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Harbour Lights Seafood Grill

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Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
+27 21 856 1830
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Wife and I ordered fish and chips, one with chips and one with onion rings. Took a little time for our food to arrive, but this was indicated on the menu, as it is all "prepared fresh". The waiter steered us away from the selection which my wife and I originally ordered. I guess with the restaurant being empty except... More 

1 Thank Shaun S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Was not going to go to harbour lights my better half insisted. I am glad she did, it was better than the reviews said. Live music as well as the stunning view capped the evening for us. The food wasn't 5 stars but it was very good I would definitely go back. The reviews on trip advisor weren't an accurate... More 

Thank Justin C
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129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We went back here having eaten a couple of years ago. I loved this restaurant, it has wonderful views, and it was from here many years ago that I saw my first whale. However, we were both disappointed with our recent visit. It has obviously changed hands again, and the menu has changed significantly. It is now an average restaurant,... More 

3 Thank Pick1962
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

At least they eventually managed to serve drinks. After we had to call on attention twice. Then, when eventually trying to order from the menu, they had nothing in. Pizza oven "was not turned on today". and some of the items on the menu was sold out or not available. One of three people managed to get a prawn cocktail... More 

2 Thank Nils N
Marseillan, France
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Great position but it has gone seriously downhill over the past few years. It is a bit of a dump now that needs refurbishing and a new chef. We were the only two people in that night and were not surprised. Staff were friendly but completely disappeared from time to time. Avoid.

1 Thank FredAdkins
Stockholm, Sweden
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We had dinner at this restaurant a couple of years ago and then we were very satisfied. But this time we were not. The waiter did his best I suppose, but it shined through how inexperienced he was. Last time the restaurant had a much nicer interior. Now it looks like an ordinary tourist restaurant on the Canary Islands. The... More 

2 Thank Swede-Johansen
Garching an der Alz, Germany
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We visited with a friend who had come to see us from overseas. The location is a nice one however the drinks selection was extraordinarily poor. My friend wanted a glass of rose wine and was served a very over priced "best in the house" glass of wine which to be frank was a poor example of what South Africa... More 

3 Thank Julie M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Simple restaurant but very good value and our return visit for a second fish platter was again very good. Not greasy like the restaurant opposite, well cooked and generous quantity. Upstairs has a harbour view, downstairs is more of a bar. Nice staff.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

A sudden whim took me and my companion to Harbour Lights, nestling against the comforting roadside overlooking the Old Harbour and yacht basin, affording splendid views of whatever goes on in boats and sailing craft. The restaurant manager, Greg, made the two of us especially welcome, and we ordered a bottle of white wine which was served well chilled and... More 

Thank Peter H
cape town
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

It is nothing like its website portrays. It is a dump. Avoid at ALL costs. I booked for valentines dinner and was offered a window seat which i accepted. When I arrived with my wife I was met with a blank look and told sorry they are full but they could put a table in the passage with plastic chairs,... More 

2 Thank anttulleken

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Gordon's Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 856 1830

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?