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20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
+44 1726 832273
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Ranked #5 of 45 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
Nether Stowey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Hubbie and I chose this restaurant because we heard the laughter coming from within and were not disappointed. We needed to wait for a table and were glad when we were told a realistic time frame for waiting so were happy to do so so gave our order and went up to the funky red cocktail lounge. One killer cocktail... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere in this bistro, mainly because of well chosen background music, film and music memorabilia and cosy cocktail bar where you could have a drink while waiting for your table. Food was fine, I can recommend the mussels in particular.

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Somerset
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous food, great atmosphere, friendly staff and superb cocktails! Sams was busy (bucking the trend looking at the other restaurants) but if no table is available they take your food order and you wait at the bar or cocktail bar and they call you through when your food and table is ready. Really good system. As I said, we ate... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Had another fantastic meal at Sams in Fowey. Tempura Red Mullet for me and Sea Bass for my wife. It was Halloween and the place was well decorated and the staff all got involved including the boss. Great night out

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A walk along a very quiet Fore Street on a wild night in October; Sam's was the only place doing a decent trade. We had to wait for a table but it didn't take long. We enjoyed a drink and had our order taken whilst we waited. Very soon after we were seated at our table the food appeared. We... More

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great atmosphere. Cocktails upstairs while you wait for a table. Good quality food, feels like a treat but not silly prices. Plenty of options. Our party of 8 chose a variety of meals and all very well received. Good music, friendly service. Highly recommended.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went to Fowey (pronounced Foy for those of us who don't know better) for my grand daughters half term, first I was surprised by the town, it is, like most of Cornwall, stuck in a nice time warp and a little removed from connectivity. But it's got a lot to offer and some great eating places and Sam's is... More

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Manchester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went to Sam's with my wife and two kids. We were made welcome and the service was pretty good. All the food was of very good quality and at a reasonable price, although the wine was a little on the pricey side. The only downside was that it was busy, did not take bookings and they had run out of... More

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Bodmin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went to Sam's on recommendation, and we were certainly not disappointed. The whole experience of eating at Sam's makes for a special night out. The place is full of 50's, 60's and 70's memorabilia, and they play great music which gives a really good atmosphere. We have been the Sam's on 3 occasions now and just love it. The... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you like fresh fish then this is the place to go too The standard of service, the food is excellent and the music Just becareful when you walk up and down the stair as they can be a bit slippery

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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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 53
Cuisine: Seafood, Bistro, Wine Bar

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