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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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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't beat the mussels at Harrys but the rest of the menu is hit and miss. Sometimes it can be excellent and others times average for the same meal. Dinner can be expensive too.

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Thank Ann H
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has so much potential. It is directly opposite the cowes Beach with a beautiful view of the water. Until recently they provided generous and tasty breakfasts with the most stunning view from the verandah. This is no longer available I believe though not 100% sure. Dinner however was seriously disappointing, not for the first time. Despite booking, no... More 

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Thank Kathryn S
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The food was good and the service average. However, the prices were high and people should be aware that the prices shown on the menu do not include GST and you find when you get the bill that the cost has increased by 10%. I have never seen this in any other restaurant in Australia. To make matters worse, the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Make sure you sit out on the balcony as this has the best atmosphere. There were some interesting menu choices. Avoid the lobster as ours was overlooked and small for the price.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We were given good advice when told to eat at Harry's. The food was excellent, especially the crayfish. Everything was so good, including the view, we ate there for lunch everyday of our trip. The staff were super friendly and Harry himself came to check if our food and our experience was good. Its one of the last great owner/... More 

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

Thank you for your support. My staff and I really appreciate your feedback. We will continue our masterpiece in this hospitality industry. Please come back to visit us again. More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We were lucky enough to have dined at Harry's twice now, even met Harry and his wife last time. Perfectly cooked and presented local crayfish with salad an absolute must for any seafood lover, great position and views. Scollops were pretty special aswell.

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

It's our pleasure to have you here as well. Please come back to visit us again. More 

Mount Egerton, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We went to Harrys last night, and couldn't fault anything, the staff were all excellent, very helpful, and meals were delicious! Highly recommend going there.

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

Thank you very much for your feedback. We'll keep it up. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We enjoyed a delicious meal, well presented, fresh ingredients, with a view over the main beach and pier in Cowes. Good friendly service encouraged us to linger over our coffee.

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We went there on the Anzac Day long weekend. The weather was beautiful, and we were seated on the terrace with a magnificent view of the sea. I have been there before and the food is always great. We had the fresh whiting, so good and so fresh. The wine recommendation for the fish was spot on. A long way... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$12 - $37
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
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
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 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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