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Ripples Cafe On The Marina

895 Laurie Southwick Parade, Gulf Harbour Marina, Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good51%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (3 reviews)
“pies” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Fast food
$$ - $$$
895 Laurie Southwick Parade, Gulf Harbour Marina, Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We stopped in here for dinner with friends and our 3 kids. The good was pretty good. The place is quite quirky and kind of like a beach shack place. Couldn't really argue with the price of food and happy hour on beers is always...More

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Pies are always super hot! But yum! Very good value ice creams to keep everyone happy Good menu options, good coffee and even a bar. Nice location in Gulf Harbour marina

Thank glennpowell
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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.

Thank cruise11
Reviewed 20 January 2017 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...More

Thank Holly_34cat
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...More

Thank andreaborrie
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.

Thank JafaAuckland
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.

Thank Billis1965
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,...More

Thank magoo506
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...More

Thank Erin B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 895 Laurie Southwick Parade, Gulf Harbour Marina, Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Whangaparaoa
  • Phone Number: 424-1860
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