Harveys Bar and Bistro

4.7
159 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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 159 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MargaretM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I would like to see some vegetarian options on the menu. The two times I’ve visited, I was offered the same dish. It was most enjoyable but I would like to try something else. My husband enjoyed his steak very much.

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VickE
Sydney
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Harvey's - combines a lovely setting, fantastic food and service and great ambience.

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rachelr
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken salad is a must! Great food, ambience and location.

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VivianeT
London
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have been regular (fussy!) diners for years. Consistently excellent food!
Congratulations PJ for maintaining the standard despite covid! Long may you survive!

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DuncanG
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always a really good breakfast experience. Food was delicious.

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MadisonM
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Very poor service. We were served our meals and coffee very quickly, but then only after 34mins of our booking, the bill was delivered and we were told the table was needed for another booking. There were plenty of tables available. I told the waiter that it was ridiculous to expect Sunday morning breakfast to be done and dusted within an hour. Very poor form for such a busy and iconic place in one of Brisbane’s prime hotspots on a Sunday morning.

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KenL
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greeting was warm, the service was welcoming, efficient and friendly and the food was outstanding.

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Bj129
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small breakfast menu but delicious and can always add sides.

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Allies
Perth
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cold food. Poor service.
3rd time I have been and had this experience. Crossed off the list for good!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

in a word: "excellent"...in more words: the atmosphere is fab outside and service is very professional yet friendly. How it should be done!

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Seven
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and food.

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WJ11
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Harvey's Thai chicken salad washed down with a glass of Craggy Range Sav Blanc was a great way to spend a wet Sunday arvo. Highly recommended.

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Harman
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, it was a perfect place to celebrate my birthday with my beautiful family. 100% recommend, the service was incredible they went above and beyond for us. thankyou !

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PaulaG
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food at a reasonable price. Halumi schnitzel always a favourite

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AmyK
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and knowledgeable service and the food is always amazing. The waitress we had was so lovely and always suggests the best wines.

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MichaelT
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch, sorted. The service was, as always, friendly and attentive without being overbearing. And you never go wrong with the food.

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SueH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable, great food and friendly service.

Most enjoyable experience

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and service very average. Lots of other cafes offering better food and service.

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JamieW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a creature of habit but I know I’m never disappointed. The only thing I have ever eaten at Harvey’s, is the buttermilk pancakes, fully optioned with bacon and if you haven’t had them yet, why the hell not!!?? Thanks again Harvey’s and see you again soon

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal surrounded by tables of happy people enjoying the different inside and outside dining areas Harvey’s offers. The personable wait staff added to our enjoyment.

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AmyK
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly service. The food and wine is always very good. Atmosphere is very relaxing for lunch.

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PeterandKrisHolm
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently brilliant - we love Harvey’s! If you are looking for quality produce, perfectly cooked and presented and top service, you can do no better than Harvey’s Bar and Bistro.

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SharonN
Sydney
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Consistently good food - service is ‘hit and miss’ - always a busy place so best to book ahead - great new indoor enclosed section and outside is lovely depending on weather - one of our ‘go to’ places for a good meal.

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AlexandraC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely lunch with 2 almost adult daughters - something for everyone. Food delicious! Not pressured into extras/dessert etc but made feel very welcome and looked after. Chatty but not intrusive staff.

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the Pate. The Steak. The Cheese x 2. Fabulous Champers to start then a Tassie Pinot. Combined with great service. Par Excellence!

Cheers

Mark n T

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DennisO
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My main meal wasn't as described in the menu. There was no taste of fennel in the risotto it tasted of lots of pepper.

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NicoleK
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and perfect food. The resturant area was cool and relaxed on a very humid day. We were looked after very well by attentive and happy staff who seemed to enjoy their job! One of our favourite dining experiences of our weekend in the James Stree precinct.
We will definitely recommend.

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JanelleH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary there on Sunday, fabulous as always.
Why go anywhere else.
Thankyou everyone

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David
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Never disappoints. Never disappoints.

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AllieC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

As a vegetarian and lactose intolerant - there wasn't actually anything on the menu I could safely eat. However, the lunch meeting was such - I felt I had to eat.

I LOVE gnocchi - so I had that dish - which had a herb ricotta through it. The gnocchi was perfect - and really was lovely. It just wasn't good for me!!

Please consider adding another dish to the range?

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ColleenH
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It doesn’t matter where else I eat I always return to Harvey’s. It is totally reliable in every way and the staff makes you feel so welcome.Don’t miss it in James Street.

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Aajjmm
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistently very good. Quality food and service, perfect anytime for any occasion! Never disappoints

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Seashell
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

When we booked there was only the choice of 11am or after 12, we had a movie at 12.40 so needed the 11am. Were not allowed to order anything off the lunch menu which seemed slightly ridiculous, but probably understandable. The waitress was quite rude about it though. Had a very ordinary mushroom, lentil breakfast. Menu is overly focused on carbohydrates. Lovely setting, just ho hum food. Disappointing and not sure we would bother again.

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SimoneM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Normally I have a great experience but the blonde with the curly hair and accent seemed to be in a mood - I had a booking and was seated then when my guest arrived was seated on a completely different table even though she said she was on table for Simone. - then when we were leaving and waiting to pay she pushed past us twice almost yelling ‘excuse me’ - not a good experience.

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PeterandKrisHolm
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed lunch many times at Harvey’s and continue to be delighted by the consistent excellent standard of food and service each time we visit. I have an allergy to some wines so am delighted that they have restocked with Shaw and Smith M3 Chardonnay 😀 and can enjoy a glass or two with my meal again.
The quality of the produce is next to none and the service friendly and professional. We will continue to enjoy Harvey’s as we have no doubt this standard will prevail.

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nadenew
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really high quality, and the service was great.

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AnneK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good. Service always helpful & attentive.

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch was excellent. Chicken salad and prawn rissoto amazing. Wines a bit expensive.
Service was also excellent. Attentive without being overbearing.

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SueC
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Despite it being an extremely hot day, we had a pleasant lunch in the outside area. Great service and consistently good food as always.

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NevilleB
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I continue to have high praise for Harvey's. Excellent food but as pensioners, we are unable to indulge ourselves more than once a year.

FAQs

Harveys Bar and Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 159 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.