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Sam's

20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
+44 1726 832273
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Ranked #4 of 35 restaurants in Fowey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $53
Cuisines: Seafood, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Sams, opened in 1987. Still standing the test of time.Something for everyone. Hope you enjoy.
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Friendly, quick and tasty meals. The 1/4lb burgers are awesome, as was the fish special that comprised of sardines, mussels, calamari, prawns and salad. Hope to revisit before we leave.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My husband's meal was great, mine less so. The fish was fine, but the new potatoes undercooked so inedible and the other veg beyond crunchy, also undercooked. The Eden mess uses frozen berries ( why when Cornwall abounds in fresh fruit?) which were not defrosted in the dessert. Shame really. No one asked how we had enjoyed our meal so... More

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watford
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Had a great night in Sams. Even though it was extremely busy the system of taking your order and sending you upstairs for a drink was great. The food was good, service great and there was a real buzz about the place

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Rockville Centre, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This and its relative, the Bistro, are busy and full, elbow to elbow. Food was mostly pub fare but well done. Very limited drink menu; wine was not good (wife); even beer choice was limited. Priced very fairly.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was busy all week with people waiting as you couldn't book (which was irritating). But the menu (quoting freshly caught local fish) and the buzz seemed inviting, so we were determined to get a table on the last night of our holiday. I really wish we hadnt made the effort as the seabass which was £16.95, not cheap,... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Recommended by lonely planet, and what an absolute delight. We arrived for a late lunch and the choice of seafood was diverse. There were specials and the decision was not made easily however we were swayed by the seafood platter for two. It was served with crunchy home made bread and coleslaw. The service was efficiently quick and the drink... More

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Redruth, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Visited Sam's on a very busy sunny Friday night, the manager was very helpful and had a fantastic manner, he told us there would be a 30 minute wait for a table, we decided to wait (the smell coming from this place was mouthwatering)he took our order at the bar poured our drinks and directed us to the patio (very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Excellent food and service very helpful and friendly. Very good for disabled wheelchair users as they couldn't be more helpful. A really enjoyable experience. The best Bistro in Fowey. We will go again.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We ate here as a family of five, The food was great and the service first class. It was just a shame that being a restaurant that makes some great fresh, local food they did not have a better menu for children. Our son just had a bowl of chips as there was nothing else he liked. Maybe they could... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I love sea food and your scallops and sea bass were perfectly cooked. Delicious! Also your home made burgers were a big hit with our children. Will def be back :-)

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