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Sam's

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French, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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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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
Very popular and good job it's my vaccation

Sam's is probably the most popular restaurant in Fowey. It's a bit of a scrum to get in, no bookings first come first served. My teenage nieces loved it and even the hour wait, mainly in the street outside was not to daunting. The food was well presented and of good proportions. The staff were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Nenners56
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Hereford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Fowey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have lived in Fowey all of my life, and I had never been to Sam's, so me and 9 other friends decided to go and try it out. We went down after we had finished our last ever morning exam, and although not even wearing uniform, were treated like complete children. It was just after 1 o'clock, and 2... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sam's is probably the most popular restaurant in Fowey. It's a bit of a scrum to get in, no bookings first come first served. My teenage nieces loved it and even the hour wait, mainly in the street outside was not to daunting. The food was well presented and of good proportions. The staff were very friendly and in fairness... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Good selection of specials. Unfortunately this evening half were gone. A bit messy presentation and not really gourmet but when you are hungry that's fine, inside atmosphere quite special with a expeditious service. Prawns were not properly washed and my wife pregnant was worry but manager said it was eggs(brown) and some people like so they keep these like this!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to wait for up to an hour for a table, but you can have yummy cocktails with good music playing while you wait. Really fun atmosphere, excellent fish dishes, super friendly. We went twice in a week.

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London, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent range of reasonably priced food. Burgers are very good indeed. Does get very busy and you can't book in advance, however, once inside, the table queue system works well. Good bar on first floor.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Good quality fish dishes; always worth going in there when we're in Fowey. Good ambience too. Although a little expensive, it's worth it if you're not disappointed, and I don't think you will be!

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Nottingham
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited as a treat for the last night of our holiday. On entering the restaurant the atmosphere was great. We had to wait for a table but didn't mind at all and had a drink while we waited. The wait was a little longer than we had been told it would be which wasn't a huge problem. We ordered... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Visited Sam's Fowey for mine and my husbands wedding anniversary, wonderful ambience, attentive staff and amazing food! My husband had Surf and Turf - the steak was cooked beautifully rare as requested and it was accompanied with Lobster and prawns, I had Lobster and prawn leafy salad! Wow this puts most salads to shame! What a fantastic way to celebrate-... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is the perfect place for a relaxed meal out, I've been going for over 10 years and never been let down.

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exeter
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Over the last few years this is my 4th visit and it has not changed at all, really good seafood at great prices, this time we had the seafood platter-mussels, prawns, calamari and sardines, I asked when we ordered if they could substitute some sardines for an alternative as I don't like them and they gave me red mullet instead.... 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: French, 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: French, Seafood, Bistro, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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?