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Seafood restaurant using fresh locally sourced fish, meats and game.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
French, Scottish, Seafood, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to Samphire with high expectations and were not disappointed. The food was wonderful and I was delighted that I could get a glass of champagne! The staff were excellent, attentive but not overbearing.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a beautiful meal at Samphires on 9 June. OMG the fish stew is to die for. Thank you Rachel our waitress for amazing service. If in Inveraray you must come here

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great welcome and wonderful food and service. First meal out since beginning g of L9ckdown in March 2020. Wouldn't miss having a meal here when passing through on my way to Islay Just the best and thank you. Would need to book beforehand

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good.. I especially enjoyed the daily special-baby squid.. But I think the whole experience would not be the same if it wasn't for a super friendly and effective staff. Definitely worth a visit!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a wonderful meal and warm, welcoming and professional service at this First Class restaurant in Inveraray. The cooking was accomplished, well presented and all dishes were delicious. We started with Cajun floured squid and queen scallops cooked in a garlic butter. Our mains...were loin of hake wrapped in pancetta and served in a white wine, butter, chilli & chive sauce with butter beans and peas. We had side dishes of small cut fries and new herb scented potatoes. Everything was cooked to perfection. Our dessert was a caramelised passion fruit tart on a shortbread base with passion fruit coulis & a light vanilla cream. Light and a nice sharpness to taste. Absolutely divine across all dishes. We enjoyed a lovely bottle of SA Chenin Blanc from Franschhoek to accompany our meal. We rounded off a great meal & evening with a liquor & Ardbeg whiskey. 10 out of 10 to both the Chef, Kitchen team & Front of House. This was our first visit to Samphire but certainly not our last. When next in Inveraray we will most certainly book in advance and return. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the most amazing meal with family. All three courses were sublime, the service was also fantastic. The quality of fish is first class, it really is a top tier restaurant. I cannot recommend enough. We will absolutely come again.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here with my son. We are both big seafood fans and ordered the seafood platter, swapping the Oysters for extra Langoustines. We followed with Passion Fruit Tart and Sticky Toffee Pudding. The food was amazing and the service really friendly and attention. Would...definitely recommend and will certainly be back Kathy BMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Inveraray a couple of times before but never been able to get a table at this restaurant, well it’s been well worth the wait the staff were friendly and very attentive and the langoustines were delicious my wife had the hake...not being a particularly fishy, thought it was one of the best meals she had ever had. All in all a great experience can’t recommend this place highly enough.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently moved into the area and coming out of lockdown decided to try Samphire this evening for my husband's 65th birthday. Did not disappoint. The food was quality, excellent portions and the service was friendly, attentive without being intrusive. Started with squid, husband had...haddock chowder and then followed by seafood stew and he had Aberdeen Angus burger. The batter on the onion rings is the lightest we have had. Dessert was really yummy and the price was reasonable for the quality and quantity. Will definitely be visiting again and again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 20 November 2020 via mobile

We came here for dinner last night. It is a Lovely restaurant, very attentive service, and fantastic food and wine. We had scallops, and mussels followed by fish and chips and seafood stew. Would highly recommend: portions were fresh, generous and delicious.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Response from Elsie A | Reviewed this property |
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13 August 2018|
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Response from flyingtame | Reviewed this property |
They certainly have a children’s high chair so will probably cater for children
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Response from Rachel M | Reviewed this property |
Their olive oil poached beetroot starter with goat cheese is incredible!!
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Samphire Seafood Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5