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The Waterfront Bar and Grill

Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 23490
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (89 reviews)
“seafood” (54 reviews)
“garlic prawns” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were looking forward to a nice seafood dinner. We arrived at the restaurant and shown to our table. We were early and the place was almost empty. The waiter came to take a drink order and proceeded to talk our ears off. He hung...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 4 days ago

the place a bit dark but sitting by the water front was good.....the seafood we had was so fresh...I had the seafood crepe and it was excellent....live music in the background was good and not too loud....

Thank _jtraill7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the atmosphere and cocktails but the food was pretty bad. And expensive too! Seems to get a lot of publicity so maybe it was good once upon a time..

Thank Kazpotato78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole restaurant floor is pebbles and we sat on plastic chairs. They didn't have a high chair but the waiter was nice and stacked 2 chairs for our toddler. The food was ok, a bit simple and the prawns were teeny tiny. It was...More

Thank Jess B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here one night with a group of friends and had the best cocktails of the week. The staff were so friendly and the food was great.

Thank YolB74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location for a quiet beer and to enjoy the view, the service is good however the service in this country is always great! I didn't savour any of the cuisine but the fact that they charge for the wifi is amazing considering all the...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yet again, staff of resorts and restaurants in Vanuatu stun. Tired and hot, we dropped in for some shade and a drink. The lime juice is incredible, fresh, sweet and cold. And, they gave me the recipe so I can repeat it at home. Refreshing...More

Thank flyona67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this place 10 years ago and it hasn't changed one bit. Completely owned and operated by the Ni-Vanuatu and reasonably cheaps feed. Bring some Aerogard with you on the wet times of the year.

Thank Matt H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a very popular place. The live music was great and the atmosphere was buzzing. I rated this place average as I found the service a bit chaotic. 3 different servers came to our table asking if were needing drinks unfortunately even then the...More

Thank Geepnz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dined here for dinner. I had a great seafood meal. The location was great and there was entertainment (singer) also. The service was quick and it was nice to relax by the water.

Thank Yvonne H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 23490
  • E-mail