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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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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 28
    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
Very good

We turned up at 2:50pm and they still made us lunch. I had 1/2 dozen oysters which were excellent. The French onion soup was delicious. Would definitely go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Victoria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Probably the worst meal I have ever had. If this review stops at least one person from wasting their money, then I will be happy. I had the grilled fish, wedges and salad. Firstly, what the hell is with the size of the plates?? Ludicrously large. Ridiculous. 10 undercooked wedges. 2 pieces of fish that were SO overcooked, I kid... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We turned up at 2:50pm and they still made us lunch. I had 1/2 dozen oysters which were excellent. The French onion soup was delicious. Would definitely go back.

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Umina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Food was great, service was good, the waitress seemed nervous/quiet, however we did not let it dampen our meal, we both had steaks cooked perfectly and very tasty, simple but ever so much flavour, prawns for entree were lovely too. Would definitely return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was a plesant place to have dinner but we found that we were the only diners on a Sunday evening in early January. The staff were friendly and efficent and the food was of a good quality and perfectly flaoured.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Restaurant is run by an owner chef. Food was faultless. Service was friendly and efficient. Venue has a large first floor balcony which basically doubles the size of the restaurant and directly overlooks the beach. Smart casual to fine dining.

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Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Unfortunately we had a server who was on her first day and the service really showed. The food wasn't great and when I really didn't eat it no one asked if there was anything wrong.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

foods and service at Harry's are good, i had a phillip island seafood soup, a crispy pork belly; my husband ordered the beef and oysters. all beyond expectations

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Whitefish
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I am shocked by a review regarding horrible service and waiting too long for their steak. Harry's is an owner/operated business and we all know great food takes time. Unconscionable and VERY poor manners for someone to leave without paying for a very expensive piece of meat. My daughter and I took her busy 15 month old in for dinner... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My partner and I came here expecting a beautiful restaurant with a wonderful meal. The atmosphere was very awkward and uncomfortable, we persisted as we thought the food would change our minds. It did not. My partner ordered a medium rare steak, it came out well done, when paying $42 for a steak you would expect it to be perfect.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The place was empty when we were seated, other tables were served starters and main courses while we still waited for our meals to start. Waited over an hour for a steak and when I complained, was told by a very irate chef that "this is not a pub, and the steak had to rest once it was cooked" I... More 

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

Everything here is cooked to order. If you are in a hurry it is always advisable to let the waitress know, who will then advise the kitchen. Ordering Well Done Rib Eye's, when you are in a rush may not have been the best option. 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

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 35
  • 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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