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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cowes, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love going for coffee and Breakfast at Harry'd. Opposite Cowes Beach, upstairs overlooking the Beach.

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Thank fbreasley
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for breakfast and were not disapointed! Our breakfast was more then satisfying. The chef thought he overcooked our poached eggs so threw on an extra. But they were all cooked beautifully. Just goes to show, how much they want to please :) We sould come here again

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Thank monicacZ5220WR
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198 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

For the first time in my life I tasted Kangaroo with sauce - my colleagues had some fish. the kangaroo had a very delicious flavour - fish was light but very tasteful. service was fine . sure you need to visit this place before leaving the island.

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

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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyef a lovely fresh salad of aspargues and prochuto while sitting on the balcony looking out on the bay. I highly recommend Harry's for the friendly service, the great food selection, the nice setting and the entire atmosphere of this restaurant!

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

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Melbourne
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We saw Harry's on a walk along The Esplanade one afternoon. When we arrived we were amused to be asked if we had a booking as there were about 3 groups in the restaurant! We decided to eat outside on the balcony overlooking the water. The only downside I would say was it was a little chilly and would have... More 

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Thank Danni73
Harry6226, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Danni! More 

Albany, New York
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Arrived on a beautiful Spring day. Enjoyed a delicious and filling crab cake lunch (our friendly and awesome server suggested ordering the dinner-sized entrees) while watching rolling waves with seagulls soaring above. Restaurant more on the formal side without being stuffy or intimidating (I was wearing jeans and a sweatshirt.) Service was efficient and friendly with Server offering helpful suggestions.... More 

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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The service was friendly but very slow, too long to wait from placing the order to the food arriving at the table. food quality was good although lacking a little in flavour.

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

Hi Stephen! Thank you for dining at Harry's! It is great to hear that our service was friendly and that our food was good! - We proud ourselves to be one of few restaurants on Phillip Island who embrace the Slow Food movement. This results inevitably in a (slightly) longer wait from placing the order to the food arriving at... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Overlooks the beach, very peaceful. We didn't purchase any food this time around but what we saw at other tables looked pretty damn good.

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Thank sp98consultancy
Harry6226, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this review

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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Late lunch for us both and both quite hungry. Checked reviews and they were fairly mixed to be honest, only decided to go in after walking out of nearby Thai restaurant after being seated amongst the kids toys and noticing bags of rubbish piled up in the kitchen. Anyway back to Harry's, seemed nice enough and we were seated near... More 

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

We are very sorry to hear that you had a very bad impression of the THAI RESTAURANT near by! - We do understand that you then came to us, unfortunately already in a very bad mood. We also understand that you liked that our food was cooked well, as you kindly stated rightly in your review! Thank you for being... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch today. Only us and 1 other table being occupied so service was very good. Waiter extremely pleasant. Started with natural oysters with lime sorbet. Yum. Main course was Port Phillip black mussels with chilies and coriander. Pleasant but sauce a bit thin and onions still a bit to firm. Could have done with a bit more reductions... More 

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1 Thank HCH3108
Harry6226, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guests. We are glad you enjoyed your lunch and will also let our kitchen know your suggestion regarding the sauce. Hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Harry's Crew More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $37
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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