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“Simply Faultless”
Review of Sam's On The Beach

Sam's On The Beach
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Par
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, 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
Bodmin, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Simply Faultless”
Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Well what a find"! Went there last on Sunday and taken on recommendation firstly the location is stunning set by a small beach in a old lifeboat station. Walking in they have the chefs working to the right and the bar reception to the left you then go down to the seating area brilliantly laid out with views over the bay. Almost immediately a server came over and took our drinks order, very pleasant girl , the drinks swiftly came and our orders were taken . Starters were a seafood salad and a mixed green salad. Mains of Sole in a tarragon butter sauce and a mackerel and hake on a bed of mixed peppers tomatoes new potatoes and olives.
The food came out in a nice time and the starters were just mind blowing the seafood salad had fresh prawns and squid and smoked salmon muscles and octopus with salad and chiabata bread , well presented the green salad was not your usual boring one but everything in it inc aubergine . The main course was well cooked and presented the Sole was fresh and the tarragon butter sauce with cappers was to die for , my friend had the Mackerel great flavours . All in all the food was faultless and so was the service in a great location with lots of character . Can't recommend highly enough".

Visited April 2014
Thank Mike M
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Busy Sunday - great lunch”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Fabulous lunch outside on the slip. Huge kids portions! Salads are great, and not boring! They didn't make us feel hurried, although I am sure they would have liked out table back quicker as we sat and had a couple more coffees!

Visited May 2014
Thank Vallinnapod
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great beach restaurant”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Sam's on the beach does exactly what it says on the tin. This is an old converted life boat house and has kept the feel of the original building. The location means you have a fabulous sea view across the Fowey estuary and it is overlooking a lovely small beach.
The menu is a little quirky with an interesting choice of pizzas but there are also delicious traditional options to suit other tastes. My only complaint would be that the fish section was lacking in a decent white fish dish.
That said the three courses we chose were all superb. The steak was wonderful and the belly pork amazing. I strongly recommend you try the Chocolate Brownie it will blow you away!
The cost was very reasonable considering the very high quality of the food; £65 for the two of us for 3 courses and drinks.
I particularly like the online table reservation system which made booking very easy.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank BigBoyCornwall
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Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Views, food, atmosphere ~ this place has it all!”
Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Sam's on the Beach is exactly what it says in its title. It is a restaurant on the beach. You are able to leave the restaurant and have a stroll along the water's edge, which is very pleasant.

Service is very prompt and staff are very interactive, friendly and smart. Our drinks were at our table very quickly as was our food. The menu has wide variety of food, and the fish dishes were exceptional. We ordered one seafood platter (meant for 2) but my Dad managed all of it. Myself and my Mother had a steak and prawns which were also delicious. The pizzas are amazing too!

Would recommend this to anyone. Look forward to coming back

Thank SSholiday
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Truro, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing steak”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Second visit to Sams. First visit 5 star. This visit we ordered 3 ribeye steaks, we did not receive ribeye steaks. When I mentioned it to the waitress she insisted that they only serve ribeye. IT WAS NOT RIBEYE

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Malcolm S
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