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Harveys Bar and Bistro, Brisbane, AU-QLD

Harveys Bar and Bistro

4.7
4.7
465 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.

Dear Guests, Under the Governments Public Health Orders, yourself and all your guests, will be required to be double vaccinated to dine with us from December 17th 2021.

All guests will be required to show proof of their vaccinations upon arrival.


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.

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Booked 28 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Bistro, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 3852 3700

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    A complete bespoke experience. Menus are written with care and consideration following the guest's specific brief. An exclusive private space is available to host your special event for a maximum of 24 guests.

  • Area

    New Farm

  • Parking Details

    Harveys is situated within a retail precint that offers limited guest parking. The complex has a parking attendant who can assist with parking options if available.

  • Public Transit

    Bus 300, 306, 322, 360, 470 all stop within walking distance to James St.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 465 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Brisbane

    Australian

  • Brisbane

    Most Booked

  • Inner Suburbs

    Lunch

  • Inner Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. SN

    SharonN

    Brisbane

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Another fabulous meal.... thank you. :) Enjoyable, delicious and highly recommended

  2. g

    garyt

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great night with good friends in what was a great venue

  3. HH

    HelenH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Wonderful- thank you for being so caring for our 94 yr Mother -

  4. j

    jabris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's like returning each time to an old familiar home.

  5. KM

    KylieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious as service was unobtrusive, attentive and friendly. Weather was cool outside but the restaurant was cozy. Would definitely recommend.

  6. TB

    TracieB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    We were there for a special occasion Birthday lunch only 4 of us. We had a late booking 2pm, service was poor to ordinary and we purchased a lovely bottle of Pol Roger (as a treat) and the waitress didn't open right and it came bubbling out of the top of the bottle. She did offer to open another bottle and we said how much has split and she said only a little. We also ordered meals and asked for a bowl of chips to come out first, she said she'd ask, but nothing and the chips came out after the meals. We were then advised a few times the kitchen was closing. Unfortunate we had to have the booking so late, but really came away disappointed in the overall service.

  7. HM

    HMon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Lovely but probably will pick another location for next time

  8. SG

    SharonG

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I keep coming back to Dine at Harvey’s from the Sunshine Coast. I love the food , service and the overall vibe of this restaurant. The menu is amazing with my all time favourite being the chicken salad. Just amazing!

  9. KS

    KayS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food Great. Excellent polite server who was attentive without being intrusive

  10. WR

    WilliamR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1

    Way to noisy and the air conditioner was freezing, food is excellent

  11. KF

    KiahF

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It was very busy but really tasty! I got the pancakes and my partner got the potato rosti with a side of sausage. His was pretty small so he was hungry after whereas mine was huge! His plate was 24 bucks so a bit pricey for how small it was. Overall good though

  12. DB

    DavidB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual Harvey’s never lets you down with the quality food , excellent service & value for money . I am Italian by heritage and the Gnocchi was up there with one of the best I’ve eaten . Thanks Again David

  13. W

    Woody

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I have been going to this restaurant for many years and everyone knows us and always greets us. The business lunch yesterday went very well and our clients from Sydney were very impressed. Apart from their excellent food options they have the best Merlo coffee.

  14. SN

    SharonN

    Brisbane

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Consistently good food - my go to place for a great lunch or dinner

  15. RS

    RhondaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We both had the quail, and it was one of the tastiest meals I have had! Looking forward to a return visit!

  16. SW

    SueW

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food. Relaxed atmosphere. More favourite ‘go to’ restaurant.

  17. JG

    JacindaG

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely lunch, as always at Harveys. Service was good, and it was great that the staff let us sit on and relax with our drinks after the meal.

  18. D

    Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Great food but bad service. Could have been a bad day. The person who greeted our party did not even speak just led us to the table and put the menus down. The waitress brought the wine bottle and left some dirty glasses on our table! I mean, really!!

  19. MW

    MegsW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Varied menu so everyone was delighted with the share plates.

  20. CH

    ClaireH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    I ordered bacon and eggs. I got a tiny piece of burnt bread and very over-charred bacon for breakfast. I gave feedback and my meal was kindly replaced. But then I got two tiny pieces of burnt toast and somewhat undercooked bacon that had black char on it. Someone needs to scrape the hot plate. The staff asked if the second meal was better and it wasn’t but by then I couldn’t be bothered saying anything. I usually love Harvey’s but was let down yesterday.

  21. R

    Reno

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    We eat here often and the food has always been good. Last night was very different, we left half full uneaten plates on the table and walked out. I hope it’s just a case of ‘everyone can have an off-night’ every now and then… The restaurant decor looks very tired now, time to refurbish?

  22. K

    Kayjaem

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Love coming to Harveys specifically for the chicken salad & gnocchi. Always stand out dishes! Service was really great!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Breakfast with family, delicious food and excellent service.

  24. JH

    JohnH

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great restaurant in heart of James street with simple but stylish furnishings...and well spaced. Menu is most adequate with every diners needs covered from vegan to steak. Service was excellent. My only second take was the high price of wine by the glass. But otherwise a great place to dine and catch up with friends as noise level was moderate. I can recommend Harvey's bar and bistro.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very pleasant outside dining.

  26. CM

    CatM

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always reliable - I haven’t been there in ten years but I was delighted to see the Asian chicken salad was still on the menu. Excellent service.

  27. WB

    WasielaB

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My birthday

  28. TM

    TeshM

    Brisbane

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I often meet a local friend for breakfast at Harveys and always find it wonderful. Great service, delicious food and the coffee is fantastic.

  29. DS

    DebbieS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have eaten here 3 times and each time the food has been wonderful. The staff are friendly and love a good laugh. Highly recommend

  30. CM

    ChrissieM

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The maître de, who has been there years (might be the owner) is so miserable it’s a really unpleasant experience being seated. The food is not great and prices close to outrageous for some items such as wilted spinach $6.50!! It’s a great spot though which is why people go there.

  31. WR

    WilliamR

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Way to noisy and the steak was a bit tough this time, also you didn't have the Quartier Pinot Noir, even though you advertised on the website. A little disappointed this time.

  32. TP

    TammyP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    4 different mains ordered for 4 different people - everyone really loved their lunch. Lovely and relaxed with attentive service.

  33. BO

    BradO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been dining at Harvey's for years. The food and Service are always amazing. Our absolute fave..!!

  34. SG

    SteveG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely lunch at Harvey's. Very good food and nice ambience outside. Well worth a visit.

  35. GH

    GregH

    Queensland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The food was really very good, the menu choices were plenty and it all made for a very nice night out.

  36. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The greeting and initial service was excellent and friendly. The food was very good. Alas, thereafter it became hard to get attention and indeed when it was gained it appeared that the desert order was missed until a question was raised. Overall good.

  37. PL

    PeterL

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good , can’t go past the croquettes and pate followed by the gnocchi and a glass of rose’

  38. KM

    KerryM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience dining at Harvey’s was 10 out of 10.

  39. GR

    GinnieR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious, service was good, a great place to dine especially before/after a movie at the Palace theatre.

  40. FD

    FionaD

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently great good service on point. Always my favourite my sister tells me I need a Harvey’s intervention 🤪

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Harveys Bar and Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 465 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Harveys Bar and Bistro

31 James St Brisbane, AU-QLD 4006

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    New Farm

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Bistro, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Harveys is situated within a retail precint that offers limited guest parking. The complex has a parking attendant who can assist with parking options if available.

  • Public Transit

    Bus 300, 306, 322, 360, 470 all stop within walking distance to James St.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (07) 3852 3700

  • Private party facilities

    A complete bespoke experience. Menus are written with care and consideration following the guest's specific brief. An exclusive private space is available to host your special event for a maximum of 24 guests.

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