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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
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent fish and chips, fresh, with an excellent choice and all served with a smile. Nice views over the harbour while you eat.

Thank Dave-B008
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good fish and chips. The staff were excellent. I know it's not always mentioned but the loos were clean and nicely decorated.

Thank davemartin9
Chard, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

prefectly cooked fish and chips ,very clean and tidy situated by the harbourside ,staff very friendly and welcoming

Thank Nicky S
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here with family and the food was lovely. I myself had baked fish and salad as I am on a low carb diet, it was really nice and a great alternative to regular fish & chips. The rest of the family did have fish & chips and they said they were fantastic. The kids meals were fab as they... More 

Thank katie r
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Over looking the bay once ordered the food seemed cooked to order, fish nice and hot and served by friendly staff. One aspect I was not expecting was the size and amount of onion rings given as a side, stopped counting after 12 but very nice rings.

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

The onion rings are yummy good choice. Yep, all food cooked to order, that way it's fresh and crispy. Thanks for the 5*, really appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience. More 

2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I struggled to find the fish in amongst the over cooked batter. The chips were poor quality and had obviously been kept warm for some time. The poor waitress was rushed off her feet and could barely keep up. After having experienced the best fish and chips in Padstow earlier in the week this was a definite low point. Not... More 

Thank Louise W
Poole, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here. Food was good batter light and crispy and chips great. I would say book in advance but as we ate early in the evening and it was midweek we just turned up.

Thank SethnLyn
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate in the restaurant part of this combined eat in/takeaway overlooking the harbour. Food was excellent. Only recommendation - they should ensure their staff are knowledgeable about the food on offer - asked about a different type of fish on the specials board and the waitress had never tasted it. Great quality and value.

Thank 3towels
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was 1/2 term and they were very busy. We waited at the please wait to be seated sign and were seen to quickly. There were no restaurant tables available but we could sit near the entrance. Within 2 minutes they had a restaurant table for the 3 of us. The service and the food was very good.

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

Thank you for the review. 5* fabulous. Half term was great, lots of people around and I think the word has got out about our recent win 'Best Fish & Chip restaurant' in the UK. Glad you got a table and were well looked after. We aim to please. Come again soon. More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

apart from the fact the fish and chips are the best ever ...The view over Falmouth harbour is just amazing

Thank JEBjane

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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
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, 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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