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57 Shore Road, East Wittering PO20 8DY, England
+44 1243 672754
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Seeing this little place had good reviews we went for lunch and while initially looking for light bites once we read the menu we decided to indulge. The staff were amazingly friendly and chatty, they knew the dishes well and the chef came out to ask a few extra questions of how we might like the food. Ham hock main... More 

Thank sjr202
East Wittering, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked in advance for a party of eight. We had a table by the front window but it was on the tight side to sit comfortably. Starters were very good with a mixture of dishes from the menu. Unfortunately the waitress knocked a bottle of red wine over and it meant one guest sitting with a damp top. Accidents happen... More 

Thank Grasscut
Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tiny, romantic little restaurant where the food is excellent. We like to go here for lunch or sometimes for dinner, which can be expensive but worth every penny.

Thank janicesandell
Chichester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food! I have been twice this year and would highly recommend this small restaurant. The locals night serves up smaller portions as the price is lower. They say £15 for three courses in the email but charge £16 when you get there. Any other day the portions are larger like the menu. There is always a good choice of... More 

Thank Dena666
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219 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Took a while to find the restaurant as it’s fairly inconspicuous and looks like it is just part of the adjacent grill bar and the sign was covered by a car. But once we had it was well worth the effort. Mussels, Fish stew and the children’s dishes were all extremely well cooked and presented. The staff were incredibly helpful... More 

Thank Woodabell
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I cannot comment on the food or the atmosphere as the restaurant was closed when we arrived for lunch on Monday. Disappointing. Must do better. We had checked opening times on their website. Ring before you go!

1 Thank AceReviewerEngland
Coventry, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Samphire is perfectly located just a few yards from the sea in the charming village East Wittering, offering a warm welcome on a cold November evening. Staff were attentive and friendly, and the food was well presented and delicious, terrines and soup to start, seafood stew or venison for main course, and a variety of deserts. Samphire is well deserving... More 

Thank Richard L
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The restaurant decor has a fresh, simple, seaside feel to it, which is very apt. A large group of us booked for dinner. Food was lovely, kitchen coped really well and table service was good. We were rather too cramped around our table though, which made eating and conversation a little uncomfortable, but couples or smaller groups would not have... More 

Thank NTH72
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

One of the best places to eat on the Manhood Peninsula. Really lovely food and feel to the restaurant.

Thank Mike J
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My girlfriend and I were staying in Wittering and were recommended this restaurant for the evening. We weren't disappointed. The menu is a great example of classic English seafood dishes. Both of us were delighted by the meals and came back for lunch the next day. Well worth the visit!

Thank Ryan D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Shore Road, East Wittering PO20 8DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  East Wittering
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 672754

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?