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Sam's On The Beach

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The Old Chapel 14 Lifeboat STATION | Polkerris, Par, St Austell PL24 2TL, England
+44 1726 812255
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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114 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were recently in Cornwall and stopped in at Sam's on the Beach! Overall the staff were quite friendly and attentive, the location amazing and the food was decent. Given the amount of fresh seafood we had had in Cornwall it wasn't the best meal (the mussels needed better cleaning) and the bread was a bit dry. But, other than... More 

Thank Jeff S
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2015

Welcoming relaxed atmosphere with friendly helpful staff,the food was well presented and very tasty. We had scallops and sardines for starters then shared the beach paella all were delicious Shame we found it on our last night as would have loved to go back,maybe next year!!

1 Thank Thelma656
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

We were staying at a nearby B&B and used TripAdvisor to hunt out a good restaurant nearby. Glad we took everyone's advice. The food here was excellent! My wife and I shared grilled sardines and whole soft shelled crab for starters. They were both delicious, my daughter loved the crab legs! I ordered the belly pork for my main, and... More 

2 Thank Sdbernard
Halifax, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2015

A superb lunch at Sam's on the Beach. We arrived around 14.30 when, I imagine, the lunch time rush was starting to die down and had no trouble securing a table with a wonderful view of Polkerris beach. Scallops with Black Pudding and Bacon followed by Red Thai Mussels. Both very well cooked and delicious. Very much recommended for a... More 

2 Thank RichandShelly
Liskeard, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2015

Real shame to write this review but we've been visiting Sams on the Beach since it first opened probably every 3 months or so. Last time around 2 months ago we thought it had got rather pricey for it's rustic food on offer. On the last recent visit, the pizzas we had, although good for the area, were not a... More 

3 Thank cfitzpat
Wishaw, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2015

Hoped for a table of 3 at 1330 on a Tuesday but the place was full. We were advised to return at 1500 which we did and were greeted warmly with a nice table overlooking the beach. We opted for mains only as we were feeling the food effects of our Cornish tour. One portion of prawns. One portion of... More 

1 Thank Sirwonderbairn
Par, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 12, 2015

Simply fantastic in every aspect,great food,great atmosphere and great service!! Nice to have staff who obviously enjoy their job judging by the smiles and laughter!! Katie, scarlet and phoebe were all very helpful. The kitchen team were very appealing to the eye ;) I will DEFINITELY be back!

1 Thank CornishMaid1863
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We have been a few times now. Always local produce. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. A bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

1 Thank tylets
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2015

Lovely spot next to the beach. Friendly staff. Good service. Food is great, the scallops and the lobster is delicious.

2 Thank Jo13sephine
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Nice food, nothing special but over priced £12.95 for a pizza seems expensive, the holidaying London set may find this acceptable but I doubt the locals or non London visitors will be impressed.

1 Thank columchris

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Pizza, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?