- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Gluten Free Available
About Samphire Whitstable
Samphire is a Kentish Bistro firmly established within the Whitstable restaurant scene. Our style of food is simple with emphasis on great produce. We are proud to showcase the best seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms, allotments and producers in our regularly changing menus.
Staff were friendly and did their best to accommodate allergies. Food was delicious, service swift.
Excellent place for a cosy date night. Great food and value for money and the staffs are lovely!
Hi guys! Sorry to be so negative about our "Samphire" experience, the atmosphere was good and people obviously like the place. But in the end it is all about the food and we found it under whelming. One of our party of three had the skate, and no complaints about this dish at all, but myself and daughter had the bream. It was a nice bit of fish but where were the additions? I was hopefully expecting a separate dish of potato, smoked fennel etc. but none was forthcoming. Both our bream dishes were found to contain a very small piece of potato and other ungenerous bits and pieces hidden under the fish, and the chermoula was too runny for my taste. This was awkward as we did not like to approach the chef in front of a full restaurant, plates in hand, and say "Please sir, we would like some more". It is too much like something out of "Oliver Twist"! We are not big people but we love our food and dinner on holiday is a looked for highlight. So disappointing then, as "Samphire" is well recommended if not cheap. I did mention my opinion to a polite waitress who thanked me for my "constructive criticism", which was nice but still left us hungry. Perhaps Chef was not in a generous mood the night of our visit? If so I hope he cheers up and dishes up, for the sake of other diners.
Service was lovely and attentive. Had a lovely table and they decorated it for a birthday. Food was delicious. My partners lamb melted in your mouth. Window seat was fun to people watch.
So many places can't get everything right - ambience, service and food - but the Samphire does. Faultlessly. We've been talking about the meal we had last night several times today. With smiles.
The place is lovely. The staff are excellent. I just think I ordered the wrong thing for me from the Sunday lunch menu. worth another try.
The food was ok but the service was appalling and the staff were very rude
The food at Samphire, and the very friendly and highly attentive service, are second to none. The best restaurant in Whitstable, if not all of Kent.
Lovely breakfast/brunch, as always. Best Eggs Benedict & Full English in town!
Well balanced food Bream was a joy
Absolutely loved it
First visit but hopefully not our last! Fabulous food - fresh, interesting and decent portion sizes. Great place.
Fabulous food enhanced by friendly & knowledgeable service. This was a return visit for us but a couple of years in between as we usually just pop down for fish n chips. So glad we came for dinner as all three courses were excellent & the service was great! Thanks for a lovely evening x
Decent, honest food well presented. Service was fantastic and very friendly and patient with kids and their umming and aahing.
The main courses were, as always very good. The dessert was disappointing, quite dry and tasteless.
Please can you offer vegetarian sausages with your english breakfast ?
It was a nice evening. Food was very well done.
Great food and great night
Lovely amazing food!
One of the best restaurants in the area. Local produce, a light touch and interesting menu. Informal, bistro atmosphere makes for a relaxing meal.
I had a main meal of mussels, about a Third of them were not edible! I spoke with the waitress who offered either to add to or charge a starter price. Issue was resolved but would it not have been possible to remove inedible shells prior to serving? That would have got five stars for food as the other meals were both delicious.
Made to feel very welcome with lovely foof
Samphire never fails to disappoint - delicious, imaginative food, attentive and friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere. Lovely to have some wine from Kent on the wine list!
Great meal - very proud to have been able to bring my overseas guests to such a wonderful place serving our local produce. Thank you
Fascinating menu, brilliant service and lively atmosphere. We had a great time and will be back soon!