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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
  • 82
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Fantastic spot

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Pammy S
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Bonegilla, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
82 helpful votes 82 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
45 helpful votes 45 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 

Sydney, Australia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

After 4 hours on the plane, having a big dinner was out of the question, ordered Tappas, this was the best food I have had for some time. Last night in Vanuatu and we had a good bye dinner, it was spectacular, can recommend that the Eye fillet and the Chicken Breast in Prochutto is a definate winner. Well done... More 

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

Dear 64Travellerone Wow!....thank you for your very kind review and acknowledgement of our amazing little team. Kind Regards Andrew More 

Townsville
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Late breakfast/brunch. Very good choice and service. Definately come here to soak up the views even when it rains. Couldn't fault it and free wifi was a bonus.

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

Dear Jayne D Thank you for your review. We are pretty lucky with our location rain, hail or shine and amazing staff that keep making Tilly's famous for our breakfast! Tank yu tumus James More 

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you like steak, Tilly's was fantastic. Otherwise great service and lovely views in a very tranquil setting.

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

Dear Carolene G Thank you for visiting and review Tilly's. Having had my father in the Australian meat industry I can say the beef in Vanuatu is world class! Glad you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again. Tank yu tumas Andrew 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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