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Harbour Lights

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Quayside, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
01840 250953
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Visit whilst staying in Padstow

Traditional café with much character and history following the floods which destroyed original building .Good choice of snacks and drinks to suit many tastes, Service and atmosphere good too

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Liz M
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Traditional café with much character and history following the floods which destroyed original building .Good choice of snacks and drinks to suit many tastes, Service and atmosphere good too

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Wickham Market, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Ideal for a snack, lunch or afternoon tea. We did all three during our week stay in August 2015. Clean, very helpful and efficient service.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Harbour Lights was always our favourite Cornish tea shop and we could not wait to visit. It was one of a very few places who served a delicious gluten free cream tea, but alas no more. The new management has decided to abandon that option, so big disappointment for me. The ambience remains good and the waiting staff are still... More 

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Claire B, Owner at Harbour Lights, responded to this review

Dear Julie I'm sorry that were disappointed on your last visit. Gluten free scones were sadly not available when you visited last. Unfortunately the supplier (the same that the previous owners also used) have been busy moving premises. It has taken them a while to get re-established but thankfully they are now up and running and I have a large... More 

Brit at large
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It was a wonderful sunny day and just happened to go to Boscastle and found this delightful cafe, food was very good and service excellent, made for a nice experience

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We ate lunch here one day during our holiday in Boscastle. The café is small with a nice menu and we were able to take our dog inside. Friendly staff and tasty food in a lovely old building in the heart of beautiful Boscastle.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nice setting with friendly staff and tasty food. Only negative is some of the tables needed cleaning

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Having visited the Harbour Lights for many years and enjoyed one of their cream teas on each occasion, I was disappointed to find that their standard had dropped this year. It was a hot day on 10th July but their were no sun shades to be seen. I ordered our usual cream teas but the scones were really dry as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I visited here with my husband and 18 month old daughter on a rainy day. My husband chose a pasty and I had toast and scone, choosing a half slice of toasted sandwich of cheese and ham for my daughter. All the food was delicious and my daughter enjoyed her toastie. We were provided with a highchair and the toilets... More 

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had ream teas which were delicious. Good quantity of cream and jam and very nice soft and crumbly scones. Excellent service, nice and clan and of course a lovely location. My son had a panini which he said was delicious - we didn't get a chance!

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Drinking in Dorset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

IF you are tired after strolling round Boscastle's shops, walks and harbour then take the trouble to drop in to the Harbour Lights for a coffee. The building is set half way down the harbour on the right and offers inside and outside seating. Toilets are clean and well appointed. The inside of this tea garden is light, bright and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Quayside, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Boscastle
  • Phone Number: 01840 250953

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  • Cuisine: British

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