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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (143 reviews)
“scallops” (121 reviews)
“sardines” (77 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 6 days ago via mobile

Great views, but we were not allowed to sit there even though they were not marked reserved. They claim to have GF options, apart from a pizza choice there wasn't much. Service was super slow. I had to send my order back as it was...More

Thank victoriahQ4038EY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was taken to Sam's on the beach as a surprise from my dad! And the staff made you feel so welcome! They were serving roast dinners-which i had fancied all day! And i'm not a roast dinner person! So when the food arrived it was...More

Thank Keri S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Fowey and had already been to the Sam's in town so were prepared for a good meal anyway, but Sam's on the Beach blew the other one out of the water! Amazing setting in an old lifeboat station, with windows looking...More

Thank Loll1603
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here just by chance having spent the day at the Eden project. What a find! The restaurant is quite small, only about 10 tables inside so definitely worth booking. The service was excellent and the food came out really quickly. Our meal was...More

Thank kellysX3701TT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sams on the Beach is on the smaller side, and therefore worth booking ahead. We had pizzas, salads and sardines which were all delicious. Efficient service too which is always appreciated when you have little people with you.

Thank Nicki B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Well I’m not a fish person so ordered burger in a pizza. It was ok pizza was a little mushy. Partner had fish and was happy.

Thank Curiosity554159
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Good restuarant with lively atmosphere, excellent service, nice fish and seafood dishes. I had lobster, very nice but at £45 I would expect proper utensils to crack the large hard claws and I would also expect the kitchen staff to know how to do this,...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Love all the Sam's restaurants - but On the Beach is my favourite. It's informal and frequented by unpretentious clientele. Great varied menu - fresh ingredients, amazing seafood, scallops are the best, slow cooked belly pork and I'm in culinary heaven... Staff are friendly and...More

Thank Chris O
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Lovely friends took me to this place for dinner. Wow! What a delight! It's a former lifeboat station, so right on the beach, with beautiful views of the cove and sea. Look at my photos to see what a treat you have in store if...More

Thank Suzanne1510
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We came on spec having searched for a place near Par. Impressive surroundings and good service and great menu. We mostly ate pizzas which were tasty and well cooked. The sardines were delicious. The tables were level! 0 or -1 degree!

Thank Giles H
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Questions & Answers
27 March 2018|
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Response from J9456UQsams | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do. Call the restaurant on 01726812255. Thank you. Hopefully see you in July.
Joanne L
21 July 2017|
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Response from J9456UQsams | 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
29 May 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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
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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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