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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
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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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Camberley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being out of country visitors we made our reservation with Dimmi. Armed with our reservation code we arrived at the appointed time only to be told the restaurant was not accepting Dimmireservations and they had no space. With little choice we took the option of waiting but, in the event, the maitre d' said she had found us a good... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

unbeatable position not matched by service or food,inexperienced wait staff,wrong orders delivered and slow.Food quality fine.

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Thank Russell R
Melbourne
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443 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at this restaurant recently and whilst the food was above average, the service was extremely slow. The best thing going about this restaurant are the views of Westernport Bay, particularly at sunset, from a table on the deck.

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Thank Indy215
Harry6226, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your time reviewing our restaurant! It is great to hear that you enjoyed our food and our panoramic water view! By the way, we are in the process of hiring additional staff to speed up our service time. More 

Auckland
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253 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrating with friends, and they chose this spot. We had no issues with service (as some have reported), the menu was good but not exciting, and the food was pleasantly presented, edible and enjoyable. Sadly our first wine choice was not available!

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Thank Jqqls
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enyoyed a good dinner at Harry's even though due to a computer glitch we had a long wait. Staff were very apologetic and the meal was worth waiting for

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Lakes Entrance, Australia
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner there on a beautiful Autumn evening. We sat on the deck, looking out to the bay. The waiting staff were helpful and friendly. The meal was excellent.

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Thank Toned-F
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great table right at the front overlooking the water. Seared scallop entree was tasty but very dry. My husband had prawn cocktail. Generous serve but no finger bowl provided as prawns had to be shelled, finger bowl arrived after our entree was well and truly finished. . We then shared the seafood platter but was told there... More 

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Sydney
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A strange start when we called to see if they were open & we were told no the kitchen has already closed! Then we decided to still try & walk in & we were seated with no hesitation (odd!). The service is kind of backwards (but attentive nevertheless), one of the waitress' tried to argue with us at one point.... More 

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Thank Getaway_Queen_89
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice people and good food. We ate red snapper and had a affogato (ice cream with an espresso) for dessert. The white wine was nice as well ( Pinot Gricio).

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

Thank you very much for taking your time and review us! We are very pleased to hear that you liked our food and our service! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant upstairs with water views and outdoor seating, the meal was wonderful although service could have been a little better, a little slow, after our entree I think we were forgotten about! but we certainly won't hold that against them as the food was excellent, we enjoyed oysters four ways, scallops and crab cakes and a delicious garlic bread,... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time and reviewing us! It is great to hear that you enjoyed our food and our water views! We will discuss your comment regarding our service time with our kitchen and floor staff. Right now, we would like to point out that we prepare our meals each time fresh and this sometimes leads... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$39
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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 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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