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4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
+44 1227 770075
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a rare day out without the kids, stopped here for a very enjoyable lunch, we ordered fish pie and the goats cheese and courgette fritters. We both really enjoyed the food and we would definitely go back here on our next visit.

Thank lucasio76
Reviewed yesterday

I have eaten at the Samphire on numerous occasion and have always had great food and great service and it is not overly expensive, good value

Thank Norburytony
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

SO tasty! we stopped in for lunch and it was wonderful, the menu creative and delicious, the service was great and the restaurant itself is cute and conveniently located. would absolutely recommend!

Thank Tessa A
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had delicious mussels and the fish was fresh. The duck was made beautifully. The manager was wonderful. The ambience was good and we had an enjoyable afternoon out visiting Whitstable.

Thank NiloufersKitchen
Reviewed 6 days ago

Two of our party eat the salted vegetables, which were dissapointing. For £15 I expected more than a pile of half raw chunky veg with a tomato sauce and a few grams of cheese - two and half stars. The other two had the fish...More

1  Thank Christian F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sit in the window and observe Victorian Whitstable. But mainly this is a good food choice. Unique, incredible menu. A treat in a tourist town. Well worth a visit

Thank Vyvanse
Reviewed 1 week ago

With our family visiting for the weekend with their 2 year old son we booked a Sunday brunch at fairly short notice and were fortunate to be able to reserve a table as this is a very popular restaurant. On arrival we were welcomed and...More

Thank ChrisStubberfield
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic dinner at Samphire. For me the lamb was the highlight - immaculately cooked and a wonderful pesto and garlic sauce. The mussels in cider were so juicy and the coffee creme brûlée was a very successful twist on the classic. It's a...More

Thank adrianvk31
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Whitstable for a few days, we were seduced by the generally good reviews and booked for dinner. We ordered two pre-dinner cocktails, a bottle of wine, two starters and mains, and a cheeseboard to share. Asparagus with Duck egg as impossible to fault; Gin-cured...More

1  Thank Essexscot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Whitstable for a wedding but as we arrived the night before, wanted to go somewhere for a nice dinner. We were not disappointed with Samphire, which is currently ranking 2nd on best restaurants in Whitstable. We had driven from London and were...More

Thank meichan3
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Andie B
Hi there, is the Samphire dog friendly please?
1 January 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
Hi, is this restaurant kids friendly? Meeting up with family next week, the two youngest are a well behaved 5 and 3 years, so will need some cushions and a high chair. Also a separate(d) area would be good if child chatter is unwelcome by other guests. Thanks, Simon
30 October 2016|
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Response from bubbles288 | Property representative |
Hi Simon, We certainly are child friendly. We have high chairs you can use and no need for a separate area. Kind regards, Caroline
Are you open on New Year's Eve this year? Do you plan to have a set menu ? Thank you
4 September 2016|
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Response from bubbles288 | Property representative |
Hi, we are open, it will not be a set menu but a la carte, please call the restaurant to book or go online
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 770075
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