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Harbour Lights Restaurant

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Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3LH, England
+44 1326 316934
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A quaint restaurant with a lovely harbour view. We enjoyed our meal of cod & chips & will return again.

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Thank dd2442
Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this review

Lovely to read. Glad you enjoyed your visit and delighted to know you will be coming back. More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, so even in January you can go out. Travelling from the Cotswolds to see an elderly relative we had to see the sea. I had scampi plus half chips half salad my husband had the triple fish(mackeral/ haddock/hake) and the same half salad half chips.Service quick and pleasant, excellent food well done to all. No desert needed for us... More 

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

Thanks Karen, so pleased you enjoyed your visit and lovely to hear you tried our Cornish Trio. It is growing in popularity every month for those wishing to try a different selection of fish. The view is quite something isn't it. We are lucky. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Thanks again for the review. Means a lot.... More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first time in a few years for sausage, chips and curry sauce. Really enjoyed every part and that's despite not usually being a fan of chips! They were amazing The only reason I'm not giving five stars is because there was only one chap serving. It got busy and he had no one to help him. It... More 

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

Thanks Bethany, good choice, sausage, chips and our tempting curry sauce -bet that hit the spot, great combo. Glad you enjoyed your takeaway and thank you for taking the time to give us this positive review. Sorry to hear you had to wait. Takeaway can be so unpredictable, and we normally have to over staff it rather than take a... More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and great chips. Would strongly recommend. Dealt with 2 very attentive and polite members of staff and all really enjoyed the food. Great

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

Thank you The Wears Clan. Really pleased to hear you had a good visit and that the team looked after you so. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience. It means a lot to receive warm feedback on our gang. I'll be sure to pass it on. Thanks again, and hope you visit us again soon.... More 

Wendron, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living fairly close, this is where I get my favourite fish and chips from. We often get a take away and sit over looking the harbour with a beer. Eating in is also a very pleasant experience, good food, reasonably priced with helpful staff. Although I have put here for dinner and in October 2016, this is because I have... More 

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

Thank you George for your endorsement. It means everything to us that our locals are happy with what we are doing. Couldn't agree more, fish & chips, a beer and the view of the Carrick Roads - priceless. Happy New Year to you, and see you in 2017. Pete More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited last night about half 6 for a table for 3, it was busy which I wasn't expecting but willing to wait for a table until I encountered the staff. The staff doing the cooking were friendly and polite but those serving, they made eye contact and ignored us several times until someone deemed to saunter over to us... More 

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

Happy New Year Mel. Really sorry to hear that you were not made super welcome during your last visit to the Harbour Lights. Our team are normally complete super stars about managing tables and expectations when it is busy, but it looks like on this occasion that wasn't handled as well as it could have been. We have had a... More 

Cumbria, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

He he Order a large fish and chips you get 3 pieces of fish and large chips . The batter best we have every tasted . Just love this place

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Thank megan674
Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Megan. If you are hungry you can't go wrong with our large fish & chips on takeaway or Colossal Colin in the restaurant. January might be all about the juicing etc, but when you need some comfort food, you know where we are. Pete More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant also caters for people with a gluten intolerance. It is one of the best chippy's in Falmouth.

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

Thanks Samantha for your review. We can indeed provide an alternative 'gluten free' batter or grilled fish options. We can't call it GF free as it is cooked in oil that has also fried the 'normal' batter. But it does seem to be popular with non coeliacs. Our shop in Penzance has a coeliac approval as we have a separate... More 

Helston, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a table by the window overlooking the harbour, fantastic view. Think this restaurant is far better than Rick Steins, better for quality and price. Great tasting fish with loads of chips, waitress very friendly and helpful. Children can have a meal served in a plastic bucket which they keep and also get a spade to go with it. If... More 

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

WOW lovely review Steve. Thanks for the positive feedback. I'll make sure I pass on your comments to our team. Happy New Year Pete More 

Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a fish & chips meal while in Falmouth and came across Harbour Lights. Chose to eat in rather than takeaway and were pleased to have done so. Plenty of tables available with a view across the bay. Ordered scampi & chips and plaice & chips with bread and butter. Food came quickly and the portions were... More 

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Thank Clackster57
Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope we get to see you again soon. Pete More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $16
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast Food, British
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?