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Ripples On The Bay

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42 bell parade | rippleside park, Geelong, Victoria 3215, Australia
+61352779266
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great position.

Though we have been to this restaurant twice before, for coffee and cake, we hadn't had a lunch there. The reviews we read were negative, but my birthday friend wanted to try it out. The restaurant itself, is big, and with the sense of it being quiet reserved.The position is a stones throw from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My partner and I went to Ripples for dinner for the first time last night. The staff were very friendly, attentive and made us feel special. We both had steak which was cooked perfectly. The whole meal was beautiful and flavoursome. Used Entertainment card, making the meals very good value - $18 for a steak can't complain! Will definitely return... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Though we have been to this restaurant twice before, for coffee and cake, we hadn't had a lunch there. The reviews we read were negative, but my birthday friend wanted to try it out. The restaurant itself, is big, and with the sense of it being quiet reserved.The position is a stones throw from Corio Bay, so the view was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Walked in the door and was tended to straight away by smiling staff. Tick. Given menus and had coffee on our table within minutes. Tick. Looking around, fabulous waterviews, sun shining, gorgeous warm interior . Tick. Then we sat there. And sat there. And sat there. Only 5 other tables of people but seems we were quickly forgotten. I eventually... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I had not been here for some time - the last time the food did disappoint me. So I did decide to take 2 friends there for lunch. I do agree with other reviewers that they do need some heating, the place was too cool for this time of the year. We only had the main course and we were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This could be one of Geelong's best eating venues... But not with the present management. Gave this joint another try after 18 months. It has not improved. Madam's personality: Zero; Affability with patrons: zero; Menu: decidedly plain and the breakfast menu is less than ordinary. We skipped eating anything from the pretty terrible menu and had coffees since we were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Given the location, the view, the decor and the general ambience once inside you immediately feel you're going to be wowed. I am afraid that's where it stops. While the staff are kind and personable the food doesn't match everything about the restaurant. Hopefully this final and critical part of the experience gets addressed and then people will turn up... More 

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Geelong Bellarine, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I are regulars at Ripples. The parking is plentiful, beautiful view, very relaxing. Have a variety of visits, sometimes just the two of us for coffee, or morning tea with friends, sometimes dinner with friends. Always find the food good and the service friendly and no intrusive music. For winter dinners feel the restaurant could do with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was my second visit in 8 weeks. It's a great location with so much potential if someone else owned it. The food was bland cold and stale to put it nicely. The staff seem inexperienced and lazy. The tables outside were dirty and the waitress walked past at least 3 times without clearing anything of the table. I have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Spent the day here with a big group of people for a birthday party! While everyone enjoyed themselves socialising, the food was definitely below average. I had the eye fillet which was grilled almost burnt on the outside, and asked for medium rare but was told they only had the option of medium for everyone (which was not even medium),... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Excellent food with large quantities. We were served quickly when we arrived at 6pm. Service slowed down when more guests arrived after 7pm. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Geelong area.

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Additional Information about Ripples On The Bay

Address: 42 bell parade | rippleside park, Geelong, Victoria 3215, Australia
Phone Number: +61352779266
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Geelong
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 9 - 29
Cuisine: Australian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 bell parade | rippleside park, Geelong, Victoria 3215, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Geelong
  • Phone Number: +61352779266

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 29
  • Cuisine: Australian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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