Respond to Review of Samphire Brasserie
Review: Lovely food! We had a vegan breakfast when we arrived in Plymouth. That was lovely and tasty. That evening we took my parents out and enjoyed the FREE CORKAGE on some alcoholic drinks brought in - and a free hot drink (tea or coffee) at the end because we had booked a table. They also gave us a jug of free tap water with cucumber in when we arrived. That is really friendly - both to us and the environment! ;) The food was lovely. They make their own vegan cheeses, which are worth trying either separately or in something. My dad especially was thrilled with his burger and loved the tempeh we had as a side. My mum enjoyed her tart and my boyfriend and I enjoyed our rather filling fish and chips. Chips were very good here, and the fish was homemade with seaweed and soya protein and in cider batter. The brownie and caramel cheesecake we had after were both to die for... The girl serving was in an amazing, friendly and helpful mood all day! No idea how she keeps it up but it was nice to be served by someone so happy and friendly (even if my mum and I feel weird about someone calling us madam ;) ). The only thing that was a bit odd about this place was the decor. It was quite folksy café-ish, so I was expecting a certain standard of food. But it was actually really, really good with great service and presentation. It is not like it is shabby, it is just not as high class as the food, presentation and service. It isn't unclean or anything. I'm just saying that the food is more fantastic restaurant than café standard. One little detail we loved: fresh herbs in pots on the table. So much more appropriate than dead flowers! There was also an unobtrusive collection of animal rights, veg*n and local interest leaflets and booklets downstairs outside the toilets. It made me feel more welcome and at home. ;) We came here because Veggie Perrin's was shut, but I think we actually had a better time here than we would have had there. Both are excellent, but for me, this place slightly has the edge.