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Ripples Cafe On The Marina

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895 Laurie Southwick Parade, Gulf Harbour Marina, Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
424-1860
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06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Leyland
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with nine other friends, all ordering fish, chips and mushy peas,all our food was clearly cooked at the same time as we were all served together. The meals were piping hot, the batter very light and non greasy and overall a very good meal. Ripples is not an up market fish restaurant by any stretch of the... More 

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Thank Bob P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, basic food. Very friendly and reliable. Excellent service. Decor is rustic; canvas roof, stone floor. Sport television is always on, with some news programmers at 6 pm. Take-away available.

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Thank cruise11
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a dinner with myself, my partner and my two year old girl. The menu we were presented was full of lovely meals to choose from. I had the mussel chowder from the appetizers which was more like a main size which was amazing. The best chowder I have ever had. And the Greek salad was beautiful. The... More 

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Thank Holly_34cat
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Have always received value for money here their menu is extensive and the meals are big. You can go for goumet burgers, mussells in their "special sauce", a range of salads, steak and nice chunky fries which are always delicious. The drinks are a good price (cheaper than most places) and the service always frinedly and efficient.

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Thank andreaborrie
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Too many random factors come into play that determine how good (or not) the food is; who's cooking, the staff, how busy it is. Overpriced and overrated the majority of time.

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Thank JafaAuckland
Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The staff are brilliant, the food is basic 'Kiwi' and the Café is less than average in atmosphere. However we've been there a few times now and never disappointed with the food or service.

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Thank Billis1965
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Terrible winters night in Auckland, went into Ripples, warm cosy atmosphere, and very friendly staff. It was a busy night as big game of rugby being televised. Had Scollops (8) huge scollops, and so juicy. All the meals being served were of very large servings, and everybody commented on the good quality. A damn good night out.

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Thank magoo506
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Thought I would treat ourselves to Friday night Fish n Chips, would normally go to Drunken Crayfish but as it was packed decided to go down to Ripples. Bad mistake got barely any chips and the hoki was dry and smelt. Def not fresh at all. Ended up chucking it out and having to cook. Unfortunately wont go back after... More 

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Thank Erin B
Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Good fish and chips, you wanna eat local and cheap then go there! Bf quote: "Best fish burger I've eaten so far" Took the 2 fish burgers, 1 sausage, 1 bowl of fries and 1 cappuccino, all of it for around 20$. Quick tips: it's a bit tricky to go there at night at it isn't really well signed. We... More 

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Thank Audrey H
Auckland, New Zealand
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Popular Bar & Cafe located in Gulf Harbour Marina. Sit down for a meal or order takeaways. Try the Ripples Burger or maybe the Big Breakfast. Good value food at a reasonable price.

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Thank Kim D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 895 Laurie Southwick Parade, Gulf Harbour Marina, Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Whangaparaoa
  • Phone Number: 424-1860

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