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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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  • 24
    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
Excellent Tuna & Service!!!!!

what a greate experience at harbour lights. I visted harbour lights on the 1st of March with my friends, and we orderd the pepper tuna which was awsome, and the service was excellent. I will defenitly go back to harbour lights. I highly recomend to go to Harbour Lights. That was awsome!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
jorie-216
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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We had a meal there tonight. Not really have the service. Waitress hardly come to check. We have to put the bread basket and empty cans onto the next empty table ourselves because no space on our table. Only 4 tables for a friday night. 28 Rand per Red Grapetiser can which is very expensive. We ordered fresh mussels for... More 

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

what a greate experience at harbour lights. I visted harbour lights on the 1st of March with my friends, and we orderd the pepper tuna which was awsome, and the service was excellent. I will defenitly go back to harbour lights. I highly recomend to go to Harbour Lights. That was awsome!!!!

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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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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