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Harbour Lights Restaurant

Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3LH, England
01326 316934
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Ranked #13 of 162 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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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Wanted to visit with my husband, in laws and Monty the dog. Had read the excellent review and planned to get take away fish and chips. Was delighted when they said dog friendly tables at front of restaurant. BIG MISTAKE. They seated us after long wait as only people standing at please wait to be seated sign. Eventually very young... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Fresh, piping hot and plenty of it. We'll done. The sustainable cod was good to see ... And eat. Price was very affordable and views over the harbour. Great.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We turned up at 8:00 p.m. not expecting to get a table, but were shown to one by the window but not with the best view. We were then delighted to be moved to a table for two with a fantastic view over the harbour, and the priviledged position of being able to eat F&C without being bombed by seagulls... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The Harbour Lights restaurant came with excellent recommendations and reviews from friends and locals, so we decided to try it out. After arriving just after 1:30pm we only had to wait 10 minutes to be seated. The tables, chairs and all finishings are rustic and quaint, perfect for the fare on offer. The menu is good, and will cater for... More

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42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Probably not the best fish & chips I've ever had, but still good, and congratulations on only using fish from sustainable sources. Very limited wine selection (Chilean Sauvignon Blanc was good, but served warm without an ice bucket). Chips were average. Salad was dull (no dressing). But the seating area was bright & cheerful, the service was friendly, and the... More

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

Lots to learn from this one! Thank you for taking the time to review us, lots of valuable feedback. Firstly, apologies for the things that were not up to par. Chips is the lifeblood of any chipshop, and for them to be average just won't cut it for us. To be reviewed with our head-fryer at a later date to... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Great food, very friendly and efficient staff, excellent view over the harbour - very highly recommended.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Fab fish and chips here. Better than Rick Steins (sorry Rick!). Great service. I had a beautiful sole and half chips/half salad - delicious. Washed it down with a pint of Tribute Ale. My husband and son had the Pollock and haddock respectively. All the fish is sustainably sourced and incredibly fresh. Highly recommended - and good value too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Extremely busy obviously. The best fish and chips I've had for years, fish was fresh, with crispy batter and non-greasy. Thoroughly recommend it !!!!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stopped for some lunch during a trip to Falmouth. Presently surprised to find they had gluten free batter. I had a lovely cod & chips :) I can't wait to visit again next year!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We asked for large cod and chips, and that is what we got, a hearty portion of light battered cod and some of the best chips I have ever tasted. My fussy teenager daughter had a burger and gobbled it down, and said 'you should review this on trip advisor,it's really nice'. Smiles all round, with friendly staff and a... More

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