The Harbour Lights Restaurant, Breede River

Situated on the banks of the Breede River, the Harbour Lights restaurant offers good old fashioned home cooking in a very unassuming setting.

"The Harbour Lights Restaurant, Breede River"
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Open: 8-10am 12-2pm 6-9pm

Average main course: R90

Corkage: R20

Food type: Boerekos – Afrikaans traditional farm food

Food

Basic at its best with a small dessert menu. We ate the bouillabaisse which was fantastic – it had a nice fish flavour and a chilli bite.  Your meal will start with proper farm bread and the portions are very generous. The farm style vegetables were too overcooked for my liking. The fish we had was fresh and tasty and worth ordering if available.

Wine

Adequate wine list with local vineyards showcased and reasonably well priced

Service

Very pleasant service and friendly staff but the kitchen itself is very slow in getting the food out

Ambience

All the tables are 8 seaters as the restaurant is attached to the hotel which is aimed at family holiday stays. They use proper napkins but the let down is plastic squeeze bottles of tomato sauce on the tables.

And…

I would book a weekend away for the utter quiet!

What I blogged:

Tandy

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18 thoughts on “The Harbour Lights Restaurant, Breede River

  1. looks like a wonderful place to visit

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    1. you would love it Usha 🙂

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  2. I love bouillabaisse so I probably would have had the same. Did you know that in some parts of France you have to order this a day in advance? I was shocked! The view from this restaurant looks beautiful.

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    1. I am not surprised to hear that as they would have to have the right amount of fresh seafood to make it properly 🙂

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  3. This sure makes me long to travel! It would be a lovely quiet time with excellent food from what I can see here!!

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    1. and there are whales in the water half of the year Barbara 🙂

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  4. I do so hate slow service and mushy veggies. It looks to be in a lovely setting, but an 8 seater table would put me off if there were only two of us.

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    1. thankfully we went off season!

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  5. Sounds like an idilic setting. Simple hotel holiday food can be great if you know what to order for the best. Sounds like you should stick with the fish next time you go back
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    1. I think so too!

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  6. I like the ambience it is all very simple but lovely just like the food 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. so true Uru 🙂

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  7. *sigh* One day I’ll get there and check it out….
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    1. We are looking forward to that day Kate 🙂

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  8. Table for four please!

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    1. for sure!

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  9. Sucks about the veggies but I do love a well prepared seafood dish!

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    1. it is the norm here to have soft vegetables in the more traditional eateries 🙂

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