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Harbour Lights

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Paignton Harbour, Paignton, England
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Sheldon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our last night in Paignton before its back home to the grind stone and it was beautiful. Cannot fault the food and the unexpected extras (broccoli and ratatouille) really was something special. There's a couple of funny quirks here such as the lady who insisted she couldn't show us to the table as the phone would start ringing etc so... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Despite the majority of reviews being very good, we were nearly put off eating at this restaurant, because of the two low rated reviews below but as we didn't expect their complaints to be an issue for us, thankfully we decided to give it a try. Although the owner and his wife couldn't be said to be the most cheerful... More 

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BROMSGROVE
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff and prompt service. Good range of quality dishes available, all of which were served piping hot. Only downside was limited opening hours. Open only in evenings, with exception of Sunday when lunchtime carvery is available.

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Thank mbfanshawe
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal here. Staff were very attentive and the food was delicious. My salmon was succulent and tasty and my husband's sirloin steak, which he likes well done, was moist and tender. Lovely deserts too although I couldn't finish the lemon meringue pie as the portion was huge! Highly recommended

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely blown away! Amazing food, waitresses were really helpful, one place to return to. Fresh vegetables, beautiful steaks, 10/10

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Thank Ma53sey
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here twice before - the waiters/waitresses are great but don't get me started on the miserable old woman at the top of the stairs - I think she thinks she's running the Savoy,not a fish restaurant in Paignton..we called in on a quiet Sunday evening in early September at 8.02pm to be told that they stop taking food... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't going to bother reviewing but upon reading similar issues I thought I should. My mother and tried on the off chance to grab a table at 7pm on a Saturday night. We were told they were full....no surprise there, however the manageress clearly looked me up and down and made it fairly obvious that I was not the... More 

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rugby
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined in this place so many times over the last twenty years never fails to please, the food is very English but extremely well done lovely owners and delightful waitresses.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were walking past the menu looked good and thought we would give it a go, as we got upstairs the people were asked if they had reserved they said yes so we panicked a little but were told no problem but there were no window seats fine by us ( the views from the windows were good though) when... More 

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Thank sgilli2014
Bristol, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on Saturday night and had a lovely meal, monkfish in a creamy sauce with lots of vegetables. We had a window table and could look out over the lights of Paignton.

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Restaurant Details

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

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