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Seafood, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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All reviews red mullet seafood burger bouillabaisse mussels sardines salad surf and turf fresh fish fries pudding bread great atmosphere specials board generous portions visiting fowey upstairs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for a family meal and Ed was amazing. I have dietary requirements and normally find something on a menu but never very exciting. Once Ed realised this he went the extra mile and spoke to the chef and between them I was made...to feel very special and had a lovely meal. All other members of the party thoroughly enjoyed their food as well and even Max the dog was made to feel special. Thank you so much Ed wished we lived closer but we will return. P S. great musicMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A excellent place for a FISH meal - got what we wanted and a good selection, had 2 meals here both superb- Moules on fist night and Gunard steaks on second - others had Plaice and Scallops all were first class. Prices acceptable and wine.../beer available. Would recommend and Ed the manager very friendly and good service.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on spec and were fortunate enough that they could find us a table. So friendly and welcoming. Food was superb, the menu choices were amazing but went with the host’s recommendation of some beautiful sea bream. A stunning perfectly cooked meal. Highly recommended...👌More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little bistro in the increasingly popular town of Fowey. A great selection of home made burgers with a whopping king size for the very hungry. My burger was great although we also had scampi which was a little bland, but overall a good meal...in a pleasant 'music themed' environment. Staff very friendly and helpful but you do need to book as it does get busy. We would recommend for burger and a beer any time.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was Fabulous. Manager was nice and friendly. Birthday Banners put out as one of us had a birthday. Waitress, miserable. Don't think she smiled once. Didn't make us feel welcome. Obviously, hospitality is not the job for her. Don't know how she would cope...if it was busyMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Outstanding food in terms of both quality and quantity, served with a smile. The lunch offer on Friday for two courses, for £20, was excellent value. I had the sardines on toast followed by mussels, both dishes were superb. My wife was equally pleased.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

We rang a couple of hours ahead of our visit , to check if it was ok to bring a dog . We were seated a little way away from another family as it was fairly quiet . I was so pleasantly surprised to have...such good seafood, cooked to perfection, it’s the best meal out I have had for a couple of years. My dog was well behaved so no problem. We were well behaved, and the service was amazing, thank you !More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

Popped in for some dinner after Soa day and the lasagne was amazing, stir fry with bubbles burger was sublime and the relish - could be bottled! Ed was amazing and so friendly fitting us in despite being booked .

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

Overall, we enjoyed our dinner at Sam’s. The range of dishes on the menu is good, plus specials, and the service was friendly and attentive . We shared garlic bread, olives, hummus and french stick to start, followed by bouillabaisse and pork schnitzel, which were...delicious. The only disappointment was that the overriding flavour of the bouillabaisse sauce was chilli, and not fennel as I expected, so unfortunately it lacked the traditional taste. I like chilli, but would have chosen another dish had I known. Why does a chef change the flavour of a great French dish and leave out one which diners would naturally anticipate? This was a great shame, because the seafood content (and quantity) was very good. I noted that another reviewer had the same experience with a different dish, so it would help if the menu descriptions made it clearer. My wife has an allergic reaction to chilli, so had she ordered bouillabaisse, we’d have sent the dish back. This was a vacation visit, and we’d certainly make another visit to a Sam's when we’re are down that way. Two courses each and a couple of drinks came to about £72.00, so it was good value for money.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

We've been to Fowey for years and always have our dog with us, but we'd never been to Sam's because we assumed it wasn't dog friendly. In fact, it is. We were there on a cold late November evening, but, even then, it was popular....Service was very friendly and the menu is really varied. We all had great meals and desserts, and we'll definitely be back in the future!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

What a find! Amazing food and service. The mussels and lasagne are the best I've ever eaten. Put simply you must visit!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

Place was empty. She squeezed us in because there big group due in. Many people turned up & were turned away. Saw 4 people turn up. That was a big group 🤣 ordered 2 x fish & chips. Red wine + a coke. The meals...arrived. Fish was small. I thought it might be a child’s meals. Then when I came to pay I had been charged for a bottle of wine. Not a glass.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

Super duper yummy. Lemon roulade is always fab and pricing is great for portion size, atmosphere is always lovely.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

Superb food and service from Ed. Good communication with Scott for the booking. Nice choice of Cornish gins for the aperitif.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023 via mobile

We visited in recommendation from a friend whilst staying in Fowey. So glad we did; we both had a burger, they were huge and so tasty and came with chips salad and coleslaw. We go to Bookoos often and can definitely say Burgers at Sams...we’re far better… in taste, size and value for money. We hadn’t booked and was a busy Friday night but they got us a table with no hassle and all the staff were brilliant. We’ll have to come back for sure.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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tonyparsons50
23 October 2017|
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Response from Jan697 | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think it is dog friendly, mainly because it is so busy and space is limited such as very little room between tables and passageways that there wouldn't really be the room for dogs.
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JulieTour58
6 October 2017|
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Response from J9456UQsams | Property representative |
I’m afraid not but you will have no problem this time of year, maybe a short wait for a table but you will definitely get seated.
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8 September 2017|
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Response from broganmc | Reviewed this property |
Agree with previous post they are accommodating, however thought there was more than one vegetarian choice. Why don't you phone them as their menus change all the time due to sourcing fresh ingredients?
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Sam's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5