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Harbour Lights Cafe

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11 Harbour Road, Carnlough, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2888 5868
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good friendly service from attentive waitress.Good fry delivered in short time.Reasonable price.Atmosphere was good and everyone seemed to be in happy mood.Will go back soon. Walkers and bikers seem to frequent this place which says a lot for the food value.

Thank rbbraiman
Jarrow, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped there for a bite to eat whilst out on a drive along the east coast. We just missed the breakfast, which was served up until 12.30pm and so opted for scrambled egg on toast ... with an additional sausage. We received a quick service, the meal was okay and everything on the menu appeared to be reasonably priced.... More 

Thank LellynIan
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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
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149 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
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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
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253 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 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
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50 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
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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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, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Harbour Road, Carnlough, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Carnlough
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2888 5868
Tel: 028 2888 5868

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