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Tilly's Restaurant & Bar

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Lini Highway | Chantilly's on the Bay Hotel, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27079
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tilly's restaurant is the main restaurant of Chantilly's on the Bay hotel...
Tilly's restaurant is the main restaurant of Chantilly's on the Bay hotel. It is inside the hotel building - situated out front on the water. With a diverse menu - that fits with the hotels tag line - Port Vila's best little international hotel. We like to think of Tilly's as the best place in town, with great, views, great service, great food and a great wine list. Do try us out.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 127
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Breakfast Place in Town

I lived in Vila for 6 months in 2013, and have since returned a couple of times for shorter visits. During my time there, I've tried many restaurants, and this is certainly one of the best, especially for breakfast. Occasionally, we would decide to branch out and try somewhere new for our weekend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
pbajsvacr
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USA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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250 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
USA
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I lived in Vila for 6 months in 2013, and have since returned a couple of times for shorter visits. During my time there, I've tried many restaurants, and this is certainly one of the best, especially for breakfast. Occasionally, we would decide to branch out and try somewhere new for our weekend brunch, and were inevitably disappointed. We always... More 

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GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear pbajsvacr Thank you for your review. I have posted your review on the staff notice board. The team have been amazing in the weeks passing the cyclone and James and I are very proud of their dedication and ability to deliver to our high standards. Thank you again Andrew More 

Port Vila, Vanuatu
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I had breakfast at Chantilly's with 5 others and was disappointed. The Bigfala breakfast has gone from the menu. This has been there for the past 10 years that I know of and was their flagship. I came here when I wanted special breakfast, something above the rest. But sadly now gone.

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GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear VilaResident Perhaps you have us confused with another restaurant. We have never had any such item on our menu since opening. Our menu has expanded to be one of the most extensive breakfast menu's in Vanuatu. Following cyclone PAM we have been running on a limited menu due to the massive demand from our guests and customers across Port... More 

Campbelltown, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had breakfast and lunch at Tillys. Both meals were very nice. Very nicely presented and tasted really nice

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GeneralManager279, Restuarant Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear jodybelinda Thank you for taking the time to review and we are happy you enjoyed dining with us. Tank yu tumus Team Tillys More 

Bonegilla, Australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This was a beautiful place to dine,, we had a romantic spot right at the end of the jetty, great for sunset photos, good wine menu, lovely desserts and cliff our waiter was so friendly and attentive, thank you cliff. and willy was also very friendly and attentive and helpful with a bus later. Overall a beautiful spot to dine... More 

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GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Pammy S Thank you for your review. Sounds like you had a very romantic night, I'm glad we could make that happen. I will pass on to the very charismatic Cliff you thanks. See you again Andrew and the Team More 

Sydney
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was a restaurant we wanted to try based on Trip Advisor reviews. We had been out all day on a day tour and had been dropped off back at the Iririki Wharf which is about a 10 minute walk away..we decided to go for it and walked back up to Tilly's which is part of Chantilly's on the Bay.... More 

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GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Travellersfr0mOz Wow you guys know how to squeeze a lot into a day! I will pass on to Cliff your kind words and I thank you for trekking after a full day out across town to enjoy Sunset with us. Kind Regards Andrew More 

Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We dined here on our first night in town because we wanted tapas, waterfront location and great service. We sat outside on the deck and listened to the water lapping just below us while we enjoyed delicious tapas. We had so much fun choosing which tapas to sample and then voting on the one we liked the best. We chose... More 

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GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear kerryandjake Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad we ticked all your boxes for your first night in Vanuatu. I won't say its easy ticking every box every time thou our amazingly passionate staff in paradise are a blessing! Hope to see you again soon Lukem yu Andrew and all the staff at Chantilly's More 

Noosa
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We had lunch one day and shared tapas. Beef skewers with greek yoghurt, BBQ prawns and duck pate. The food was very good and big selection. Very relaxing sitting on the deck overlooking the bay and service exceptional. We would have liked to have gone back for a private dinner where they set up a table at the end of... More 

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GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Wen2go Thank you very much for your review. Sorry you missed out on the dining over the bay thou feel free to contact me directly next time you visit Vanuatu and I will book you in for our 'Jetty Dining Experience'. Good food, service and an amazing sunset...its a truly memorable experience. Kind Regards Andrew gm@chantillys.com.vu More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The restaurant interior and view (from right at the top of the bay) is beautiful and even better we were able to dine on the jetty on the water for the same price (which held in total 2-3 tables for couples). We ordered from the tapas menu which wasn’t particularly cheap (~AU$12 ea dish), but was good food and worth... More 

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GeneralManager279, Food & Beverage Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Rachel L Thank you for taking time out to review Tilly's. I am pleased you enjoyed the 'jetty experience', our most requested location for dining on Sunset or late into the evening. Some nights people want to dine in the rain which we suppose would make it a 'truly' memorable experience! Tank yu tumas James More 

Auckland NZ
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Our family of four visited for dinner this week and really enjoyed our meals. We ordered a selection of items from the Tapas menu and they were all delicious. The mains were also very tasty, but we perhaps ate a little more than we needed to. The stuffed chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto was a favourite of my son's and... More 

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GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Ingy13 Thank you for taking the time to review our property and I am pleased you enjoyed the service and food. We do limit areas to smoke at our establishment in this country and apologise for the inconvenience. Let us know next visit as I recommend dining on the jetty or under the fare which we can reserve as... More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I have been to Tilly's quite a few times, and I think the service gets worse and worse. Previously I needed to wait 45 minute before waiting staff came to take our order, then it took around 1 -2 hours to get our meals. my friend got eggs benedict which he said was way to salty, and I got banana... More 

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GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Portvila 16 Thank you for your review. You raise some concerns on the food which are inconsistent with our cooking methods and fresh baked daily policy here at Chantilly's. If you are free I would like to shout you a coffee or juice and discuss this and the service issue you raised with me so we can continue to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lini Highway | Chantilly's on the Bay Hotel, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 27079

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Tilly's restaurant is the main restaurant of Chantilly's on the Bay hotel. It is inside the hotel building - situated out front on the water. With a diverse menu - that fits with the hotels tag line - Port Vila's best little international hotel. We like to think of Tilly's as the best place in town, with great, views, great service, great food and a great wine list. Do try us out.

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