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Harbour Lights Restaurant

Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3LH, England
01326 316934
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Ranked #16 of 165 Restaurants in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Fish & Chips
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Family run. Family friendly.Best harbour views of all Falmouth restaurants.Holder of the NFFF (National Federation of Fish Friers) Quality Award. All our fish is from fully sustainable sources.Currently the only MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified restaurant in Cornwall.Extensive variety of fish, with local Cornish fish options always available.90 seat restaurant and also takeaway section.Fully licensed.Free beach bucket & spade with every kids meal.Free WI-FI.Warmest of welcomes guaranteed. Thank You Pete & Sue Fraser
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chertsey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Harbour Lights in Falmouth has to rank with the Magpie in Whitby as one of the best fish and chip restaurants in England, Prompt service crisp batter, good portion of chips. Much better and cheaper than the expensive celebrity chefs place round the corner. We ate at 6pm saturday and it was almost full inside with a long line... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Visited this restaurant on the recommendation of my sister who has eaten here a couple of times on past visits to the area. We were seated immediately at the back of the restaurant with fabulous views of the harbour. Our order was taken and in what seemed like the blink of an year the best Fish and chips I had... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very sorry to have to put in this review but after using the takeaway today hope something can be done to change my opinion. Have given the takeaway several goes recently to see if it was a one off experience. Don't have big appetite so always order kids cod n chip. Once again the takeaway fish was very greasy with... More

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Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review us on tripadvisor. Very sorry for an all-round bad experience, but there might be time to change your opinion yet. If you felt that your meal was not up to par and told the server, it would have been replaced. It is something we're always happy to do - our mission... More

Newbury, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We ate here with our dog which was a great bonus, the front tables, ie the road side allow dogs😊 I'm not usually a chip fan but the chips here were spot on, not too greasy, even the dog loved them. I'm told the fish batter was lovely and light too. Good choice of options even for those that want... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great staff who are friendly and do their best to get one seated quickly, even at peak times. Superb food freshly cooked, views over seafront and everything is very reasonably priced.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I very much enjoyed the harbour view and the food and service were both excellent. I was particularly pleased to read about harbour lights' commitment to sourcing sustainable fish, this is something I think is important. I had scampi and chips and the portion was huge, great value for money. A lovely restaurant run by a family that is clearly... More

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very good service and staff. Excellent,freshly cooked fish. (We had the haddock) Chips not brilliant but ok. Well worth a try.The restaurant has ample seating,much with stunning harbour views. We had take away and it was our fifth visit over the years,so they must be doing something right!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant at the back has a lovely view of the harbour. It's light and airy, with windows on two sides. The waiting staff are lovely, cheerful and helpful. There is the option of fish and chips or, for the diet conscious, fish and salad! For those who can't decide whether they should be on a diet or not (like... More

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Cornwall
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Outstanding service as always. This time they were incredibly busy because of Tall Ships week but we were quickly found a table. The fish and chips were brilliant.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We've always liked to go here for fish and chips, the quality of the food is usually to a good standard and the place is always busy, however, our last visit was not to the standard we usually get and can only assume it was due to the restaurant being extremely busy.

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Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. It isn't often that we get the sentiment "better in the past", but we have been extremely busy and have had to rethink some procedures as we grow in popularity during the busy seasons. We have been pushing harder for customers to tell waiters when something isn't... More

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