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20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
+44 (0)1726 832273
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Ranked #3 of 34 restaurants in Fowey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $53
Cuisines: 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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85% Recommend
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not only is the food wonderful, the staff are attentive and relaxed - they managed our table perfectly. The music was brilliant, so atmospheric and fun place to eat! However, I have to comment on the amazing broth in the bouillabaisse which was to die for! Thank you for a lovely afternoon - hope to be back soon

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

A shame this place doesn't take bookings, we had heard so much about it but even arriving at just after 7pm we couldn't get a table downstairs which has more ambience than the tables upstairs. Good fish menu but burgers too. Great Moules as a starter. Lemon sole a little overdone and two mistakes made with other mains which were... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is the only place that will be bustling when the rest of Fowey is quiet as a mouse. They're even full up on a Monday night and with good reason. Great atmosphere and fantastic food! We ate there 2 nights in a row on our honeymoon and normally we like a bit of variety with food but we couldn't... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We felt a bit sorry for the bistro next door but one - not a soul in the place and a queue of people waiting for a table at Sam's, but we soon found out why. Lovely staff, a very pleasant place to wait - they encourage you to place your order before you sit down so the food comes... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This was our third return to Fowey. One of the deciding factors was Sam's. The food and service are just spot on. Friendly chatty but efficient staff. The food on this occasion was better than I remember. If you stay in Fowey you'd be a fool not to try Sam's

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Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I have been here so many times as I live very close but I don't think I'll ever get bored of it! The staff are very friendly and always have time to have a chat. The food is lovely but can be slightly over priced. I couldn't recommend it enough! You cant book which can be slightly annoying but the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Sam's is an institution in Fowey for good reason. Part diner, part bistro, Sam's serves a variety of fresh fish (choices on a blackboard), but also a very respectable grill and burger menu. We have visited Sam's on two separate occasions and each time our dining party were impressed with the well cooked food, the hearty serves and the friendly... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Popped in here for lunch yesterday. Burger was huge and well cooked and the chips and coleslaw were delicious! Loved the music and the atmosphere. Will be back

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Still one of the finest places to eat in the Uk. If you want something flash and pretentious then don't bother. Simple food just done very well time and time again over many years. The service is always excellent, as is the great range of eclectic music. I love to fact that the manager is so friendly and happy to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Really delicious mullet burger and fries. Lovely atmosphere - definitely the best of the bunch in Fowey.

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