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Ripples on the Bay

42 Bell Parade | Rippleside Park, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3215, Australia
+61 3 5277 9266
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (11 reviews)
“linguine” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
42 Bell Parade | Rippleside Park, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3215, Australia
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

We had mothers day at Ripples on the Bay. Menu was fantastic but so much flavour. As it was away from the busy part of Geelong, the atmosphere was wonderful. Definitely recommend.

Thank LeisaMelb
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Nice to order a hot chocolate and not feel like the poor cousin for once. Marshmallows were toasted, drink was nice and hot and a nice bitter sweet cocoa flavour, unlike many places that serve luke warm and flavourless hot chocolates. Zucchini fritters were nice...More

Thank Rose D
Reviewed 7 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
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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...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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
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!!...More

3  Thank trevorpickles
Reviewed 22 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....More

Thank Gerard C
Reviewed 21 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....More

Thank Rpaharr
Reviewed 20 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....More

Thank Kate M
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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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