eggs on sourdough toast with extra black pudding. I was surprised that for £5.50 there was only one slice of toast... More 

Thank Lids329
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129 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked for an evening meal during the Oyster Festival and it was obviously very busy. The food was delicious and interesting apart from, ironically, the samphire, which was woody and inedible. We enjoyed all the dishes we ordered but, as the starters are very small, the waitress might have advised us to order more as we were sharing. Paying... More 

Thank Hugenot
Brussels, Belgium
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133 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Based on previous comments we booked dinner at the Samphire and we were very pleased of the creativity of the menu selections and of the quality of the seafood. The main negative is that it seems to be fashionable nowadays to serve food in settings which are as plain as possible, with seemingly recovered and/or mismatched furniture and uncomfortable chairs.... More 

Thank Aipalovik
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a very busy day in Whitstable with the oyster festival in full swing and we had book Samphire for an early evening meal. The restaurant looked very nice and soon filled up with diners. Our waitress seemed very stressed and stated that we had to place our order quickly. We told her that 2 of our party were... More 

Thank PDyche
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came with friends and was asked/told to stop talking when I thought that specials were being read to others, which was oddly aggressive...then we were rushed to choose our options- fine but for the fact that there was easily 30 minutes between courses and that we had to ask for the bill twice. Food is amazing though, absolutely worth the... More 

Thank Fred_Lower
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228 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to stop here for Brunch Food was delicious.. Staff very friendly... And brought the food out quick.. Would of liked to of seen a few more fish choices on the afternoon menus

Thank Demented_Em
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My cousin and I visited here on a Sunday lunchtime and we were seated in the window so could watch the world go by! I had the Roast beef and my cousin the sea bream together with a bottle of NZ Sauvignon Blanca! Good food and service but the veg portions were a little on the small side. £60 for... More 

Thank turrolu
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice friendly staff,nice selection of food,some might say a little pricey,but well worth the price,great food well cooked,we will be going again.

Thank Lynco023
Guildford, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A small restaurant with a great atmosphere and friendly staff. The menu is on a specials board with a good selection. The steaks were fantastic and cooked perfectly for all dining. Best to book.

Thank Johncobham
Oxford, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whitstable is a charming place but a bit lacking in top class restaurants. This is one of the better ones but the prices compare with London--or indeed Oxford without it being outstanding. Service was good if a bit functional. Interesting menu with the emphasis on fish. My starter was mackerel with an Indian flavour--not very good but my bream as... More 

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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
Average prices
$8 - $27
British, Vegetarian, European
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: 441227770075

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?