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4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
+44 1227 770075
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were here for a late lunch, as this seemed to be the only restaurant in Whitstable that had free tables and was serving food throughout the day. We liked the environment and decor, although our table by the window was a bit crammed. We had very good seafood and a local wine from Kent. Brunch was also available. All... More 

Thank ComdtNexus
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for an after lunch cheese board, desert and coffee and it was outstanding. Excellent service with a long chat about what cheeses would be best (all we got were good!); utterly delicious desert and a menu up on the board that looked delicious. We will be back for a full meal as soon as we get out to... More 

Thank Christina929
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Samphire for dinner on a Saturday night, and the restaurant was bustling, very nice atmosphere. I recommend booking, as we saw several people turned away. The food was seriously very good, can't fault it. The service was very friendly, albeit slightly stretched with the amount of people, but it didn't matter to us really. We had a starter,... More 

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Apart from the draught when the door opened it was great. Willing and keen staff and excellent bistro food. I had mussels in cider and my wife had eggs forestier. Both were scrumptious. Other customers platefuls looked large and inviting. Well worth the visit. Bob Smitherman

Thank bob s
London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whitstable with friends to spend New Years eve, we booked in advance and we did it correctly - this was a great place to be for the evening, with delicious food, great wine, absolutely great service...liked the place a lot, and I am planning to try it again on a 'normal' day during the course fo the year, and may... More 

Thank Surzen
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here countless times and the food is fantastic. Menu varies according to season but few dishes make multiple appearances which I've no problem with as they are fantastic. Service is always excellent and love the emphasis on local produce.

Thank BennyDigital13
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped to Whitstable on a very miserable Sunday and had a wonder around. We stumbled across Samphire whilst walking around town and was such a lovely dining experience. The staff were all so lovely and helpful and the food was a real delight.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in to Samphire on a recent trip to Whitstable for a quick lunch and we were very pleased that we did. We only had the one course (main) but they were delicious. I had probably the best fish pie I have ever tasted and my wife had the fishcakes which were huge and very tasty. We will definitely... More 

Thank STW324
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit to Samphire for a special evening. We booked for the second dinner service at 9 pm. Lovely evening great food (great choice) wild boar / steak special. Great wine staff on good form and it was busy . We finished before midnight in time to get to the beach for fireworks. Great night.

Thank Wakefield93
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was lovely but the portions were rather small! The potato cake with duck egg was good but the cake had a slight burnt tinge to it. The preferred dish amongst the group was the fish pie. It may seem expensive but when you consider the fresh ingredients it's not that bad. Have been before for breakfast and would recommend... More 

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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
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?