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“extra touches that make you return again and again”

Harbour Lights Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 227 Restaurants in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $21
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Family run. Family friendly. Best harbour views of all Falmouth restaurants. Holder of the NFFF (National Federation of Fish Friers) Quality Award. All our fish is from fully sustainable sources. MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified restaurant. Extensive variety of fish, with local Cornish fish options always available. 100 seat restaurant and also takeaway section. Fully licensed. Free beach bucket & spade with every kids meal. Free WI-FI. Warmest of welcomes guaranteed. Thank You Pete & Sue Fraser
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“extra touches that make you return again and again”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

It isn't just the fresh juicy fish and chips that make me return to the Harbour lights in Falmouth. It is the great greeting you get from the staff, the colouring in paper and crayons you receive for the kids while they wait. It's the nice lighting and clean tables. The childs bucket and spade you get with each child's menu meal. The sweeties with the bill all good stuff. You feel like you have had a great night out in a warm and pleasant place, might not have a famous chefs name attached to it but I know where I prefer to eat!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Sarah F
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Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thankyou very much for leaving us such a fabulous review! The Harbour Lights is a family run restaurant and we believe in giving our customers the best time possible when they choose our restaurant to eat.Your kind comments will be passed onto the HL team.Thanks again and hope to see you soon!
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Fish and chips to die for!”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Harbour Lights Fish Restaurant truly gives you valus for money.Set overlooking the River Fal and harbour, this award winning restaurant offers a top quality, well cooked fish menu. The portions are substantial and delivered to he table by an attentive staff.

  • Visited January 2013
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Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thanks so much for your great review of our restaurant! We are so pleased that you had ameal lovely meal with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Helston, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Service”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We have just had a scrummy tea at Harbour Lights. The fish and chips were lovely and our little boy had a wonderful surprise when his food arrived in a little beach bucket, he thought that was great. Everywhere was very clean and fresh looking and the service was spot on. We would definitely recommend a visit.

  • Visited January 2013
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Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thankyou very much for your recommendation of The harbour Lights.We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that everything was to your liking.We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Truro, United Kingdom
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“1st class fish and chips”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Went here on a cold and wet Saturday evening. Staff were exceedingly helpful and cheerful, even allowing us to try the curry sauce to see if we liked it before purchase (we did!). Food was excellent..

  • Visited January 2013
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Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thankyou for taking the time to review The Harbour Lights and leaving us such a good review.We are so pleased that everything was to your liking and hope that you will visit us again in the future
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Staff and Quality Food”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Went twice in one week! Both times the fish and chips were cooked perfectly, the batter was crispy, the fish fresh, no black marks on chips (which is hard to do presently, as potatoes are not so good this year). It wasn't at all greasy. We opted for the small portions, because we don't eat fried food often. When we ordered tea, the waitress told us about the offer they do- small fish and chips with peas, bread and butter, and pot of tea for £6.25. A great deal. We went a second time later in the week, the waitress remembered we had earl grey without milk,that is excellent service. This restaurant also are aware of the need for the fish to be sustainable. Great view of the harbour too.

  • Visited January 2013
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Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thankyou very much for giving The Harbour Lights the best review we could have hoped for!We are so pleased that you were well looked after and your meal was top class. We will pass on your kind comments to the HL team. Thanks again
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