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Sam's On The Beach

The Old Chapel 14 Lifeboat STATION | Polkerris, Par, St Austell PL24 2TL, England
+44 1726 812255
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (141 reviews)
“scallops” (119 reviews)
“sardines” (75 reviews)
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Pizza, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Old Chapel 14 Lifeboat STATION | Polkerris, Par, St Austell PL24 2TL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I booked a table for 4 online, and recieved an email confirmation. However, for some reason there was nothing booked in for us at Sam's, but we were still seated thankfully! Its a fairly small place but the staff were welcoming and it had lovely...More

Thank JadeAm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Throughout the seasons Sams never fails to deliver seasonal local mindful dishes with a pinch of feng shui. The service is relaxed efficient and friendly and the food delivers with every mouthful. If you only eat at one restaurant this Summer - make it Sam’s....More

1  Thank Kim H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday evening, but we hadn’t booked. There were no tables available to book and outside the ones that you can wait for were all taken. Disappointed- need to have more outside!

1  Thank janette_bilson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a family meal with friends here. Great choices of slightly higher priced food, delicious though! The view is fantastic, service was good and staff attentive and welcoming. We went last summer too and service and food remained good! See you again next summer!

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this is a very casual place due to being literally on the beach the food is still some of the best I have had. Sadly the scallops were already sold out so started with soft shell crab, which was a whole little crab on...More

Thank evadark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cool relaxing restaurant on the beach. Food was delicious and looked great. Service was helpful and a good range of drinks.

Thank Enjoysun12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location on the beach (the clue is in the name!) and its an adventure to trek down from the car park at the top of the cliff (more so going back up if you’ve had a few glasses of wine!😳) Perfect place to finish...More

Thank AndySING73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect place for us to have a meal with the children - usually celebrating a holiday they have enjoyed staying with Grandparents. We are allowed to book a table at 6.30.p.m.and a party of 8 is no problem at all. The "rule"...More

Thank Weekender787
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting in SotB whilst the others eat pudding. I can almost count every table here where I've spent a great evening, inside or out. I return every year. The setting in the old lifeboat house, on the beach, of course, is spot on. Sit outside...More

Thank ArmstrongMA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit here and very enjoyable with good food. Made to feel welcome with 3 young children in our group. Small restaurant so I’d advise booking. I had the chicken salad which was really good, lots of variety in the salad, a lot more than...More

Thank Sharon P
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March 27, 2018|
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Response from Sam S | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do. Call the restaurant on 01726812255. Thank you. Hopefully see you in July.
Joanne L
July 21, 2017|
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Response from Sam S | Property representative |
Hi Joanne give them a call on (01726) 812255 and they do sometimes they depends are busy give them a call first thank you bye
May 29, 2017|
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Response from margaretpat | Reviewed this property |
Parking is about 1/2 mile up hill and it's paid parking. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Chapel 14 Lifeboat STATION | Polkerris, Par, St Austell PL24 2TL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell  >  Par
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 812255
  • E-mail
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
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