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Sam's

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Seafood, Bistro, Wine Bar
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20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
+44 1726 832273
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Sams, opened in 1987. Still standing the test of time.Something for...
Sams, opened in 1987. Still standing the test of time.Something for everyone. Hope you enjoy.
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  • 483
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  • 222
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fish lunch

We wanted to go out for a fish lunch and chose to go down to Sam's at Fowey upon the recommendation of my brother. He put his neck on the line and I must say that he came up trumps. Fantastic food in a great, vibrant location. Top marks bro....and Sam of course.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Jonny Y
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Didcot, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Didcot, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We wanted to go out for a fish lunch and chose to go down to Sam's at Fowey upon the recommendation of my brother. He put his neck on the line and I must say that he came up trumps. Fantastic food in a great, vibrant location. Top marks bro....and Sam of course.

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Worthing, West Sussex
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were told to try the local mussels whilst we stayed in Fowey for a few days last week. We called in on the off chance one lunchtime. We were not disappointed, the mussels came in a bowl with a wine and herb sauce, as well as a side salad on the serving platter, with a few extra mussels scattered... More 

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Sam's has been an essential visit on our 4/5 visits to Fowey per annum for the last 15 years, & this is the first time we felt it was lacking. It's Monday evening & as busy as always, but rather than keep the queue in the bar area or upstairs, the youngsters just allowed a crocodile of expectant customers to... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Visited early evening as advised by the staff there as you are unable to book. If arriving from 7pm onwards you are likely to have to wait in the bar for quite a while as the restaurant is very busy. We arrived at 6pm and got the last available table. Good menu choice, plenty of fish choices as you would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

A lively restaurant meaning slightly overbearing music in the background that is limiting for conversation at times. Food was average but nothing special, my chicken burger was nice, my wife's sardines were good but fries were undercooked. The desert was nicest bit of the meal, apple tart with sticky toffee sauce but the portion was miserly for £4.50, I was... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I know there are lots of good reviews here, but maybe Sam's doesn't always get it right. We had an ok meal, but nothing fantastic. There was a very odd smell when we went in, like dirty mops....maybe that's what put us off. I had chicken with stir fry veg; the chicken was tough and the huge quantity of sugarsnap... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Have to admit bit worried from the outside place looked a bit scruffy but menu looked good,Shouldnt have worried staff friendly and efficient, food lovely

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UK
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36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

They were the fattest and juiciest mussels we have ever seen - caught locally and delivered that morning. Everything else was good (scallops, mixed seafood) but we were all very jealous of the boy who ordered the mussels! Pleasant, efficient service and nice atmosphere.

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Kingsdown, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Busy and bustling restaurant with a fairly extensive menu. Many fish choices but nothing described as being locally caught which was surprising. Interesting ambience although the decor seemed rather shabby. Good food but the cocktails were disappointing

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Preston
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We weren't sure about this place as you order your food and then wait for your table - not sure if this is only at busy times. The wait time we were given was accurate and the bar tempted us with tasty cocktails! The food was delicious and generous portions too. Very friendly atmosphere and good service. Pity there are... More 

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Additional Information about Sam's

Address: 20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1726 832273
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $53
Cuisine: Seafood, Bistro, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 832273

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $53
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Bistro, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Sams, opened in 1987. Still standing the test of time.Something for everyone. Hope you enjoy.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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