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All 14 Gordon's Bay Restaurants

Harbour Lights Seafood Grill

Gordons Bay Harbour, Gordon's Bay 7150, South Africa
+27 21 8561830
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Ranked #12 of 14 Restaurants in Gordon's Bay
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Lake Lure, North Carolina
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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 

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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 

South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

we booked at Harbour Lights for Christmas day 2014 before we went on holiday, as well as we even sent them an email to confirm our booking as we are from Johannesburg. Upon arrival, they realised they had "forgotten" to book for us, and just put us at a random table that was in the middle of where everyone walks!... More 

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Underberg
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were looking forward to the very fresh hake chips and salad with a glass of wine and baked mussels as a starter. We made it clear our salad should have the minim of lettuce Andre tomatoes olives cucumber peppers etc. and no chips. Bernard our waiter took our order, served our wine and 40 min later our frozen hake,... More 

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

Thank you for your review which helps us improve our services. We investigated the matter and spoke to Bernard about your experience. We are pretty surprised of the fact that just hake chips would take 40 minutes moreover because not fully busy that evening. The salad again seems a disaster but based on our daily vegetable orders I think that... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

I had a bit of a bad feeling when I walked up the stairs, but was hungry. Huge parlarva over the non existent wine list, told to get from fridge, but bottom of Friday had literally hundreds of dead flies in it on the bottom, I nearly threw up. Got beer. We had ordered starters and main course, still not... More 

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

Dear Customer, thank you first of all for the precious remarks that you have provided to management. We of course do apologize for the inconveninece of seeing the dead flying ants that assalted our building for two nights in a row. When we leavethe building at closure, the only lights on are the fridges, therefore turning off all lights made... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

I've been there for dinner! It was one of the best places I've ever been in my life! Lovely atmosphere,amazing sunset! Fresh food, perfect service! A perfect place to be to have a wonderful night! Well done! 5 stars for it! We will see again very soon!

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

Thanks we'd like to see you again More 

Roodepoort, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Took my family for the best seafood in the Cape, drove from Malmesbury to Gordon's Bay which is almost 100km away, due to the fact that I have been there before and know the quality of food that they serve. Place had a facelift which was nice but the service from management and the kitchen staff has gone for a... More 

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

Dear Bo55ie Buddy! , thank you for sending this review which certainly make us grow in the food industry. The fact that you came from so far away to experience the best seafood in the area is something we do appreciate. The fact is that you chose to eat in our take away venue downstairs that was full with customers... More 

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Address: Gordons Bay Harbour, Gordon's Bay 7150, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 8561830
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Gordon's Bay
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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