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Harbour Lights Restaurant

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Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3LH, England
+44 1326 316934
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly service from an artist student from the university, and fulsome portions of both the haddock and cod versions. Fish was fresh and not overcooked, though the cod was heavy on the batter. Try the haddock. Kids meal was served in a fun plastic bucket, with really large portions, to the delight of the kids. Pricing: 10 for regular sized... More 

Thank Christian F
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, Colin the (Kingsize?) Cod came in disguise as Harry the (Dissappearing) Haddock ... he had simply vanished beneath an encasement of soggy batter. Good service spoiled by not-so-clever sleight of fish.

Thank Clive R
Nashville, Tennessee
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our first chilly night in the UK, November 2016, we walked into this place hoping for the best. One never really knows... Immediately we were greeted by a lovely, cheerful server, who was very helpful. We had the fish and chips and a local ale from Cornwall called "Tribute"- not bad! The fish and chips were clean and not overly... More 

Thank Phil M
Hayle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having walked passed many times over the years we thought we would pop in and have a "sit down " lunch.... we just caught it before the lunchtime rush , got a table looking out towards the harbour, this still had the previous customers plates & cups on it. Our order was taken and it wasnt until the waitress brought... More 

Thank SDRJ5
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Harbour lights fish&chip restaurants today 29th November 2016, 2.15pm. Ordered 2 piece's of cod to take away,i paid for the fish,then had a look in my purse to see if I had enough change to get a portion of mushy peas,I was 1penny short of the £1 cost of the portion of mushy peas. I asked the young... More 

Thank Jantilly
Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this review

Janice, thank you so much for posting your review and letting us know of your unhappy experience. I am so sorry and devastated to hear what happened. Our mantra and training is that our team are fully empowered to do whatever they need to do so that all our valued customers leave with a big smile on their faces. Clearly... More 

Weybridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super location and we had a sea view table which was delightful. Unfortunately the chips were flabby. Delicious chocolate pudding and ice cream. The young man that served us asked us how our food was and answered 'good' before any of had any space or time to communicate to him!

Thank cactus2016
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with a few friends. It's a simple little restaurant/chip shop that is the locals favourite. Inside the restaurant is basic. To be honest our table wasn't very clean, but the staff were extremely busy and soon sorted it. Other than that the experience was good. The food is great. Proper fish and chips, mushy peas... the whole nine... More 

Thank Mrjonnygreen
Ardglass, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've dined in and taken away from here and the food is always first class! The veggie battered sausages are delicious, chips are always perfect and the curry is proper chip shop curry which is so hard to find these days!

Thank Rsmy21
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fish and chips are truly amazing & tastes so good! Traveled down for the uni open day and remembered this place from the last time we came! So glad we found it again! 😄 Also the staff are kind and friendly especially to the guy who patiently waited as I altered my order 😊

Thank Primrose W
Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and view. Lovely fish and chips. Well cooked. Excellent trip of Cornish fish. Not the cheapest but worth the money.

Thank FromCornwall

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $16
Seafood, Fast Food, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 316934
Family run. Family friendly.Best harbour views of all Falmouth restaurants.Holder of the NFFF (National Federation of Fish Friers) Quality Award. All our fish is from fully sustainable sources.Currently the only MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified restaurant in Cornwall.Extensive variety of fish, with local Cornish fish options always available.90 seat restaurant and also takeaway section.Fully licensed.Free beach bucket & spade with every kids meal.Free WI-FI.Warmest of welcomes guaranteed. Thank You Pete & Sue Fraser

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