Harveys Bar and Bistro

4.6
186 reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Harveys offers an all-day dining experience of unpretentious, seasonal cuisine served in inviting and stylish surrounds. With the highly regarded PJ McMillan at the helm, Harveys food is honest fare made with integrity, created and designed to reflect the current harvest and day-to-day availability of ingredients. Harveys can welcome you through the course of the day with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, and a design that takes full advantage of the superb location, with a stylish, comfortable bar and indoor and outdoor garden seating. Situated at the heart of the thriving James Street retail and entertainment precinct, visit Harveys as an old friend or a new one and experience the new expression of a timeless classic.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 186 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarieP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistent and good. we love it here. The menu doesn't change often but the food is consistently good and the staff are excellent.

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Keets5
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, wine list and service! ( as always)

Chicken salad a total winner!

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vickid
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was great, everyone enjoyed the restaurant

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SusanC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal ambience service.
Definitely a must visit. No need to dressed to impress. Casual is fine. Can be out in the open enjoying the best of Bris.

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LisaE
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Beautiful food, coffee was ok nit strong and a little too cool for my liking.
It was cool inside outside had heating which may have been more comfortable.
I would return despite these little things.

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RissR
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We come back to Harvey's time and time again, however this time we were a little disappointed. The wait staff don't realise how much they let down the reputation of the restaurant. They didn't do anything particularly bad, but they weren't very welcoming.
Just a nice warm friendly smile would go a long way. The barramundi dish had dry potatoes but the waitress kindly brought extra sauce etc. when we brought it to her attention.

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SharonN
9 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Consistently good food. Service is good in general, sometimes hit and miss depending on which staff are working.

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JohnM
5 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Harvey's is consistently of a very high standard on all key performance measures important to a restaurant. The most important being that the food is authentic and delicious.

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SamanthaT
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure going to Harvey’s. Location, ambiance and staff .Although the servings of the meal are way too small . I don’t feel you get the value .
Unfortunately I probably wouldn’t eat a meal there again.

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JillT
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous restaurant with great staff, food and atmosphere.
Great location, will continue to go back time after time as we can never fault anything.
Thank you for making our lunch relaxing and enjoyable once again.

JM
JohnM
5 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The prawn and fennel risotto was the best risotto I've had anywhere - including Italy. If I could cook like these guys I'd stay home !

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PaulD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Breakfast at Harvey’s never disappoints. Perfect location , warm professional service and quality food no matter how busy the bistro is.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always lovely. Staff are always friendly

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vipTrevorL
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always good, solid and reliable. Highly recommend.

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KEzza
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Breakfast was average. We had pancakes and others had scrambled eggs.which was a small portion for the price. The coffee was not hit enough and I am a Barnstaple so I understand the temperature for coffee. Ambience was low. I booked online and then called to check and lady that answered the phone was very rude.

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Jules
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, the presentation and the taste were both perfect.”

Good customer being friendly, available, attentive and quick to take care of us 🙂

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first dinner at Harveys since they re opened after lock down and it was wonderful. Great service. Best Margaritas! My fish was amazing and my friends raved about their meals too. Harveys never disappoints.

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Mabl
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were greeted in a very friendly manner and service was prompt and non effusive. Our
meal was first class and very fresh and tasty. Thank you

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Wilcrane61
6 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food amazing as always

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Mark
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Took some clients for a long Friday afternoon lunch. Unfortunately two of the steaks were mixed up or cooked incorrectly. Had to wait some time to be re-cooked
Staff did their best. Very apologetic.
Otherwise, very good.

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DougT
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Greatly enjoyed the experience and will certainly return.

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AlBa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Recommended Harveys to out of state visitors. They went there every day for breakfast. Adored it. Consistently exceptional.

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MargaretM
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I would like to see some vegetarian options on the menu. The two times I’ve visited, I was offered the same dish. It was most enjoyable but I would like to try something else. My husband enjoyed his steak very much.

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VickE
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience at Harvey's - combines a lovely setting, fantastic food and service and great ambience.

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rachelr
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chicken salad is a must! Great food, ambience and location.

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VivianeT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We have been regular (fussy!) diners for years. Consistently excellent food!
Congratulations PJ for maintaining the standard despite covid! Long may you survive!

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DuncanG
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

As always a really good breakfast experience. Food was delicious.

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MadisonM
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Very poor service. We were served our meals and coffee very quickly, but then only after 34mins of our booking, the bill was delivered and we were told the table was needed for another booking. There were plenty of tables available. I told the waiter that it was ridiculous to expect Sunday morning breakfast to be done and dusted within an hour. Very poor form for such a busy and iconic place in one of Brisbane’s prime hotspots on a Sunday morning.

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KenL
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The greeting was warm, the service was welcoming, efficient and friendly and the food was outstanding.

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Bj129
4 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Small breakfast menu but delicious and can always add sides.

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Allies
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Cold food. Poor service.
3rd time I have been and had this experience. Crossed off the list for good!

JM
JohnM
5 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

in a word: "excellent"...in more words: the atmosphere is fab outside and service is very professional yet friendly. How it should be done!

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Seven
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service and food.

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WJ11
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The Harvey's Thai chicken salad washed down with a glass of Craggy Range Sav Blanc was a great way to spend a wet Sunday arvo. Highly recommended.

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Harman
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it, it was a perfect place to celebrate my birthday with my beautiful family. 100% recommend, the service was incredible they went above and beyond for us. thankyou !

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PaulaG
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always good food at a reasonable price. Halumi schnitzel always a favourite

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AmyK
3 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent and knowledgeable service and the food is always amazing. The waitress we had was so lovely and always suggests the best wines.

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MichaelT
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday lunch, sorted. The service was, as always, friendly and attentive without being overbearing. And you never go wrong with the food.

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SueH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always reliable, great food and friendly service.

Most enjoyable experience

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food and service very average. Lots of other cafes offering better food and service.

FAQs

Harveys Bar and Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.