The Harbour Cafe

Elie Harbour, Leven KY9 1DT

$25 - $50

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: Elie Harbour, Leven KY9 1DT
  • Cross Street: The Toft
  • Cuisine: English | Seafood |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 07708341298
  • Features: Ocean View, Catering Services, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
MONDAY LUNCH
Tuesday
Closed - Restaurant
Wednesday
WEDNESDAY - LUNCH 12:00 - 18:00  
WEDNESDAY - DINNER
Thursday
THURSDAY LUNCH 12:00 - 18:00  
THURSDAY - DINNER
Friday
FRIDAY - LUNCH 12:00 - 18:00  
FRIDAY DINNER
Saturday
SATURDAY LUNCH 12:00 - 17:00  
SATURDAY DINNER
Sunday
SUNDAY - LUNCH 12:00 - 18:00  
SUNDAY DINNER

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
This is because we are a seasonal restaurant and are open May-Sept. We are closed mon-wed in May, June and September. If you select a day we are open you will see the all day hours drop down for you to select.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2021
Jane S.
Fabulous setting and well worth the visit

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 18, 2021
SALLY W.
Loved every minute of it. Blessed by the Mediterranean weather which helped make this an amazing experience. Lobster fresh and delicious. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Jul 18, 2021
Alexander D.
Caribbean weather to match the Caribbean vibe and soundtrack. A great experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2021
John M.
I honestly cannot think of anything that I would change, it was perfect, plus the view and the weather were incredible . Put it on your bucket list.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 3/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2021
Pamela F.
Fresh food cooked perfectly! Amazing gazpacho and lobster and side dishes complimented each other. Views stunning and staff very pleasant.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 10, 2021
Vicky C.
Superb lunch and also the addition of gorgeous sunshine looking onto the sea just finished a perfect day!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 09, 2021
Alison A.
The weather was gorgeous and we took the opportunity to sit outside. Couldn’t ask for a better view. Food was good and service great. Only downside is paying for an expensive wine and having to drink it in plastic glasses!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 08, 2021
Sherri T.
It was such a fantastic experience. The staff, the food and the setting were superb. Go there! It’s a must.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 06, 2021
Rosanne W.
Fantastic atmosphere and food although fish comes whole or in shell so requires a bit of work. All local produce. Relaxed atmosphere and shutters available if weather turns wet or windy. Amazing beach location and we’d love to go again if we can get a table this summer.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 05, 2021
David R.
Excellent service with a great wine recommendation. We had Bar Snacks for starters. Pickled herring, padron peppers and anchovy hummus were a great start to our meal. Mackerel, the fish of the day, was delicious. Simply bbqd and very fresh. Green salad with a tangy dressing and lots of potato salad were the accompliments. We sat outside on a glorious day looking at the Bass Rock. We felt the strawberries and toblerone sauce was overpriced for the portion size. However, overall it was fabulous and we will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 04, 2021
Pam O.
Lovely spot and great fresh food, Would definitely recommend and will be back x

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jun 30, 2021
Catriona B.
We loved it all

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2021
Susan J.
We had a lovely family lunch , staff very helpful, limited menu , langoustines we’re finished , no mussels or prawns , narrow choices , lobster was beautifully cooked ✅

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 21, 2021
lesley P.
Had a wonderful time and will be back during our summer holidays. It is an hour's drive from here or we would be back more often. Only thing that could be better would be toilets closer to the venue especially with an elderly semi- disabled 86yr old in tow but not sure how feasible that would be?

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 20, 2021
David E.
Sitting outside was a lovely change. Food generally was very good, however we ordered lobster in addition to our starters and mains and to say it was disappointing would be an understatement. Lobster appeared to be undercooked and lacked flavour. Staff attentive and friendly - really enjoyed the experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 19, 2021
Christine P.
Fantastic location

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 01, 2020
Vicki I.
Fantastic unique dining experience with a sea view in front of you. Relaxed and chilled atmosphere with amazing fresh, beautifully presented food. A real treat and can’t wait to return!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 25, 2020
HARRY B.
This is foodie paradise - lobsters and prawns caught in the morning and served for lunch al fresco. Monumental. The setting is almost in the sea and you sit spying weather fronts hunting their way down the Forth. Then there’s the wine. Clearly specially chosen by mien hosts to complement the fish. Delicious. This is what Scotland and the UK needs - a local cafe showcasing local produce but with flair, panache and the excellence of a Michelin star but at good pub prices. The Harbour Cafe will make Elie a must-staycation destination. Superb. We will be back. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 29, 2020
Beth H.
Lovely lunch, thank you so much. Best lobster and langoustines we’ve had. Beautiful setting and so relaxing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Sep 25, 2020
Caroline I.
Fantastic! Felt like being on holiday. Loved it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Sep 23, 2020
Morgan G.
The food was delicious and the view stunning. So hard to choose, I could have eaten it all! Would highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 21, 2020
Sheila H.
We enjoyed a lovely lunch with a perfect view. The staff were very friendly and efficient.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2020
Jennifer L.
We loved it but it helped that it was a stunning day and the dolphins were jumping for us.It was a lovely experience and a reward to us for cycling from St Andrews. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Sep 13, 2020
Peter A.
Great food, great service, awesome view

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 06, 2020
Liz Q.
Sept 4th. Pretty chilly, rain, sun and wind. Shared a smokie starter. Fab. Then the best langoustine we’ve ever eaten with aioli sourdough new potatoes and leaves. All clearly prepared cooked and served by some spiritual being because it was out of this world. Washed down with a bottle of Picpoul. Flipping heck. Fabulous food, fabulous view, great staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 28, 2020
Elizabeth B.
Excellent setting right next to sea. Food amazing and service first class. Will definately be back

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 28, 2020
Ken O.
Despite it being a cold, wet and windy day, the food and service were excellent. And the location, even on such a day is wonderful.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 25, 2020
Charles S.
Perfect family lunch at the seaside

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2020
Mary S.
This place is little gem! The sea views are unparalleled. Food is fresh and very well prepared. We loved every minute!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2020
Rachael S.
Amazing place - would thoroughly recommend. Best seafood shack I’ve been to in the UK!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2020
Douglas Y.
Absolutely excellent. Food was delicious, the service was friendly & efficient, and the setting was lovely.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
Steven M.
Great food and service. The view from the beach cafe is amazing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
Louise H.
Beautiful setting and beautiful food, thank you. Service was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 10, 2020
Jessica C.
Delicious food in a delightful setting. My son said they were the best (rosemary)chips he’d ever had. Good simple fresh menu and wine list. benches a bit high for shorter / older adults. Must be v difficult opening up at this time but with windows open, diners distanced, staff in visors, tables thoroughly cleaned and efficient booking system felt v safe. Quite expensive but appreciate there must be higher costs currently involved. Thank you for a lovely summer lunch.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2020
Colin S.
Excellent all round

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2020
Alan H.
10/10 for the music too

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Aug 05, 2020
Ross M.
First class lunch at The Harbour Cafe with stunning fish options on a well balanced menu. It was good for our kids that they could also get other options from the adjoining cafe if needed but they both tucked into the delicious half lobster enjoying the hunt for wvery last piece of the juicy lobster meat. Great setting and highly attentive staff. Highly recommended but best to book in advance!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 30, 2020
Kayleigh C.
The gentleman that was our server wasn't having the best shift as he kept forgetting things for us but when we reminded him of any of them he was so apologetic. He even gave us ice cream for dessert on the house to make up for it! It was so lovely and we really didn't mind the mishaps or mix ups because we know what's it like to have a busy day but we really appreciated the nice gesture. We arrived at 2pm and were quite disappointed to be told they were sold out of the three things on the menu that we had planned to have (mackerel pate, dress crab and langostines) After we had had our main meal the chef came to see us and offered us a box of langostines on them, as she knew that we had originally wanted to order them. They had just recieved a delivery once we were tucking into our main meal! We were blown away with the lovely gesture and service ❤ The whole set up of the cafe is amazing; great vibes, lovely wine and the most delicious seafood! Will definitely recommend and hopefully get the chance to go back soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2020
Julie B.
Loved everything - the only tiny thing is that I expected the lobster and langoustines to be hot as that’s my preference but I didn’t ask How they were served, both were still amazing! Great place, great staff, great ambiance - like being on holiday !

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 23, 2020
Fiona M.
Not cheap but you get what you pay for - the quality of the food, lovely friendly service, amazing ambience and unbeatable views made this a magical lunch! Can’t wait to come back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 20, 2020
Gabriella M.
Such a wonderful gem in Elie - highly recommend for fresh seafood and wonderful service! x

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 30, 2021
Carolina M.
Food was delicious although 2 of our langoustines were squishy and lost their form. Tasted delicious though! Lobster very tasty. Pate and gazpacho particularly good. Lovely chilled feel- perfect on a sunny Scottish summer’s day

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 25, 2021
Anne L.
very limited menu

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 21, 2021
Adrian C.
Probably the most chilled out lunch we’ve had in years.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jun 21, 2021
Vivian M.
Outstanding views, great atmosphere! Food was lovely, great being locally sourced PS: BBQ beef was served cold, was it meant to? We were not sure. We will defo be back, 100%!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jun 20, 2021
Martin C.
Very good food in a relaxed setting. Staff were very helpful and pleasant, even on day one of opening! The prices seemed slightly high and so were the benches - even for normal legs!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Oct 26, 2020
Russell B.
Excellent food, wine and service but no loo's. Would definitely return though!!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 21, 2020
Sheila B.
We had a most enjoyable visit yesterday.The service was slow but we had a lovely Hungarian lady who served us and she was delightful.The food was good but maybe a bit expensive.The view is magical.We have been before and will return.

Overall: 9/10
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Aug 21, 2020
Laura B.
Lovely place, lovely food, lovely staff.

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Aug 18, 2020
Gillian S.
Great wee menu, delicious food and brilliantly friendly service. All with a glorious view - even on a cloudy day. Only two niggles - would have appreciated onsite loos(!!!) and would've at least liked the option to have the lobster warm.