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All 13 Gordon's Bay Restaurants

Harbour Lights Seafood Grill

Gordons Bay Harbour, Gordon's Bay 7150, South Africa
+27(0)21 8561830
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Ranked #10 of 13 Restaurants in Gordon's Bay
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Waited for 1 hour to get our food, the table cloth was dirty and napkin in paper ( When your meal cost over R200 we are exepcting a clean table with proper napkins.... We are French living in Cape Town for 20 years but i dont remember paying so much for a meal and having such poor service....The dessert was... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We live in Strand so a good restaurant is few and far between in Strand. We have been to Harbour lights on numerous occasions. There were only 3 tables in the whole restaurant booked. Service was poor and we waited for our meal forever. White wine was warm and when eventually food came (fish Thermidor with prawns) you could not... More

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Wellington, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Had a nice fish and chips in the downstairs shop upstairs very smart and formal with expensive pricing. Only one waiter on duty who has to do everything. Down stairs friendly reception with nice food at very reasonable pricing.

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San Francisco, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Dined downstairs at the pub because we wanted a casual meal outdoors. I went with a friend that lives nearby so he did the ordering. Had Hake Fish and Chips which was fantastic. The fried calamari tasted a bit on the rubbery side. The views and friendly staff outweighs the rubbery calamari.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We arrived at reception and there was no one. No staff to greet us and no patrons. I phoned the restaurant's number from inside the restaurant for someone to welcome us after waiting for ten minutes. After ordering a beer and looking at the menu we decided to ask for the bill because we had a weird and uneasy feeling... More

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

What a disappointment. Were taken there by our son who was out from Holland and wanted to spoil us with a great meal. Service was so bad that we got up and left and went to the Ocean Basket which we enjoyed!

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

There is a saying: “one is never too old to learn” and the one thing I will try to do from my recent experience is to read online restaurant reviews. I have learned and paid my lesson for not doing the necessary research prior to our outing to the Harbour Lights restaurant in Gordon’s Bay on the evening of 17... More

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Took some up country friends there on a Friday night and the overall experience was not what i expected. The food is pricey and sub standard, nothing to write home about. The service was slow and the waitress was a little abrupt with us. I will not go back again.

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London
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171 reviews 171 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Other restaurants come and go but Harbour Lights has been operating for as long as I have been coming to Gordons Bay and thankfully it hasn’t changed. Same seafood based menu, wine list with laughable misspellings and misinformation and good views over the old harbour from large windows that can be opened to let in fresh air. I appreciate the... More

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Wallasey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant many times for lunch over a period of twenty years. The Kingklip is superb and the scallops in a creamy mustard sauce as a starter are excellent. There are lots of other things on the menu, but these are my all time favourites. Whenever we get the chance to go out to the Cape... More

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