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Harbour Lights

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Paignton Harbour, Paignton, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 14
    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
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What a gem hidden in paignton harbour. Looks very old fashioned but don't let that put you of. We has mussels to start which were lovely the sauce was very pleasant with a hint of chilli. For mains we had 2 steaks which were both cooked exactly as we asked and 1 fish, plenty of vegetables and chips... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Tracy T
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Me and my partner visited last Wednesday. We were served by Sam who was brilliant, nothing was too much trouble. My partner had the Garlic chicken and I had the vegetarian meal, both were superb. Don't hesitate to try this restaurant if you're in Paignton.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We went with my family to treat ourselves unfortunately the food was a big disappointment. I work in the industry and that's bad. The waitress was lovely and waiting on us like a true professional. Please, with this surrounding you have to have a proper chef. The soup was from the tin and caesar had nothing to do with caesar... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Beautiful scenery, attentive staff and excellent food. Overlooks the harbour, really picturesque. No Malibu behind the bar though!

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Cricklade, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

what wonderful food you get in this restaurant.the staff are very friendly and professional and.the food is excellent and they have a excellent wine list,i highly recommend a visit.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

What a gem hidden in paignton harbour. Looks very old fashioned but don't let that put you of. We has mussels to start which were lovely the sauce was very pleasant with a hint of chilli. For mains we had 2 steaks which were both cooked exactly as we asked and 1 fish, plenty of vegetables and chips very flavoursome.... More 

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Loved to just watch the world go by and a evening drive looking at the harbour lights, it was lovely.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great location, restaurant with a character, delicious food, mouthwatering vegetables. Big let down was the service. Staff was very friendly but had lack of training as few errors were made i.e. not clearing table to make more space, not even a wine glass. Table was set for four, while I was on my own and they kept fighting to find... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went with another couple for a Valentine's meal - if you like great food , then this is a place to try .....a few things weren't as perfect as expected but the service was great, food was hot & well cooked & the evening was very pleasurable

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My wife & I came here for our wedding anniversary, on entering the door the man who asked if we had a booking looked down his nose at us & spoke to us like we were sub-human trash, off he went to see if a table was ready for us, he was gone for about 5 minute's so we didn't... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Couldnt have gone better - my Mums 80th Birthday we had a room to ourselves - 20 guests all loved their meal. The family and staff were so attentive and helpful changing the menu slightly for us. Great Value and a party to remember.

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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: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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