Harveys Bar and Bistro

4.6
109 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 109 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ThereseC
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had lunch with 2 friends & we all enjoyed a different fantastic tasty meal that we felt was great value for money. I did order an expensive glass of french champagne & the waiter didn’t fill the glass full enough which was disappointing. My second glass which was Presecco was filled more. Overall a wonderful experience & I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lunch was amazing. Always a. I’ve place your sit and enjoy lunch with great people.

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Nanneatte
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

There was a problem with the payment for lunch. I had a gift card but not only did the staff leave me sitting embarrassed for 20 minutes while they tried to k out the system but they blamed the issuer of the card for their own failure. They were busy and were very stressed but they should have admitted their fault and been nicer about it. The food was very good ( mine) to not so fabulous(my guest”s).

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Claire
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, service and ambience- seafood risotto never fails to get top marks !

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JodyC
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and service; what more could you want? There is a reason why this place has been here so long; can't wait to return.

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SharonN
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Food consistently good. Service is hit and miss - sometimes seem short staffed. Worth it for the food, it can get very noisy.

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Christopherg
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Harvey’s never disappoints. A solid dining choice on James St.

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Wolfy
Brisbane
9 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food, service and location spot on for after movie lunch, a really enjoyable experience and will not hesitate to recommend or return. The food was excellent, reasonably priced, tasty, well presented, service was great also

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AntK
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, friendly staff, good service. Never disappoints.

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MariaK
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Harvey’s is one of our go to places, food, service and surroundings are awesome. Excellent value and wonderful service. You can’t beat the pancakes for breakfast or the chicken salad for lunch.

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KimW
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect as always
Highly recommend. Food always cooked perfectly. I have dined for breakfast and dinner and always impressed.

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AndrewD
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A consistently special place for food and ever reliable service because the staff seem to have all been there a long time and know what they are doing. The food is reliable in quality and creative in flavours. The atmosphere is modern and airey. we only go there once every few months but i can see why regulars go there every week. very very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great delicious lunch at this quite busy and bustling restaurant. Efficient and friendly service.

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Cara
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect Service and delicious food Can Not fault will definitely be back regularly

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vipChristine
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent experience. Prompt friendly service, delicious food and wine. Recommend the prawn risotto and apple tarte fine.

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Megan
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Despite a busy pre Christmas morning, staff on arrival and at the table were welcoming and accomodating. The food was lovely and space was green and cool enough despite a QLD Summer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I race to Harveys whenever I. Is it Brisbane. Easy vibe and great flavours and a nice casual setting. Good wines, perfect service- a favourite!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food served up by friendly staff. What more could you want. I’ll definitely be returning.

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JaneR
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Will definitely eat here again

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TrevorL
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent - whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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TamaraV
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was beyond delicious as always and the service was perfect.

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PrueM
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4Food2Service2Ambience4

The booking system was great and the concerige I got when I rang to check my booing was lovely. However on the day when I ordered the Chicken salad the third bite I got a hair on the cucumber - I didn't report it as others had it and I didn't want to make a fuss but when someone asked why I didn't eat the cucumber I did state the reason why. I also experienced dirt/sand grit from the lettuce ; not being able to split the bill and pay for our respective meals was very frustrating and I ended up having to pay gap of $9 whilst my party were outside - if we could have paid by our respecitve item as other restaurants do like Wild Canary Brookfield and many others it would have been much better. When I asked for the waitress to tally the total at the end it wasn't a warm approach - I certainly will go to other restuarants before I go back to Harveys.

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FelicityB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as always with very friendly staff and great vibe - would highly recommend!

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KathyO
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are weekly regulars and the reasons being-
Best food
Best service
Best staff, they care!!!!!
Best location
Best atmosphere

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Susie
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Waitress was not hospitable or welcoming. Food was good.

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Sasy
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very busy sat bfast, seated us perfectly with 2yo and baby. Great food and service. Recommend.

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BronwynM
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First Time at Harveys' look forward going back again the food was great and so was the service location and décor.

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BooBoo
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place! First dining experience, would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the chicken salad and the efficient service

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elle
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

i go to Herveys because it is reliable and air conditioned. I found the service was very perfunctory and the noise level made it difficult to hear my guest.
It wont deter me but I was disappointed.

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as usual. Great good, friendly and courteous customer service. Had a lovely lunch with friends.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food, in fact unexpectedly good, the menu was good and varied. The asian inspired chicken salad is excellent.

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KathyC
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the food, service and ambience at Harveys!

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SarahW
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had for starters the pate to share which is absolutely delicious. Best ever. Then the gnocchi and risotto which was equally as good. Such a great restaurant.

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SharonC
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Harvey’s is my favorite love the food wine and service

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LouiseF
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Always very consistent with the food quality.
Harvey’s is the first place that comes to mind when looking for reliability with their food.

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JudyA
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great reliable favorite. Love the olives to start & chicken salad

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BarbaraE
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Very disappointed in the service. I have been there many times and would have given glowing reviews of food , ambiance and staff , however Sunday morning I bought my 88 year old mother in for a breakfast treat. We were booked and there on time and were ignored for I would estimate 10 minutes before after 3 attempts by me someone actually checked our booking and seated us. The service did not improve .... trying to order and get the bill to leave were excruciating. Staff seemed busy , so perhaps there was a staffing issue on Sunday morning BUT the lack of manners in looking after a clearly elderly customer, maybe asking my Mum if she needed to sit or something was too much for all the staff there. I hope their mother’s and grandmothers don’t suffer similarly at any restaurant- I was so cranky that I will think twice about going there again . Management need to speak to ALL staff about looking after elderly or disabled patrons with a smile and QUICKLY.

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MikeyL
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is consistently of good quality and flavour combinations fantastic. We have had the wagyu steak, halloumi chicken, Brisbane quail and prawn risotto. They have all been fantastic! Deserts are delicious and service friendly and efficient. Happily recommend Harvey’s and we will eat there again

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GinaM
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great food as always I've been going to Herveys for probably close to 20 years and it doesn't dissapoint.

FAQs

Harveys Bar and Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 109 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.