Harbour Lights Restaurant – Gordon’s bay

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Situated right next to the old harbour in Gordon’s bay, this restaurant has a perfect view of False Bay. Although it might be a bit above the average student’s budget, it’s wonderful for special occasions. The restaurant provides a great variety of seafood, including a sushi menu. The ambiece is great and the food is impeccable.

Price: approx R200 p.p. for a three course meal
Length: 2 hours
Distance: 35 km
Availability: Every day lunch and dinner
Group size: any size

My Experience:

I went to the Harbour Lights Restaurant on the last day of 2011 with a group of ten people and because they were overbooked it took them almost half an hour to get us a table. After that service was rather slow and it took another half hour before we finally got a waiter to take our drinks order. But it was worth the wait. For starters you can choose between hot and cold. Some of the delicacies served as starters include scallops, a type of soft, white shellfish served with roe, a good avo ritz and lobster. The main dishes that are commendable are the fish platter at R125, which includes cape salmon, yellowtail and tuna, and whole baked fish. For the more adventurous eaters I can recommend the Kingklip Cecilia at R135, served on mash with a sauce of figs, dates, olives, baby marrow, bringals, tomatoes and white wine. The portions were large and after the starters most people could not finish the main meal. A light dessert was the perfect end to this glorious meal. I had the vanilla and raspberry creme brulee, but the chocolate mousse and speciality coffees are also divine. Because the service is a bit slow at times, don’t plan anything else for directly afterwards; you will in any case need to rest a while after such a hearty meal.


  • Booking is essential.
  • Arrive early as they might be overbooked.
  • Service is slow at peak times so be prepared to wait a while.



Click here for an interactive map and directions

  • Pin B is at the Restaurant, the parking is on the other side of the building.

Experienced on 30 December 2011

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