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Harbour Lights Seafood Grill

Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
+27 21 856 1830
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good20%
  • Average14%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible29%
Mar 20, 2017
“lonely guest”
Jan 24, 2017
“Could Do So Much Better”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Through many years, we ate at the harbour lights. It use to be fantastic. Gradually dereriorating. This went from being fantastic to bad bad bad. I spoke to the waiter. He said the son took over from the father. If I was the father, I...More

Thank Helmien
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the misfortune of visiting this dismal excuse for a restaurant today. I was with a friend and my two children. The waiter was beyond unprofessional and he did not even write down my order, which was quite specific, as my daughter has special...More

Thank Nombuso G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my sister for her 60th birthday for breakfast to Harbour Lights because of the view and to try a different restaurant. Appart from being totally outdated (think 1970's) it is dirty, no ambiance thick white PLASTIC tablecloths. The waiter is dressed in a...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely disgraceful and the food was awful. Was there even a chef? We were the only ones in the restaurant(maybe that was a sign to leave). Food was overpriced. Ordered pasta with linguine and no chili instead I got a lot of chili and penne...More

Thank Jorg F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went on a Saturday evening for Dinner and apart from another couple we were the only patrons. First impression was of the table......white plastic tablecloth and cheap paper serviettes. The menu had been photocopied many times and was difficult to read. I ordered the...More

Thank DebbieAgates
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Great service great food. Friendly. Come here rather than the oyster place across the road. Very welcoming.

Thank Nic A
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Good location does not compensate for a neglected interior.A white table cloth does not cover a soulless ambiance.The food is tasty well prepared and presented.The food is expensive maybe too expensive for this specific restaurant being so neglected and soulless.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed March 17, 2017

I honestly do not know why there are such bad reviews about this restaurant. My husband and I had a lovely dinner there on Thursday night, the food was beautifully prepared, and the service was outstanding. Will definitely return again next time we are in...More

1  Thank DawnJOhannesburg
Reviewed March 16, 2017

The food was very good and the atmosphere brilliant. The food came out quick and was very nice. Will visit again, real soon

Thank charmainegizelle2015
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Probably the worst food I have had at a restaurant. Hygiene is very poor, I had a look in the kitchen and was shocked. And then they charge exuberant prices! Avoid at all costs...

Thank ThomasVet
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Dear customer we don't serve ribs in our restaurant. ! There are two restaurants in the old harbour! Please make sure where you went prior posting comments. Thank you and have a wondeful day!
January 7, 2015|
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Thank you very much for the effort you made in sending this review. The wine list has been worked on and our suppliers did not deliver our white and rose's because short staffed for the season. Most closed on the 5th. The amount of customers were unexpected for the previous weekend therefore we ordered wines form normal bottle stores which don't carry the wines we buy! Our menu states that due to the fact we only serve fresh food, depending what ordered, you may wait between 30 to 40 minutes for your main courses due to the fact we ONLY use fresh foods including our veggies which are steamed when orders are placed! Thanks you, Kind regards, Management!
January 7, 2015|
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Its a pleasure to comment your review based simply on the fact that you wanted to walk out without paying ! When I approached you your attitude was simply un-tasteful.. We had plenty of patrons that day and very strangely all food was eaten but yours. You stated that you were an executive chef and that my oil was old! Your expertise had no where to stand when I invited you in my kitchen and show you that oil was changed that morning and that's why your onion rings where on the white color.. You were eating in our takeaway venue and yet seems like you were in a five star restaurant the way you write your comments. You did menace in a high tone that you were going to hurt our venue if I made you pay! Well you paid because your patrons did eat all and you had no justification to have an attitude with our staff. Thank you Buddy for your advice....but no other venue will tolerate your arrogance just to scare our staff and merely to obtain a discount. Thanks, Regards, Antonio
January 7, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Gordon's Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 856 1830
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