Samphire: The Award-winning Fistral beach restaurant

Located above stunning Fistral Beach, the Samphire Restaurant offers two Rosette-awarded, modern fine dining in a classic space, and boasts some of the best sea and sunset views in Cornwall. Led by Executive Chef Christopher Archambault, Samphire takes its name from the abundant coastal greenery that surrounds The Headland and often features on the menu along with various other wild-harvested foliage. Menus change with the seasons, reflecting that only the best produce that’s sourced from trusted local suppliers.

Whether you find yourself gazing out upon a wild Atlantic squall or a dead calm Headland sunset of myriad hues…Samphire is the perfect antidote to our fast-paced lives with its informal private feel amid an airy room of traditional values. Discover unique and flavoursome Cornish-inspired dishes in this relaxed yet sophisticated setting overlooking a timeless Cornish vista.

Salmon dish at The Headland
Macaroons dessert at The Headland
Dish with asparagus at The Headland
Enjoying drinks in Samphire restaurant at The Headland

Samphire Sunday Lunch

Kick start your relaxing Sunday with a three-course lunch in our double-Rosette awarded Samphire Restaurant. Renowned for providing some of the best coastal and seaside vista views in Cornwall, the Samphire provides a bespoke Sunday lunch experience enjoyed by the whole family. With the added backdrop of live music provided by the very popular pianist Simon Latarche, Sunday’s in the Samphire are a memorable treat perfect for finishing a wonderful weekend…

Tuck into classic starters such as smoked salmon, mixed pickled beetroot salad and smoked duck liver parfait, leading up to a roast beef sirloin with red wine gravy and all the trimmings plus a Yorkshire pudding to die for! Why not finish your three course lunch by enjoying one of the mouth-watering homemade desserts that are available? Our menus change slightly each week ensuring the freshest ingredients are used*.  A selection of vegetarian options are available as well as menus for Little Headlanders (under 12).

Three courses – £24.95
Two courses – £19.95

Click below to book or call 01637 872211.

Served 12.30pm – 2.00pm.

*Please note, the menu provided below is a sample menu. Ensuring that we use the freshest ingredients, some of the dishes will change weekly. Favourites such as roast beef, nut roast, sticky toffee pudding will stay the same each week.

headland hotel beef roast dinner on white table

Meet The Chef

Christopher Archambault

Since starting out in Devon where he became well known for his inspired, local menus, Chris’ passion for food has taken him all over the world. From the Channel Islands to The Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, and long tenures in Dublin, London and in Canadian ski resorts, Chris’ experience knows no boundaries!

christopher archambault headland head chef profile shot

However, relocating to Cornwall in 2015 was something of a homecoming to him: “I’ve been waiting for the right opportunity in Cornwall for some time. The wife being Cornish, all roads led here eventually! Very excited to join such an iconic property and build on an already fantastic reputation. It’s great to be home.”

Prepared with skill and served from the heart, Chris’ menus change often in order to reflect the best local produce from his handpicked selection of local suppliers, many of which he knows personally.

In his down time he is a food photographer, food writer, trainer, product developer and demonstrator.

Chris sums up his style as, ‘simple with a personal touch.’

Some of Chris’ receipes can be found here.

“I rejoice in the fact that we live and work in one of the most naturally beautiful parts of the world bursting with flavour from coast to coast. Ever more populated with producers, suppliers and chefs that share common concerns.”

Local Suppliers

Handpicked Favourites

•Meat - Philip Warren Butchers

•Sausages & Bacon - Kernow Sausage Company

•Fish - Matthew Stevens

•Dairy - Roddas

•Ice Cream & Sorbets - Callestick

•Eggs - Rosedown

•Tea and Coffee - Cornish Tea and Coffee

•Breads - Niles Bakery

•Seaweed - Cornish Seaweed Co.

•Fruits & Vegetables - West Country Fruit Sales

•Strawberry Jam - Boddington’s

Offers & Experiences

Leisure lunch in The Headland Spa

Escape from everyday distractions for some well-needed rest and relaxation in the tranquil surroundings of The Headland Spa.

Five night summer saver

Stay for five nights or more at The Headland and each person will enjoy a complimentary three-course dinner on the first night in the Samphire Restaurant.

Kids go free

We know how important family time is, that’s why kids go for free at The Headland during half term and the Easter holidays!

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