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Ripples on the Bay

$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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42 Bell Parade | Rippleside Park, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3215, Australia
+61 3 5277 9266
09:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Tue 09:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Hobart, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

A more pleasant lunch I can't remember. Food and service exemplary and at realistic prices. Wonderful setting. Don't come to Geelong without trying it.

Thank PanchoPete
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to this place nearly every other week for a few years with a small group. Whether we order just coffee or have a group brunch , they are always accomodating. Nothing is too much trouble. Their menu gets better and better and last weeks breaky of blue swimmer crab and a crumbed fried egg was divine. The... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely big windows overlooking the bay. We only came in for a cup of coffee and loved the place - good coffee, nice service and great atmosphere...

Thank Terhiborg
Torquay, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I checked your website last night and it said you were open today. However, after driving in for lunch from Torquay and meeting my visitors there we saw the notice on the door announcing that the restaurant was closed. What a waste of our time!! Get your act together and update your website. PR score - a BIG 0.

2 Thank trevorpickles
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Very hit and miss unfortunately for such a great location. We had breakfast here. Hardly anyone in the restaurant but it took half an hour to get watery eggs. A lot more attention to detail needed. Service is relatively poor and the place is understaffed. We had to ask for salt and pepper, butter et which you Would expect as... More 

Thank Gerard C
Geelong, Australia
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Not too far from Geelong's main foreshore but far enough to be nicely isolated on Rippleside beach overlooking the bay. Comfortable cafe/restaurant with good food and friendly service. We attended a Saturday night which was very quiet but can get quite busy during the day. Some nice outdoor seating and the restaurant abuts Rippleside park allowing plenty of room for... More 

Thank Rpaharr
Ocean Grove, Australia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Our party of 11 celebrated a work Christmas party here and after a very cool welcome by staff - and a disgruntled bar staff member letting us know she was unhappy that we were paying cash for drinks! - the evening got a lot better. The meals were delicious and everyone was satisfied - I had the seafood linguine which... More 

Thank Kate M
Geelong, Australia
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is not a fine dining restaurant but food is varied and well prepared with the advantage of being able to sit outside. Staff were friendly and welcoming and quite efficient.

Thank Robert A
Geelong, Australia
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This restaurant certainly delivers for ambiance, waterfront views, outdoor or indoor meals,relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and really good food. The cuisine is a mixture of australian and modern fare, and is definitely in the fine dining category. A great place to share a special occasion with family and friends.

Thank 611mariec
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I did a lovely walk from eastern beach to Rippleside and ended up at Ripples on the Bay. It was in the misty rain but warm enough to want to sit outside on the deck. The staff were lovely and wiped down the table and bench seat, put up the huge umbrealla for me. I had a nice sized lunch... More 

Thank Bronwyne H

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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
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 30
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Bell Parade | Rippleside Park, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3215, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  City of Greater Geelong  >  Geelong
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5277 9266

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