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The Harbour Lights Restaurant - CLOSED

26 Broad Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9BL, England
+44 1271 862778
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
27 Oct 2015
“Excellent food”
3 Oct 2015
“Delicious home cooking by the sea”
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Broad Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9BL, England
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

We always look to see whose eating in a restaurant as it gives you an indication of the food quality & service, we were a bit reticent as there did not appear to be too many diners in the restaurant as well as the jaded...More

1  Thank nettienterry
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I stayed at the Harbour Lights for 5 days at the end of September 2015. It is a traditional bed & breakfast with restaurant located just behind the quay at Ilfracombe. I had only expected to eat there once, but it was so good that...More

Thank GeoffT186284
Reviewed 21 September 2015

I do not often post a review of a restaurant as you will see from my listings, but have to say my Wife and enjoyed a fabulous meal on our last night in Ilfracombe on Sunday 20th September 2015. We both went of the standard...More

Thank 00Neil
Reviewed 21 September 2015

The decor shouldn't put you off! The friendly welcome and varied menu is what you're here for. We sampled the River Exe Mussels which were delicious and followed with Sea Bass for one and West Country Rump Steak for the other. Quality food beautifully prepared...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Nice menu but the food is tasteless.my fish was overcooked. Vegetables not what we ordered. My monkfish medallions were chewey and swimming in sauce.very bland sauce. Crab starter has so much lettuce.yuk

1  Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We have just returned from a weekend break at the harbour lights. Very friendly family run business. Nice room. Clean and presented nicely. Fantastic breakfast . Homemade smoothies were great. Great location close to the harbour and shops. Will certainly visit again

Thank Marie M
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Annette and Richard from the Sea Breeze recommend this Restaurant. We were stuck where to eat and offered to phone them for us late in the day and they still had a table for four at 7.00pm. The staff were warm and friendly. The food...More

Thank foxybrown_13
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

We visited during our stay in Ilfracombe. The food was very nice and tasty. The sea bass was very fresh and cooked nicely. The decor was a little dated but it added to the character of the place. Staff were friendly and called us a...More

Thank Simon K
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Nice home cooked food at a reasonable price. Decor is a bit dated, but the service is good with the staff being very polite & friendly.

Thank Juneftrantham
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Delicious, home-made food with very friendly service and a relaxed yet upmarket atmosphere. Enjoyed by both adults and children.

Thank Natalie C
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$16 - US$44
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Broad Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 862778
The Harbour Lights is a Guest House and licensed restaurant situated in the heart of Ilfracombe's Heritage Harbour on the spectacular North Devon Coast. The Harbour Lights is ideal for visitors seeking affordable North Devon B&B or Half-Board accommodation. Built in 1895 as a small Victorian hotel The Harbour Lights now houses a ground floor licensed restaurant and nine en-suite letting rooms. The berth for the Lundy Island ferry is a 2 minute stroll from our front door.In addition to being the home port for private yachts Ilfracombe is still a working harbour with fresh fish, crabs and lobster landed daily.Harbour Lights is a family-run business. We hope you enjoy your visit. :)
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