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36 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JF, England
+44 1326 210759
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Frimley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed some great fresh local food at this restaurant. Highly recommend the seafood platter for 2. Amazing value. Will try the cocktails on our next visit

Thank simonwinfield
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

A lovely night with simply excellent food. Steak was cooked to perfection and venison was amazing. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul Michael T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Nice decor but just poor and basic food. Called in for coffee and bacon baguettes. Probably could of done better at subway. Service was also poor with the Waiter having a loud conversation with a friend about girls and such.

Thank hannah g
Swindon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had a fantastic meal last year on our visit to Falmouth so reserved a table this year in advance. Had to have a Rhubarb and Ginger Gin with Prosecco to get into the mood first. For starters my husband had Falmouth Bay Scallops - thoroughly enjoyable. I chose the King Prawn Linguine - incredible. My husband then chose The Cod... More 

Thank rose-a-rambling
Falmouth, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Visited for the first time with a group of 8 friends for a birthday celebration. The food quality was excellent, but there were some service issues. We had ordered scallops to accompany our meal - these were forgotten and, when we commented on this, they were served up on a separate plate when we had nearly finished. They still still... More 

Thank Janet W
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I spent quite some time searching through websites and menus as we were spending the night in Falmouth and wanted a nice meal, we are usually in Falmouth at lunchtimes. Came across Samphire and as very regular visitors to France knew this was the place for us! We favoured the fixed price menu available 6-7pm, but didn't want to have... More 

1 Thank scareyCornwall
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

looked up the restaurant an hour before dinner luckily they had 1 table left. lovely staff greeted pleasantly by the girls , we chose the scallops and oxo pudding for starters and it was delicious. we both had the hake and sea vegetable luigini with a white sauce from the specials board. it was amazing the sea vegetable really added... More 

Thank Tracey B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

On holiday in Cornwall we were pleased to find this small, intimate restaurant which has pleasant staff and excellent food. We chose the set menu and although the portions weren't big, as the food was good quality and very tasty it was good value.

Thank CutJen
Mylor Bridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing food! Lovely service. Smiley staff, food has improved in the last 2/3 months! 100% returning

Thank leahr12321
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Samphire is a small, popular well run restaurant with a small but nevertheless excellent menu. I really would recommend booking to avoid disappointment. We had three courses (shared starter & dessert) with the fish platter main all of which were tasty and well cooked. It was probably slightly more expensive than other restaurants in Falmouth but worth it in our... More 

Thank Phil S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 210759
Simple French Bistro food using local ingredients cooked with class and care

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?