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Harrison's Restaurant and Bar

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22 Wharf Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+617 4099 4011
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Harrisons Restaurant exists in a setting that is made for romance and fun...
Harrisons Restaurant exists in a setting that is made for romance and fun. The colonial style house and colourful gardens create a wonderful atmosphere for cocktails, romantic dinners and celebratory events. Food is skillfully created using produce that is always fresh and preferrably local. Spencer Patrick, owner of Harrisons, has navigated Harrisons as an award winning restaurant since it's inception in 2007. Harrisons has consistently held national accolades for it's food and wine and stands alone as Port Douglas' only One Hat rated restaurant in the QLD Good Food Guide. Spencer's style draws from his training in classic French cuisine and love for all things English. His belief is that good food can be enjoyed any where in the world, but what better place to enjoy it than in Paradise!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great dinner

We had dinner here on a busy Friday night. Attentive, friendly, professional service. Meals are well sized and great flavour combinations. Wine list is well put together with a very good combination of Aussie and imported wines. Definitely recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Mansfield, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
Mansfield, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here on a busy Friday night. Attentive, friendly, professional service. Meals are well sized and great flavour combinations. Wine list is well put together with a very good combination of Aussie and imported wines. Definitely recommend.

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Brisbane, Australia
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366 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal the last time we were in Port, it still got great reviews so couldn’t wait to try it again. On our previous visit we enjoyed a fantastic Lamb Shoulder to share, it was still on the menu so we had it again! The bread and amuse bouche were tasty and were enough for us until... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If this restaurant was in a major city you would have to wait months for a booking. The food at Harrisons is out of this world and makes for a wonderful experience. We had the 6 course degestation menu which comes with an additional pre-entre and pre-desert. Each dish is a work of art and a taste sensation. I'd also... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Thank you to Reina and the rest of the team at Harrison’s, who recently hosted a sumptuous champagne and canapé reception for our wedding. Immediately after our wedding at St Mary's by the Sea, we wanted guests to be able to start celebrating in style and, having previously dined at Harrison’s, thought it'd be the perfect way to break up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This place is a gem - arguably the best meal we had during our two weeks in Australia (and that includes time in Sydney). Beyond outstanding fare, the service was above par and the location was charming.

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Thursday Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had our wedding reception at Harrisons in April and we cannot praise this venue enough. Being from out of town we had never actually eaten at the restaurant or seen the venue inside until 2 days before the wedding. Whenever we told people where our reception was we always received glowing recommendations and we were not disappointed in any... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

As return customers we expected good food and matching service but it was not to be......the staff largely ignored us during the evening, we had to get up and ask for the wine list after waiting ages,followed by lots of wines not available then an attempt to slip us a bottle from a poor vintage when the subsequent year was... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Harrisons was recommended by several people so we decided to give them a go. We booked for dinner and were seated on the verandah...pleasant, but not so flash. We ordered cocktails, but my margarita was more like a lemon slushie. I think they might have waved the Triple Sec over it briefly. Adventurous as ever, we ordered 'pigs ears' with... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The chef's clearly use quality ingredients & put care into their food. Flavours were great and reflected in the $. It's too bad the front of house staff can't deliver the service to match. A big let down to see snobbery and inconsistency surrounding our dining experience with all waiters/ess contributing the shocking table service when appearing all at the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were here as a family group of 5 for a 70th Birthday celebration. We chose Harrison's on the back of the favourable review on Trip A suggesting great fine dining at this highly rated establishment. It may be our expectations were too high but our family felt that if you are offering fine dining the food needs to be... More 

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Address: 22 Wharf Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Phone Number: +617 4099 4011
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
Average Prices: USD $17 to $45
Cuisine: French, British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Wharf Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: +617 4099 4011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $17 to $45
  • Cuisine: French, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

Harrisons Restaurant exists in a setting that is made for romance and fun. The colonial style house and colourful gardens create a wonderful atmosphere for cocktails, romantic dinners and celebratory events. Food is skillfully created using produce that is always fresh and preferrably local. Spencer Patrick, owner of Harrisons, has navigated Harrisons as an award winning restaurant since it's inception in 2007. Harrisons has consistently held national accolades for it's food and wine and stands alone as Port Douglas' only One Hat rated restaurant in the QLD Good Food Guide. Spencer's style draws from his training in classic French cuisine and love for all things English. His belief is that good food can be enjoyed any where in the world, but what better place to enjoy it than in Paradise!

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