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20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
+44 1726 832273
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fairly quiet December evening visit so the place wasn't full to bursting with tourists as it is in the Summer. Really good food but average service. Just not helpful or attentive I'm afraid which is a real shame as the food was generally good. Bit pricey, but, hey, it's Fowey so it's bound to be I suppose. Not good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is like a hard rock diner Cornish style! Great food, lovely cocktails and a brilliant atmosphere. As the title suggests we found his by accident but will definitely be returning. Give it a go; you won't be sorry

Thank Gill K
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food I had the dish of the day sea bass very nice, but to many beans but part from that was lovely, the burgers looks really good and the waiter was very helpful and friendly, i will definitely come back to try the lobster it was sold out on our visit

Thank cash23
Dunkirk, France
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere and great staff, and the food is excellent too. Expect a wait though, this place is rightly popular.

Thank bigal840
Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having walked passed Sam's in the afternoon we were enticed by the specials board offering lots of seafood dishes to return that evening for dinner. Given how quiet the rest of Fowey was, we knew we'd made the right decision as it was packed and we needed to wait for about 30 minutes for a table. However the staff were... More 

Thank Macintt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sam's never fails to disappoint! We always visit when in Fowey, and this time it was so good we went two nights on the trot! Brilliant burgers and steaks served with the best fries ever.

Thank Minsterboy59
Sale, Cheshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was fresh and amazing. Party tried tempura red mullet and bouillabaisse - it was truly great and worth waiting for (no bookings permitted). Staff really pleasant and helpful. Great ambience

Thank AANDDSale_Cheshire
Redhill, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After lots of visits to Fowey, which we love, we were able to get a table at SAMs Bistro yesterday, great atmosphere, busy as usual, we didn't have a starter but companions did and of course we tried them, our mains of the Sams burgers, every variety, including the deluxe, were fantastic, mozzarella and tomatoe salad delicate and delicious, tempura... More 

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Felpham, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food music and atmosphere. Had a bowl of steaming hot moules and they were first class. My partner had the sea bass and again was amazing. Highly recommend this place you will not be disappointed

Thank Sue C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit Sam's most years when we return home to Cornwall. Great atmosphere, menu of mainly seafood and fish but with meat and Veggie as well. No booking so arrive early! Good wine list and service. Highly recommended

Thank ChasN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, British
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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
Sams, opened in 1987. Still standing the test of time.Something for everyone. Hope you enjoy.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?