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“Fab all round” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sam's On The Beach

Sam's On The Beach
The Old Lifeboat Station, 14 Polkerris | Polkerris, Par, St Austell PL24 2TL, England
01726 812255
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Par
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 25 years of Sams in Fowey has now enabled us to bring all our experience, fun, ambience, staff and fantastic locally sourced produce to create something truly unique in the old Fowey Lifeboat House here on the waters edge overlooking the bay.3 Ingredients that a successful restaurant needs are "Good Staff, Good Food, Good Ambience" and Sams on the Beach has all 3 in abundance!Enjoy!And the views not that bad too!Sam Sixton
London
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Fab all round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Fab food, fab service and fab location - really great place. We all loved it, and the views were stunning. Properly good pizza but also very fresh and well-cooked seafood - clever menu taking you through the day into evening, and a balanced wine list. Feared it was overhyped, glad to be proved wrong.

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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Amazing amazing amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Such a wonderful place with food that it out of this world, perfect setting, can't fault it and can't wait to go back!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Beach is better ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Wow. What a difference. I was so reluctant to try here after Sam's in the city was so bad (twice).

Anyway we were in the area for lunch so decided to give it a go.

We tried the white bate which was good. Then we had 2 kinds of seafood dishes. A traditional mussels and the other a mediterranean basque that was a mix of different seafoods in a rich tomato / pepper based sauce. They were both really nice.

Will definitely return. Hope they can get the city branch up to this standard.

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Buckingham
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29 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Lots of choice, hearty portions, great location...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A long menu means there's something for everyone at this informal cross between and restaurant and a cafe. Pizza was good. Salad was really good, with a small amount of a lot of different flavours and textures rather than masses of limp lettuce.

The location is second to none - right on the beach as you would expect from a lifeboat station. Big windows looking out over the water. We're told that both sunsets and storms can be spectacular and can well believe it.

It's not super gourmet, and the style is part restaurant, part cafe, but it is plenty good enough and worth a visit if in the area. We may well go back.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“My son enjoyed his 18th Birthday meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We came due to its reputation and because the men in the family love sea food. Could not fault the food, we all had different menus, Dad and Son had the seafood platter to share - what a feast! Dad (who is ever more health conscious) would have liked some salad to be included to make it more balanced, but they both had a great time with it. I had the special of Sweet chilli and ginger salmon which was excellent and came with a lovely salad. We had to sit on our coats as the seating is a bit low for the tables, but the atmosphere is good. Grandma had a homemade pizza, which she enjoyed and they provided a pizza box for the left over. Daughter and I enjoyed the goats cheese croustini starter. We paid a bit more than we normally would for starter main 2 bottles of wine and coffees for 5, but that is down to the massive amount of fresh seafood consumed. I would say the chefs really know what they are doing, the serving girls were pleasant but not knowledgable

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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