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Upper Level 17 | The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 6226
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Harry's On The Esplanade is proud of its waterfront dining with...
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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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Well run, pleasant restaurant

Not a gourmet menu but carefully designed to suit most tastes. Food good and tastefully presented with prompt and cheerful service. Excellent wine list (if a little pricey). Tables well spaced so that conversations at adjoining tables not intrusive. Will visit again

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
AubreyP695
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Melbourne
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Ate here early evening on a Friday night. Despite ordering fish and 'hand cut potato wedges' we were served fish and frozen chips that I could have prepared better myself in my kitchen oven. Nasty!

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Not a gourmet menu but carefully designed to suit most tastes. Food good and tastefully presented with prompt and cheerful service. Excellent wine list (if a little pricey). Tables well spaced so that conversations at adjoining tables not intrusive. Will visit again

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The waiter spoke poor English and confused "medium rare" for my steak order with medium well done. Service was very slow. Food was only ON.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Went for dinner with my partner and another couple. The bread we ordered came out after our entrees and only after I asked for it 3 times. Even when it did come out we received only 1 of the 2 serves so had to request the rest of our order. Had to constantly ask for drinks to be refreshed and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

From the moment my wife and I walked into the restaurant we were treated as special guests. The staff was fantastic. The local snapper absolutely delicious. The view across the ocean was sensational. The cost of the meal was very reasonable but we do come from Perth. Our visit was a very memorable occasion. Thank you

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Yahel, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

We chose Harry,s cause of the view 2nd floor overlooking the beach and quay. The fish dishes were tasteless and swam in vegetables, unidentifieble, soaked in butter. The hanburger gave my son a sick stomach!

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Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

we love going to Harry's for a beer in the afternoon overlooking the beach... the glasses are cold,,, view amazing and service excellent

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Perth, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Harry's was a gorgeous restaurant, looked over the ocean. Walking in the atmosphere was very casual, until Miss grumpy hate my job spoke to us. This was the night before New Years Eve and we decided to come to this restaurant for a nice dinner out, just me and my partner. We wanted to book a table for the two... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

You could spend a LOT of money at this place. Atmosphere Is lovely along with the views, staff were attentive food wS very good. We chose a bottle of wine and the crumbed fish with chips and salad each component $28 which was fair enough and good value we thought. You need to choose carefully it would be easy For... More 

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Hampton, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Made reservations for the seven of us and were rewarded with a nice table on the undercover balcony with nice ocean views. Server was polite, explained everything well and was patient with the kids. Our portions were the right size and came with some accompanying veg. We did order 2 sides (beans and greek salad) between 3 adults with our... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, German, Seafood, European

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?