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Harbour Lights Seafood Grill

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Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
+27 21 856 1830
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 reviews
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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

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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.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews
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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 

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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 

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Wallasey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We went back here having eaten a couple of years ago. I loved this restaurant, it has wonderful views, and it was from here many years ago that I saw my first whale. However, we were both disappointed with our recent visit. It has obviously changed hands again, and the menu has changed significantly. It is now an average restaurant,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

At least they eventually managed to serve drinks. After we had to call on attention twice. Then, when eventually trying to order from the menu, they had nothing in. Pizza oven "was not turned on today". and some of the items on the menu was sold out or not available. One of three people managed to get a prawn cocktail... More 

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Marseillan, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Great position but it has gone seriously downhill over the past few years. It is a bit of a dump now that needs refurbishing and a new chef. We were the only two people in that night and were not surprised. Staff were friendly but completely disappeared from time to time. Avoid.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We had dinner at this restaurant a couple of years ago and then we were very satisfied. But this time we were not. The waiter did his best I suppose, but it shined through how inexperienced he was. Last time the restaurant had a much nicer interior. Now it looks like an ordinary tourist restaurant on the Canary Islands. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?