The Harbour Cafe

Elie Harbour, Leven KY9 1DT

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: Elie Harbour, Leven KY9 1DT
  • Cross Street: The Toft
  • Cuisine: English | Seafood |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay |
  • 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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  Events & Special Hours

OCTOBER HOLIDAYS SPECIAL OPENING
Oct. 21, 2020
All Day 12:00 - 17:00 |  

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Restaurant | Closed
Tuesday
Restaurant | Closed
Wednesday
Restaurant | Closed
Thursday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 17:00  
Friday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 17:00  
Saturday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 17:00  
Sunday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 17:00  

  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
Sep 28, 2020
Beth H.

Lovely lunch, thank you so much. Best lobster and langoustines we’ve had. Beautiful setting and so relaxing.


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 24, 2020
Caroline I.

Fantastic! Felt like being on holiday. Loved it.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 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
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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 05, 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 27, 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
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Aug 25, 2020
Charles S.

Perfect family lunch at the seaside


Overall: 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
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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
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Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 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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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 15, 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
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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
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Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 04, 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
Service: 10/10
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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 25, 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 22, 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
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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: 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 20, 2020
Laura B.

Lovely place, lovely food, lovely staff.


Overall: 9/10
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Aug 17, 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.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 12, 2020
Miss Katherine G.

Great food in a beautiful setting!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 06, 2020
Margaret C.

A bit pricey for what we got but staff and service very good. Shame it rained!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 29, 2020
stewart J.

deliciously fresh food. Slightly worried re these of cardboard boxes to serve the food in, is it recycled ?


Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 24, 2020
Alan W.

Most enjoyable experience and loved the view so close to the sea Service seemed a bit haphazard although food arrived quickly enough Chips slightly soggy Quite limited menu and perhaps a little expensive for what it was Nevertheless we would come back for a special occasion Not sure why the need to close at 5pm


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 23, 2020
Jacqui M.

Great place with great seafood!!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 3/10
Jul 20, 2020
Edwrd J.

Fabulous location. Wonderful atmosphere. Menu needs bulking out. Having a fish dish on the menu as a main course option for shell fish allergy people is a basic requirement I would have thought! Will definitely be back once the food and drink menu is bulked out.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 4/10
Aug 23, 2020
Jenny M.

We've been a couple of times before. I though it was quite expensive then, but the price has been raised to £17.50 throughout. This time my portion of crab was tiny. Such a small amount of white meat and the brown was runny - clearing not the full contents of a crab shell, perhaps divided between two shells, ie. a half portion per shell. Actually, there was an embarrassingly small portion of potatoes as well, possibly less than 100g. We were all still hungry after and the puddings (affogato all round) were necessary to fill up a bit. I really think you need to address this because I'm not sure I'll recommend it again.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 5/10
Jul 18, 2020
EDDIE B.

Attentive service but slow 15 mins to get table despite booking, 20mins for drinks to arrive. Food quality very good but portions small for what you’re paying, except chips! Children’s choice limited. Would try fish next time but none today. Not sure I would want to sit in next time.