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“A must restaurant to visit!”
Review of Ripples

Ripples
Ranked #24 of 87 Restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$22
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Ripples on the Bay, Vanuatu, is a small, four room resort and restaurant, located on beautiful Teouma Bay, a twenty five minute drive out of Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila. Our restaurant has a small but varied menu. We're known for our Asian dishes, but also serve great fish and chips, burgers and chips, and steaks. Bring your swimming gear and enjoy a dip in our pool after lunch, or contact us about staying over in one of our spacious, waterfront rooms. Contact details are on our website and Facebook page. A complimentary breakfast is included in our room rate. Restaurant is open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday from 12 noon. (Open to in house guests every day.)
Mudgeeraba, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A must restaurant to visit!”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Just returned back to Ripples after having been there one year ago. I took three of my friends there after bragging about how good the food is. Driving in I was nervous and hoping the food would be equal to my description to my friends. I loved seeing their faces when they all took their first bite! Classic!! They are now making it one of their must things to do whenever they return to Port Villa.

Having the owner on site and supervising the kitchen, combined with her passion for cooking certainly transfers through to the quality of the food. We'll be back!

  • Visited July 2014
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3 Thank csdonovan
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sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thanks, CS,

Some customers you just don't forget, and it was great to see you walk into our restaurant again. And so glad that you enjoyed Ripples just as much this time as you did the time before.

Hoping your next visit to Vanuatu leaves you more time on Efate, and that you can come and spend a night or two with us.

All the best,

Damien & Sally
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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5 reviews
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“Food to die for”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Had the most fantastic Surf & Turf on the weekend followed by a Ginger Pudding & Butterscotch Sauce. Sally & Damien have outdone themselves again.
Awesome food, delicious cocktails (especially Wrecked at Ripples), amazing location, great ambiance!

  • Visited July 2014
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3 Thank Dianne M
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sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thanks for the great review, Dianne,

Those ginger puddings with butterscotch sauce have been walking out the door ever since I put them on the specials board. I can see that they will have to become a permanent fixture when next we re-do the menu.

All the best,

Sally
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Bristol
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“Amazing setting, delicious curries!”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

This place is an absolute gem! We were staying at the Reef House down the road (also fantastic) and were so pleased we discovered this place. It's right on the water with beautiful rock pools to paddle in. The staff were helpful and friendly.

We sampled quite a few of the Sri Lankan curries, which were absolutely delicious (and there was a Sri Lankan girl in our party, so she's a good judge!). Definitely come during the day to enjoy the setting. We didn't come in the evening but I expect it's also great then. A really unique place - loved it.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank SarahGBristol
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sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Hi Sarah,

Thanks for the great review, and thanks for not letting us know, at the time, that there was a Sri Lankan lady in your group. That would have been too nerve wracking!

We're delighted that you all enjoyed your dining experience at Ripples.

Sally & Damien
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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13 reviews
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“exceptional place”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

A great place to spend a relaxing afternoon or evening, great curries, service and atmosphere The Balinese pork and wrecked at ripples cocktail are to die for.. A amazing view, we spent all Sunday afternoon there and enjoyed it immensely, except for a incredibly rude NZ tourist who was obviously not relaxed enough for island time. All I can say is it is one of my favorite places to visit when in Vanuatu

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank mickyvila
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Dunmore, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Some of the best food on the island...”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The food at Ripples is amazing.

My husband and I frequent Efate, Vanuatu and have never ate at Ripples before. We became aware of Ripple through trip advisor and and it sounded great.

And it was!!! My husband and I had 2 curries, both of which we amazing.

Ripples provides a beautiful setting along with yummy food and very friendly staff.

The price was also great for Efate and we will definitely be coming back for more.

  • Visited January 2014
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3 Thank beburton
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sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thanks for your great review of Ripples, B.E.,

Glad that we're now on your Efate "to do" list. We do like to meet the nice people who go out of their way to mention us on Tripadvisor, so please, let us know who you are, when next you're visiting.

All the best,

Damien & Sally
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