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20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
+44 1726 832273
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Ranked #7 of 40 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
Ilkley, Yorkshire, UK
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

You can't argue with statistics, on average! This is a restaurant high on atmosphere, service and food. From the pleasant welcome to the cheery farewell, our lunchtime experience was excellent. Freshly caught fish cooked to order and accompanied by interesting salad garnish - and first rate fries, the four of us were well pleased with our choices.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Had a great lunch, their local mussels were from Ireland, but they had a problem with their suppliers. Sam promised a free serving the next day. Their hot stir fry super food salad with scallops were to die for. The sauce with the mussels was the best I have ever tasted. The walls are full of 60s & 70s memorabilia... More

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209 reviews 209 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's slightly strange to order your food at the bar, and then be shown to your table, rather than choosing over a drink, this was an unusual start to the evening. The place is basically like an American diner with fish on the menu; the food is fast in nature with generous portions, not amazing quality, average food overall. The... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I really great place and atmosphere. We stopped to sample a cocktail which ended up being dinner. The cocktails are first class (really good and actually taste of alcohol) in fact so good we had to order another! We decided at that point to order food because otherwise negotiating the hill home would have been laughable. We ordered an original... More

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this place, very friendly welcome, nice feel about the place, well decorated, good music, which was not too loud. Excellent food, I had the bouillabaisse, good service and would recommend.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We came across Sam's in Fowey and thought that it looked the most welcoming of all the eateries in Fowey. Starters were average, I had the mussels to start and my partner had the scallops, both accompanied by a large section of a French baguette, good for dipping into the marinière sauce. As mentioned in a previous review it was... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Went to Sam's twice this summer first time had the feast deluxe which is the dish I always choose as it contains all my favorite things, scallops, mussels, red mullett, prawns, calamari and sardines when it arrived it didn't seem as vast as last time and loads to many mussels but they are cheap now a days so make a... More

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We took the family to Sam's as a treat on the last night of our holiday, based on great reviews in the guest book where we stayed. I so wish we'd found it sooner! They don't take bookings and when we arrived it was very busy. We bought our drinks and were shown to the cocktail lounge to wait for... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

LOVE this place. Full of life and love and great fresh, local food. Go upstairs for fab cocktails before you sit down to eat at your table. The seafood platter is amazing.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went to Sam's tonight around 5.30 & were offered a choice of tables straight away. Place was busy but not crowded & had a really nice relaxed atmosphere. Staff were great & good with our 3 year old. Food was fast & AMAZING! We will definitely be back before we leave

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