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Lot 19 Narpow Point | Lot 19 Narpow Point, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
+678 775 8080
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Ripples, we had a lovely lunch, entrees and curries were delicious, the setting is beautiful and tranquil and service exceptional.

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Thank Lisa H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch today. Delicious fish cakes and pork curry. Great service and value for money. Would recommend

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Thank georgienz980
sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this review of Ripples, Georgie. We're glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Hope to see you again when next you're in Vanuatu. Regards, Sally More 

Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

There was a variety of dishes to choose from which was great (curry, steak, fish & chips) for my family of 11. I was able to sample three different dishes as a result. The owners and staff were attentive and friendly. It drizzled while we dined there so we didn't get an opportunity to explore the surroundings but from what... More 

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Thank Patrina W
sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of Ripples, Patrina. It's great when groups share dishes and so, as you say, get to sample a variety. Ah, those mozzies - they're a pest. The coils are generally lit before dusk, or as soon as a group arrives. Sounds as if they weren't lit until after your group... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived at Ripples for dinner well after sunset making it quite an adventure from our accommodation at Dream Cove, Port Vila. A shame as a quick look at their waterfront pool with the use of my cellphone torch, I think we may have been a lot more impressed. Bohemian is in our opinion the best description for our experience.... More 

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Thank Catherine C
sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this review

Hi Catherine C, Thanks for taking the time to write this review of Ripples. Having read it a few times, we're still a little confused as to whether you enjoyed your evening, or not. After sunset is a fairly normal time to arrive at a restaurant for an evening meal and, as both the pool and the waterfront area are... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Top rating Ripples Resort and Ripples Café & Bar The menu at Ripples Café & Bar at Ripples Resort on Teouma Bay is absolutely excellent ! The menu and meals at Ripples Café & Bar are fantastic. I feel spoilt with the generous servings and complex layers of the flavours in the variety of meals. It's a place where you... More 

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Thank VTUvisitor
sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review Ripples, VTUvisitor. You're really becoming a part of the Ripples family now, and we look forward to your visits. Also enjoy your regular visits to our Facebook pages. Hoping that we'll see you again next year. We'll have one of those Mmmm cocktails that you like so much waiting for you. All the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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169 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Lovely hidden gem, a drive from Port Vila. Small, casual, good food and good service. The vegetable Sri Lankan style curry was excellent. Setting is nice too. Worth a visit for a quiet meal out of town.

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Thank CilliA
sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this review

Hi CilliA, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of Ripples. It's always greatly appreciated when guests share their positive experience of what we offer at our small, somewhat off the beaten track, restaurant. Glad that you enjoyed the service of our lovely staff, and we always let James and Joycelyn (bar & table), and Jeppy, Elsie and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 25 August 2016

You may require a car to get here (or hire a mini bus) but it is well worth it. We felt lucky to have picked this resort as we were well looked after by Damien and Sally We were impressed with the restaurant, you would not tire of choosing a dish from their extensive menu or even settling on the... More 

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Sydney
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Out of the way, and you need a car to get here, but well worth it for the best casual food we had during our stay. Great for big groups (we were 4 adults + 6 kids) and the kids can go off and play on their own while you enjoy your meal and drinks. We tried 5 different curries... More 

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Thank travelnutSydney
sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this review

Hi Travelnut, Thanks for writing this great review, and we're delighted that you enjoyed your meals at Ripples. Just a correction re. those cocktails, though. Firstly, we don't have a blue one, secondly, we only have one that contains cream (that's the Mmmm, which also contains chocolate - yummy) - the Pina Colada is of course based on coconut cream... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Ripples and had a few meals there. The food was wonderful, the staff were great. I can't recommend this secret little place highly enough. Thank you Damien and Sally for making our visit another one we won't forget. Please make sure you give lovely little Barney a big hug for us. 🐕

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Thank Meggsy1971
sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this review

Thanks Meggsy, We thoroughly enjoyed your visits, and look forward to seeing you next time you're in Vanuatu. Have delivered that hug to Barney, and he sends it right back at ya. All the best, Sally More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We had a group of 16, including 7 kids. We had entrees while the kids had their mains, and then the kids played down by the water skimming rocks into the small lagoon while we ate our mains. They had a great time. The coconut battered prawn triangles were the highlight of the entree plates. For mains, I had the... More 

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Thank Jeff S
sally w, Owner at Ripples, responded to this review

Hi JeffS, Thanks for taking the time to write this review of Ripples. We're glad that you enjoyed your meal so much. I do notice that you scored us down a little on service - possibly because being as small as we are, we only have two front of house staff, who were dealing with your table, as well as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Fusion, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lot 19 Narpow Point | Lot 19 Narpow Point, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 775 8080
Description
Ripples on the Bay, Vanuatu, is a small, four room resort and restaurant, located on beautiful Teouma Bay, a twenty five minute drive out of Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila. Our restaurant has a small but varied menu. We're known for our Asian dishes, but also serve great fish and chips, burgers and chips, and steaks. Bring your swimming gear and enjoy a dip in our pool after lunch, or contact us about staying over in one of our spacious, waterfront rooms. Contact details are on our website and Facebook page. A complimentary breakfast is included in our room rate. Restaurant is open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday from 12 noon. (Open to in house guests every day.)

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