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Harbour Lights

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63-65 Surrey Street, Littlehampton BN17 5AW, England
+44 1903 718984
08:30 - 17:00
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Mold, N Wales
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189 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a location! both inside and outside seating, great views. We were there for coffee and scones, but could see so many breakfasts being served, both large portions and comprehensive in content. Everything looked good.

Thank cowrieshell
Worthing, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for some straightforward British food with good consistent service. Eat your lunch or snack overlooking the river, which on a hot day makes it stunning. Never had a bad time.

Thank Ian H
LookandSea, General Manager at Harbour Lights, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to us and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Thank you for taking the time to put on your review. More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A beautiful spot on the banks of the River Arun in Littlehampton - we were lucky enough to have a table by the window so could watch the boats make their way up and down the river. Must be glorious when it's warm enough to sit outside. Food was excellent - brilliant and unusual choices at very reasonable prices. I... More 

Thank Benitajo
LookandSea, General Manager at Harbour Lights, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to us and the quality of food was excellent. We try our best to put a variety of fish on our specials board and our local crab is very popular. We are in a delightful spot and even better on a sunny day! More 

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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We were in Littlehampton for the day and found this restaurant in the harbour area. It was very busy - always a good sign.

Thank Lynne S
LookandSea, General Manager at Harbour Lights, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are very fortunate to have such a stunning location. We hope to see you for a return vsisit soon. Kind Reagdrs caroline Centre Manager More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We just had a sandwich but it was very good quality for the price and appeared to be made fresh. We only wanted a light lunch and made the mistake of ordering the additional "handful of chips". These were very good but the hand obviously belongs to a very large person!! Weather was rather poor when we visited but the... More 

Thank John T
LookandSea, General Manager at Harbour Lights, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and I can confirm all our sandwiches are made freshly to order. We hope you return when the sun is shining and you can enjoy another round of sandwiches on our outside patio! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Took all family today for breakfast with 3 grandchildren. Breakfast brilliant and hot staff very good. Usually go as a couple x take a walk after.

Thank julie n
LookandSea, General Manager at Harbour Lights, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with your grandchildren and thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at Look and Sea we look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

After a bracing walk along the sea front it is always a pleasure to visit this most enjoyable and busy restaurant. On a good day we like to sit on the terrace, but this week as there was a cool breeze we enjoyed the inside seating area. The restaurant is always busy but the service is quick. There is a... More 

Thank Edward F
LookandSea, General Manager at Harbour Lights, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to Look and Sea. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. We change our specials daily often having fresh local fish and now that crab is back in season we will now be offering our very popular crab sandwiches and salads. Hope you are able to visit... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here before and had good meals, however on this occasion ordered a three bean chillie x 2. Asked for the sour cream to be put on the side. Food arrived, sour cream in with meal and both meals warm on the top and cold in the middle. Spoke to staff who took them away and returned after... More 

Thank pfcmick
LookandSea, General Manager at Harbour Lights, responded to this review

Good morning I am terribly disappointed to hear of your experience at Harbour Lights yesterday. I have spoken to the Kitchen Manager and the Front of House Manager regarding the issues you have raised and have dealt with the matter. I would like to offer my sincere apologies for the poor service and poor quality food you received. I would... More 

Bognor Regis
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Try the Harbour burger meal. It's fantastic. A nice place to eat and having dined there regularly since it opened it has continually improved.

Thank WontBeBack100
Chichester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A terrific venue for coffee and delicious breakfast I've found. It has comfortable seats and if you get there early enough it has spectacular views of the river flowing out to the sea. It is a very popular place, which says it all. Highly recommended.

Thank jtuxford

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63-65 Surrey Street, Littlehampton BN17 5AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Arun District  >  Littlehampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 718984
Modern Cafe by day and Restaurant by night. Located alongside the River Arun with beautiful views across the harbour. Seating inside for over 100 with another 150 seats on the riverside patio. Retractable roof and heating allow patio to be used during all weathers.Extensive daytime menu features sandwiches, paninis, salads and daily specials including fresh local fish and seafood, crab and lobster a speciality.Evenings feature steaks, pasta, local fish and much more, see our website for details.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?