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Harry's on the Esplanade

$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Australian
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Upper Level 17 | The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 6226
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a Kate lunch and had fish n chips (yum) and scallops special (small and not many for $19). Both tasted nice and also ordered strudel, recommended by the waitress, again nice. Service needs a lift, took ages to get food, waiter had fingers in my (food) plate when carrying it, had to ask for the drink that I... More 

Thank Swell67
Harry6226, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! Great to hear that you liked our food! We will look into the service issues you raised. Kind regards! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Harrys for brunch. The weather was bordering on hot and the bay was glistening. And we had front row on the deck. Just spectacular. German guy taking the orders full of life and cracking a few jokes. He did a great job. Only thing he did wrong was hang out a Chinese flag on the balcony in... More 

Thank EdNoi
Harry6226, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your repeated custom and your honest review! We hope to see you soon, when visiting beautiful Phillip Island again! Cheers! More 

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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful meal here…..a little bit pricey but we all enjoyed delicious fresh food. They had a kids menu which works in perfectly. Service was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed my Pina Colada!! We will be back!!

Thank Fiona S
Potomac, Maryland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a tour of Phillips Island and that stopped in Cowes for dinner. All the other restaurants were fish n chips, burgers or pizza. Harry's is a very nice restaurant that has tables overlooking the bay. It also has excellent food. We had their veal ragout with homemade pasta.. it was fabulous.

Thank Amy M
Harry6226, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Thank you, Amy, for your honest review! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was very slow and when the food did eventually arrive, it was a letdown. Very expensive for the quality. We wouldn't go again even if it was free.

Thank LnJs_Food_Adventures
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chose Harry's based on the views the location provided. Unfortunately we had to wait an 1 hour and 15 minutes before the food came out. Food portion size is average at best, the fish we ordered was fresh and the meal was adequate although the service was a downfall. Furniture needs an upgrade.

Thank Andrew T
Bicester, Oxfordshire
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174 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the third year in a row we chose to have our Christmas lunch at Harry's. The food was noticeably better this year as was the service. Our only complaint was how slow the service was. It took 4.5 hours in all. Had there been more staff & more attention we'd have probably ordered twice as many bottles of wine... More 

Thank gobigsal
Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food for adults and terrific kid's menu. Friendly service and spectacular views! The meals were a good size and the desserts were really yum, definitely worth a booking.

Thank julieabrookes
Cranbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh, delicious food and wine, great service and beautiful location. We enjoyed our evening immensely! Thank you.

Thank jramage2016
Harry6226, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Thank you! - We totally agree! - Thank you for coming and we hope to see you again soon! - Have a Happy New Year! More 

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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant just gets worse and worse. Carpeted indoor dining area and old granny style furnishings. Indoor chair cushion had bird poo on it. Ew. Food was good but menu has been the same for soooo long. Even the actual physical menu is the same. Just so outdated and not up with the times. Needs more money put back into... More 

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Harry6226, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Thank you that you liked our good food (and we do change our menu at least once a week) and our really friendly staff! Good food and good staff are the backbone of every good restaurant. - Also thanks for your repeat visits! - We are sorry to hear that you do not like our décor, though. And we are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 38
Seafood, European, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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
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 breakfast, 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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