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Harbour Lights Restaurant

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Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3LH, England
+44 1326 316934
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ate in the restaurant part of this combined eat in/takeaway overlooking the harbour. Food was excellent. Only recommendation - they should ensure their staff are knowledgeable about the food on offer - asked about a different type of fish on the specials board and the waitress had never tasted it. Great quality and value.

Thank 3towels
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was 1/2 term and they were very busy. We waited at the please wait to be seated sign and were seen to quickly. There were no restaurant tables available but we could sit near the entrance. Within 2 minutes they had a restaurant table for the 3 of us. The service and the food was very good.

Thank Oldrgv
Stockport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

apart from the fact the fish and chips are the best ever ...The view over Falmouth harbour is just amazing

Thank JEBjane
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had fish and chips here before and never been overly impressed. However, given the restaurant's generous offer of 2000 prices for fish and chips to celebrate their recent award my partner and I decided to join the rest of Falmouth and join the queues. It is perhaps ungrateful of me to say I was not impressed. The batter... More 

Thank Caroline H
Poole, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here regularly for years now and have reviewed before. It's rare to return to somewhere already highly rated and find things are just as good as before or got even better. However this is precisely the case at the Harbour Lights. food and service brilliant and the location and view exceptional. Well worth a visit. I hear they have... More 

Thank Richard R
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place and keep coming back for more. The only trouble is that it's a bit if a long drive from Hampshire, but it's worth it. I think they do the best cod in the south of England. Service is great and the staff are always polite and friendly. If like me you like a decent pint of... More 

Thank Dobbin145
Pete F, Owner at Harbour Lights Restaurant, responded to this review

Hampshire to Falmouth, that's a decent round trip. Praise indeed to serve the best cod in the South of England... Thanks so much for your review. I'll pass it on to both the heart of the business the kitchen team and our front of house superstars. Pint and F&C over looking the harbour is pretty special. Come back soon. Thank... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a contractor you tend to visit these places often..Good size portions for a fair price..and get discount if you visit regular

Thank steven b
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Congratulation to harbour lights fish and chips restaurant for your much deserved award. The fish is always fresh and cooked to order. the service is attentive but relaxed. this is always on our places to go when we visit Falmouth.

Thank jerfin74
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We Love harbour lights .... chips always taste gorgeous! However, popped in for our usual takeout and so disappointed when we got home hardly any chips.... it happened the time before too. We aren't greedy people at all but please don't skimp on the chips.

Thank Alfie W
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner last night 27th January. We were attracted by the queue of people wanting take-away so thought it must be good. We decided to eat in and were very surprised how large the dining area is with lovely views over the Harbour. We were also pleasantly surprised we could have beer & ciders with our dinner. Four... More 

Thank JaneCornwall

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Seafood, Fast food, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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
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.Currently the only MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified restaurant in Cornwall.Extensive variety of fish, with local Cornish fish options always available.90 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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