Harbour Light Bistro
- Mon – Fri 11.30am – Late
- Sat – Sun 9.30am – Late
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Harbour Light Bistro is a little Bistro/Bar on Nelsons waterfront
7 Reviews for Harbour Light Bistro
We started off ordering Crayfish Soup (who calls it crayfish ‘soup’? – seriously). It was, to say the least, inedible. The broth was very strong and tasted overcooked (nothing subtle about it) and there was no crayfish – something peculiar having been given the name crayfish soup. There was, however small pieces of fish that had the texture and flavour of fish defrosted and placed in the soup. We couldn’t and didn’t eat it.
We thought that the main couldn’t possibly be worse. You see, I had ordered chicken which is almost impossible to cook badly, right? Especially for a trained (presumably) chef. We received our main meal and I cut into the piece of chicken before me only to discover blood near the bone! I called the waiter over and told him about the bloody meat. He said something about it bleeding from the bone (like that was better or something) and said he’d sort it out. He took my meal away and we waited for its imminent return. About 5 minutes later the meal was brought back to our table. It was with great disappointment (again) that I noticed that the entire meal had been microwaved! Yes, that’s right. Everything on the plate was piping hot, including the olives. Furthermore, the potatoes and other vegetables were now well overcooked and not entirely palatable. As dispensation for the bloody chicken I had received, two coffees were offered – a token gesture for what had been a highly disappointing evening out. Apart from the food that wasn’t edible, the other food was average at best. The dying question to ask when dining out is “Could this have been cooked at home?”. To this I answer a resounding “no”.
We’ll never go back and neither do we recommend the place to anyone else.
FoMoreotnote: We dined at the Waterfront before change of ownership and loved it. Food was great. Service was excellent. For this reason did we choose the same premises only to discover a completely different tier (a much lower one) of experience.
A party of four we had lamb , steak ,fish and a chicken caesar salad .
we all loved the food.
we shared sweets fruit salad/lemon and lime sorbet:lemon meringue pie and chocolate terrine.
all fantastic, will be back there