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Harbour Lights

Paignton Harbour, Paignton, England
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Ranked #38 of 130 Restaurants in Paignton
Price range: $37 - $46
Cuisines: English
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Swedish first
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English first
Datchet, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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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South West England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

I came here a few months ago and enjoyed our experience, the menu was very nice and our meals tasted great they are lacking on variety of drinks though. I felt the restaurant really lived up to the seaside location. I would say it's quite up market and the restaurant it's self is small but quant, I felt the service... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stayed 3 nights in Paignton and had a hard time finding a proper restaurant - most are cafes or takeaways. Then we visited Harbour Lights. It was Saturday evening and we were lucky to be shown to a table as they were very busy. The waitresses were very polite and friendly and took our drink order then came back after... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I have visited this place two or three times because my aged P's live in Paignton and they love it because it is exactly like something from the 70's. It is hilarious really, a pastiche, but I think the owner doesn't know this. The food is mostly from service companies and just microwaved apart from those dishes that can be... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Lovely food, attentive service. Nice views across the bay. Very clean. Not he cheapest restaurant in town but worth it.

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Haslingden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We have dined there several times over the last few months and each time been totally delighted with the quality of food, service and ambiance. The staff could not have been more helpful,polite and attentive. The chef made a special effort to change ingredients to one of the main meals, to suite our wishes. Result a superb meal beautifully prepared.... More

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our last night in Paignton was highlighted with a lovely meal at Harbour Lights. The service was excellent and a good choice of food, especially the fish dishes. Good value for money.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Be lucky. Find the only REAL restaurant in Paignton. Virtually everything else is either chips with everything, takeaway or pizza. Very pleasant, especially if you can get a window seat because the view is great out over the harbour. Food is excellent and you can convert a starter into a main (like mussels which my wife loves). Prices are really... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had the best meal we had had for as long as I can remember here at harbour lights. The service was second to none and the food was delicious. The only thing I would change would be to have more windows to see the lights. But if you get a window seat it is magical.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Always enjoyed eating at the Harbour Lights, with it's views of the harbour one side of the dining room and the sea on the other side. Went there for dinner on two evenings during a week's stay in Paignton and wasn't disappointed. Good food again and good service from the young waitresses, who were all pleasant and have been well... More

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