Got a Private event, Corporate or Personal to host, celebrate a Birthday, Hen/Stag do, an intimate Wedding Reception, Anniversary or Special Occasion or possibly need a private works do location ? then do contact us, we can create bespoke lunch and evening events.

We can provide the inviting, cosy upstairs lounge for any occasion fo a maximum of 40 guests with a set menu or buffet at various price points. Enquire by email to [email protected] or give the restaurant a call on 01872 228187.

We also provide outside Catering and Bar facilities for consumption in your location of choice.

The Restaurant & Lounge

Sam’s of Cornwall established in 1988, one of the county’s well loved restaurant brands

A proud ambassador of local produce, working closely with cornish suppliers.

A family operated business ran by husband and wife team Sam and Emma who have a real flair for combining the true spirit of Cornwall with a focus on providing a fun filled and entertaining experience for their customers.

Sam’s has firmly established itself at the forefront of Cornwall’s trend setting eateries, with restaurants across the county in Fowey, Polkerris on the beach, The Roseland (Sam’s pop up alfresco dining) Sam’s Diner in Par and in the City here in Truro.

A busy downstairs dining space with a calm, sophisticated upstairs cocktail lounge contribute to a unique dining experience in the City.

A mixed menu depending on location of Fresh Fish landed direct to the kitchen door in Polkerris, local Shellfish from the bay to local quality meats and small batch beverages.
There really is something for everyone.

About In The City

Sam’s of Cornwall established in 1988 by Sam as an 18 year old lad after a trip to San Fransisco. One of the county’s well loved restaurant brands has established itself as one of Cornwall’s “go to” for laid back Dining. Venues across the county from the first location in Fowey in 1987 to Sam’s on the Beach-Polkerris,  Sam’s Vintage Diner in Par, St Austell and here at Sam’s in the City, Truro. There is something for everyone of any age.

A family operated business ran by husband and wife team Sam, Emma and son Noah who has now taken the reins as General Manager. All the team have a real flair for combining the true spirit of Cornwall with a focus on providing a fun filled and welcoming environment for their customers.

A proud ambassador of local produce, working closely with Cornish suppliers, has now established the “from Sea to Sam’s” fresh fish delivery along side working with supplier Fish for Thought. Our local boat “The Emperor” brings it’s daily catch right to the door of Sam’s when conditions are favourable. Caught and cooked within a matter hours. It doesn’t get fresher than that.

A busy but atmospheric downstairs dining space with a calm, sophisticated upstairs cocktail lounge contribute to an unique dining experience in the City. Burgers, fish, shellfish, steaks, salads, vegan and vegetarian all under one roof near to Truro Cathedral and the Hall for Cornwall Theatre. We host many corporate and private parties in our welcoming, upstairs restaurant – the perfect location for an intimate event.



Come on down and
say hi!


Please note if you can’t find a table online give us a call on 01872 228187 as we do hold some tables back upstairs and downstairs for walk-ins and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Call us if you want to book a specific table or have a booking for over 6 guests as we can coordinate tables for you.
Tables are only available for a 2hrs maximum, unless you have booked a private event upstairs or in the whole restaurant.

A fee of £10 per person is charged for no shows. Please give us 24 hours notice out of courtesy as there will always be someone waiting to fill that table.

Sam’s Champagne Bar/Lounge

Sam’s know what it takes to make a great recipe. A recipe that lasts the test of time and keeps you coming back for more. A recipe so simple it even makes us blush when we tell people…

Begin with a healthy measure of fabulously Funkadelic vintage chic.

A twist of retro cool.

A cheeky splash of moody lighting.

A hint of bartender charm.

A dash boozy behavior.

A teaspoon of the tantalizing and exotic.

An ounce of blissed out beats.

A delicate sprinkling of bubbly giggles.

Shake it all together and present it in a swanky upstairs city champagne bar.

Finished lovingly with the sublime and ubiquitous Samstyle…


Sometimes, just sometimes – it’s fun to wait!

SITC Downstairs

Choose a table. Choose a good wine. Mmmmm…choose to push the boat out tonight. Choose a steak, a Samburger. Choose pan-seared scallops. Choose to eat slowly. Choose good music, friendly staff. Chose a great atmosphere. Choose to remember your favourite band as a teenager. Choose locally sourced ingredients. Choose the right moment to remind the person opposite how important they are to you.

Choose to have fun. Choose a Cocktail, a Champagne Cocktail! Choose style and substance. Choose value for money. Choose to bring the kids…next time…or choose not to bring the kids next time. Sam’s In The City – The choice is yours, we just make it an easy one.

We have been shortlisted for the What’s on Cornwall Awards 2015. The lovely people of Cornwall have nominated us for this award. If you love a great burger, share the news with your friends and family and pop a tick in the Sam’s Fowey Box!…… Thank you


For the past 28 years Sam’s has been synonymous with the Samburger. We’ve remained faithful to the original recipe all this time, but now over our four permanent venues across the county and out on the road with Sam’s Vans we have added to the selection available with several incarnations and even a few veggie options!

We here at Sam’s are proud of our heritage and and with our nomination for the Best Burger in Cornwall Award we have support in our belief that for a quality beef burger, chicken burger, fish burger or …


The first newsletter went out with the latest news and happenings from Sam’s. From our opening at Crinnis beach to our Halloween design your own pumpkin winners and everything in between. Click to see the newsletter in all it’s glory. Didn’t get the newsletter? then why not sign up using the form in the top right of this page and stay up to date with all the latest Sam’s news.


Sam’s is really excited to be taking our Vintage VW Pop-up Food Vans to the Amazing new Festival in North Devon at www.somersaultfestival.com from the 17th-21st July 2014.  An amazing line up with Jack Johnson, Ben Howard, Spiritualized, Nick Mulvey and loads more artists. Well known local Chefs (Nathan Outlaw, Fifteen Cornwall, Pitt Cue Co and Ethicurean’s) Long Table Feasts. Jelly jazz, Late night Forest parties and plenty for the kids to do, Trapeze School, Surfing & Theatre Workshops. Check out the link and get your tickets as they are selling fast. See you there everyone…Our Biggest best Pop-Up yet !  


James Strawbridge wrote an article on Sam’s for Cornwall Life magazine:

Burgers and chips or pizza used to conjure up images of poor quality junk food and greasy-spoons, but over the years there has been a growing scene for fast-food lovers with a conscience. I count myself as a major fan of the genre – local produce and seasonal ingredients served up with style, fries and no frills – indulgent comfort food with a strong American influence. This is why I admire Mr Sam Sixton – for giving me cheeseburgers to die for, pizza that leaves you guilt-free and now pop-up menus with a host of great food to enjoy on the beach – all with a killer soundtrack…

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