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Harveys Bar and Bistro, Brisbane, AU-QLD

Harveys Bar and Bistro

4.6
4.6
522 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 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.

  • Neighborhood

    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 522 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Brisbane

    Great for Lunch

  • Brisbane

    Australian

  • Brisbane

    Most Booked

  • Inner Suburbs

    Great for Brunch

  • Inner Suburbs

    Great for Lunch

  • Inner Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. MS

    MelindaS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was fantastic, great atmosphere- highly recommend!
  2. VT

    VivianeT

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Eating @ Harveys never disappoints.. great food , owner chef still there , lobely service.. that’s why it s a favourite in James st dining
  3. B

    Baba

    New South Wales

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Manager very good. Food comfortable service good attention
  4. MG

    MaryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were welcoming and friendly and the food delicious. Seeing the chef and owner chat with guests is special
  5. p

    pinkpolly

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location and consistently good food. Service was great!
  6. AB

    AlanB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always reliable. Good food. Good service and a pleasure to return
  7. MB

    MBee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The younger women who work here need to get a personality check. They were so rude and short with us from the second we arrived. They basically pointed at our table when they finally looked up at us when we walked in. I almost got an eye roll when I asked if they did a smaller sized latte. The food was lovely and it seems a very popular place with the James street crowd but I would not recommend this to anyone who likes a smile served with their coffee.
  8. K

    Kirsten

    Brisbane

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, really enjoyed our meals and like that staff repeatedly checked on drinks etc
  9. NB

    NevilleB

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Harveys is always good - we have no hesitation in recommending it.
  10. TL

    TerryL

    Brisbane

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Harveys never fails. Always superb and we've been going for years.
  11. BW

    BecW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here with a friend on his recommendation for dinner. He was raving about the deep fried olives (what a surprise), and the halloumi crusted Chicken Schnitzel. I agreed wholeheartedly with his thoughts and the Aromatic Gin bowls were something else to add to the list. These drinks served with frozen fresh fruit were the best delivery of a gin and tonic I think I’ve ever had. Lovely decor, good service and overall great night. Thanks!
  12. R

    Reganjay

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure, simply the perfect place for a business lunch. The location, ambience, the menu plus the service and price are unbeatable. Highly recommend
  13. JW

    JamesW

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to catch up when you in James street, great food and atmosphere!
  14. PH

    PeterH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was delightful
  16. A

    Anna

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Harvey's is always consistent with the quality of their food! The team are always friendly
  17. WR

    WilliamR

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    great food, just to noisy. Overall good and enjoyed the evening
  18. T

    Traveller

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly staff, great coffee. A lovely place to have breakfast.
  19. j

    jacquelyng

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Trading off its previous heyday. We won’t return.
  20. LC

    LauraC

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Keeps you coming back, great location incredibly consistent food quality and great friendly service.
  21. JG

    JohnG

    Brisbane

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a lovely meal and service was friendly. Menu had a good selection and wine list was quite good. I would be happy to go again .
  23. MS

    MarkS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a first class experience at Harvey's. Friendly staff, great food and atmosphere
  24. RS

    RozS

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    You can tell that the owner is an executive chef. None of this restaurateur business where a savvy person in business hires the most economic chef they can find (for usually short periods only). This place is our go-to restaurant for fine a-la-carte dining.
  25. MT

    MayaT

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent service food ambience , lovely buzz, very comfortable environment for catching up with family and friends.
  26. k

    kateg

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful lunch for my mums birthday.
  27. BE

    BarbaraE

    Brisbane

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a family Sunday breakfast catch up at Harvey’s in James street and as always the food and ambiance is fabulous. We had a lovely attentive young man looking after our table and he was A+ , plus he was just so sweet to my 90 year old Mum . Thank you ! We’ll be back again and again.
  28. DB

    DanielleB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was delicious but servings sizes did not equate to value for money. Service was very good and the ambience was great. We could hear ourselves speak which was a nice change from many venues.
  29. J

    John

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    A mediocre experience really. I usually love going to Harvey’s but yesterday was a poor show. The staff were at best surly and unhelpful. The mushroom gnocchi was greasy.
  30. MM

    MM73

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always reliably great food and friendly service. Recomended.
  31. LC

    LauraC

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely reliable every time. Food , service , ambiance- nothing to fault. A firm favourite for us thank you 🙏
  32. ME

    MERYL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch - long and boozy !
  33. ND

    NadineD

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Harvey’s maximises on its James Street spot. Portions are not large. Vegetarian and piscetarians are not overly well served. Staff were great though and very attentive.
  34. JL

    JillianL

    Sunshine Coast

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    All good except they bought the wrong 2nd beer to my husband..
  35. NB

    NevilleB

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Harvey's is always a great place to eat and we will certainly be back to enjoy an hour or so of friendly service and good food.
  36. TL

    TrevorL

    Brisbane

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always an excellent experience and great food and service.
  37. KC

    KarenC

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, delicious food, great spot for people watching
  38. LM

    LaurenM

    Gold Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service & exceptional food. Definitely be back !
  39. MG

    MichaelG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff who always greet you very warmly. Quick service. Amazing food which is consistently delicious whether you ate there for breakfast lunch or dinner. Place was spotless and great bathroom facilities as well. Harvey’s is one of our favourite restaurants to dine.
  40. BP

    BrettP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been long time fans of Harveys and it never dissapoints. Food, drinks, atmosphere and the Harveys team are all first class. Would highly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

FAQs

Harveys Bar and Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 522 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Harveys Bar and Bistro

31 James St, Brisbane, AU-QLD 4006

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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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