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“Hip & trendy, good attention to detail, very busy, if somewhat overpriced for Truro”
Review of Sams in the City

Sams in the City
Ranked #22 of 189 Restaurants in Truro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: SEAFOOD BAR AND GRILL in the HEART of Cornwall. One of 4 family friendly Sams restaurants throughout Cornwall. Others in Fowey, Polkerris and par.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We found this by chance by walking past it with hungry stomachs (!) so we went in and were quickly seated. Good job as it filled up so fast, 20 mins later there was a 35 min wait for a table. Its very trendy (for cornwall anyway) and has a bar upstairs and a seating area downstairs.

It's quite central, and easy to find although parking in central Truro is a nightmare.

Truro is a nice place but hides a lot of poverty and homeless. Not the restaurants fault obviously, just worth mentioning not to walk around the city with rose tinted glasses.

Anyway back in the seating area, they brought a bottle of cold water to the table, which wish other places did!

Waiting staff polite but a bit over-friendly, I hate being refereed to as "guys" (!) this is Cornwall, not Los Angeles.

I had a steak with some sort of mix on top, no idea what it was but tasted lovely, cooked well but very expensive for what it was.

The missus had calameres which again nice but they fill the plate with salad so it looks like more than you are actually getting.

Although I didn't have one, their burgers do look really nice, and huge too.

Poor drinks section, only one beer on tap, a pilsner, albeit a nice one.

Overall yes I would come back here, possibly when it's a bit quieter.

The only real criticism was the toilets. Small, cramped and utterly filthy. Whilst for young people it may not be "cool" to be asked by the boss to keep the toilet clean but it could do with more attention or sure.

Apart from that, great!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Found it by chance while strolling down the exquisite streets of Truro.

We were hungry and arrived kind of lateish, while the other places we wanted to go were not serving lunch at that time of the day.

Had a delicious platter of seafood and veggies and a savory fish soup; my fiancé had a burger.
Service was quick, helpful and discrete.

Roger Taylor’s autograph on the wall too!

Thank SignorCreosoto
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Very friendly and accommodating staff, they happily explained the gluten-free options on the menu and were very helpful. Bringing water to the table without asking was a nice touch and the service was excellent.

Food was very good and the portions were enormous. Prices were fair and the atmosphere was great - highly recommended

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Thank Jaf J
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I popped in tonight 5 mins before the kitchen closed. They let us order and food was brought out in 15 mins. The wait staff were friendly and jovial and the food was great and filling. Would go back anytime

Thank Brad M
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Looking for a better than average lunchtime meal, called in here and were very pleased with our flat iron steaks, service was exellent and staff very pleasant and helpfull.Only slight downside,if you have a table by the window it can get VERY hot,and this was on a cold day in March!..some sort of shading would help.When we visit again if not too busy will ask for table away from window.

Thank davidbkernow37
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