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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 456
    Excellent
  • 208
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
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
Gorgeous calamari on a sunny day

Popped in here for a light lunch of Calamari & Processco, the atmosphere was incredibly relaxing & the waiting staff where very friendly! As we love our calamari we order one starters & one mains and shared between us & the salad that came with it was delicious. Definitely worth a stop whilst... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
sugared0670
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Popped in here for a light lunch of Calamari & Processco, the atmosphere was incredibly relaxing & the waiting staff where very friendly! As we love our calamari we order one starters & one mains and shared between us & the salad that came with it was delicious. Definitely worth a stop whilst you're in Fowey.

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I used to live in Bodinnick in 1994 to 1998 and was very reluctant to leave due to work opportunities in London. I lived there when Sam first opened his first restaurant. All these years later I took my family for a trip down memory lane and was delighted to see that not only was Sams still going but that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We needed somewhere to grab some dinner but many of the Fowey restaurants were shut at 6 pm so found Sam ' s whilst walking around. What a great surprise. Although busy service was good, portions were huge and to cap it off the seafood was great. Well worth nipping in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My son had his 18th birthday ๐ŸŽ‚ at sams in fowey, it was fantastic ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ The food was excellent, there were 15 of us,including 5 children, who had a great time too. Good music ๐ŸŽถ, lovely staff.

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Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This place is small, cramped and messy. Tgeon reservation system is so annoying fur a family restsurant, you cannot be expected to stand for an hour with young children waiting for a table!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Sam's was so good we returned for a second meal later in the week. We waited a short time for a table but couldn't really fault anything! The very busy staff were particularly courteous, the food excellent and good value. The rock 70's and 80's theme and background music made for a great atmosphere.

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Looe, United Kingdom
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53 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a bar/restaurant/seafood shack/burger joint in the middle of Fowey. For what it is the prices are not cheap. But this does reflect prices in Fowey generally, which are beginning to follow the Padstow route and pitch fro the Chelsea visitors. The staff are very friendly, but the cramped tables don't really encourage relaxed lounging, which is what the... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Excellent food and great service. Their policy of no booking is a pain as it can get very crowded in the lounge that you wait in for a table. But, I'd say it's probably worth it. Great selection of seafood from the locality and very pleasant staff despite the fact that they're super-busy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were lucky to get a table in this trendy, little restaurant as it always seems busy, but lucky for us, we did. We all opted for seafood lunches and every meal was absolutely delicious and presented lovely. Everything is bought locally, which is always nice and the fish is brought it fresh everyday. There are lots of very good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We are regular visitors here and enjoyed an impromptu visit yesterday. All the food was delicious including the seafood fest, Sam burger and the children's mussels. Great choice of wine and bottled beer and the ice cream deserts are worth leaving room for! Friendly, cheerful service as always and great funky atmosphere. Can't wait to revisit and save room for... More 

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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 0 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?