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All 49 Cowes Restaurants

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 #18 of 49 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
Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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
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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I Had the crumpled locally caught fish of the day which happened to be stingray, a first for me and it was delicious. :) The service was good and the view from the top deck as the sun came out through the cloud made a fantastic setting.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The restaurant has a nice view, every time i go to Philip Island 4 times in the last 2 years, i always have a meal there, always at Lunch time. Never been disappointed , and nice seafood.

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I dined here with my family before going to the penguin parade. The food took half an hour to arrive, and when we finally got the attention of the service staff and asked about it, we were simply told that we'd be in time for the penguins. Portions were rather small, too. To top things off, we were asked to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

The food at Harry's is very delicious and well presented. We knew Harry when he was in Mornington. His food was excellent then, and luckily, the quality has not changed. The service was friendly and efficient. It is always delightfull when the waitress addresses you with a big smile and a nice comment. One thing they could improve on is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I went with my wife to this restaurant looking for a romantic meal and booked the night previous with these instructions. On arriving we were seated in a nice seat which wasn't the table I requested and soon after a noisy family were seated next to us. Service was attentive, however erratic and disorganised for a restaurant which charges costs... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our family of 5 ate here last evening. We arrived and were seated at our table on the balcony in the corner and that's where we were left with no service from anyone for at least 15 min. My husband had to go find a waiter to ask for some drinks. This continued on with the main meal through to... 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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