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Local cuisine, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene
The Waterfront Bar & Grill is a great place to meet friends, new or old. The fully stocked bar is a popular watering hole for visiting yachts, tourists, and local residents. It is one of the most active night spots in Port Vila. You can dance to a live band to spice up your evening. Happy hour starts at the Bar is between 4 - 6 PM. All Yachties welcome !!
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Bar, Seafood, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed June 26, 2020

I was with a small team of four volunteer community service workers new to the area and looking for a place to have dinner. We were with Rotary International and saw this restaurant overlooking the waterfront and it appealed immediately. We were made very welcome,...there were tourists and locals eating in the restaurant at the time. The staff were very helpful with explanations about the menu, the prices and decor were also very pleasing. We dined there on both nights we had available and the overall experience was very pleasant and provided good value for money. Strongly recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed March 18, 2020 via mobile

The only reason this is not 5 stars is because we got no claws on our lobster. Aside from that it was great food and amazing staff.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

Food was excellent as was the service. Only problem being in March it was just so hot and humid-we went for dinner and had the seafood crepe, fish curry and beef curry. Food was just excellent and reasonably priced. Only one fan over the bar.....and a cat wandering everywhere. Even jumped on patrons laps and on the table which we found a little off putting.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 31, 2020 via mobile

Food is delish & there’s always a great variety. The beef ribs are amazing, and the fish of the day (Red Snapper) is super fresh. Live music as well, with a nice view overlooking the water.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed January 29, 2020 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. We were the only people in the restaurant besides 1 other table. Should have been a clue. We both got the fisherman platter which sounded good but the food was previously frozen, not fresh. Not tasty. Definitely wouldn't go back.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed January 28, 2020 via mobile

Excellent meal and good music. Great spot on the waterfront with a view of the lovely Iririki Island.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020

Ate dinner here one evening on a day that had no fishing so there were no seafood options available which was disappointing. However the standard offerings were fine and quite delightful. Service was good and the course timings were fine. It is right on the...waterfront but sunset is obscured by the island across the channel (Iriki Island). The wine list has Aussie and Kiwi wines that are around the same prices as Sydney ($30 - $40 per bottle)More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

Lovely views, great lunch, i had fish and chips, it was delicious and very fresh. Husband had pizza and it was a little oily but tasty.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 23, 2020 via mobile

Lovely staff with a lovely view. The food was ok myself and my husband didnt really enjoy our the steak was full of grissle so hard to eat but my mother enjoyed hers.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

We walked and saw the glowing sign so we thought we’d give it a go. Happy we did. It was right on the water and they offered live music (we came on a Friday night). Local fish curry with rice was lovely. Good sized serving....Yummy cocktails too.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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