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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%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
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“seafood” (25 reviews)
“crawfish” (11 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 6 days ago via mobile

Whilst overall all meals were enjoyable I think Harry’s is overpriced compared to other like restaurants in Melb. Service was also very slow.

Thank KTCarroll05
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had been travelling for a while now and wanted somewhere nice to go and have a good meal. We arrived around 530 after a day of exploring (and waiting for the Penguin Parade). We were told by the waiter that all...More

Thank Avgoch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have mixed feelings about this one. The location & view is fantastic, would say its best on the island. However the menu is disappointing, heavy on winter items like Bratwurst Sausage, Pork Belly, Lamb & Steak, plus 2 super expensive special board items with crayfish...More

1  Thank shtarker2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family went to Harry’s for Christmas as we have done for the past few years. As usual the atmosphere was good, the staff and service were outstanding and the food was lovely. The only criticism I would have, we were disappointed with the desserts...More

Thank Jan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this little gem whilst walking along The Esplanade. We stopped in during the week (Tuesday) so there were minimal staff. We were greeted by a friendly waitress and seated on the balcony with a lovely view of the beach. We waited approx. 1/2...More

Thank Jasper201511
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Philip Island to see the penguins. Prior to the parade, we went to eat in Cowes. We found 'Harry's' and dined there late afternoon. The service was so welcoming by a Fijian Gentleman, who was so friendly and helpful....More

Thank Katepadgetkoh
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Had it not been for the slow service (at the start it did improve) I would have given 5 stars. The food was amazing (as you will see from the pics). I have never had better tasting Garlic Bread before this. The young waitress was...More

Thank pies1990
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We had a weekend getaway to Phillip Island and found Harrys on the online reviews. We sat outside on the Balcony on a mild night and the views of cowes pier etc were womderful. The staff were friendly and were prompt to serve us. Between...More

Thank mizzbonni
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This place has got a wonderful view to the sea Food is very good with a wide range of seafood Staff is very friendly

Thank LucioMassimo
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
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, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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