Harveys Bar and Bistro

4.7
76 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 76 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 / QLD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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LouiseF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great place for lunch - the service was great and food was delicious!

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BevanC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great morning! Coffee's and beautiful food came warm and in good time.

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TimMack
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the experience, great food and atmosphere.

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KirstyW
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

My coffee was not good at all. Very weak could hardly taste the coffee in the mug. Also Soy milk was Vita soy for a well known restaurant like Harvey's I would expect a better quality Soy milk than Vita soy. Its not nice at all and there was also no lactose free milk.

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Stingray
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I always enjoy dining at Harvey's. The chicken salad is a favourite.

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maryc
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The most consistently delightful food in Brisbane.

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Suzie
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Harvey's is the only restaurant my friends and I visit. Food is exceptional, service excellent, such a lovely atmosphere and very reasonably priced. It's also a great central location there in James St. We love it!!

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Nell13
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food - the best risotto I have ever had. My husbands barramundi was fresh and tasty. Definetly recommend

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CheyenneP
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great throughout the whole sitting. There was 6 of us that went for lunch on a Sunday, great ambience and the food is delicious and priced decently.

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RobMac
Perth
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Harvey's is consistently one of Brisbane's best casual dining restaurants

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JudyR
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Harvey's never disappoint....location, food, staff, service, always deliver a fun memorable experience. Thank you..cheers

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TerryL
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a fantastic place to eat. Love the food. It has not disappointed me in many many years. Please hurry and open at night again.

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Aker
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as usual. Big thanks to Jarryd, Jordan and Jason for service that is second to none in the area.

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LME18
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Perfect 🤩 Melbourne Cup day at Harveys ⭐️

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JeanineY
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous way to spend a Sunday lunch with good friends!

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Jezinbris
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alway great food and service, Professional staff,

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KayH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently good food and good service. Would recommend.

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DoloresB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue - friendly staff - food always consistently good

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wendys
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

the food was average for the price charged. The risotto was extremely salty and very small prawns.

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JulieP
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely breakfast at Harvey’s. It’s was my second visit and a pleasure.

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Samantha
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a good breakfast. Service is also spot on.

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Jet71
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dining experience with great food and excellent service.

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GeneneD
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Harvey's Bistro is a must for all who are looking to enjoy a friendly and relaxed dining experience, in an oasis amidst the hustle of James Street.

seated inside or out, you can't help but feel you're an extension of the lush foliage that wraps itself around the venue.

Meals always offer balanced flavours and often unexpected combinations that never fail to satisfy.

Staff are genuinely friendly and attentive, never pushy or too busy for a friendly chat.

Whether you enjoy a meal in their outdoor dining area or drinks from their extensive wine and cocktails list,
your visit to Harvey's Bistro won't be your last.

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TrevorL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good. Can't fault it, whether it be for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a drop in in between. We love it ... and the people.

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MadonnaMadonna
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had breakfast - Food and service spot on! Highly recommend!

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UrsulaB
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Located in the river the view is lovely and it has a great vibe. The menu does not have a huge variety but the meals were fine. What lets the restaurant down is the service. We only received one menu and when we asked for another one, they said no more were available and then they produced another 5 minutes later. We just seemed to always be flagging waiters down and trying to get their attention. Plus they have an app to order your own food, so they were a bit put out when we opted for face to face ordering. We even almost collided with a waiter carrying plates on the way out.

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SaraR
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently exceptional and attentive service, and the food is guaranteed stunning every time! We always treasure a visit to Harvey’s ❤️

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FionaH
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was good, but expensive. There was no menu available online, so we couldn’t see beforehand how much anything was. $53 for two smallish breakfasts and two coffees is pretty steep, even for James Street. The service was average, we waited a long time for coffees to arrive.
Nice place but overhyped, I wouldn’t eat there again.

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LukeM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

god quality food and ambiance as the location is ideal. Service efficient without ever being above and beyond

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LibbyC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had another relaxing, delicious lunch at Harvey's. It never disappoints!

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hayleym
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

all I’m gonna say is TRY THE STEAMED GREENS! amazing.

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LisaW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love Harveys. Staff are lovely and very welcoming and the Asian Chicken Salad is the best.

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CathyH
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were friendly, accomodating and interested. Tranquil, alfresco setting.

FAQs

Harveys Bar and Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 76 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.