Samphire

4.5
576 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Relaxed yet polished, Michelin-starred Samphire is more than just a place for special occasions. Paying homage to fresh produce, Chef Lee Smith and his team of dedicated chefs have created a series of contemporary menus and meticulously crafted plates. This creativity continues through to the killer cocktail list with twists on the classics.
Samphire offers all-day dining options in the main restaurant, a beautiful Private Dining Room, an al fresco terrace, 2 intimate bars, and an all-weather rooftop garden. Whether you fancy a Relaxed Saturday brunch, leisurely breakfast, a quick coffee, a lunch meeting, light afternoon snacks, cheeky drinks or a tantalising dinner, Samphire is the place to be.



“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Wolf


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, French, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 9am - late
Saturday: 10.30am - late
Sunday: CLOSED

Breakfast: 9am – 11am (Mon-Fri)
Lunch: 12noon – 2.15pm (Mon-Fri)
Brunch: 10:30am - 2.15pm (Saturdays)
Afternoon: 2:15pm - 6:30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – late (Mon-Sat)

If bookings are unavailable online, please contact us directly.
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Phone number
01534 725100
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Lee Smith
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Private Party Facilities
The sophisticated private dining room enjoys all its own facilities and private service and can accommodate up to 14 diners. The space can be combined with the adjoining private bar to cater for a drinks and canapes party for up to 50 guests. The private areas are all located on the first floor.
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Private Party Contact
Kate Stephan: 01534 725100
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Catering
Sublime cuisine beautifully crafted by chef Lee Smith. Delivering for all palates from the more casual grazing foods on the bar snack menu, to the divine a la carte, the small but perfectly formed breakfast choices and the popular set menus. Mainly British and French influence.
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Public Transit
Taxis and cars can drive up and drop guests right outside the front door of the restaurant.
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Special Events & Promotions
The entire restaurant can be hired for a special event although significant advance notice is required.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 576 People Are Saying
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BA
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the island! Always eat here and always enjoy it

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RS
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy eating here. Very consistent, innovative and good value for money.

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NW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious, well presented food with great flavours. Good for a night out where you leave feeling more than satisfied.

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SP
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good fine dining experience. You can mix the menus if you want. The oysters were amazing. Service was impeccable, attentive but not in your face. Food quality was excellent and was well presented. Took my wife on our honeymoon and they presented us with some home made chocolates for a desert. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

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BH
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service as good as always and staff warm and welcoming. Starters all fine but mains all had issues. Steak had gristle, lobster was small for the price and the monkfish was undercooked close to the bone. Overall a pleasant event but the mains were not up to the usual standard.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top food and service cannot fault.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and courteous friendly and efficient service. Well done!

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LC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our lunch for three, to mark a special occasion, was exquisite. Beautifully cooked and presented, with delicious flavour combinations and a good choice of quality wines by the glass.
I particularly enjoyed the monkfish with chorizo, keta and cappocollo; my companions were equally delighted with their choices of duck and sirloin streak.

If you are looking for amazing food, attentive but unobtrusive service and a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere then Samphire should be at the top of your list.

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JA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

excellent food at sensible prices backed by superb service

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RN
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good, then service was good. We had the tasting menu and we definitely had our favorite dishes within the menu.

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j
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and ambience were impeccable at Samphire; we were brilliantly well looked after and the restaurant itself was comfortable and welcoming. The food was very good indeed, and every course of the seven-course taster menu a pleasure - we also had the flight of wines to match. It was interesting to compare and contrast Samphire with Bohemia, which we visited the following evening - Bohemia slightly more edgy and adventurous, but Samphire safely and reliably excellent. A great evening.

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RS
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frequent diner here and as usual the food and service were first rate. They just received their star as well, so congrats to the team.

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AD
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute classy restaurant with impeccable service, interior, food and drinks. Central location and therefore easy to reach.

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AM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal, delicious food & wine. Definitely worth a visit when in Jersey

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MR
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Expensive and lost it’s way. Almost empty and no ambiance even for lunch on a Friday. Staff very friendly and hospitable although slow service. Hi

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s
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff/hospitality was out of this world!! Would recommend to anyone and everyone who loves good service :)

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T
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended for the Oysterfest as we were promised as advertised on the website, the following:

Oyster Bar – Every Saturday

Our oyster bar will be open on the front terrace every Saturday for the month between 2pm and 3pm. Watch one of our chefs shuck fresh oysters and select from a range of accompanying sauces. It doesn’t get much fresher than that!

Unfortunately, there was a table set up but nothing happened the duration we were there (from 1.45-just gone 3). It was quiet and other than being served an oyster menu, you would have had no idea there was an “oysterfest” going on. Equally, I returned to Samphire with a different group in the evening, prior to dinner at a nearby establishment, and visited for a cocktail on the top terrace, expecting a resident DJ, but nobody in sight? Felt like I had perhaps got the wrong date for Oysterfest or I was a tad early.

I do love Samphire (or Ormer as it was when I had last visited) as a restaurant itself which is why I have rated food, etc well (the oysters we had WERE EXCELLENT, as was the perfectly chilled glass of Chablis) but the decision to attend on a Saturday was based purely on the reason I wanted to enjoy “Oysterfest” and I think the advertisement made expectations higher than what was delivered in reality.

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DF
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal, faultless ! Under the new management the restaurant is now back on track and going from strength to strength.

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PT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A very enjoyable evening, the staff were very attentive whilst not being overburdening, food was delicious, recommend the £36 bottle of Rioja!

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DY
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

While the food was excellent, best pasta I have tasted, the service did not meet expectations. We ordered wine and this turned up as a bottle but we ordered it by the glass. We were halfway through our meal before the wint arrived.

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B
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual dinner for two early septembre weekday : the restaurant is not fully booked and staff is friendly and relaxed
With recent new ownership, the menu is more Classic Jersey type of food than before
I had crab tagliatelle and lobster thermidor and both dishes were close to perfection
Price is correct given the very high standard of food and venue.

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LM
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Delicious food but service was fairly unfriendly and the atmosphere was flat as a pancake

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best meal I have had in Jersey, although it was a special occasion and I don't normally splash out that much on a meal, but it was truly worth it. It was actually very good value for money. Will be back to try the taster menu at some point. The food and service was excellent. If it's not got a michelin star, it should have! There was a really good mix of price options on the menu too, which means that you can eat there affordably. Really excellent - can't fault it.

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KS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everytime I go there it’s outstanding. My favorite restaurant in Jersey!

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A
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn’t think it could get any better than Ormer but it was, only thing that could make it better would be a soufflé

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JP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb quality food and very good relaxed attentive service

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food excellent service perfect atmosphere finding parking can be a bit of a problem sometimes though but otherwise excellent.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Samphire is dining perfection. Exquisite food and wine, serene ambiance, professional,friendly and attentive service,without the snobby air you sometimes find in top end restaurants. The only downside is we don't live in Jersey to be able to dine there more often.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sophisticated cuisine but in a very relaxed, bright and contemporary environment with pleasantly attentive staff with none of the obsequiousness that can sadly all too often be a feature of top-end dining establishments!
Only slight criticism - the way the menu was set- out was somewhat confusing and apparently haphazard and did take us a while to get to grips with ( perhaps a lack of sophistication on our part?!!)

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CW
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, lovely attentive and friendly staff, relaxed but special surroundings, perfect ambience. Only downside no reasonable lower priced wine.

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WL
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous family lunch special day.
Thank you

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MH
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! from the first connection with Events and Marketing Manager our booking ran so smoothly. Extremely friendly although professional approach. The food was outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant and looking forward to our next event.

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KP
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Samphire with friends for a special occasion and the whole experience was outstanding. It's a beautiful restaurant and everything we ate and drank was wonderful. The service was exceptional too and we loved the terrace too. Thank you!

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CT
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

With most tasting menus there are generally a couple of stand out dishes. On this occasion it would have been unfair to single out any course, the quality was superb throughout with an excellent selection of paired wines, the two dessert wines in particular. The service was a little patchy initially, but nothing to complain about and probably not helped by members of our party not being ready when the staff were. A thoroughly enjoyable meal.

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GM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, elegantly presented with superb service that’s not overly stuffy

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K
West Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Really wanted to try Samphire for our wedding anniversary.
Husbands starter of foie gras was excellent but crab was tasteless.
Both chose lobster Thermidor for main course. This was really dry with an overwhelming flavour of fennel. Not the silky, brandy, mustard, light cheese classic we were expecting at all. So disappointing.
Jersey royals would have been perfect if cooked. They were hard throughout the centres.
Expensive meal which we would not have minded had the food been spot on.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

The music was too loud for a nice calming restaurant, it was fairly loud anyway as it was busy and then in the background was some really heavy music! It was actually giving us a headache.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our 25th Wedding Anniversary meal at Samphire. Truly stunning evening!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good service and it’s my birthday I’ve got a birthday cake which was lovely.

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OT
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Date night

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