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Travellers' Choice2023
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Beefeater's been on an exciting journey since opening our first site in 1974. Now, with over 140 restaurants across the UK, we're known and loved thanks to our famous grills and friendly service. From our mouth-watering steaks to fresh fish and salads, you'll find plenty of great-value meals on the menu. Plus, with a whole range of tasty and nutritious kids' dishes, we're the perfect choice for family meals. Whatever the occasion, celebrate it with Beefeater.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Validated Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just dined at that the Harbour Lights for the first time in 5 years and what a delight, our waitress was Amber, what a polite and helpful young lady, she not only table checked us twice but even checked our cocktails where okay....We had rib eye steaks with fries etc, it was without doubt the best steak we have had in years, the quality of the meat and the cooking where both amazing. The meals initially came out tepid, but when we mentioned it to the Duty manager, Jordan, the meals where swiftly replaced with a sincere apology. If the plates had been hot, I'm sure the meal would have come out hot the first time. We will definitely return.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for a birthday breakfast for my husband's birthday. The kids eat free offer was an amazing offer as we have 4 children. The breakfast was fantastic in selection and quality. Everything was fresh and cooked well. We would definitely recommend and hopefully come...back soon for another delicious breakfast.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of a national chain but rather special. We ate breakfasts, lunches and dinners over a period of two weeks, staying at the associated Premier Inn to visit sick relatives. We were very impressed with the professional and welcoming staff in the bar and table...service departments. Using this chain of restaurants on a regular basis at home and whilst out and about, this one was head and shoulders above the norm. I am now hoping that my relatives get sick more often so I have good reason to travel the 100 miles to dine there. WELL DONE harbour Lights. Excellent management and professional well motivated staff. This what every Pub Eatery should be like.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely afternoon at the beefeater for mothers day. We were served by Amber. She's the most incredible waitress and worth her wait in gold! What a plesant young woman. So down to earth and yet so professional. We were so well catered...to. The staff wrre so very attentive, nothing is to much trouble. They literally don't stop, yet they all have a smile and it doesnt seem false at all. A very genuine experience. Food comes fast and so well cooked. Amber knows when not to bother you (ie; mouth full of food) you are lucky enough to have Amver serve you, you are in for the most amazing service. Some of the higher end restaurants in our area could take a lesson in people skills from her. She has a wonderful way of being so down to earth and so professional. If its possible, I will ask to sit where she is serving next time. Management are equally lovely. A very well manged restaurant. Food was all cooked beautifully. Not a single complaint. Nothing was to much trouble. We live in Gosport but travel to Portsmouth Beefeater as the Fareham one is very different. The Portsmouth one is so well managed, lovely food, exceptionally clean, attentive and nice staff, great atmosphere. As a chain I feel these type of chains are over priced, you'd pay the same in a high end restaurant but the service here just brings me back time and time again. They get it so right. Thank you for yet another beautiful meal and lovely experience.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 March 2024

Fantastic service Lorraine looked after us very will and was so polite and fun Peroni we poured well and the corona came with a lime

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024 via mobile

Went for the first time to this beefeater after having a not so.nice meal .at our regular one. And recieved a complimentary £20 voucher as i couldnt eat my meal at farehams reaturant. I didnt want to risk going bk to fareham so disided to...drive a bit further to harbour lights. We wernt disapointed this time What a lovely meal we all had today Chicken and ribs amazing very good size portions . Smothered chicken very lovely And sirloin steak cooked to perfection. Had a very lovely waitress judith She was super friendly and very attentive. Compliments to the chef as well We will definately return worth the extra travel to get there xMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 February 2024

Met friends in our go to restaurant on Wednesday, we were lucky to get a table! Although it was busy the wait wasn't too bad either. We were served by Kate who was lovely. Really calm and attentive although being rushed off her feet. Hats...off the the chef too, steaks were all cooked to perfection 😋 LOVE THIS PLACE!!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 February 2024

Lovely food, piping hot, great staff very busy but all working so hard. Can’t comment on puddings as we were too full up but the choices looked good. Easy to park and good access for buggy

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 February 2024

Meals were absolutely beautiful and my 2 kids had plenty as the kids meals were not small portions and the waitress we had was absolutely brilliant, she is a credit to the business and knows how to have a laugh with the guests that come...in her name is truly she is brilliant and me and my family would returns just for the laugh and service she does and as previously mentioned the food was great to. Thank youMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

Food excellent, best range of food we have had so far. Customer service great. Absolutely astonished to see seriously historic mould on windows. Definitely not cleaned in months.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024

5/5 10/10 10000/10000, so yummy! Can’t wait to go again! Best service, food is high quality and great value for money!!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

Wanted to surprise my partner for Valentines Day, which we were apart for, as they were staying at the Premier Inn next to this eatery on a business trip. Sadly when I phoned to ask if I could put some money behind the bar for...their meal/drink it was a flat 'no'. No reason or other suggestions. Obviously no love in this establishment! Hope the food is better than their attitude which stinks.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Louise Prowse, General Manager at Harbour Lights Beefeater, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2024

Hello I am sorry you were disappointed but unfortunately GDPR regulations mean we are unable to process any payments over the phone, this rule is put in place to protect guest card data. I can assure you if you were to visit in person you...More

Reviewed 11 February 2024

Food was very good Our waitress was Lisa who was very good always checking very think was ok I was all waitress was like her a

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

Family meal on our way to the ferry. Food was great but the service from Lorraine was amazing. She couldn’t have been more helpful.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024

Went to the bar for drinks, very busy, staff were patient and polite. Served by Lorraine. Hard worker and made us feel welcomed. Look forward to returning for a meal next time!

Date of visit: January 2024
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A few minutes away and has parking
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Harbour Lights Beefeater is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5