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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 #22 of 46 Restaurants in Cowes
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: European, French, German, Seafood
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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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Arrived at about 10:10 to find the doors still locked even tho they open at 10:00. Had the excuse of having had a late night the previous night. The restaurant was still being vacuumed upon arival. Once seated we were brought our menus and tap water. About 10 mins later we ordered our coffee and breakfast. When the coffees came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The seafood was to die for, a lot better than I can get from melbourne restaurants. Loved the view of the ocean as well. I'll definitely be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I loved my experience there. The booking staff was nice and accepted last minute delay in booking, service was down to earth. It's a lovely restaurant with a cool view, casual and cozy. I guess it's the personality of this area - causal and friendly, nothing fancy. Food is lovely too. Request a window seat for the bay view if... More 

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Benalla, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We eat at Harry's every time we go to Phillip Island (5-12 times a year). Sometimes we have lunch and dinner there on the same day. The menu is good, especially Harry's spaetzle, as is the drinks menu, the service is fantastic and the view is wonderful. We feel comfortable and at home there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

we had a reservation for nearly 3 months (for the sat before christmas) and with a few weeks notice they have cancelled it because someone else needs it they clearly have no understand of what a "reservation" is

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

After having a booking for 3 months I have just been told that I can't come. There is a function, - which I knew about but was told all was fine. Now, apparently the function organisers have changed their minds and want a dance floor, so we are out!!! This was for my 60th birthday with family coming from Darwin.... More 

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

We were very sorry to have to cancel this booking. At the time of making her reservation we believed we could section the restaurant to cater for a large function and also A'la Carte customers. When this changed, with 4 weeks notice, we notified the customer immediately and tried to rectify the situation by offering her another day or night... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We visited Harry's last weekend for the first time after holidaying from Melbourne on Phillip Island for many years. One thing to note is that the Seafood is seasonal so not a lot on offer at this time of the year. The Oysters Kilpatrick were fantastic though. The negative reviews on here seem to be from unreasonable Melbourne snobs. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We came across the name of this restaurant when we were visiting a farm butcher shop in the area. The quality of their meat was amazing so we thought we would find the restaurant. On reading the reviews on trip advisor we then hesitated. Fortunately we decided to give it a go. It is upstairs on the esplanade so the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were served our main before we'd finished our entree and given our account before we'd finished our wine. Food was average and served cold. Chicken a little undercooked near the bone and "duo of fish" looked like something I could serve up at home - for $38 actually reckon could do it better! Surely Phillip Island can offer more... More 

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Stuarts Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Visiting a friend at Phillip Island, he took us to Harry's restaurant. What a pleasant surprise. Fabulous food, great service and superb views over the water. We started with the home baked bread and accompaniments which were delicious. The soup,was divine. Entrees and mains were outstanding. The three of us were equally impressed. Service from Kirsten was friendly and efficient.... More 

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Additional Information about Harry's on the Esplanade

Address: Upper Level 17 | The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5952 6226
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
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
Cuisine: European, French, German, Seafood

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