About Us


In August 2007, Ripples Chowder Bay was transformed from the submarine miners’ depot into a waterfront restaurant sympathetic to its proud history. As a heritage building, the original timber framing and columns remain.

 The main room features a spiral staircase that was originally used to connect the miner's workshop to the mine storage chambers during the 1890's. Hence the room's present name - the 'AquaMine Room'.



With some 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Bill Drakopoulos has combined his expert knowledge of restaurant operations with his passion for customer service to undertake his business ventures. From warm-hearted hospitality, to value for money, to unique and beautiful locations, each venue is one of a kind but all capture the essence of contemporary Sydney dining.

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Sydney Restaurant Group venues are popular as both dining destinations and preferred locations for weddings and private functions. Sydney Restaurant Group encompasses Aqua Dining, Ormeggio at The Spit, LuMi Bar & Dining, Ripples Milsons Point, Ripples Chowder Bay, The Nielsen, Via Alta, Chiosco by Ormeggio, Sotto Sopra, Jardin St James and Caffeine Cartel.