We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Harbour Lights Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
11 Harbour Road, Carnlough, Northern Ireland
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 53: English reviews
Level Contributor
37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I thought it was only on Coronation Street that the locals went out for breakfast. I enjoyed their small fry for £3.50 and I was full all day. Not usually a fan of cooked breakfasts, I was surprised how much I enjoyed this. There are other things on the menu too and the dining room overlooks the Harbour with some... More 

Thank LMSLancashire
Rotonda West, Florida
Level Contributor
148 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We walked all thru the harbor town area and stopped in for a quick lunch . Place was nothing fancy but the food was good. Friendly waitress took our order of coffee and tea followed by a beef baguette sandwich for me and a club sandwich for my lady. My sandwich was good and my lady said her sandwich was... More 

Thank phillip c
Level Contributor
83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Great to see the bikers using it for their breakfast stop - just adds to the atmosphere. We were just have tea and cake but wish there was room for one of those breakfasts !! Could someone fix that door that bangs when it closes - the one at the bottom of the stairs - so noisy !!

Thank ExploreGB
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for brunch on a public holiday morning. The service was really good and the food was super quick to come out! Excellent value too- we each had a cooked brekky with a cuppa included for between £4-5 each. Very satisfied!

Thank Meggielise42
Northern Ireland
Level Contributor
39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Our group of over twenty was hoping for a refreshing cuppa and a scone as they started out on a tour of the village. The welcome we got- on a Monday morning- was warm and friendly. There was a great aroma of coffee and it was super when we tasted it from generous beakers. The scones were lovely with butter... More 

Thank NiborNorthernIreland
East Midlands
Level Contributor
248 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

We stopped off here for lunch en route to the Giants Causeway. It's in a nice location overlooking the harbour. The place is tired and old fashioned. The young girl who served us could do with a few more lesson in hospitality and customer service. Absolutely no idea at all. The food was poor at best. Wife's Quiche had raw... More 

Thank Stuggy123
Bury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

In Carnlough for a couple of hours and in need of lunch. We decided on the quiche and a cuppa. Nice and tasty with salad but oh....the quiche would not pass the Mary Berry inspection. Such a soggy bottom! So I scraped all the filling off. Perfectly tasty on its own. It was very relaxing overlooking the harbour. The staff... More 

Thank somersetroadq
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

I've used this cafe for a number of years and usually been well pleased but on a recent visit the cafe was overwhelmed with people wanting to eat and very few staff in attendance. Have to say it was a pleasant Sunday morning with cyclists and bikers aplenty but surely they can put more staff on. I'll be returning as... More 

Thank Steve M
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
667 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Barbour Lights is located right on the small harbor in Carnlough and offers a decent place to get a cup of coffee (drip only, no espresso-based drinks), tea, or light meal. Nice view of the harbor, but diffident service the morning I visited.

Thank LMOverby
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
1,082 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 490 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

We were on a coastal driving tour of Northern Ireland and stopped by the Harbour Lights Cafe on a cool, raining morning for breakfast. The restaurant is located in the cozy little town of Carnlough, right on the little harbor. This quaint little restaurant felt just like home and and we were treated with a home-cooked meal too. Nice place... More 

Thank JT_Turner3

Travelers who viewed Harbour Lights Cafe also viewed

Carnlough, County Antrim

Been to Harbour Lights Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Irish
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Harbour Road, Carnlough, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Carnlough
  • Phone Number: 02828885868
Tel: 028 2888 5868

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Harbour Lights Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Harbour Lights Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?