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Harbour Lights Restaurant

Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3LH, England
+44 1326 316934
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish and chips” (392 reviews)
“chip restaurant” (15 reviews)
“salad” (66 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3LH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting my daughter in Falmouth we thought we would treat them to takeaway fish and chips. They told us there was only one place to go, so we duly joined the not insignificant queue outside, admiring their new signage with the addition of the words...More

Thank ClaireMMT
Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Oh Claire, this is so disappointing to read. It genuinely hurts. We let you both down, you and your daughter. So sorry to hear that we fell short of serving you the very best fish and chips we could. A chippy lives and dies by...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This may be the UK chip shop of the year however, overpriced for what you get. I ordered Haddock & Chips (£11.45) the haddock itself was small and made to look big with the large amount of batter on it. Not many chips. If it...More

Thank Bbillclaret
Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Fair point. You're experience didn't sound award winning. Really sorry to hear this. We have loved being Fish & Chip shop of the year as fish and chip fanatics it felt like a perfect gong for us. It's so disappointing to hear that your fish...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have also used Harbour Lights to get fish and chips to take away, as they are the best in Falmouth, but we decided we'd venture inside to try out the restaurant and we weren't disappointed. The staff were walm and welcoming and the views...More

Thank Becky G
Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Becky, thank you so much for this lovely review. I'll share it with the team. See you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I realise the small fish shaped plates ensured you didn’t get too much food on your plate, but it did make it difficult to manoeuvre on the plate without spilling food onto the table if you had a regular cod ' n ‘chips. The batter...More

Thank DAH204
Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your time in letting us know our batter was too crispy. You were generous to say it might have been because we weren't busy, however that shouldn't make a difference, our systems are designed protect the quality and shouldn't allow that to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

LUSH.. we throughly enjoyed our lunch, my daughter had a kids meal and it was served in a bucket which we though was funny, she enjoyed it very much. I had the small fish and chips which was plenty for a lunch time meal and...More

Thank TaniaEdwards
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very clean well presented fish and chip restaurant not the cheapest but the best in Falmouth or even the south west very good friendly staff

Thank Tractorpaul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cod and chips over cooked so bad that the cod was like rubber batter not thick enough and chips was black as I am a chef I was disappointed that a place like this would serve food like this to there customersMore

Thank Mumbles24
Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

1 star always feels like a punch, but sounds like we deserved it. We spend hours working on battered recipes, flows, temperatures etc, and its clear on this occasion our quality control seriously let us down. Our kitchen team's processes are being reviewed currently. Consistency...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never had a good meal in or take away from harbour lights. Just had a take away and again it’s not up to the award winning standards they claim to have! Fish was good but the chips were cold, had been re cooked,...More

Thank ryanjob
Pete F, Manager at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Ryan Sorry to hear we haven't managed to make you a Harbour Lights super fan. Thank you for giving us multiple tries and it's frustrating we haven't managed to WOW you so far. We have had a week of chip issues which stems from...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time that l have visited . The quality of the product was superb with service to match. Fish chips peas and as much tea as you want. Brilliant.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always grab a fish and chips from here if I’m in Falmouth , definitely the best fish and chips around and the best curry sauce! Whether I get a take out or sit in the restaurant, the food is always same-ansum! Fairly priced too and...More

Thank Zoe L
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Questions & Answers
10 October 2015|
Response from Pete F | Property representative |
Apologies I have no idea how I missed this message. In our Falmouth shop we are limited by space for a gluten free specific fryer so yes the feedback you got from the shop was right. The batter is suitable but the cooking... More
29 June 2015|
Response from Pete F | Property representative |
Hi to you too, Yes to our furry friends but only at the front two tables (before you go through the arch). In the restaurant always have a veggie dish of the day plus we do tasty veggie burgers and sausages. Hope that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 316934
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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
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