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Harbour Lights

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Paignton Harbour, Paignton, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Valentine's meak

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Darren G
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  • Local cuisine
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190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

A group of us went for a surprise birthday party, the only good things to say is the waitresses were attentive & the starters were very good. As for the main meal it was flavourless, over cooked and over priced. Definitely will not be returning , this view was echoed by a number of couples in our party.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

What a surprise on entering we were greeted by the owner who stood in a Sixties booth then shown to our table. The surroundings can only be described stuck in a time warp However the service and food were superb a restaurant with some style

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This place reminds me exactly of where my mum & dad would go on a special occasion. But not my cup of tea the food looks nice but the chef hasn't got good tastebuds. Or rather dated tastebuds. The food is bland & soggy. I don't know why that word popped into my head & I know its not that... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

When my wife asked me where I would like to go for my 50th Birthday celebration meal there was only one answer "Harbour Lights". So a weeks holiday was immediately booked in Paignton and a table reserved. Once again we received the best service and quality of food that we have come to expect of such a lovely restaurant. I... More 

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We called in mid week never booked but had a great meal meat and vegetables were fresh and tasty. Would recommend this restaurant.

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Datchet, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Old fashioned and traditional, a bit quirky, but I liked it. It serves excellent food and clearly has a popular following.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?