Samz is a neighbourhood pub serving pub classics. What your favourite sporting event on one of the many plasma TV's.
I went to Samz last night, after waiting a while for it to open. Being English, I was in need of a good local pub! This is it! Although I didn't rate it well, that was more for the food and food prices. It's a great pub, where you go go for a few beers mid week, and chat with friends. We're going again on Friday night to check it out again - but if you're looking for an English type "local" this place comes quite close, all they need is a pool table and darts board!!
After hearing about a new pub, we drove out from Maple Ridge for lunch on a Thursday. It was not worth the drive or the money!
We sat ourselves (totally fine in a pub) and after some time, a girl came over and took our drink orders. They arrived after what seemed to be kind of a long time considering there was maybe ten other people in the restaurant and even more staff hanging around the bar. She dropped the drinks and left. Eventually a different waitress came over and asked what we wanted. We asked for a suggestion but she wasn't much help. My boyfriend settled on a burger with yam fries and I ordered the calamari thinking it's a pretty safe bet...
After 30 minutes our food arrived, the waitress dropped it and took off before we could even say that we had ordered yam fries and gotten regular fries. My calamari was absolutely the worst I have ever had! I only ate two pieces and asked my boyfriend to confirm how bad it was so he ate one piece. I just pushed the plate away, they tasted like oil (so gross). Since none of the waitresses ever came back my bf started into his burger. Finally I was able to make eye contact with her and she asked "what?" from across the restaurant! I told her and she's like, "oh yeah, you did" and went to get it fixed. My boyfriend was able to finish his burger and we waited for the yam fries, that's how long they took. Again, they dropped it and took off, not even clearing the other plates which were both pushed away. Yam fries were good thankfully. Burger was mediocre according to my bf.
When she finally came to clear the plates she asked what was wrong with my calamari and without making a scene I said it was alright, not great. I figured it wasn't worth our time anymore. She didn't care obviously anyways and brought us the bill.
It's a shame that such a nice, new pub would allow this. What's the point of investing all that money and then not providing any service! I don't get it.
Don't waste your time or money!
I agree with the other reviewer. The ambiance was good, service was just fine, but the food was awful.
I ordered a burger. took a bite and was overcome with how dry it was. I then peeked inside it to see a very tiny quarter size dollop of mayo - and that was all. My only thought was that they must be rationing it.
Of course, the meat was over cooked - so the mayo was necessary.
The server promplty got me a side order to make it palitable.
Its all to bad - it had the makings of a great local hang out.
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