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“Yummy breakfast”
Review of Samphire

Samphire
Ranked #3 of 133 Restaurants in Whitstable
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $27
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

We searched whitstable for somewhere that did breakfast, we were a little late as most places stopped at 11.30. We found samphire and were very impressed, very relaxed atmosphere and lovely decor we sat in the window as we love to people watch ! We ordered one English breakfast and one full English. My husband and I were both impressed with our breakfast nothing but the egg was fried which we like and the coffee was great too everything was cooked to perfection and the black pudding was awesome ! Over all a really nice place just one tiny criticism is we thought the breakfast was a little pricey but we will definitely be back as the supper menu looked amazing!!

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We were met with Champagne on arrival - as an apology for a misunderstanding over our booking, which was a great touch. The staff, from the onset, were professional and courteous without being in any way aloof. Perfectly balanced.
The decor is contemporary and the lighting ambient and soothing. No ghastly muzak, instead there was subdued cool jazz.
We started with olives and bread, which also came with marinated tomatoes and crisp fried almonds. Just enough to set us up and very tasty indeed.
We had leek vinaigrette with brown shrimp/broccolli with hollandaise to start. Both faultless.
We moved on to Ox cheek/Belly pork served with creamy potatoes and savoy cabbage. Sublime, both of them. Pudding was Vaniila cream with rhubarb/treacle tart with cream. Indulgent and worth every last calorie.
In all, one of the finest restaurant meals we've had in years. The last one to come up to this standard was the Columbine in Buxton in 2007!!

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

I have visited Samphire three times over three visits to Whitstable over three years.
Always very good, lovely food, great service and its a really nice place to be. Consistency is excellent, always the sign of a well run establishment. Thank you Samphire!

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Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

After oyster starters next door we fell into Samphire. Lovely friendly staff, especially the busy waitress who greeted everybody with a smile and a verbal run down of the specials -star! Superb duck cassoulet on a cold day much needed. Good coffee. Keep up the good work guys!!

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Really enjoyed our meal in this buzzy little locals place. Interesting food, limited menu but everything whetted our appetites. Goiod wine list. fried duck egg was tasty, oxtail risotto even bettter. My Venison pie was a little overwhelmed by the red wine sauce- maybe could have been served on the side. Veggie dishes were a real triumph although the goat curd and leek ravioloi was sold out which is a shame on a Saturday.

Puds were totally historic (in a Michael Winner homage).

Slight quibble on pricing- though the food was fair enough even for Northern boys like us but £5 for not that great bread and bog-standard olives was a minor pisstake.

Note when booking though- I really would not have been happy with the tables in the window and by the door for the prices they charge so book with care..........- oh and service was super charming- even northern in its warmth.

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