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Harbour Lights Restaurant

Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3LH, England
01326 316934
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Ranked #13 of 158 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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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have eaten here before but not left review! Passing through after day on the beach had fish supper with partner sat on the quay watching the boats. Both had cod and chips which was fresh and tasty! Well worth the stop off.

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

I just had to respond because it's not often that our takeaway gets a mention on here. It's a very "falmouthian" thing to sit down on the quay and watch the water go up and down and boats going by, with a treat in a takeaway box. It's a very romanticized notion, isn't it? Lovely stuff :). Thank you for... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

There is nothing complicated about this place - it simply serves great fish and chips with a lovely view from the restaurant over Falmouth harbour. I was tempted to go to Rick Stein's but decided on Harbour Lights and very glad I did.

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

We're also very glad you decided to try us out. Thank you :) -Pete, More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Beautiful Fish with very good chips. Much better than the overrated Rick Stein . Good service. Great views over the harbour. Especially grateful to attentive waiter who moved us to a table with a much better view as soon as was available.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I've had a take away from here before but hadn't left a review so after another visit to Harbour Lights last week, I'm making sure to leave one this time! On my recent visit, I opted to get sausage and chips and I wasn't disappointed. The sausage meat was of high quality and not the cheap rubbish you get in... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Visited this eatery due to a Telegraph article which included it in its "Top 10 Budget Restaurants in Cornwall". We were not disappointed. We opted to sit in rather than have take-away. We had totally sublime cod and chips with garden peas, bread and butter and a pot of tea for two - sitting at a table with views over... More

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Having been here in previous years and thought it was ok, we decided to have supper here on our first night (after a 13 hour drive). I had joined their email mailing list prior, thankfully I did ! 3 cod @ chips with 3 soft drinks came to £40 !!!!!!!! Even with the 25% discount voucher still an expensive chippy... More

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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Walking through Falmouth and deciding what to cook for dinner when this delightful smell of fish and chips came my way! Harbour Lights has a take away and restaurant with an amazing view of the harbour if your lucky to get a window view!! It is a family run business with very polite and helpful staff. We both ordered fish&chips... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice restaurant with good views. Staff were attentive and friendly. However, dont think it warrants the hefty price tag for what is after all fish and chips. Think you are paying for the views to a degree!

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

Hello, and thank you for your review. It's an increasingly difficult thing to source sustainable and locally caught fish, which is part of our mission statement. Due to this, we are no longer the cheapest chippy in town, but we aren't the most expensive either. We could try to source cheaper foods for our products, but almost always they don't... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went to Falmouth for the day today as soon as we got off the water taxi the fantastic smell of fresh fish and chips tempted us to try Harbour Lights and we weren't disappointed. The food, the service and the surroundings were all first class.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Popped in here today, did not know what it would be like as not checked out the reviews prior to our visit, but was not disappointed. Excellent chippy, beautiful fish with lovely crispy batter and tasty chips. Very nice setting and great service. Would highly recommend.

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