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£6 - £29
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Bar, British, International
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Harbour Lights for the Valentine’s Night Elton John tribute evening with our friends we had the best night, stunning surrounding! The food was absolutely fantastic, the staff were faultless throughout the evening, and the Elton tribute act was the perfect accompaniment to...the amazing meal, the performance was perfect, he was so funny, he interacted with the crowd and made our whole evening a memorable experience! We can’t wait for the next event.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit here, booked for the Valentine's meal. Have to say the place is beautiful, the staff are fantastic, friendly and attentive. Compliments to the chef because the food was amazing. The entertainment Elton John tribute was also highly entertaining. We're coming back to try...out your Sunday roasts next !More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous valentines night. Thanks to the staff but especially to Joe the Supervisor who made our evening just perfect. You are a credit to the team 😊

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the best meal for my 20th birthday! The food was incredible and the front of house staff were lovely and helpful. I’m so honoured to have been working there for 3 years now. Truly the best place to visit.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

Lovely restaurant for a family meal. We rang just before our reservation to ask if we could have a table for 8 instead due to surprise guests arriving at mine. The person on the phone was very accommodating as we now also had a pram....It's a beautiful restaurant with lovely people working there. It was very busy when we arrived, and they made sure my tired kids meal arrived quite quickly as asked, which made our family meal (everyone knows what toddlers can be like) really enjoyable.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

Pros. Nice and clean, majority of staff friendly. Cons. Couq au vin, more like couq au crap! Really poor effort. I think the chicken leg was from a disabled Cockeral and been left to cook for far too long , dry and tough. The sauce...f you can call it that tasted exactly the same as the gravy accompanying my son’s pie of the day. So my conclusion was that it was just gravy with a few cooked carrots chucked. So not couq au vin! Also the kale waiter needs to find another role as he’s not cut out for service, a reluctant communicator!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

We had a fantastic night on New Year’s Eve. The dinner was excellent as was the service and the live band. I would thoroughly recommend Harbour Lights for a great night out.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2023 via mobile

We booked a Bottomless Brunch for a group of 10 as a Christmas lunch. From booking till the end of the meal it was superb ! Communication, food quality, service, atmosphere it was worth the spend. It's a hidden gem and well worth a visit....Will be booking for January for birthdays for sure.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

If you’re thinking of going for Christmas menu …don’t. The food was thrown on the plate and the menu said the turkey was wrapped in bacon - it wasn’t. The gravy was instant really salty and not roasting jus as it said on the menu....I’ve had better school dinners. Service not great young lad who poured my wine to taste by holding the glass as he poured. Overall a very lack lustre experience.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

We went with our family for a get together prior to Christmas and the meal and whole experience was one we would recommend. The front of House Supervisor, Josefa Caetano, was first class, and we had our granddaughter with us, and she ensured there was...a gift from Santa, crackers and chocolate, all of which was really appreciated. The meal was first class, together with all the service. Would recommend Harbour Lights for either an excellent lunch or dinner.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

As a party of 10 family members, our get-together was to introduce, to some, the youngest member of our family - a 7 month old baby. Unfortunately, there were a number of oversights during our visit. Firstly, the unavailability of highchairs was indeed a significant...hindrance when dining with an infant, and this absence impacted our experience from the start. We asked for water which was delivered to one end of the table with 5 glasses, but not the other end. Although two people ordered starters, which I know would delay our meal, we had to wait 1 hour 30 minutes to get our main courses. Four of our meals had to be sent back as the meat was cold. This meant that the vegetable sides also went cold whilst we were waiting for our mains. It's unfortunate that this affected not just the quality of the meals but also the coordination of serving across the table. The assurance from the waitress regarding taking the food home to reheat, followed by not receiving it, further compounded the disappointment. These multiple issues certainly detracted from what should have been an enjoyable dining occasion for our party. The total bill of nearly £280 for a subpar experience indeed seemed exorbitant and not reflective of the quality or service received and we all felt dissatisfied considering the overall experience.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Marie Baldry, General Manager at Harbour Lights, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2023

We rarely respond to reviews be they good or bad, we just review them and take them on board. However, occasionally we do get one which can't go unanswered and this is one of them!!! This reviewer was in a party of 10 who booked,...More

Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

Thankyou so much harbour lights just got back from my dads meal party of 11 fantastic service by all food was amazing enjoyed by all! Would like to thank josefa for special touches you gave to my nephews they loved the selection boxs and dads...pudding and prosecco very kind of you❤️fantastic venue we shall be returningMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Deciding where to go for your works christmas party can be interesting, having my wedding reception last year I suggested Harbour Lights and that was that. I knew the food would be good and boy they did not let us down, the food was amazing...everyone said so and we had a party of 16 the service was just outstanding 👌 if I could give 100 stars 🌟 I would. Would recommend Harbour Lights to everyone great place to be atmosphere great and lovey spot.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2023

Just wanted to write a review regarding the understanding and helpfulness of Jo and her team at the Harbour lights Lincoln. Somehow I managed to book the Harbour lights Lincoln for our work Christmas party instead of my local restaurant of the same name, I...was only 280 miles out (gulp). As soon as I realised my mistake I contacted the restaurant explaining my error. Jo promptly got in touch with me and was very understanding, appreciating that I had made a genuine mistake. The restaurant have kindly refunded the money I paid and have emailed me reassuring me that the booking was cancelled. Thank you to Jo and the management team for your understanding. If we are ever in Lincoln we will definitely book as your menu looked delicious. Definitely a business with honesty and integrity. MichelleMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023

Food was excellent and done to perfection and the staff were very attentive and on it. Cocktails were spot on and very nice. Would highly recommend this place to eat, views were amazing of the marina.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Harbour Lights is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5