We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Harbour Lights Seafood Grill

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
+27 21 856 1830
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 130: English reviews
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely Sunday lunch at Harbour Lights. The food was fresh and tasty (could have arrived quicker though) and the service, management were all very friendly. There was a wonderful musician playing live music in the background. Just dreamy.

Thank Alice L
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First things first...the food here was great. Catch of the day was delicious yellowtail - a generous portion and so fresh. The atmosphere on a Tuesday evening was rather lacking with very few customers. The emotionally-overwrought 80s rock background music did not improve things. Service is slow as everything is cooked to order. Good value

Thank The_MBs
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Harbour Lights has a great location and view. The staff are friendly and helpful. Greg, the manager was especially good. I enjoyed the Timmys combo of fresh fish and calamari. A great meal. The wine selection is a bit small but, good nonetheless. The kitchen was a bit too slow but, all in all a great experience. Oh, the chocolate... More 

1 Thank DevonCpt
Riversdale, South Africa
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was cold and we need a coffe break. The service was excellent, and stuff was friendly. Very nice restaurant, modern. Itis near the harbour and the view is excellent.

Thank minnieellen
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

A lovely view, yes... good meal, yes... slow service, yes... What you have to be aware of: There is a VERY steep staircase to get up to the restaurant: black short steps, unlit, unmarked and VERY treacherous... Coming down I missed the very first step and because the stairs are so steep, gravity took me down head first...! I fell... More 

1 Thank Merle90034
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We went here to have lunch during December but were told that children were not welcome and that we should eat elsewhere

Thank AndrewBHM40
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Sounds and smells from the harbour makes this an exciting fun late lunch with loads to see and entertain

Thank TBag1974
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Terrible food and small portions. Should be lovely but its not.. not even the harbour setting can make up for it. Rather go to Trawlers which always delivers the best seafood.

1 Thank katechi2014
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Wife and I ordered fish and chips, one with chips and one with onion rings. Took a little time for our food to arrive, but this was indicated on the menu, as it is all "prepared fresh". The waiter steered us away from the selection which my wife and I originally ordered. I guess with the restaurant being empty except... More 

Thank Shaun S
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Was not going to go to harbour lights my better half insisted. I am glad she did, it was better than the reviews said. Live music as well as the stunning view capped the evening for us. The food wasn't 5 stars but it was very good I would definitely go back. The reviews on trip advisor weren't an accurate... More 

Thank Justin C

Travelers who viewed Harbour Lights Seafood Grill also viewed

Gordon's Bay, Cape Town
Gordon's Bay, Cape Town
Gordon's Bay, Cape Town

Been to Harbour Lights Seafood Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Harbour Lights Seafood Grill and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Harbour Lights Seafood Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?