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Review of Billingsgate Lighthouse Cafe - CLOSED

Billingsgate Lighthouse Cafe
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Queen Alexandra
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Don not use your groupon. Ask for your money back. It's a joke. The food it not even worth a 1 rating. Fish is not fresh and served cold. Rice under cooked and cold, vegetables are cold, portion size is small at best. Thought I could talk to the owner or what ever he was....and what a waste of time that was. I will never step foot in this restaurant ever again unless its a gas station.... It's only a matter of time.

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5  Thank TheChefWithAPalate
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

This used to be one of the best seafood restaurants in town, but has seriously gone downhill as of late. Ordering and prepaying for your meal ensures that you will not see a server the rest of the meal. This was our favorite spot for fish and chips, but our latest visit resulted in smaller portions of overcooked fish, soggy fries, and coleslaw that had been sitting around for some time. There's either been a change in ownership or management, and it is evident in the quality of food.

The seafood counter still looks satisfactory with a wide selection of in season fresh and frozen fish.

No reason to return.

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4  Thank Pyke88
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Used to be one of our favourite restaurants, kind of a hidden gem...not any more. Now you order at the counter and pay up front. No real wine selection (Copper Moon?) to speak of. We had oysters, they should have been colder. Then we had the halibut which was nicely cooked but the rice & vegies were quite bad. What have they done to this restaurant?

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3  Thank Arrag0n
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

I ordered the Friday night special which was Steak & Lobster.

If a customer tells you the lobster smells and tastes like ammonia the food should instantly be taken back!!

The waitress insisted that since the food was partially eaten she could do nothing about it even after she was asked to smell the lobster. Her reply was that she had a cold and could not smell it.

Are you not concerned about the safety of your customers!! IF THE LOBSTER SMELLS AND TASTES LIKE AMMONIA IT IS NO LONGER GOOD!!!

If you don't believe the customer and can not smell it get someone else to smell it. ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL YOUR CUSTOMERS!

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2  Thank Heather H
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Returned again for our annual Halibut and chips. Never let us down. This fish is so good. I ordered just Halibut and salad and it was well cooked and delicious. My husband had the halibut and chips which was also excellent however the prepared coleslaw served with this was a bit tired. No matter the focus was the fish which was excellent

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2  Thank BlueMountainsOzzies
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