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“Food Fantasy”
Review of Harrison's Restaurant and Bar - CLOSED

Harrison's Restaurant and Bar
Price range: US$17 - US$45
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Harrisons Restaurant exists in a setting that is made for romance and fun. The colonial style house and colourful gardens create a wonderful atmosphere for cocktails, romantic dinners and celebratory events. Food is skillfully created using produce that is always fresh and preferrably local. Spencer Patrick, owner of Harrisons, has navigated Harrisons as an award winning restaurant since it's inception in 2007. Harrisons has consistently held national accolades for it's food and wine and stands alone as Port Douglas' only One Hat rated restaurant in the QLD Good Food Guide. Spencer's style draws from his training in classic French cuisine and love for all things English. His belief is that good food can be enjoyed any where in the world, but what better place to enjoy it than in Paradise!
Reviewed 24 August 2014

It was our last night in town, and our most memorable meal, and Port has a great dining culture with high standards of food and service. Each dish was prepared with a dedicated attention to detail and it was really special. Love PD, and love this restaurant.

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1  Thank Nellysax
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Harrisons_Bucci_PR, Public Relations Manager at Harrison's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Hi Anita C,
What a great review title!
Thank you for your feedback and for dining at Harrisons, we're really happy that you enjoyed your meal and overall experience with us.

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We had our wedding reception at Harrisons and it was fantastic! We live on the other side of the country, so did most of the organising via email - in the the lead up to the day the function coordinators were extremely helpful, punctual and professional, and found solutions to some of our more difficult requests, and put us at ease for the night going well. However the real show stopper was the event itself! We had hone eight course degustation menu, with 84 guests. The food was AMAZING. The waitstaff provided the best service I've seen in a while - absolutely on the ball with everything - drink service, napkin placing, food explaining, plate clearing, etc - but absolutely unobtrusive while doing so. The courses were perfectly spaced with very little waiting around to eat (which in my experience of big functions quite often happens) but not all on top of each other. The function coordinator was great on the night - liaising with our MC and managing the evening well. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of having a function there!

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1  Thank ElizabethFW
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Harrisons_Bucci_PR, Public Relations Manager at Harrison's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Hi ElizabethFW,
Thank you so very much for your words. We thoroughly enjoyed planning your wedding with you and your family and loved seeing it come to life.
We're so glad that we could be part of making your day special. See you for anniversaries!

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

This is the 2nd year to Port Douglas and couldn't wait to go back to Harrison's. I think the service this year was even better. The staff were more than helpful and I think we had 3 wait staff at one stage. We had the 6 courses with wine and it was amazing. Compared to Nautilus I think it was better value for money however both are fantastic.

Thank Karen S
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Harrisons_Bucci_PR, Public Relations Manager at Harrison's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Hi Karen S,
Thank you for your feedback. How wonderful to welcome you back this year and we're so glad you enjoyed the experience so much. Port Douglas is such a special place and we're glad to be part of it.

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

We had been looked forward to visiting Harrisons after reading the good reviews, but when we arrived we weren't greeted, just left standing there as staff walked by, eventually one of them stopped and greeted us and showed us to our table.
We felt the cocktail list was limited, as was the menu.
The waitress then informed us of the multiple changes to the menu, but when we came to order, they didn't have the one thing that we wanted - the Wagyu steak.
We decided to not stay for dinner and finished our drinks, paid and left. Know body even bothered to ask us why we weren't staying, overall a very poor experience.

7  Thank Kirsty B
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We loved this place! Amazing wine, beer, food service and atmosphere. Not one negative. We turned up without a reservation, and they accommodated us until a table became available. Worth every cent!

Thank Jacqui H
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Harrisons_Bucci_PR, Public Relations Manager at Harrison's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

Hi Jacqui H,
Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback, the team really appreciated hearing this. We're glad that you enjoyed Harrisons and look forward to welcomgin you back in the not too distant future!

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