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Harbour Light Tea Garden

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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The Harbour | The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic cream tea, great hot chocolate and friendly service, oh and dog friendly so what more can you want.

Thank emeverett
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only has a tea but gently complained it was 'rather tasteless' but I was told rather abruptly by the manager that it wasn't tasteless but that I meant it was 'not to my taste'. I know what I meant! I have had hundreds of cups of tea in Cornwall and Devon and this was tasteless! I was offered an alternative... More 

Thank Poetrypls
Claire B, Owner at Harbour Light Tea Garden, responded to this review

Dear Poetrypls I agree that you gently complained about your tea saying that it weak and tasteless. In return I gently, not abruptly as you state, asked if you had let it brew and stated that I did not feel the tea is tasteless but it probably is not to your personal taste. The tea I use is locally produced... More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent menu, friendly staff, visited on a sunny july day and outside, myself my wife and our friends had cream teas and the kids had a sandwich and cake. excellent food, choice of tea with cream tea, lovely scones, about 40 yds from whichcraft museum.

Thank 2016AdeNJ
Claire B, Owner at Harbour Light Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your lunches, cakes and scones. Hopefully we will see you again soon! Claire More 

Bude, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spontaneous day trip to Boscastle left us needing a late lunch. Harbour lights looked inviting and we were not disappointed. The squid was fresh and beautifully cooked. Light fresh salad and crisp fries perfectly complemented. Would definitely go back as the cakes looked very tempting but alas no space on this visit. Only reason it gets 4 not 5 are... More 

Thank kimtaylorisw
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful little harbour cafe, great food. Really nice polite friendly & attentive staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank Debbieluc
Claire B, Owner at Harbour Light Tea Garden, responded to this review

Hi Debbieluc Thank you for your review. Myself and my staff are very pleased that you were provided with great service and that you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully we will see you again. Claire More 

Wales, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to sit outside on a nice day by the river in Boscastle. Light meals, cream teas and good selection of hot and cold drinks to enjoy.

Thank Nicky J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for Hot Chocolate and a Sandwich - wife had a pasty. Drinks and Food were fine - nothing special both nothing wrong either.

Thank Kev_Baldry
Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My third visit to the cafe, I believe it has been taken over since my last visit. Had a very nice sandwich with tea. Very nice food and excellent service, the tables were kept clean – one of my pet hates, tables left un-cleared. Toilet nice and clean too – another pet hate, poorly maintained toilets, makes you think what... More 

Thank Rpt_03
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this establishment three times this year for lunch and have never been disappointed. Excellent service in a clean and tidy restaurant, the food has always been of top quality as is the coffee. It is also dog friendly which is an added bonus. The staff are all very friendly and helpful.

Thank smmitp
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I revisited Boscastle last weekend and it still has its charms. Cream tea in the harbour light tea garden was lovely with warm scones. Quality of food as good as ever for a light meal.

Thank Sonia R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Harbour | The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Boscastle
  • Phone Number: 441840250953

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