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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (112 reviews)
“sardines” (65 reviews)
“mussels” (109 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Pizza, Seafood, 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 3 days ago via mobile

After walking the coast path from Fowey, we wandered into Sam's intending to only have a cup of tea, but the food looked and smelt so good that we ended up having lunch. It's a cosy cafe with a driftwood feeling to it serving great...More

Thank Gertsfarm
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Driving back from the Lizard rang and booked a table for dinner. I had a really tasty fish soup followed by baked plaice in a lemon and caper butter with fries and salad - meltingly delicious. As a seafood fan I prefer Sam's in Fowey...More

Thank Fluff58
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous evening here on Saturday for a rare family get together for my daughters18th. As always the staff were exemplary especially as two of our party of 9 were over half an hour late but no one mentioned or complained, the drinks...More

Thank Fleur M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a wonderful day at the Eden Project wandering through the Mediterranean and Rain Forests we thought Sam's Place sounded an ideal way to finish our journey. Sad to say it was not what we expected. We had not booked and although there were only...More

Thank davide h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could have picked a better day for a visit to Polkerris Beach. Drizzle in the air, a screaming wind and menacing clouds. But let’s talk about the pluses. There was nobody on the beach and our little two year old couldn’t have cared less...More

Thank Graham M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tuesday lunch in October yet still quite busy.Such a fun place to sit and watch the beach and have a really good meal The mussels were exceptional..no cream in the moules mariniere,,thank goodness !Friendly efficient service.Jug of iced water ready on the table.Another customer had...More

Thank 792tizzy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will need to book....Sam's is always busy. Good food though maybe the menu could change more often. Quite noisy with happy diners. Glorious views out to sea...parking a bit of a problem. Helpful and friendly staff. Go and see for yourself!

Thank meme s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked a couple of months in advance and requested a table by the window which we did get. Even for a mediocre late September day the restaurant was full and they were turning people away. We had the Seafood Chowder which was amazing...More

Thank ruthpowell6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we drove from Seaton to try Sams on the Beach and we were no disappointed it was really very very good. The massells were superb the view was stunning for me this was better than Sams at Fowey. I can't wait to go back

Thank BorisUckfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal with family and friends, nearly all of the food was great, the chowder I loved, the pizzas were great, the belly pork was lovely, meatballs only OK. Dessert overpriced, apart from the grid special which 4 could eat easily. Why the...More

Thank rg8282
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Joanne L
21 July 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
30 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
25 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.
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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
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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