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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
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely restaurant upstairs with water views and outdoor seating, the meal was wonderful although service could have been a little better, a little slow, after our entree I think we were forgotten about! but we certainly won't hold that against them as the food was excellent, we enjoyed oysters four ways, scallops and crab cakes and a delicious garlic bread,... More 

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Thank Jennifer B
Ringwood, Victoria, Australia
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222 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I decided to have a get together on Phillip island, and we chose Harrys on the Esplanade for lunch, I thought it would be an expensive restaurant, but I was pleasantly surprised, the prices were very reasonable, and the service was very good, however the 3 burgers which we purchased were a bit on the small side,... More 

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Thank Ron T
Melbourne, Australia
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112 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in the place with some Melbourne visitors and we enjoyed the meal as well as views from the balcony on the beach and the ocean while waiting for the Penguin Parade. Highly recommend to anyone

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

Thank you for taking the time reviewing our restaurant! Great to see that you enjoyed our food and our water views! Thank you very much for recommending us! We hope to see you back, soon. More 

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not easy to find on the Esplanade but worth to go on to find number 17. Once you got there, you will enjoy the view of the Cow bay.

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Thank JPS M
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outdoor seating has a scenic waterfront view, calm and relaxing. Ordered the steamed black mussels along with scallops and quail, good portion size and very delicious. The dining experience made all the more enjoyable by Carmel's excellent customer service.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time and writing this review! Great to see that you enjoyed our food, our service and our view! More 

Camperdown, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to go to that has a waterfront view and tasy dishes- the seafood platter and Kilpatrick oysters are yummy and fresh, so is the goat cheese and leek tart from the times I've had them. The staff are polite and prompt. A bit on the pricy side with some of the dishes but you get... More 

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Thank TheresaWilliams91
Antwerp, Belgium
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587 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Six oysters, steamed black mussels and a couple of glasses of Sauvignon Blanc. Nice food, friendly service and outdoor seating with a view on the water. Can't say that I didn't leave as a happy man.

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Thank Peter D
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered the cray fish and a seafood platter for one. There were jsut two of us. I wish they would have said "split the cray fish". I am from New England (USA) and the best lobster. This cray fish was overlooked and cost $200! Not worth it, not even close

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Thank Jojonyc13
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very pleasant light lunch and a glass of wine on the deck overlooking the beach. The food was fresh and nicely presented and the waiters were friendly and helpful.We will go again, maybe with friends. It was probably an advantage that we were there before christmas, as we had the whole deck to ourselves!

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Thank russmx5
Harry6226, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review. We are looking forward to see you again, soon! Kind regards! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a Kate lunch and had fish n chips (yum) and scallops special (small and not many for $19). Both tasted nice and also ordered strudel, recommended by the waitress, again nice. Service needs a lift, took ages to get food, waiter had fingers in my (food) plate when carrying it, had to ask for the drink that I... More 

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Thank Swell67
Harry6226, Owner at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! Great to hear that you liked our food! We will look into the service issues you raised. Kind regards! 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 - $38
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
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 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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