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Harbour Lights

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Paignton Harbour, Paignton, England
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The 'finance' lady has the potential to ruin everyone's lovely evening; we thought she behaved unusually and we were made to feel uncomfortable right at the last moment having enjoyed a lovely meal. It was almost bordering on Dickensian! For this reason alone I gave 4/5 in the rating above. All other service was excellent; the table waitresses were attentive... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently visited this Restaurant twice within in week. We had not booked in but were able to get a table for four of us. Service very professional and quick. The food was some of the best ever tasted - hats off to the Chef! Would definitely recommend

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Thank kazroaming2016
Epsom, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So we went out exploring, finding the seafront, wandering etc. We walked initially along the coast from our hotel. This didn't seem to reveal much, and the eaterie we were tracking by gps on phone wasn't proving easy, so we turned back, and headed toward the harbour. Where we stumbled upon the Harbour Lights Restaurant! Given that we had not... More 

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Thank Bob C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to harbours lights with high expectations but we're disappointed. The good was average the service was poor and the decor was dated. The views however were great. Overpriced

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Thank SaraHlltt81
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went at 7.30 with my daughter and asked for a table for us at 8.30 as she wanted to play in the playground first.The woman there declined saying they are closing early due to being unusually quiet.My daughter was desperate to use the loo but the same woman sent us away as she said only customers can use their... More 

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Thank Coco182015
Swindon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Limited good seafood restaurants in Paignton, but wasn't disappointed with this one. Special occasion visit, was not cheap, but not stupid prices. Nice selection even if you didn't want seafood. Quite dated, was mainly over 40s eating there, so not a 'happening' place, but very pleasant and good food. A relaxed and friendly place. Enjoyed our visit and had a... More 

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Thank tracey390
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Harbour Lights when I was in Torbay a couple of years ago and on this trip took my husband, daughter and grandson. We had a very enjoyable meal in ambient surroundings.

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Thank Sheila K
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying locally with family the location of the restaurant was ideal with beautiful harbour views. I have a food intolerance to peppers that can make me very ill and checked with the waitress that my food would not contain them, consequently asked for no salad on my plate. Within 5 mins my starter arrived with salad and peppers. This set... More 

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Thank Cas911
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not a food critic. The staff were very sweet. The food was bloody awful. Half of the mussels I ordered were closed. Half of the remaining half looked awful. My wife ordered a seafood salad which might have come from a tin. Both main courses were over cooked and tasteless. Vegetables soggy and limp. The wine I could have... More 

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Thank Sam B
Paignton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went last night for a meal and couldn't fault a thing.the food was beautiful and the service was excellent.hadnt been for about 3 years but as we are local we definitely need to go more often.thank you harbour lights

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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
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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?