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Harry's on the Esplanade

Upper Level 17 | The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 6226
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Ranked #25 of 40 restaurants in Cowes
Cuisines: European, French, German, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Phillip Island
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Recently enjoyed a 3 course meal there for $22, each course had a choice of 2, the meals were great. The alcohol prices were a bit on the pricey side. We were quite surprised when we received the bill, it did leave us with a won't go there again attitude.

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Harry6226, Manager at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this review

We are very pleased you enjoyed our 3 course special. Our wines and prices are listed on our drinks menu and our wines by the glass start at $8.00 to $9.50. We have an extensive selection of wines by the bottle to choose from ranging from $26.00. We hope these prices do not deter you from returning again to enjoy... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

WOW---what a find!!! it's not often these days you are blown away by wonderful food---but this place is amazing. Beautiful ambiance, not all modern minimalist chic like so many of the 'boutique cafe's" of today---but rich in warmth and class. The service was attentive and welcome without being obtrusive but let's get to the food. Incredibly tasty slow cooked belly... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very good ambience for dinner. Soft music with friendly waitress. The lamb shank and beef ribs were delicious. Good selection of wine too. We chose their $22 3 course special which is great value. We will definitely return

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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147 reviews 147 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

After witnessing the famous Penguin Parade on Phillips Island, in the cold wind and rain, we were ready for a hot meal. Our guide arranged dinner at Harry's, and what a treat. The dining experience was great. Hot cream of white asparagus to start and roast chicken as a main dish. My husband had the fish special, pan seared stingray!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My family visit Phillip Island every year. We eat out most nights when there but had not been to Harry's before. The freshness of the food and the beautiful seafood and produce was amazing. Our night was made even better by the friendly staff and the beautiful view. We will definitely be back!!

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Berlin, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We really loved this place: we had the best and freshest Vongole and the best scallops ever. A really amazing dish is the 'German Hirsch-Gulasch with homemade Butter-Spätzle'. Our son prefers Pasta with Tomato-Sauce (if possible, without tomatoes ;-) – and even his dish was "yummy". The wine-selection is brilliant and the Service was absolutely nice! Hope to com back... More

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Pennsylvania
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89 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Walked about town and spotted this restaurant. Service was prompt and food was great and staff very friendly and helpful. Thanks.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

What a great place, we went and asked if they has a seafood platter on the menu, they didn't but they made one up for us. Great food and service, good atmosphere. Loved it!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We went there for lunch. I ordered the prawns. When they came out, you practically needed a hack saw to cut through them. I only ate two and started to feel ill. I took the meal to the counter and said I couldn't eat it. Harry, the owner came over and was extremely rude. He never apologized but just flounced... More

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

A really nice place with an amazing view. The people was really nice and welcoming. The food was really good too, fresh and tasty. We will come back

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