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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch
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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  • 530
    Excellent
  • 238
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 24
    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
Huge portions and delicious tasty food!

We visited as a large family with two young children and we're extremely happy with the range of food and with a great taste! To top it off the portions were high for the great price and it had a great atmosphere!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Beki P
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Derby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Derby, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We visited as a large family with two young children and we're extremely happy with the range of food and with a great taste! To top it off the portions were high for the great price and it had a great atmosphere!

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Having seen the place pretty much full to bursting every time we passed we went for a late afternoon slot. The place soon filled up however both the staff and the kitchen seemed to take this comfortably in their stride as the service was attentive without being pushy and the food was excellent; particularly the stir fried salad with the... More 

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Berkshire
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Sams has a location, it's serves Good food with fairly large portions, we ordered the Bouilabase and were advised not to order anything else. The server was true it was huge and crammed with a lot of fish and shellfish. We had this along with moules and bread and it fed two adults and two children. The dark and stormy... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very busy place but worth the waiting time! The food was fresh, super tasty and served with a big smile! Nothing more you need when on holiday...

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

With two teenaged kids this was a great find. The atmosphere is funky even if you have to wait there is a bar upstairs which has a good atmosphere. The food we chose was seafood and it was all excellent. Both the food and drink are good quality and closer to bar prices than restaurant prices. We went twice in... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We thought we'd beat the crowds by eating out early..... But at Sam's it's always busy. This is probably due to a good menu and great food. Don't be put off by the 'system' they have, you can't book, just go in and they will tell you how long the wait is, you place your order then go upstairs to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were recommended by a few people and were expecting to have to wait, we were advised by staff on arrival that it would be an hours wait, which is was.....but boy was it worth it ! With drinks and banter flowing in the cocktail lounge the time soon passed ! I was there with my hubby and two daughters... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We arrived around 12.30 and waited to be seated. After some minutes we were told that well, we could sit upstairs but we would be the only ones there. No problem for us as, with its reputation for being packed, we were thrilled to be seated immediately. As it was three more families soon arrived. The order took some time... More 

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Cornwall, England
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Four of us had lovely food at a reasonable price but it is so popular that you may need to wait for a table. This is well managed and should not put you off. All in all a great dining experience.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

An amazing experience here, Greeted by the big guy Ed who was a shining star, made us feel welcome and relaxed, we had a small wait for a table (10 mins) and that gave us time to order drinks and choose from the menu, once seated we placed our order and without much wait the food was delivered to the... 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 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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