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4 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BQ, England
+44 1227 770075
08:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 22:00
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
Mississauga, Canada
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 pie which they said was nice and gave three and half stars - though no... More 

1 Thank Christian F
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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
London England
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 directed to our table - the name and time is chalked on the wooden table... More 

Thank ChrisStubberfield
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 friendly, busy place with a great bistro atmosphere. Very good service and a most enjoyable... More 

Thank adrianvk31
Essex, UK
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
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 salmon didn't really have any gin taste, but was generous and served with exceptionally-fresh salad... More 

1 Thank Essexscot
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 extremely hungry so we ordered a lot! We had mussels and squid for starters and... More 

Thank meichan3
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the place based on the number of good reviews on TripAdvisor and had to leave a deposit to secure the table. Service was good and staff was very friendly, however we felt that dishes were quite overpriced for lunch menu and not big enough to feed the averagely built adult. We had to catch up on food on... More 

1 Thank NatLondon_UK
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for a casual lunch while on a brief visit and this place was very pleasant. The emphasis is on simple fresh ingredients. Not stellar but a very decent average. We will happily come again

1 Thank J D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?