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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Dinner

I ended up here because my chosen restaurant was full and this was almost empty which is always a concern. Service was friendly and the view over the harbour would have been great if the moon was not obscured by cloud. Ambience was none existent with bright lights like a Chinese restaurant. I had... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
adiabatic
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I ended up here because my chosen restaurant was full and this was almost empty which is always a concern. Service was friendly and the view over the harbour would have been great if the moon was not obscured by cloud. Ambience was none existent with bright lights like a Chinese restaurant. I had the Alfredo platter, hake calamari and... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This has to be the biggest joke of a restaurant in South Africa. The big advert outside the rear of the restaurant reads : "Fine dining seafood restaurant". Oh boy were we in for a shock. Ordered a beer which came with a fruit juice glass as they were "A bit short of beer glasses". I asked if mussels were... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were driving from hermanus back to Cape Town and felt it was time for lunch. Went here - a bit of a wait to be sorted out with drinks but our waitor was very polite. Took our order for mains. Fish lovely very fresh, calamari was among the best I have tasted, queen prawns good. Only let down was... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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135 reviews 135 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The food was ok but thats about it. Service was quite ok. Watch out for wine recommendation, they try to sell you the expensive one's. There are better places in Gordons Bay

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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
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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
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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
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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 

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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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