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Harry's on the Esplanade

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Upper Level 17 | The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 6226
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very charming and attentive staff, however I don't think the food was anywhere worth the price. I chose the chicken of which the components were individually 'nice' but together just didn't seem to work with the gravy/sauce. Partner had crumbed fish which he said was delicious, however the wedges buried underneath everything were a bit soggy. We've had pub food... More 

Thank wendy p
Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a lovely autumn Saturday and we sat outside overlooking the water. The seafood was some of the best I've ever had and my husband and mother felt the same - fresh and perfectly cooked. The service was excellent, nothing was too much trouble. It was one of those rare perfect experiences

Thank holstdeb1
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner at Harry's Restaurant mid week and what a great meal we had. She opted for the fresh local fish plate which turned out to be mackerel and she remarked that it was one of the best she had ever had with it being so fresh and tasty. I was more adventurous and opted for... More 

Thank RocketMelbourne
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner with our grandchildren. Food was good but service was on the bad side of terrible. It seemed to be the same for everyone. I don't know if this was just a bad night. There seemed to be enough waiters but food and drink did not appear from the kitchen and the bar.

Thank Richar64
Harry6226, Manager at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Hi Richar64 Thanks for taking the time to review your visit. We take all reviews on board, whether they be positive or negative. I am sorry to hear that your experience was unsatisfactory. I'm not sure which night you visited and the circumstances surrounding your time here, but we are constantly working at our service approach and timeliness and hope... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant as an upscale a'la carte restaurant in the area - big of a treat so to speak. Well we had a great meal with very fresh fish. Definitely not cheap and possibly not the best value for money but for sure one of the better restaurants in Cowes. Deserts were fantastic.

Thank JxRx
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113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I had an enjoyable dinner at Harry's with family on Sunday night. Our table on belcony was nice. Service a little slow but food very nice. My snapper was tasty calamari entree nice. Also the flourless chocolate cake for dessert hit the spot. Mum and I ordered mocktails as we quit drinking and they made us up something very refreshing.

Thank paul b
Melbourne, Australia
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205 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The food was of high quality as one would expect at the price.We were introduced to new and quite different ingredients-kohlrabi and funks-in different dishes.Meal sizes were adequate.But with 3 different waiters who were all very engaging the service delivery was quite uneven at times even slow.

Thank Brian B
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104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit when visiting Phillip Island.Lamb three ways was delicious and every dish presented to our group was beautifully presented and our server was a very friendly Fijian Man who obviously loved his job.

Thank RRetiredCentralCoast
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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344 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Visitors to the area and our tour guide made reservations for us. They were expecting us therefore had a table ready with a great view. Service was good. Our food was excellent and am sure prices for seafood were very comparable to other area restaurants. We enjoyed dinner here with friends.

Thank CactusCaro
Zurich, Switzerland
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Foodselection (meat and seafood) is good. Also has a large number of wines available. Owner-family and staff are friendly.

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

Thank you very much for your time taken to review us! We are pleased to read that you liked our food, our wine and our location right on the waterfront! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 37
Seafood, European, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?