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Harbour Lights

Paignton Harbour, Paignton, England
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Ranked #46 of 124 restaurants in Paignton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $37 - $46
Cuisines: English
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Tring
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Have tried this restaurant many times in the vain hope that it might improve.The standard of the food has been poor,the service untrained.the decor tired & once when requesting a fruit salad for dessert was given an orange on a plate for me to peel! I'd rather get a takeaway.

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Torquay
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Very nice place if you are not too tall!! No seriously the food is very good and this is an excellent place to visit for that "special" occassion

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Guildford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Wandering around Paignton on a cold breezy October night, trying to find somewhere decent to eat is not the easiest task, believe me! We found this place (note it is called Harbour 'Light', NOT 'Lights' as shown on this site) quite by chance and were delighted we did! The staff made us feel very welcome and we were shown to... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We went to this restaurant as there wasnt much choice around Paignton, looks appealing, over looking torbay, but wasnt busy, although we are out of season which is understandable, staff werent very friendly, apart from one waitress. food was very pricey for what we got, sounded fancy, but was basic, unseasoned, served with cheap nasty fries, wine was expensive and... More

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The staff were very friendly and attentive, a great variety of food and they even cater for us Vegetarian's the meal was perfect, just leave some room for your dessert, great atmosphere and location. I would be visiting again very soon.

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Devonport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This place is awful, awful food, awful atmosphere, awful staff, awful decor, awful awful all at an expensive price, avoid this place like the plague. Scampi - could get better from Iceland. Bread nearly £2.50 a slice.. for heaves sake and that was just plonked in front of us without any butter! Duck was as dry as an autumn leaf.... More

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We have been going to Paignton for many years. Whether it is a Hotel,caravan or visiting relatives we always visit the Harbour Lights restaurant for a meal before we leave Torbay. We dine out regular at home but when in Torbay it has to be the Harbour Lights for their seafood menu. I started with mussels followed by the sea... More

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We did have a nice meal at the Harbour Lights, in good company, but felt that the menu was rather dated (nostalgic reminder of the Berni Inns in the 1970s'). Vegetarian options - very limited, only 2 choices, both served with rice. Steaks in a variety of sauces looked ok. The duck half in cherry sauce was good, but way... More

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willenhall
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The food here is very nice but expensive that's properly why the place was empty only 4 people in all evening i had a starter of crab salad and a main course of monk fish medallions not much else to say really only better value restaurants in paignton and brixham

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Excellent for a special occasion as the prices reflect.Thoroughly enjoyed our meal with lovely view from window table.

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