Sample Menu

  • Rosemary & Roast Garlic Focaccia

    £4.50
  • 1/2 Dozen Oysters

    juniper mignonette

    £22
  • Smoked Cod's Roe

    rye crackers

    £10.95
  • Aged Beef Tartare

    Jerusalem artichoke, cobnuts

    £12.95
  • Smoked Cod Croquettes

    crab mayo

    £12.50
  • Roasted Beetroot

    hummus, pickled stems, chervil

    £10.95
  • Grilled Rye Bay Scallops

    cauliflower, black pudding crumb

    £14.95

  • Samphire's Fish Pie

    miso greens

    £25.95
  • Roast Crown Prince Squash

    pearl barley, pumpkin seed dressing

    £18.95
  • Creole Mussels

    Holy Trinity sauce, smoked prawn butter

    £19.95
  • Mushroom, Celeriac & Walnut Pithivier

    cauliflower purée, pickled wild mushrooms

    £18.95
  • Aged Beef Porterhouse (for 2)

    beef fat salsa verde

    £72.95
  • Dayboat

    market price
  • Plus daily specials

Sample Set Lunch Menu (Monday-Friday)

  • Roasted celeriac soup

  • 3 x Oysters, pickled rhubarb

  • Smoked cod's roe, rye crackers

  • Pork terrine, celeriac remoulade


  • Samphire's fish pie

  • Smoked venison shoulder, polenta & mushroom

  • Roasted Crown Prince squash, pumpkin seed dressing, pearl barley

  • Creole mussels, Holy Trinity sauce, smoked prawn butter


  • Sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice cream

  • Set nutmeg custard, Kentish blackberries


2 Courses – £25
3 Courses – £30

including a glass of house wine

not available on bank holidays or in school holidays

Brunch Weekdays 9-11am, Weekends 9-11:30am

  • House Granola

    set yoghurt, compote (coconut yoghurt available)

    £6.50
  • Sourdough Toast

    £3.95
  • Sugar Pit Bacon Loin

    fried eggs, hash brown

    £13.95
  • Cast Iron Dutch Baby Pancake

    maple syrup, powdered sugar

    £8.95
  • Samphire Mc Muffin

    sausage patty, fried egg, cheese

    £9.95
  • Turkish Eggs

    Greek yoghurt, almond chilli oil, dill

    £9.95
  • White Beans on Toast

    radish top pesto

    £8.95
  • Eggs Forrester

    greens & mushrooms

    £10.95
  • Eggs Benedict

    smoked ham

    £10.95
  • Eggs Royale

    smoked salmon

    £11.95

Sample Set Sunday Lunch Menu 12:30-3:30pm

  • Roasted celeriac soup

  • 3 x Oysters, pickled rhubarb

  • Smoked cod's roe, rye crackers

  • Pork terrine, celeriac remoulade


  • Roast beef rump, Yorkshire pudding

  • Pork belly porchetta, braised red cabbage

  • Sea bass, lemon caper butter

  • Wild mushroom pie

  • Aged beef Porterhouse for 2 (plus £16 pp)

  • All served with roast potatoes, honey glazed carrots & broccoli

  • Cauliflower cheese £5


  • Sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice cream

  • Set nutmeg custard, almonds, Kentish blackberries


2 Courses – £30
3 Courses – £35

Children's Menu

  • Fish goujons with sauté potatoes & peas

    £8.95
  • Samphire's fish pie

    £8.95
  • Sausages with mash & beans

    £8.95
  • Mussels with bread

    £8.95
  • Veggie fingers with sauté potatoes & peas

    £8.95

WhiteGlass / Bottle

  • Hutton Ridge Chenin Blanc, South Africa

    £7.50 / £26.95
  • Chin Chin Vinho Verde, Portugal

    £8.75 / £33
  • Indesio Pino Grigio, Italy

    £8.50/ £32
  • Les Genêts Sauvignon Blanc, France

    £8.25/ £29.95
  • Pecorino Terre di Chieti, Italy

    £8.50 / £32
  • Balfour Hush Heath Chardonnay, Kent

    £11.95 / £48
  • Chapel Down Bacchus, Kent

    £9.50 / £42
  • Chapel Down Flint Dry, Kent

    £9.50 / £42
  • Cuvee Caroline Muscadet Sur Lie, France

    £32
  • Stoneburn Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ

    £35
  • Ortega Ezquerro, White Rioja, Spain

    £36
  • La Viste Picpoul de Pinet, France

    £35
  • La Poda Albariño, Spain

    £38
  • Moron- Garcia Aligote Burgundy, France

    £64

Red

  • Les Genêts Grenache-Syrah, France

    £7.50 / £26.95
  • Fram Shiraz, South Africa

    £8.75 / £34
  • Il Faggio Montepulciano, Italy

    £8.50 / £32
  • Vin du Marche Merlot, France

    £8.25 / £29.95
  • Fog Mountain Merlot, USA

    £48
  • Raza Reserva Malbec, Argentina

    £8.95/ £36
  • Moron-Garcia Brouilly Beaujolais, France

    £64

Rose

  • Les Bêtes Rousses, France

    £7.50 / £26.95
  • MIP, Côtes de Provence, France

    £9.50 / £42
  • Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, Germany

    £8.75 / £34
  • Whispering Angel, France

    £52
  • Domaine Tempier, Bandol, France

    £65

Dessert Wine

  • Sauternes, France

    £9.50 / £41

Sparkling & Champagne

  • Arcobello Prosecco, Italy

    £8.50 / £33
  • Silver Reign Charmat, Luddesdown, Kent

    £9.50 / £46
  • Chapel Down Sparkling Bacchus, Kent

    £49
  • Chapel Down Brut, Kent

    £60
  • Westwell Naturally Petulant Pink, Kent, 2021

    £54
  • Westwell Pelegrim, North Downs, Kent

    £65
  • Gusbourne Brut Reserve, Kent

    £75
  • Gusbourne Blanc de Blanc, Kent

    £80

Cocktails

  • Samphire's Bloody Mary

    £8.50
  • Bucks Fizz

    £7.50
  • Aperol Spritz

    £8.50
  • Kir Royale

    £8.50
  • Elderflower fizz

    £9.00
  • Lemon Sherbert

    £7.75
  • Espresso Martini

    £9.50
  • French Martini

    £9.00

Beers

  • Peroni

    £4.50
  • Chapel Down Curious Lager

    £5.25
  • Chapel Down Curious IPA

    £5.25
  • Gadds' Black Pearl Oyster Stout

    £5.95
  • Whitstable Bay Organic Ale

    £5.75
  • Biddenden Cider

    £3.50
  • Beck's Blue alcohol free lager

    £3.50

Spirits (35ml)

  • Courvoisier VS

    £4.95
  • Tanqueray Gin

    £4.95
  • Havana Club Rum

    £4.95
  • Russian Standard Vodka

    £4.95
  • Jameson's Monkey Shoulder

    £4.95
  • Mixers

    £1.95
  • Laphroaig Whiskey

    £6.00
  • Whitstable Gin

    £6.00

Port & Sherry

  • Vintage Port, Warre's Warrier

    £7.00
  • Sherry, Manzanilla La Gitana

    £4.50

Liquors (35ml)

  • Amaretto

    £4.95
  • Baileys

    £4.95
  • Cointreau

    £4.95
  • Kaluha

    £4.95
  • Sambuca

    £4.95
  • Limoncello

    £4.95
  • Liquor Coffee

    £6.50

Soft Drinks

  • Fresh Orange Juice

    £3.00
  • Cranberry, Apple, Pineapple, Tomato Juice

    £2.25
  • Owlet Apple/Pear Juice

    £3.20
  • Karma

    Cola, Diet Cola, Lemony Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade

    £3.95
  • Kingsdown Still / Sparkling water

    Glass / Bottle

    £1.50 / £3.50

Teas & Coffees

  • Americano

    £2.60
  • Cappuccino

    £3.00
  • Latte

    £3.00
  • Espresso

    £2.20
  • Flat White

    £3.00
  • Macchiato

    £2.20
  • Mocha

    £3.40
  • Extra Shot

    £1.00
  • Hot Chocolate

    £3.20
  • Pot of Tea

    £3.00
  • Pot of Herbal

    £3.25

“Samphire is a bistro whose black and gold Art Deco exterior twinkles like a gem at the intersection of the High Street and Harbour Street. As everywhere in the town, it keeps things local with day-boat specials and the likes of Kentish lamb with rosehip harissa. The chunky haddock fillet in our chowder was perfectly cooked, perched on a bed of sea-fresh mussels and steamed chard in a pool of delicate, boozy cream sauce.”

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