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#226 of 3,338 Restaurants in Brisbane
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U 4 31 James St, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
+61 7 3852 3700
07:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Mon 07:30 - 03:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 23:30
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Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an amazing restaurant with a great menu something to suit everyone. The wine list is extensive and the water was knowledge with suggestions. We were not disappointed.

Thank GayliaGriffiths
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the cafe not being busy, the waiter REFUSED to split the bill between 4 of us insisting we pay the entire bill together. With so many restaurants & cafes on off in James Street, I would expect some small amount of personal service to keep patrons returning. But the waiter just stood there and argued longer than it would... More 

Thank Terry O
Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had breakfast here when I was on a business trip to Brisbane and the place was conveniently located not far from my hotel. The breakfast menu is quite extensive with the usual eggs, toast, etc. The outside terrace is a nice place to sit outside even during the hot Brisbane summer. Service was a bit slow, specially for the... More 

Thank Bram G
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Happy happy happy Mid week lunch meet Service was great Coffee meet for business the week before was lovely in the outdoor area. Balmy summer morning Subtle service Prompt orders Quality food

Thank carolyn g
Level Contributor
89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Harvey's has been an "it" "spot in Brisbane for a long time. Some say it's an institution. No one can deny their quality food. I've always enjoyed breakfast whilst watching Brisbane's elite move up and down James Street. The restaurant itself is pokey. It's smallish whilst tolerable. They provide inside and Al fresco dining options. Bathrooms are clean as is... More 

Thank Paul J
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a overnight stay at Rydges Fortitude Valley and went to James Street for breakfast. Being a Monday morning very little was open so we went to Harveys. Staff saw us arrive and sit in the outdoor area but completely ignored us. Finally my husband got up and went over to the waiters station and asked for two coffees... More 

2 Thank DoonanDags
Brisbane, Australia
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Harvey's recently extended their premises to include an outdoor area, a casual place to enjoy a cup of coffee. Great coffee it is as well! The food is always delicious (their breakfast food is my favourite)! Not the cheapest place to eat so if you're on a budget ..... order the coffee!

Thank Trending2016
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

EXCELLENT FOOD LET DOWN BY POOR TO NO SERVICE! Took friend for 60th birthday lunch on Sunday. 4 standing staff ignored our entering the restaurant and one greeted us with: You won't be served until lunch starts at 12! We were 10mi s early. We had to ask to order drinks even though some staff wandered around without paying any... More 

1 Thank Paul C
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Visited late on the first Friday of the new year and the first day Harveys Bar & Bistro was open after the Christmas holidays. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating - we sat outdoors as the weather was sublime. The restaurant is situated in a pleasant area surrounded by swanky shops. We shared three plates; grilled asparagus with... More 

Thank Karen T
Brisbane, Australia
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93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I was at Harveys over the weekend. My husband ordered the fritter and I had the pancakes. The standout was the service. A bottle had fallen off the side of the table and smashed in my hands as I tried to catch it. It was nobodies fault, but the waitress was so apologetic and helpful. The coffee was good to.

Thank Lis1405

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:30 - 03:00
07:30 - 03:00
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 4 31 James St, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3852 3700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?