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Upper Level 17 | The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 6226
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Today
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, 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
  • 49
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 27
    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
Good but Lonely!

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Gerry C
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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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yeovil
2 reviews
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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 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Easter dinner with friends turned out terrible. For a so called " Seafood Restuarant" the menu was appalling, with very little to offer. the risotto served to one of our table resembled heated up plain rice with a splash of capscicum. My crumbed fish was overcooked but i will say the fishcakes for entree were excellent. The service was average... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This restaurant served up some excellent steaks - I had the Porterhouse which went down very well indeed. To keep it company, I went for the local Fat Penguin Pinot which did not disappoint

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Easington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The restaurant is on the upper floor overlooking the sea back towards the mainland. The food was tasty, the service was good and the bill was reasonable. Not a memorable meal but perfectly pleasant.

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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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 36
Cuisine: French, German, Seafood, European

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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 12 - 36
  • 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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