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.

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Open: 8-10am 12-2pm 6-9pm

Average main course: R90

Corkage: R20

Food type: Boerekos – Afrikaans traditional farm 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.


Adequate wine list with local vineyards showcased and reasonably well priced


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


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.


I would book a weekend away for the utter quiet!

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18 thoughts on “The Harbour Lights Restaurant, Breede River

  1. 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

  2. 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.

    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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