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Harry's on the Esplanade

) #20 of 61 Restaurants in Cowes ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, European,
Upper Level 17 | The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 6226
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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“seafood” (23 reviews)
“crawfish” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Upper Level 17 | The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been there many times, like the new look of the place. The food was very good. The fish of the day was very good, the Choucroute. Some of the guests try German Beer for the first time

Thank Jacky F
Reviewed 1 week ago

First timers to this place on the beach front of cowes on phillip island. The occasion was to take a close friend to this newish place. The meal when we received it was great but the time to receive it was long ie 1.30 minutes

Thank 877garyi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently reopened with a tasteful revamp of the interior ( well done, much better) , the menu has also had a bit of a refresher keeping a few favourites. We had a great meal - super fresh oysters, delicious crab cakes, tasty bratwurst sausages and...More

1  Thank Carolene G
Harry's R, Manager at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Carolene Thanks for taking the time to write a few words. We're glad that you enjoyed your time at Harry's and we look forward to seeing you again some time soon. Cheers Sean

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lobster tails were enormous, beautifully cooked with lovely vegetables all served on a tasty risotto. Coffin Bay oysters Kilpatrick were lovely also. Too much to eat but we managed. Not inexpensive but worth every cent. If you can afford to eat out this is the...More

1  Thank mebOw80
Harry6226, Manager at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for taking the time to write a few words about Harry's. We're so happy that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again some time Cheers Sean

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

While on holiday my partner and I decided to find the fanciest place we could for dinner, we succeeded with choosing Harry's. The waiter was very professional and explained the menu changes for the day. We both had the rib eye steak, mine medium-rare, it...More

1  Thank Sarah F
Harry6226, Manager at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hi Sarah Thanks for taking the time to write a few words. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at Harry's. We just re-opened across the long weekend with a new look and plenty of menu changes, but the steak remains - Phillip...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Very charming and attentive staff, however I don't think the food was anywhere worth the price. I chose the chicken of which the components were individually 'nice' but together just didn't seem to work with the gravy/sauce. Partner had crumbed fish which he said was...More

Thank wendy p
Reviewed 5 May 2017

It was a lovely autumn Saturday and we sat outside overlooking the water. The seafood was some of the best I've ever had and my husband and mother felt the same - fresh and perfectly cooked. The service was excellent, nothing was too much trouble....More

1  Thank holstdeb1
Reviewed 29 April 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Harry's Restaurant mid week and what a great meal we had. She opted for the fresh local fish plate which turned out to be mackerel and she remarked that it was one of the best she had ever...More

1  Thank RocketMelbourne
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Had dinner with our grandchildren. Food was good but service was on the bad side of terrible. It seemed to be the same for everyone. I don't know if this was just a bad night. There seemed to be enough waiters but food and drink...More

Thank Richar64
Harry6226, Manager at Harry's on the Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hi Richar64 Thanks for taking the time to review your visit. We take all reviews on board, whether they be positive or negative. I am sorry to hear that your experience was unsatisfactory. I'm not sure which night you visited and the circumstances surrounding your...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant as an upscale a'la carte restaurant in the area - big of a treat so to speak. Well we had a great meal with very fresh fish. Definitely not cheap and possibly not the best value for money but for...More

Thank JxRx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 40
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
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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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