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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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Noosa, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You must go to the waterfront restaurant if you are in this area and you must try the seafood chowder ! It is amazingly delicious !!! We went twice!!!😄 don't need anything else to eat ! We could not eat our mains😭😭😭 The service was nice, prompt and with a smile 😀 Nice experience with great views! I wish Australians... More 

Thank Mercedes R
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I tried the wine and fish mahi mahi was m cooked well. The view is amazing at sunset while sipping cold drinks Beach area and pier area makes it good for the kids to entertain them selfs

Thank EX_Travel8gent
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here a few times on a recent trip to Port Vila. Didn't have any food but it was a lovely place to sit outside and have a few drinks at sunset. Happy hour is from 4-6pm so a perfect time for pre dinner drinks for only 300 VATU a tusker!

Thank Lois R
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and i went here for dinner on a rainy day. Service was great, however the food was so so.. and for not quite worth the price you pay. Average restaurant. We did love the fresh lime juice though! They make it pretty good over there.

Thank Ceylan I
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

my wife and I had dinner on Sunday evening. We have had many dinners here over 8 visits to Port Villa. Last here in 2014. We both found that meal sizes have been reduced and the cost has been increased.

Thank Garry L
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spend a lot of time in Port Vila and I always make sure to come back to the Waterfront Bar and Grill for dinner. Upon my recent visit I was very satisfied with the service that my partner and I received. The staff members were friendly, helpful, non-invasive and managed to personalise our experience. The area was clean and... More 

Thank Keana R
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We caught up with some friends for lunch and waited so long for the food it was almost dinner time. Thank goodness it's such a beautiful location that we didn't mind too much. The food was very ordinary and quite expensive for what it was. The staff were absolutely delightful so overall it was a nice experience

Thank Jennya0701
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read some reviews online and then heard other guests talking about this restaurant. We had to try it and glad we did. The waiter made our night, he was so onto it. We never had to wait for anything and he really did look after us. The food was really nice too.

Thank Simon H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great spot for lunch or dinner located on the water in Vila. Had a HUGE lobster one night and other fish dishes on other nights - all excellent. Staff are wonderful and full of advice. Also great for the Happy Hour drinks pre-dinner.

Thank MrPurser
Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last meal at Port Vila, I chose waterfront restaurant recommend by locals. Well did it deliver not only in location right on the water, but value for money and friendly service. My husband got lobster which was roughly $50 AU's when it arrived to the table we nearly fell out of our chairs, holy crap, never ever have we been... More 

Thank Lyla L

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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
Bar, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, 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?