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Harry's on the Esplanade

$$ - $$$European, , Seafood
Upper Level 17 | The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 6226
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (28 reviews)
“black mussels” (5 reviews)
“duck” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Australian, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Upper Level 17 | The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Fantastic Seafood
"The seafood was some of the best I've ever had"
holstdeb1
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2. Great Food - Great View
"was one of the best she had ever had with it being so fresh and tasty."
RocketMelbourne
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3. Great Service!
"Great service as well."
Kay A
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1 - 10 of 309 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a local it’s great to find a place on the island that exceeds expectations. Harry’s was was truly a delight to visit on a lazy Sunday pre New Years afternoon. It’s a classy establishment, up and away from the bustle but firmly in the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 180stefant
Harry's R, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for lunching here and finding the time to write this review! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your time and our food!

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 24 March 2018

You normally need to book ahead - well worth it. We had only the chance to eat there one evening but it is a place "not to miss"

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank doktorhuset
Harry's R, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time and reviewing us! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our food and view! Kindest regards!

Reviewed 25 November 2018

Firstly, you are greeted as you arrive with a smile and warm hospitality. Secondly, you are taken with the feeling of comfort and cleanliness as you walk through the indoor dining room to the outside weatherproof dining area that has the best views possible across...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dianemcmahon001
Harry's R, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Thank you very much for having lunch here at Harry's! Thank you very much for finding the time to write this review! We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your time and lunch here!

Reviewed 22 November 2018

Caught the Ferry from Stoney Point to Cowes.Restaurant on a short walk.Views fantastic.Chef cooked us a special dish as we asked for prawns with corriander it was absolutely delicious.I asked for dessert menu and again no fruit salad but chef made one specially for me.We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lyn M
Harry's R, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thank you very much for coming in! Thank you very much for writing this review! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your time here. We are looking forward to see you and your friends back soon.

Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

We had a really lovely dinner. The french onion soup, leek and goats cheese tart and dukkah were really tasty. I had the gnocchi that was super fresh and my partner had prawns......they were HUGE. Very good service. We will visit again

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Culture710230
Harry's R, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Thank you very much for dining here! We are looking forward to see you back soon!

Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Harrys prawns are absolutely fabulous, soft and juicy with a beautiful light yellow curry. The pork Belly falls apart in your mouth just as youd expect it too. Very very happy. We will be back 😊😊

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Connector759506
Harry's R, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

Thank you very much for dining here - and finding the time to write this review! We are only using the freshest local ingredients available and are happy to read that you liked it! We are looking forward to see you back soon!

Reviewed 15 October 2018

First time at this restaurant, found the atmosphere excellent. Could not fault the food, every course was wonderful and the staff were friendly along with their service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 548catherine
Harry's R, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you very much for finding the time for this review! We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your time here! Thank you very much for your recommendation! We hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed 30 September 2018

We visited the fairy penguins on Philip Island. Looking for a decent dinner in Cowes we arrived by default at Harry's (recommended by our B&B). We were not disappointed. At first it looked like a regular average restaurant, making their money from tour groups arriving...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gournemanz
Harry's R, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you very much for dining here and finding the time to post this review! We are pleased to read that you enjoyed our cuisine! Have a great holiday!

Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Food and service was top quality at Harry’s! No question too difficult and very friendly staff. Seafood platter was fresh and delicious, but don’t get too full on the mains as the rhubarb dessert was to die for. Will definitely recommend and return on our...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank laurenmdyke97
Harry's R, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thank you very much for dining here and finding the time for this review. We are very pleased to see that you enjoyed our food and service! We are looking forward to see you back soon!

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We are regulars to Harry’s at it never disappoints us with the seafood. Friendly service and fantastic view. Great place for a long lunch.More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Trish C
Harry's R, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you very much for your repeat visits and taking your time to review us! - You can't beat fresh, locally caught, gummy shark, straight from the boat here in San Remo! - By the way we have today also sashimi grade Bluefin Tuna! -...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 35
Cuisine
European, Australian, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper Level 17 | The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 6226
  • E-mail
Description
Harry's On The Esplanade is proud of its waterfront dining with magnificent panoramic views over Westernport Bay. The restaurant is perfect positioned on the famous north-facing beach of Cowes, the principal township of Phillip Island. It offers one of the best vantage points on The Island to eat, drink, relax and watch the world go by. A gorgeous place to have lunch, a coffee, a cocktail or dinner. Whatever the reason – Harry's On The Esplanade is The venue to enjoy Phillip Island’s casual beachfront atmosphere! Owner and Chef Harry has earned a reputation for sourcing the very best local, fresh produce.
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