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20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
+44 1726 832273
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (251 reviews)
“seafood” (152 reviews)
“mussels” (161 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00 Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
20 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were recommended to eat here by our guesthouse and were not disappointed great attention to detail in the cooking and presentation the portions are generous The staff are very attentive and a lovely atmosphere

Thank colin a
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for a meal in the afternoon about 5ish and weren’t disappointed. Excellent service from endearing staff who were carefully attentive without being too intrusive. The restaurant has an easy, relaxed atmosphere that contributed to the overall experience. The food was excellent, we’ll prepared and...More

Thank Graham_Derby
Reviewed 6 days ago

this is a great relaxed restaurant in the centre of fowey .great food and service and reasonable prices for good food . they dont take bookings so need to turn up early or be willing to wait .

Thank eddie11
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Fowey for the day after getting the ferry from Mevagissey and decided upon Sam's for lunch . My wife had the Bouillabaisse and I had the restaurant's take on scampi both of which were delicious. Apparently you cannot book so it is best to...More

Thank Cragnet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little bistro showed a lot of promise, but failed to deliver. On the plus side the staff are very attentive and the ambiance very pleasing. The food could only be described as average. The sardine starter was awful with completely over cooked, dried out...More

Thank Nigelsmells
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We was walking around the town of Fowey and thinking of something to eat, we came across Sams restaurant. I had the burger with melted cheese, which was succulent and tasty. My partner had the sardines which was excellent. Loved the ambience in this tasty...More

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this little bistro delicious food friendly staff and great atmosphere. Bouillabaisse so good had it 2 nights on the trot! Recommend to all that visit Fowey and can’t wait to return.

Thank Golfrc1812
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Directly on Fore Street, Fowey, Sam's is very popular, especially with the locals, and offers a great choice of dishes, but really specialises in seafood which they cook to perfection. Go upstairs and enjoy the memorability as well as the food and drink.

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure how good the food is. We went on a quiet Tuesday afternoon. Expecting nice dining experience. Did not realise the dregs of local society would come and sit on next table. Loud, foul mouthed and obnoxious. Why did we have to leave? None...More

Thank DaveM26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Sams a lot over there years, usually without complaint but disapponiting chicken burger this time dry and tasteless and served with limp salad. Compensated though by the other meal ordered- the fish stew for two, wonderful! Will be back but not for the...More

Thank heatherathomas45
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Questions & Answers
23 October 2017|
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Response from broganmc | Reviewed this property |
Not dog friendly, although like previous answer I would imagine guide dogs would be permitted. However, unless you are seated on the ground floor, there are many steep steps to the upper seated eating area, even more to the... More
6 October 2017|
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Response from Sam S | 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.
Amy D
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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Restaurant Details

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