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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night
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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  • 470
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  • 209
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 22
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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
Great food and atmosphere

We popped into SAMs on a Wednesday evening about 5pm to see if they could fit us in as is known to be really busy little place. They had a table and were served the most gorgeous food of our holiday! Very understanding manager as we had an awkward child with us - but he made him feel ok about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Barton under Needwood, null, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Barton under Needwood, null, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We popped into SAMs on a Wednesday evening about 5pm to see if they could fit us in as is known to be really busy little place. They had a table and were served the most gorgeous food of our holiday! Very understanding manager as we had an awkward child with us - but he made him feel ok about... More 

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Wigton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Was recommended by someone who had eaten there before, the food was really good, the service was brilliant and the atmosphere was superb

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Truro, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoy having a walk around Fowey so have been to many places to dine, but since discovering Sam's we go no where else. My other half loves seafood and there is a great selection but still a lot of other choices for me. Food is delicious, service is friendly and nothing is too much trouble. A must visit if... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Chose to go to SAMs on a whim. In other words realised as we stood outside talking that SAMs had an excellent fish choice. Once inside realised that the choice went far beyond fish but we both chose the fish feast for two. Fortunately our waitress warned us not to have a starter as the main course was huge and... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We tried Sam's because of its glowing Trip Advisor reviews and we're not disappointed. I often eat mussels out and Sam's we're among the best I ever had. My wife cannot have gluten, and Ed (the manager) went out of his way to check that everything she ordered was gluten-free. The salmon she had was excellent. In fact, the whole... More 

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nottinghamshire
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143 reviews 143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We love everything about this place, the food, drinks, décor, staff. There is always a big selection of local food. The music memorabilia and photos are great. Gets very busy so you may have to wait but well worth it

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Fowey, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Sams is never disappointing and the staff are always attentive and lovely. There's a good selection of local seafood and burgers which my kids rate as highly delicious! If you want somewhere fun with lots of atmosphere and a fabulous music playlist that is great for families or as a couple then I cannot recommend highly enough. Also the cocktail... More 

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had visited Sam'sa few years ago on the recommendation of a friend and had a great experience. Our second visit certainly didn't disappoint -the food was excellent sad the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. Be prepared to wait for a table though as this is a really popular bistro!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

FAB.Go there .Food amazing .Staff happy smiley and helpful.Owner friendly and chatty .Very busy and not able to book however there is a cute cocktail bar upstairs where you can wait for your table.Decor v "surfer dude " and relaxed but not shabby just individual.Music good too.parking in Fowey a challenge but worth it to eat here.

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Essex, England
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We chose Sam's mainly because of the good choice of seafood and were delighted with both our meals. There is a good atmosphere and the service is friendly. The Sauvignon Blanc was also excellent. Before we left, having included a decent tip when we paid, the manager came over and thanked us personally. This polite and thoughtful treatment was appreciated.... 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: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?