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“Nice spot on a hot day.” 4 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 14 Restaurants in Par
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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
St Austell, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice spot on a hot day.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Excellent venue on the beach and good food. Just not enough outdoor seating. Nice spot on a hot day. Parking a little distance away and up hill.

  • Visited June 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Birthday Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Having previously been to Sams in Fowey whilst visiting relatives (and loving it), my boyfriend arranged a birthday surprise for us to go back down to St Austell with Sams on the beach in mind for my birthday meal. We had a lovely meal, friendly service (if a little quick) but we took our time eating, and didn't feel rushed at all. I thoroughly recommend you book as it is understandably very popular. Good wine and food, nice large portions - and an amazing cheeseboard! It is made to share (at £7.95) 4 big slabs of cheese & the waitress let me swap the blue cheese for another piece of Cornish Cheddar - just glad I had some wine left to wash it all down! Will definitely be back when we visit Cornwall again - although it is a hard choice between Sams in Fowey and Sams on the beach! Either way Sams is certainly a firm favourite!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bath, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Very good-but book during the holidays”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We came here for lunch whilst on holiday in Cornwall-on the second attempt I may add! We tried for dinner on a Friday and no chance, we only got a lunchtime table due to a no-show. Therefore, if you are coming during the summer holidays book ahead!

Amazing sea views and friendly service. A good range of child friendly meals and desserts. Myself and the wife shared a 'Parwiaen' pizza and salad and the kids had a margerita. The pizzas were lovely and stone-baked but the topping was a bit disappointing, white cubes of chicken and what looked like undercooked cheddar cheese-but nice nonetheless. The salad was really good, with sundried tomatoes, artichokes and olives. We shared a couple of sundaes all round for dessert. I looked jealously at other tables seafood and steak dishes! They looked awesome! Perhaps we will come back for a proper meal next time-booking in advance of course!

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lovely evening eating in the sun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As ever sams on the beach came up trumps. Surely one of the most idyllic restaurants in cornwall. Had wonderful mussels, great pizza and belly pork.
Only downside is you have to queue. But surely a sign of popularity.

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Cornwall, UK
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“Breakfast disappointment!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Such a shame you have reduced the breakfast menu to 3 items! As locals, Sam's breakfast used to be a real treat, but sadly we won't be back unless the menu is returned to it's former glory. Not surprised we were the only ones in there. No choice for children. Menu consisted of: 'Focaccia Sarnie', Granola or Coffee & Brownie (containing raisins??). What happened to the Waffles? Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Egg? Very disappointing and only gave 2 stars because we love the view.....

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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