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“Seafood Bisque outstanding - great service and great food”

Harry's on the Esplanade
Ranked #18 of 84 Restaurants in Cowes
Price range: $13 - $40
Cuisines: European, French, German, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed August 16, 2012

This is a chef/owned restaurant, and Harry is a German trained chef, but has been in Australia for many years. He was in the kitchen when we were there and is as I understand it there pretty much every service.

A specialty of the restaurant is local Phillip Island produce from the land and the sea.

I had the seafood bisque - as good as I've had anywhere in the world, followed by the duo of fish. Mrs had the Hervey Bay scallops and lobster mornay (crayfish to be technically correct).

All cooked and presented superbly.

Since is was a rather blustery winter evening, we sat inside in warmth, but I can imagine that a summer's evening outside on the balcony overlooking the water would complete this restaurant experience!

A great all round experience and would recommend and certainly return for the seafood...

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Reviewed July 25, 2012

Harrys is a must for anyone who enjoys the perfect combination of a water view plus fabulous food and great service. This is where I go in Cowes for a special lunch and am always happy with the quality of the food and the friendly staff.

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Reviewed July 2, 2012

A good array of tastes and happy staff all make for a good feeling place to eat.

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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Been here heaps of times but for brunch only. Partner LOVES the pancakes and I usually have the omelette until the prices went a bit too high recently. Usually go as a bit of a special treat - the view is scrumptious on nicer days when you can sit on the balcony.

Staff are lovely but with the recent price hike, probably won't be going quite so often. Well worth it for a special brunch, although would love to see them extend the menu a tad & give a bit more variety.

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3  Thank Ducktalk
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

The views are great, but sadly on this experience the food took ages, they got the orders wrong and so on.

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