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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into seafood this place has a good selection at an Ok price range. The lobster was fantastic. You are on the waterfront as the name suggests with viuews across the water to Iririki Island Resort The staff are all friendly, but one waiter who started off being quite a laugh became quick painful in the end. When... More 

Thank TonyMNZ
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is fantastic, Stewart is a crazy man, the staff are on the spot all the time, never long to wait. The bar and grill overlooks the harbour and beyond to Iririki. Great spot. We will visit again next January.

Thank Peter C
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for dinner. It is an outdoor restaurant, so it is hot. Simon was our main waiter and he was very personable. Friendly, joking and just plain nice. It is NOT cheap, but nothing in Vanuatu is. That being said, it is cheaper than some other restaurants. My son enjoyed the fresh lime juice. We had four meals: fish... More 

Thank Stazza G
Hunter Valley, Australia
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209 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well positioned restaurant with great outlook over the harbour, Friendly service on arrival but very pushy to sell drinks, The meals were good but had some large delays with 2 mains. The waitress insisted we have a free dessert for the delay which was nice. Typical tourist pricing but generally OK.

Thank Michael D
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a lovely dinner in a waterfront setting overlooking Irriki Island, the Waterfront Bar and Grill has live music that you can't resist dancing to.

Thank MadMark_0_0_0
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was OK friendly place high price for small portions. Always running out of things which I couldn't believe.

Thank SOPRANOSydney
Wollongong, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After looking at TripAdvisor & people's comments we thought we would check this restaurant out, VERY disappointed. Staff lovely but food very average & far too expensive- $100 / one beer, coke, one entree & 2 mains- meatballs & crepe. It was our first night & there's no way my husband will go back.

Thank Lisa G
Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very disappointed to see, on a previous trip to Vanuatu, that this venue had burnt down. She we are very pleased to see that it has been rebuilt and it looks very much like the original. A great place to sit by the water, enjoy a drink and the live music.

Thank Vikusjoyus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonably priced seafood platter for 2. Kids meals were excellent (but a little small). The service by Stuart was excellent who was an accommodating host. Overall a great night but remember to bring the aeroguard if you go at night.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hastings, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this hidden gem a couple of times (and do say hidden, as even though on the Waterfront, entrance dosnt give any indication of the lovely little restaurant and bar hidden down the driveway). Our first two occassions were great. Food was cooked and presented beautifully (steak and fish), but the last occassion was a little bit of... More 

Thank sandradhjj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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?