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The Waterfront Bar and Grill

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Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 23490
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Gold Coast, Australia
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46 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the atmosphere and cocktails but the food was pretty bad. And expensive too! Seems to get a lot of publicity so maybe it was good once upon a time..

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Thank Kazpotato78
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The whole restaurant floor is pebbles and we sat on plastic chairs. They didn't have a high chair but the waiter was nice and stacked 2 chairs for our toddler. The food was ok, a bit simple and the prawns were teeny tiny. It was also quite dark with only a string of party lights lighting the tables. We had... More 

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Thank Jess B
Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here one night with a group of friends and had the best cocktails of the week. The staff were so friendly and the food was great.

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Thank YolB74
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location for a quiet beer and to enjoy the view, the service is good however the service in this country is always great! I didn't savour any of the cuisine but the fact that they charge for the wifi is amazing considering all the other options close by so don't feel that you have missed anything if you don't... More 

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Thank Paul K
Rosewood, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yet again, staff of resorts and restaurants in Vanuatu stun. Tired and hot, we dropped in for some shade and a drink. The lime juice is incredible, fresh, sweet and cold. And, they gave me the recipe so I can repeat it at home. Refreshing and non-alcoholic and reasonably priced. It led us to try the food which was impeccable.... More 

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Thank flyona67
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this place 10 years ago and it hasn't changed one bit. Completely owned and operated by the Ni-Vanuatu and reasonably cheaps feed. Bring some Aerogard with you on the wet times of the year.

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Thank Matt H
New Zealand
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very popular place. The live music was great and the atmosphere was buzzing. I rated this place average as I found the service a bit chaotic. 3 different servers came to our table asking if were needing drinks unfortunately even then the drinks took a long time coming and one round of drinks never arrived. Our meals... More 

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Thank Geepnz
Brisbane, Australia
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106 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here for dinner. I had a great seafood meal. The location was great and there was entertainment (singer) also. The service was quick and it was nice to relax by the water.

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Thank Yvonne H
Ballina, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in for a quick lunch so ordered seafood pizza. 50 minutes and one very soggy-based tasteless pizza later we left disappointed. We had gone back there as we had had really good beef ribs a few nights before.

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Thank Lissaclh
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch with two kids. Beautiful pizza, good prices. A little slow, considering it was very quiet in the restaurant. But what a view while you wait, overlooking the water to Irririki resort.

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Thank Emma G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 23490

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