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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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Port Vila
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Went for dinner and it was a great setup in a good location. The in house singer was fabulous. There was something on the menu for all of our family which ranged in age from ten to seventy. The service was efficient and very friendly. The food was great at a reasonable price. Highly recommend

1 Thank 81gordonr
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Our family had dinner and the food was basic. The sauce on the ribs was so salty, yuck. Dessert chocolate cake was very dry. There is a lot better places to eat.

Thank VilaResident
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Service was ok, music was bad, food was the worst we have eaten in years, not only was it bad but very expensive, would never go here again

Thank William A
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Had an enjoyable meal ,friendly staff ,happy hour 5pm till 6pm and music.Prices fair friendly staff.

Thank Debra R
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Great place to eat , had dinner one night and back a couple of days later for lunch was not disappointed either time . Great location right on the water ,good views across to Iriki Island. Friendly staff , great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

1 Thank 397marty
Brisbane Region, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Service so slow. Menu average. Needs an upgrade. The salad bar was terrible . Limp lettuce & warm cucumber salad? Warm warm. Needed ice all the time. They even ran out of wine. Shock horror

Thank Robyn L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We had a lovely meal here, good service. I like a place to have a little more of a romantic feel to it, when you are on holiday on a beautiful Island, this place was more basic.

Thank pickles691187
Canberra, Australia
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125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We ate here on New years eve. The service was great and so was the view by the water. We had entree, main and desert. It was all good, but nothing special.

Thank DevourTheWorld
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here on our way back to our resort from shopping and we were just in time for happy hour. We met some friendly locals (Australians, Kiwis, British who have been living there for years), I sang a few songs with the entertainment for the night and we also got a complimentary shot from the bar! Great night... More 

1 Thank marades1990
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We had a great night at the Waterfront Bar & Grille, this was our 2nd visit here. Food was great & the entertainment fantastic.

Thank johnsG7555JA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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?