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4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
+44 1227 770075
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (107 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (47 reviews)
“mussels” (96 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Brunch so good, went back for dinner. Food that really has flavour and is put together with skill and knowledge. The roasted beetroot and gnocchi with hazelnuts was voted our group starter of the evening and cod cheeks with chorizo close behind. Great for vegetarians...More

Thank mary w
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s highly rated and deservedly so. Some “interesting “ dishes and my daughter wasn’t sure, but once they arrived we cleared everything and, unusually for us, went the full 3 courses. Excellent and friendly service Best in town.

Thank Glenn J
Reviewed 1 week ago

No camera this time, which is a shame, but a few photos from earlier in the week.. Decided, on the first visit- on the recommendation of another diner- to go for the salted cod cheek and chorizo. followed by the mussels in local cider; Mme...More

Thank taff515
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our lunch in this restaurant, great atmosphere and really enthusiastic staff (owners). Ordered lunch and there was a little wait, however we had a drink and wine and we did not mind. We were given bread and dips on the house. Lunch arrived...More

Thank Kentjules316
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this establishment for the first time with a couple of friends 1st up was the salmon............wow fantastic My better half had Cod cheeks .... verdict a bit salty Mains next I went with the Rump steak ....... don’t eat rump too often...More

Thank Hugh D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and Fine wines Try the miso & chilli hash- superb Wonderful service Hard to beat! Fantastic evening

Thank Clare B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mum and I sat in the window, we chose more oysters and shared a starter of sardines, making sure we had room for the truly delicious sharing rib of Dexter beef. This was cooked to perfection and one of the nicest steaks I've ever...More

Thank 814SarahT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well thought out menu and excellently executed dishes. Our meals were perfect, superb value for money and the service was relaxed and friendly. Great vegetarian options, a break from the dull norm of risotto!! Can thoroughly recommend.

Thank JoAnne N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The good bit: Food was amazing, the best roast beef dinner I've ever had. Pumpkin spiced cheesecake was something completely off my usual dessert radar but it was so good and was accompanied with homemade walnut brittle with thyme. Amazing! The bistro had a lovely...More

Thank JaybirdUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only make it to Whitstable once a year but we always visit Samphire. The food is always interesting, that's to say it's great ingredients well cooked, but quirky and inventive. Maybe the only thing better than the food is the service. Already booked for...More

Thank YandMTravel
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1 September 2017|
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Response from ChrisStubberfield | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. Two of our party had a beer and my recollection was wine and cocktails too. Hope this helps
28 June 2017|
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Response from RS54 | Reviewed this property |
Not really, there are vegetarian options but not extensive
Andie B
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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