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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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New Zealand
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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104 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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
Gladstone, Australia
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119 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited in April with a family of 4. Restaurant is on the waters edge and offers a nice view. Meals were nice however a bit on the expensive side. Staff were excellent.

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1 Thank Ironships
Melbourne, Australia
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381 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, opposite the island - good to watch the boats go by. Service was good and couldn't fault it. I had the fish n chips and it was quite a small portion especially for the price. My wife had the beef curry and loved it but had to ask for a side salad but it wasn't charged which is... More 

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1 Thank Dennis M
Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located on the absolute waterfront in Port Vila, looking across to Irikiki Island - we had the sun going down during our meal, which was a wonderful back drop. We had the local steak and mahi mahi, and the meal was beautifully presented and tasted fantastic. The banana bread and butter pudding and chocolate mousse were also... More 

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Thank T C
Kansas City, USA
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150 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sitting outside next to the water with a nice juicy Vanuatu beef steak is pretty nice. The Waterfront is definitely on the waterfront and the steaks are very good. Not a fancy place with candles and white coated waiters, just a homey pleasant place with very good food. Maybe a little more expensive tha some local restaurants but worth it.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and view was all beautiful! We loved it. I had the chicken wrap and it was so beautiful and fresh; crisp salad and succulent meat. I scoffed it very quickly!

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Thank Hayley B
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A simple meal with some people we met on a tour. A wonderful view of the island across the way. The food was tasty and the service was ok.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, International, 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
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, 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?