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The Waterfront Bar and Grill

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Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 23490
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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A simple meal with some people we met on a tour. A wonderful view of the island across the way. The food was tasty and the service was ok.

Thank jordy240
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time lobster for my husband and in his words, 'best meal ever'. I had a steak which was perfectly cooked. The steak came with mash which was beautiful. Entrees were salt and pepper squid and satay skewers. Skewer meat was slightly tough.

1 Thank Liz G
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The coffees were usual Vanuatu expensive, but tasted like dirty thin water with warm milk. 2 coffees and 2 hot chocolates were 1,200Vatu about $15 Australian dollars. (I.e. More expensive than Brisbane) best avoid this place.

Thank Family_of_4069
Toowoomba, Australia
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at this restaurant twice, both times having fresh crayfish. The staff are very friendly and the service is excellent. Good place for a relaxing sea food meal.

Thank Malcolm F
Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Loved this place! It is one of the best locations in Port Vila for lunch, truly felt like we were on a tropical island. All our meals were tasty and had good selection of wines, cocktails etc.

Thank laurajas
Wauchope, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Six of us went for dinner way overpriced for the size of the meals..I ordered a streak as I have a seafood allergy everyone else ordered seafood an left hungry as for me an the steak medium to well done came out with blood in it an harder than boot leather with a little bit of smash an the extra... More 

1 Thank helen c
Hong Kong, China
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The place is along Fatumaru Bay and has a good view of the water and Iririki Resort in front of Waterfront Bar and Grill. I would normally come here for dinner and options include local fish and their local beef. They would normally have a solo singer that would play while you are having dinner or drinks while you have... More 

Thank Lulu Z
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We had a few cocktails at sunset which was lovely. You can't see the sun setting entirely but the colours are pretty and the water is beautiful. The only reason we didn't return to this bar again during our trip was due to the 'over friendly staff'. We spent 1 hour at the bar and for 45 minutes we had... More 

Thank Samantha W
Berwick, Australia
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We had a dinner here which we thoroughly enjoyed. Great setting right on the waterfront. Peaceful with live background music. Staff were friendly & quick. We never had to ask for anything. The meals were a good size, fairly priced & well done. The menu is extensive with so much choice (recommend the seafood crepe).

Thank Jo H
Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Thought we would stop here after doing a bit of a bus trip around the island and stopping at various bars to have a look, was with our two teenagers. Last day of our 5 day break. No free wi fi, the wifi sucks at the best of times on Vanuatu, but they wanted to charge us to use it... More 

Thank nicole r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 23490

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?