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Harbour Lights

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Paignton Harbour, Paignton, England
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

We were recommended this restaurant by the owners of the hotel we stayed in. They were right it is a lovely place to eat and the food great. It's brilliant for a special evening out.

Thank jeanlc2016
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Went for an evening meal. Food was fine but not exceptional considering the price. Wasn't much of an atmosphere and didn't feel entirely comfortable.

Thank Alison W
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Great service,wonderful meal had three courses plus wine and coffees.If just one piece of advice please make the desserts blackboard smaller, (was like half a door) felt sorry for the waitress having to carry and hold the thing while we choose want we wanted.

Thank rbhh1961
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Great food all served piping hot, bottled water, hot side dishes of veg and ratatouille complimented the main courses. great attentive service, quaint surroundings overlooking the sea. What more can you ask! 5 stars

Thank Pete L
Essex, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Where to start? The phone call to book should have given us a clue. The man who answered the phone was rude ans sounded like we had woken him up even though it was in the day.It sounded like he really wasn,t interested at all. Turned up at 7 and parked free on road as it was after 6pm. found... More 

Thank upmost
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We were recommended this restaurant. What can I say, it was fantastic. Our meal arrived quickly by friendly staff. Plenty of choices on the menu. Great for a special night out.

Thank Knockers59
Chester, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

So I am in a weekend in Paignton and like my food, so saw this place and decided to eat here. I was first in and the guy who looked liked he had been here for 100 years didn't even look at me. I didn't get my coat hung up or asked if my food was ok, unlike the locals.... More 

Thank Doug_421
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

had walked pasted this place loads of time so decided to give it a try on this visit and was looking forward to it. On our first attempt the place was closed on our second attempt our party of 4 arrived at about 8pm but the refused to serve us. They said that a party had booked a table a... More 

Thank Kevin S
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Called in on the off chance and had didn't have to wait long before being seated. Lovely friendly couple and loves the history in the menu and the lady told us more About the history of the place. Food and service were ok but there were dust on the lampshades and a cobweb in the window and although silver service... More 

Thank Tina H
Somerset, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Having often walked past on visits to Paignton but not when it was open, we finally had the chance to try Harbour Lights, as it always looked so appealing with lamps in the windows and its location right beside the water. We had booked for a Saturday evening, and were given a table by a window looking out over the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$37 - $46
Seafood, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paignton Harbour, Paignton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton

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