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“Water Views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ripples at Milsons Point

Ripples at Milsons Point
Olympic Drive, Milsons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9929 7722
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Price range: $17 - $22
Cuisines: Contemporary, Bistro, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Water Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Good food and staff are fantastic. Great water views and price is very reasonable .
Suggest you book as it is very difficult a times to get into for lunch and dinner.
They do a great breakfast also

Visited March 2013
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RebeccaAquaDining, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Ripples at Milsons Point, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Hello,

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are delighted to know that these are your thoughts regarding our food, service and location.

We do always accept walk-ins however we are generally very busy in each of our services so we also suggest bookings are made in advance to avoid disappointment.

Our sincerest thanks again and we look forward to have you dine with us soon.

Kind Regards,
Rebecca
Aqua Dining Group
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great view, average food and terrible service.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We went with friends on a week night. Being a local, the view is still gobsmacking but you pay through the nose for food & wine. I don't mind paying for good food and service but the waiter was rude, uninterested in serving us and the food was uninspired. There are many other places that you can attend to show off our gorgeous city, so don't waste your time here.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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RebeccaAquaDining, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Ripples at Milsons Point, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. We are very disappointed to hear that this was your experience when you dined us.

These comments regarding the food and service have been passed on to management to find out why this would have occurred and to ensure that it doesn’t happen in the future as we pride ourselves on providing an overall quality offering.

Thanks again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Rebecca
Aqua Dining Group
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“Great view, disappointing food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Been wanting to try this cafe for ages. Not worth the wait. One serve of French toast was both burnt and cold; the gluten-free version tasteless. Coffee - don't bother!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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RebeccaAquaDining, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Ripples at Milsons Point, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Hi there,

Thank you for your feedback.

We are disappointed to learn that this was your first impression of Ripples Milsons Point when you dined with us for breakfast.

Your comments have been passed on to our kitchen team to ensure that this is addressed and does not happen in the future.

Thank you again for taking the time to provide us with this feedback.

Kind Regards,
Rebecca
Aqua Dining Group
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Amersham
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Great location, food was decidely average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

As many reviewers have already commented the location is unbeatable. Nestled next to the Olympic swimming pool and the Harbour Bridge, the views are stunning. A shame then that the service was slow and our mains of pumpkin risotto were both small in portion size and required considerable seasoning by us to transfer them into a tasty dish. We ate in Nick's seafood restaurant in Cockle Bay wharf 2 nights before and the risotto served there was 3 times the size and considerably tastier.

Towards the end of the evening as the place emptied the service became almost non-existent and we had to resort to chasing our waiter for coffees and the bill, ironic as we were the only ones left in the place!

Not sure that we'd ever return based on this experience which is a shame.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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RebeccaAquaDining, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Ripples at Milsons Point, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Hello,

Thank you for your detailed post. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed the views from the restaurant however is very disappointing to note that the food and service offered to you on this occasion did not seem to be up to our usual high standard.

We will certainly pass your comments onto the manager and chef to ensure that these issues are addressed immediately.

Thank you again for your feedback and we do hope that you will decide to dine with us again.

Kind Regards,

Rebecca
Aqua Dining Group
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Mooloolah Valley, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“My favourite restaurant in Sydney”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I use to live in Sydney and would come to eat here whenever I could. Ripples is still the best value for money in Sydney. Actually in all of Australia! The service is always impeccable, the food is amazing and so moderately priced and the view is unbeatable. I have never been disappointed with my Ripples experience.

Visited May 2013
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RebeccaAquaDining, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Ripples at Milsons Point, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Hi there,

Thank you for such a glowing review! We are thrilled that Ripples Milsons Point is your favourite restaurant in Sydney! Your feedback will certainly be passed onto our kitchen team and wait staff.

Thanks again and we look forward to have you dine with us again when you’re next in the area!

Kind Regards,
Rebecca
Aqua Dining Group
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