Our Story

 

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 for storing Aqua Mines in the 1880’s and is now used as the cafe’s cellar. Hence the room’s present name – the ‘AquaMine Room’.

 

BILL DRAKOPOULOS

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

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, Via Alta, Chiosco by Ormeggio, Jardin St James, Sotto Sopra and The Nielsen.