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“A relaxed early evening meal” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sam's

Sam's
Ranked #3 of 41 Restaurants in Fowey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $53
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Sams, opened in 1987. Still standing the test of time.Something for everyone. Hope you enjoy.
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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“A relaxed early evening meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

We had been recommended this restaurant before coming down to Fowey and told to go early in the evening if you didnt want to wait too long for a table. We went in at 5.30 pm. and were seated immediately. All the tables were taken by 5.45 p.m. but at least you can wait upstairs in comfort with a cocktail. I had a fantastic burger but my husband was upset to find that there was no scallops on the menu that day. The food was cooked well and everything was really fresh. Nice salads aswell. The waiting staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxed. Altogether a very enjoyable evening.

  • Visited August 2013
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isle of wight
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“wow wow wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Snazzy service, in music themed restaurant, serving great seafood. Great upstairs lounge and cocktail bar.

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Llanrwst, United Kingdom
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“Seafood heaven”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

We visited at lunchtime and every table was taken however, we were seated within fifteen minutes. It was well worth the wait and our lobster was tasty and well cooked and the salad was fresh. The white house wine was acceptable. We had intended to visit Sam's at Polkerris beach but this was fully booked. Sam's at Fowey was not a disappointment.

  • Visited August 2013
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

We had a group meal here, and were really looked after by the staff. Some excellent meals to suit all budgets, traditional burgers through to fresh sea food. Nice wines and beers available, and great local ciders. Will definitely go back

  • Visited August 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Maded with Love!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

We went here for lunch after getting the ferry from Mevagissey to Fowey. The menu was inspiring and the welcome was very warm. I had roasted sea bass with a lovely coriander dressing and sprouting bean salad, my wife had red. Mullet in a tempura style batter with a spicy sauce; both were delicious. The kids had mussels and fish and chips which were good sizes, freshly cooked and very tasty.

There's a good wine list and the white which is made just 4 miles from Fowey was excellent. The service throughout was attentive and professional. Ed, the manager (maybe owner?) was great and was central to a popular place, with a great atmosphere and where the food was made with love.

The burgers looked amazing too. Will be back to try one of those bad boys!!!

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