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“Above our expectations”
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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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, 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!
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Above our expectations”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We had our wedding at St Mary's by sea and had a wedding function at Harrisons. The staff were very friendly. The food was so beautiful and delicious. Our guests from Japan were really satisfied with dishes of seafood and desserts. We will definitely recommend Harrison's Restaurant those who are planning to have their wedding in Port Douglas and looking for a restaurant to have their wedding functions.

  • Visited August 2014
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Helpful?
1 Thank Maiko N
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Harrisons_Bucci_PR, Public Relations Manager at Harrison's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Hi Maiko N,
Your wedding reception was a delight! We’re so glad that you and your guests enjoyed your day, we certainly enjoyed being part of it. We hope to have you all back for future celebrations!
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English first
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fantastic food and service.”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

My sister had her wedding here on 15th August and it was amazing. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. It made a very special day even more memorable.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Nicfletch78
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Harrisons_Bucci_PR, Public Relations Manager at Harrison's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Hi Nicfletch78,
We’ve had such a wonderful wedding season and met so many fabulous people along the way. It was wonderful to see Joanna and Michael enjoy their evening so much, we’re so glad that you all went away with so many lovely memories.
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Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not good”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

After the wonderful experience dining at the place next door the previous night, my beau and I thought we would try Harrison's restaurant. After arriving at the place and being seated we could sense a real tension in the place with staff appearing to force smiles and being over attentive to the point where it became uncomfortable. The dishes we ordered were reasonably well done however there was much to much salt used in the preparation and the flavours weren't to my personal taste. We quickly ate and left quietly.

Visited August 2014
Helpful?
6 Thank Jessica K
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Harrisons_Bucci_PR, Public Relations Manager at Harrison's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Hi Jessica K,
We're sorry you didn't enjoy your experience with us and that you felt uncomfortable in the restaurant. We always encourage on the spot feedback but thank you for your feedback here all the same.
Enjoy the rest of your time in Port Douglas.
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Last evening in PD”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Nice setting, we were kept waiting for about 15 minutes after our booking which is probably not bad by 8.30 in guessing when tables are free but there were free tables that did not have diners for the rest of the night . All four of us had the slow cooked lamb shoulder and thoroughly enjoyed it but it could have been pointed out that one could have been shared by four with some side dishes , as was explained at the table next to us after our order had been taken . It was too much meat for two as would be seen by what was left so I was a bit disappointed . Lovely setting and a lot of stiff competition from excellent restaurants close by .

Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Mariononholiday
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Harrisons_Bucci_PR, Public Relations Manager at Harrison's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Hi Mariononholiday,
Thank you for your feedback and for dining at Harrisons. Often 8.30pm bookings can require a small wait if timings throughout the night do not all go as clockwork, we always invite guests to sit in our lovely bar area when waits occur to enjoy a drink, we hope that you were able to enjoy the space and peruse the winelist.
The delicious lamb you enjoyed is one of our most popular dishes, it comes with two sides and is generous but definitely designed for 2 persons and generally wholly consumed. One between four persons would generally not go the distance and we would not have been comfortable in guaranteeing that you would not all be a bit hungry after sharing one between four; but if you weren't particularly hungry to start with or were small eaters, our waiters would have been more than happy to guide you as they did the table nearby to you on their enquiries/requests.
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Food Fantasy”
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.

  • Visited August 2014
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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 review, 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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