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“Afternoon Tea” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Harbour Lights Cafe & Restaurant

Harbour Lights Cafe & Restaurant
24 Castle Street, Douglas IM1 2EZ
01624 613650
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Ranked #23 of 113 Restaurants in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $40
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are delighted to add a fourth location to our family of restaurants. Previously known as Copperfields Edwardian Restaurant, our new central Douglas location is a perfect mix of old world charm and great seasonal food. Already famous throughout the island, you’ll discover everything you love about Harbour Lights right in the centre of Douglas. Open daily from 10am for Breakfast, we also offer our famous comfort classics menu throughout the day featuring the very best of local produce. Sample our welsh rarebit with smoked salmon or huge beer battered cod served with seasonal vegetables and potato of the day. Alternatively take a break from shopping and pop in for a quick coffee and cake, served all day.Our entire team (many of whom will be familiar) look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful new location.
Solihull, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Afternoon Tea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Popped in for coffee and cake after busy afternoon shopping. We were not disappointed, very homely and quaint. So good we returned later for dinner.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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79 restaurant reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Lit up our evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Browsing on the first night of our break in Douglas chanced upon this quaint victorian themed teashop which doubles as a diner on Friday and saturday evenings. Three of us had starters, one had homemade soup from the good value £14.99 menu, one preferred the classic prawn cocktail and I relished the scalloplike queenies For mains I had battered cod, I beerbattered cod which was enormous and delicious, one had liver and bacon (there must have been nearly a pound of meat ) and my wife had the lasagne. Puddings were the really creamy manx dairy ices and I had an eton mess which was slightly underwhelming as chef had run out of fresh cream. With a diet coke and bottle of Orchid Boulevard Sauvignon Blanc at £14.95 the bill totalled £90.68 for four for a very pleasant relaxed evening in wonderful period surroundings.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cheshire UK
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Excellent food, not great at coping with crowds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Having booked weeks in advance, when we arrived to take up our reservation we were told that it would be another 15 minutes to get our table as the "theatre crowd" were in. There was no apology or gesture of goodwill, just "come back later". We considered not going back after such an unprofessional treatment but relented and returned to an empty restaurant. The food and service thereafter was excellent. First class fresh dishes with ample servings made for a recommended dining experience. If the greeting had been handled better, it could have been perfect but on the face of it, letting a booked table go and delaying guests who had the foresight to book weeks in advance, seemed a little greedy on their part. We will go back, however will probably book a little later so the preferred theatre goers will have left beforehand.

Visited February 2013
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Larne, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants on the Isle of Man”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The first visit my family and I had at the restaurant and we were VERY impressed. We had a range of meals from egg and chips to Queenies and personally the sausage and chips I had were nearly unbeatable and not a bad word from the rest of the family. The antiques on display were also quite interesting and the staff accommodated our every need. note-there was also free wifi

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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“A favourite breakfast location - good tea & cakes too!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Old fashioned environs but outstanding breakfast menu - whatever you like - poached eggs, eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs on toast, the biggest full breakfast on the Isle of Man ... or if you're out shopping, it's a great spot for tea and cakes too ... service is not always brilliant but overall, Harbour Lights is very good!

Visited September 2012
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