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Review of Harbour Lights

Harbour Lights
Ranked #15 of 21 Restaurants in Alderney
Price range: US$0 - US$39
Cuisines: British, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Harbour Lights is a very popular restaurant renowned for its English and European cuisine and in particular fresh seafood. Our chef uses the freshest ingredients to produce mouth watering dishes which are beautifully presented.Lunch (12.00-2.00) and dinner (6.30 to 9.00)are served in both the restaurant and Bistro. Snacks are also available in the Bistro.Weather permiting you may prefer to dine in one of the five terraces.Our upper terrace is particularly popular as you are surrounded by exotic plants, grasses, palms and flowers, it has hand carved Indian sandstone paving and private alcolves made from railway sleepers. Then there is the peace and quiet and fabulous sea view. We are able to cater for any number of diners as well as cater for all sorts of functions including weddings, birthdays etc.
Guernsey, Channel Islands
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Needs pictures on the wall, needs something to stop it being so "echoey" . Not a place I want to go back to.

1 Thank bollysmum
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Steven S, General Manager at Harbour Lights, responded to this review, 1 June 2013
The problem with a busy restaurant is the cocktail party effect so the writer should try our Bistro which is shielded from this and has pictures because unlike our Restaurant it does not have a seaview. Weather permitting one can sit on one of our 5 terraces, the top two having spectacular views of the breakwater, Braye Bay and the lighthouse, perfect to enjoy a meal prepared by our award winning chef.
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 8 January 2013

The restaurant of the Harbour Lights Hotel is a 'Hidden Gem' of Alderney in the Channel Islands.The standard of food would be in keeping with any 5 star London Hotel.

From the starters menu there was a wide selection which included Crayfish Risotto with Avruge Caviar and Grated Parmesan, Crab and Salmon Ravioli with Pesto Sauce and Shaved Parmesan not forgetting the delight of Pan Fried Scollops, Lemon Grass, Lime Leaf Veloute and Baby Vegetables.

The main courses are equally of the highest cuisine. Bouillabaise with Salmon, Scollop. Prawns, White fish and Mussels served with Potatoes and Vegetables is a must. My favourite was the Pan Fried Duck with Roasted Apricot, Rosti Potatoes and A Honey and Star Anise Sauce.
Alderney seabass with Braised Leeks, New Potatoes and a Beurre Blanc sauce .

A trip to this restaurant is a must for anyone visiting Alderney.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank chriscolledge
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Perfect Birthday Meal”
Reviewed 29 November 2012

I visited Alderney to celebrate my mother's 91st birthday. She is in good form and wanted to celebrate her birthday by a meal out with family and friends. We emailed Steven the owner of the Harbour Lights and he could not have been more helpful. He arranged for a special cake to be made for her as a surprise.
On the day the service was superb - the waiter Jack was professional, friendly and patient. The food prepared by the excellent chef David was perfect - tasty,well prepared and beautifully presented.
As elsewhere the economic situation has affected Alderney. However it is great that the Harbour Lights continues to serve such good food in a friendly environment - at very reasonable prices. Thanks

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Tony S
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2012

Breakfast was brilliant. As good as home cooked aoart from the poached eggs as his were better!!! Fish was beautifully light and the batter melt in the mouth

Visited September 2012
Thank dippyCheshire
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Good food - haphazard service”
Reviewed 20 September 2012

Struggled to find somewhere open on a Sunday evening in Alderney.
Opted for the Harbour Lights which was a good choice, although approaching from the outside we had our doubts.
The staff were very welcoming but the service was a bit slapdash, had to ask for bread and water twice.
However the food was excellent - would recommend the seabass - and the entertainment provided by the local drunk was a bonus. Good choice of wines at sensible prices, perhaps that was why.............!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Yorkflyer
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