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“Double check your bill”

The Waterfront Bar and Grill
Ranked #11 of 89 Restaurants in Port Vila
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
randycampbell
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Double check your bill”
Reviewed May 14, 2011

Meal was average, but filled a gap. Highlight was probably the views because as the name suggests it is right on the water. In house band was great. Unfortunately our experience with this placed was totally tainted after we were overcharged by a large margin, we made management aware of it but instead of fixing the bill they sent one of their poor waiters to our hotel a number of times to demand we pay the extra money. Totally unacceptable. If we weren't going to pay, the restaurant management was going to deduct the overcharged money from this employee's wages. To save the poor guy losing out we paid for food we never saw. Avoid this place at all costs.

  • Visited April 2011
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Seafood Platter”
Reviewed April 27, 2011

My friend and I compared 3 seafood platters whilst visiting Port Vila. The Waterfront Bar and Grill came up on top.

  • Visited April 2011
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Waterfront location, great food, great people”
Reviewed November 30, 2010

Lovely little watering hole. Initially never thought to eat there but once we had we just kept on coming back! Chef cooks a perfect blue steak, great garlic prawns and first time we'd ever seen beef spare ribs! Average pricing for Vila. if you are likely to go again you can buy a 10 beer card for a discount making for the cheapest Tusker in town.

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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Its gone downhill a bit...”
Reviewed November 19, 2010

The Waterfront used to be one of our favourite restaurants in Port Vila. Sadly, its just not the same.

My husband was very disappointed to see the Chowder served inside hollowed out bread was no longer on the menu. He ordered the chowder out of a "boring old soup bowl" & thought it was just OK. My favourite, the Tahitian Fish Salad was as good as I remember it.

The menu has been reduced significantly and we both really struggled to find 2 different main courses that we wanted to try, so we both settled on the Beef Ribs which were good.

Service was very average-though we had actually noticed that on our last visit there.

The guys singing were great.

In all, it was OK & I'd probably go back there if I had a spare night left after eating at all the other great places.

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Thank AnniG
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Sydney
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Terrible - made me sick for 3 days”
Reviewed September 23, 2010

Not only is the food very average when you get it, but it also made me very sick with food poisoning for 3 days, very bad from both ends. This is a dirty place and I am told by locals (after going there) that it was recently under new management who dont know what they are doing. This place is not worth the risk of getting sick for the quality of the food, service or anything else.

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