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Harbour Lights

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Paignton Harbour, Paignton, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 68
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 22
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  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A wonderful meal

After staying in Paignton on several occasions we decided to give the Harbour Lights restaurant a go , and we were not disappointed. We went in early evening without making a reservation we were fitted in no problem even though it did start to get quite busy. There was a very good on the menu and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
chrislawrence1968
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After staying in Paignton on several occasions we decided to give the Harbour Lights restaurant a go , and we were not disappointed. We went in early evening without making a reservation we were fitted in no problem even though it did start to get quite busy. There was a very good on the menu and with the main courses... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had are meal here for the whole family for are wedding!!!! The food was amazing and the staff also very very friendly. They made are wedding meal amazing and the whole family were very happy with there meals. Will come back soon for another meal as food is lush :)

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Thank emolucy
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I visit Paignton several times per year and have always wanted to enjoy the food as well as the stunning view from this family run restaurant. On both the occasions I have been disappointed. Food seemed to be fresh from the freezer rather than the sea!

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Thank brumkpr
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Food is lovely. Staff are very nice. The drinks are all from bottles, I.e. no beer etc. on draft. Food and drink is not cheap but lovely for a special occasion.

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Thank williambassett
Paignton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

One of the oldest restaurants in Paignton but still worth a visit a little expensive but the quality of the food pulled us through lovely attentive young staff and a good atmosphere initially though emptied quite quickly as most were early dinners,deserves a shout from locals and visitors ,would try again

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Thank peter f
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Went for a family party occasion, good table with excellent service. Rather more formal than some Paignton restaurants, but everyone made to feel very welcome. Good menu choices and nice atmosphere.

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Thank Helenanddave2014
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Lovely restaurant. We had both steak and fish. It was wonderful. Beautiful food cooked to a very high standard. Staff were very polite and friendly. It was a wonderful end to a lovely holiday and the views over the harbour are gorgeous. and staff were very polite and friendly. Highly recommend

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Thank Htaff
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I have been to alot of restaurants over the years and none come close to this amazing and romantic place. Great food cooked and served to a high standard. I think its a better restaurant the gordan ramseys f word. Will always live long in my heart its where I proposed to my girlfriend

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Thank Lauren W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and service but drinks are a bit on the expensive side, still worth visiting. Not a large menu but still a good selection.

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Thank Sparklemark
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We were never completely sure whether this is intended to be a 1970s theme restaurant or not. If it is then it is absolutely spot on the money and they are doing a cracking job of recreating the cuisine of that period. As soon as we saw the menu we ordered prawn cocktails and pepper steaks to go along with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Paignton Harbour, Paignton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 46
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?