As soon as you walk through the door of Sam’s you get a feeling of fun. The building started life as a merchant’s house dating from circa 1380 and you can see an original exposed stone wall which forms one side of the restaurant.

The décor of the restaurant is 60’s style and has a pink and green colour scheme with intimate booths. The vast array of pop memorabilia adorning the walls is for sale and together with the background music helps to create a very relaxed atmosphere. Twenty-one years since Sam’s opened as a small burger bar, while burgers still feature prominently on the menu – with twelve varieties to choose from including beef, fish and vegetarian varieties – these have been joined by an abundance of fresh fish dishes.

Sam’s operates a no reservation policy and it delivers on the core three of good ambiance, good staff and good food. The service is refreshingly relaxed, the food is good and reasonably priced.

Upstairs is Sam’s Bar and Lounge, which has meant that waiting for a table is less likely as there are an extra 20 covers. If you do need to wait for a table, or simply want to have an aperitif, the cocktail bar and lounge allows you to do so in comfort.

The staff have been trained by a mixologist and serve a variety of cocktails for all the family including kids cocktails such as Teeny Colada. Sam’s Bar & Lounge is open to non-diners and has a late licence until 1am.