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Harry's on the Esplanade

$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
Upper Level 17 | The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 6226
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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“seafood” (23 reviews)
“crawfish” (10 reviews)
“black mussels” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Upper Level 17 | The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were recommended to go to Harry's for dinner, our first impressions were that the place was outdated and was in need of a update not only in the decor but in staff and menu presentation. The restaurant is situated above shops...More

Thank Hospitailty101
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Very under stuffed we wanted 20min just to get to order our fist drink/water. waited 1 hour for our food. The service all though friendly was a disgrace 2 lovely laddies trying to please a whole restarunt wile another just stod around talking to people....More

Thank Brendon M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The food here is wonderful, I have been four times over the years. this is a great place for dinner and in the warmer months, you can have a drink outside on the balcony. If you want a romantic evening this is the place ....More

Thank Trevor F
Reviewed 3 September 2017

It was a special day for us and the first day of Spring. We drove to Phillip Island from Melbourne to celebrate with a fish meal. The restaurant was comfortable and spacious and the views from the enclosed balcony were average for Phillip Island. Despite...More

2  Thank judytrembath
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Friday night in July - and being mid-winter it VERY quiet! But that aside the restaurant was beautiful and our waiter was lovely, knowledgeable and attentive. Would be a great to sit outside on the huge balcony overlooking the beach in...More

Thank disneyrush
Reviewed 8 August 2017

loved the refurbishment which makes it look cleaner, more spacious and modern. Even on a cold winters night the ambience is lovely and on a sunny day the balcony would be great. THe food is excellent and varied. The service friendly and helpful. The winter...More

Thank jbCAM
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Been there many times, like the new look of the place. The food was very good. The fish of the day was very good, the Choucroute. Some of the guests try German Beer for the first time

Thank Jacky F
Reviewed 11 July 2017

First timers to this place on the beach front of cowes on phillip island. The occasion was to take a close friend to this newish place. The meal when we received it was great but the time to receive it was long ie 1.30 minutes

Thank 877garyi
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Recently reopened with a tasteful revamp of the interior ( well done, much better) , the menu has also had a bit of a refresher keeping a few favourites. We had a great meal - super fresh oysters, delicious crab cakes, tasty bratwurst sausages and...More

1  Thank Rdwarf
Harry's R, Manager at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hi Carolene Thanks for taking the time to write a few words. We're glad that you enjoyed your time at Harry's and we look forward to seeing you again some time soon. Cheers Sean

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Lobster tails were enormous, beautifully cooked with lovely vegetables all served on a tasty risotto. Coffin Bay oysters Kilpatrick were lovely also. Too much to eat but we managed. Not inexpensive but worth every cent. If you can afford to eat out this is the...More

1  Thank mebOw80
Harry6226, Manager at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Hi Thanks so much for taking the time to write a few words about Harry's. We're so happy that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again some time Cheers Sean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 38
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 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
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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