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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (111 reviews)
“sardines” (59 reviews)
“scallops” (102 reviews)
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Pizza, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Old Chapel 14 Lifeboat STATION | Polkerris, Par, St Austell PL24 2TL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great atmosphere and location, good food. Had to ask on 2 occasions for a plate to put fish bones, shells from seafood etc on, should be provided without asking.

Thank Debbie H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visit Cornwall every year and always go to Sams at least once. A table of 10 of us ate at the weekend and we all had a good meal.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

Discovered this place on the internet whilst looking for holiday eating places and it looked amazing so went on the off chance on a tuesday evening and the inside eating area was fully booked but it was a lovely evening so sat outside and the...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked a table on a warm evening and after enjoying a drink next door, were looking forward to some fresh fish. In previous years there has been a larger selection and the turbot has been excellent, but felt the choice was somewhat limited this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in this part of Cornwall you can't miss this place. The food was fantastic, the view phenomenal. All washed down with Aperol Spritz. Although the inside tables can be booked the outside seating is on a first come first served basis. It's well...More

Thank Jilly767
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No need to say too much just that the accolades are so well deserved. Fabulous fish great service well priced so very good excellent you should go - really you should

Thank Warwickshiregal
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough good about this restaurant. It is perfectly set, the food is fresh and delicious and the service is wonderful. We were sat on the beach, hearing the waves, with the sand in your toes eating fresh prawns and mussels. I would...More

Thank nialahchak
Reviewed 1 week ago

our friend booked this on line to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant has revived an old lifeboat house, and has maintained it's unique style and recognises its history. Although a blustery evening, the view from the restaurant was still stunning and this must be a...More

Thank Ionalj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was the third time lucky to get a reservation here as it is very popular. We were not disappointed. The location is fantastic as was the food. The kitchen is open, so you can see the food being prepared. The staff are attentive, friendly...More

Thank Penelope K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my wife here for lunch on her birthday while we was on a weekend away to cornwall. Booked before as knew it would be busy and this was still low season. The place was full. We had garlic prawns to start and a pizza...More

Thank Tom B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Where is the parking and is it free please
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
Do you have any vegan options at the moment?
24 March 2017|
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Response from Bodelva | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have vegetarian options. My daughter is vegetarian and she enjoys eating there.
Are you child friendly? For example, would you welcome a lively one year old at lunchtime?
3 June 2016|
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Response from brushsalesman | Reviewed this property |
We've taken ours in when they were pretty young and they were well looked after with no issues. If the one year old starts to scream the place down a quick walk around the beach might be in order :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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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
  • 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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