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Harbour Lights Seafood Grill

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Beach Road, Gordons Bay Old Harbour Cape Town, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
+27 21 856 1830
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Reservations
Late Night

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
buy a pkt crisp

service was good but that's all the food was dire,they didn't have the wines I ordered,they suggested a different brand ,served it warm(white wine) with a sour taste

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
mrstewey
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

service was good but that's all the food was dire,they didn't have the wines I ordered,they suggested a different brand ,served it warm(white wine) with a sour taste

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

I went to Harbour Lights on the 15th of february 2015. There food and service is excellent. I have to mention the outstanding views over the ocean. Me and my wife enjoyed Harbour Lights. I recomend harbour lights. Fantastic.... Thanks Harbour Lights

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went there for dinner on 13 Feb 15 - and yes it was unlucky for us :( we waited ages for somebody to serve us and then another age for our drinks and then another for our main meal - which was terrible - the calamari was chewy and rubbery - then we ordered Kulua Don Pedro's - shouldn't... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Worst restaurant experience ever. The owner is just not open to anything and has excuses for everything, from bad food, poor service, flies, huge delays in receiving food, etc, the list carries on. What a pity as it is a beautiful setting that is being wasted in this manner. The powers in charge in Gordons Bay should have them removed... More 

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apanebianco, Owner at Harbour Lights Seafood Grill, responded to this review

Dear sir, I'm sorry for your disappointment, but I'm really not sure that you are talking about my venue. no one did approach me for any suggestion!!! You are more than welcome to phone Harbour Lights Restaurant at: 021 8561830 and talk to the Management about all your complains and I'm sure that everyone of them is willing to listen... More 

Piet Retief, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Candidate for Gordon Ramsay "restaurant nightmares" due to lack of owner involvement. 90 minutes for starters. I accept that much of the delay was caused due to an unruly guest but if owner had been on the floor, no delays would have occurred. Main courses (mostly fish) spoilt by sitting on the pass. Excellent service by the only person (waiter... More 

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apanebianco, Owner at Harbour Lights Seafood Grill, responded to this review

Dear sir, I'm very sorry that you had a bad experience in our resturant! I appreciate your positive review to our superb staff! But unfortunately noone did call me that night to complain something. Even if the owner is in the front it might happen that he is busy doing something else! anyway we have got lot of people that... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

every restaurant deserves a second try. The first wasn't half as bad, and in both cases we were there because the other harbor restaurant across the parking lot was very full. In both cases the Harbour Lights was mostly empty. This shouldn't come as a surprise because the food was simply awful, and basically not edible if you expected decent... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Great setting and there is certainly potential. Massive let down on service and attention. We were a group of 9 and once settled at our table waited at least 10 minutes before a drink was offered. Beer arrived warm and the red wine had to be put in ice bucket before it was drinkable. Immediately requested more beers be chilled... More 

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apanebianco, Owner at Harbour Lights Seafood Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for providing us an opportunity to identify issues that were not cleared sufficently during your permanence in our restaurant. I personally approched and welcomed you to our restaurant, offered your wonderful child a free ice cream which you refused. Order was placed through our waiter whom immediately came back informing you that pizza dough was... More 

1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Not only is the food fantastic, the staff are charming and entertaining. The seafood (prawns, fish and prawns) are deliciously prepared, with perfect sides. And the portion sizes are big. Real value for money.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Sweet staff, a gorgeous sunset view and tasty food. Only problem was the number of items (almost half the menu) that were unavailable. We ate there twice and loved it both times. Where else can you get Veuve Cliquot at a restaurant for $50?!!

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apanebianco, Owner at Harbour Lights Seafood Grill, responded to this review

Sweet staff, a gorgeous sunset view and tasty food. Only problem was the number of items (almost half the menu) that were unavailable. We ate there twice and loved it both times. Where else can you get Veuve Cliquot at a restaurant for $50?!! Dear Sir, thank you for your constructive comments but unfortunately you have certainly not experienced our... More 

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We were in Gordons bay, a little town in the western cape and we walked in Harbour Lights Restaurant! It was amazing!! We have been welcomed by Luis very nice man who served our table! We had a crayfish platter with oysters as starter!We really enjoy the food, it was fresh and we felt sea flavour in the oysters. The... More 

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apanebianco, Owner at Harbour Lights Seafood Grill, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thanks for being here ! we are looking forward to your next visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beach Road, Gordons Bay Old Harbour Cape Town, 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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  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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