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Tamanu on the Beach

Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
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Ranked #3 of 72 restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $27
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: With truly breathtaking, unsurpassed ocean views, our fine dining, yet casually relaxed restaurant, is considered to be the best in Vanuatu and is renowned for its pavilion styled, open-air al fresco dining. Tamanu on the Beach's restaurant has earned a highly respected international reputation for delivering the most distinctive dining experience, featuring local organic meat, indigenous produce and the freshest of seafood. Open all day for guests and visitors, our restaurant offers quality dining at affordable prices. Bookings are recommended.
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142 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
American River, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We went here for a meal with a group of eleven. Unfortunately just as the entrees were coming out one of our toddlers power chucked all over the floor! What a nightmare for the staff! They were fantastic. They came and cleaned up straight away without any recriminations. This part of our family group departed straight away but the chef... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This place has a stunning setting. The food was absolutely delicious, as were the cocktails! We needn't have worried about booking as the place was practically empty, which is surprising because it was the best meal we had on the island.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Celebrated my 40th with friends here and loved it. The location is amazing. The highlight was the sashimi and coconut prawns. Everyone loved their starters, probably more the mains. Not that they were bad just not as tasty. The table was set up beautifully and they presented me with a cake. Really enjoyable.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The restaurant at Tamanu on the Beach is simply fantastic. The food is fresh and prepared beautifully and the service is fantastic. We stayed at Tamanu for a week and never ran out of different things to try. The specialty is the Lobster Mornay and it is easy to understand why people rave about it - absolutely brilliant. Looking out... More

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Ballina, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

While on one of tours on the Island of Port Vila we were taken to a little hideaway place at White Sands. Tamanu is a small resort with the restaurant located on the edge of the sand overlooking the Pacific ocean. Food and service were excellent with a beautiful view while having our meal. Waterfront is good for exploring for... More

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was one of the best meal experiences we have had. The lobster moray was large and not all sauce. The coconut prawns were really nice and a great starter. My wife had the fish cappaccio which was really good. Her main was a duck curry, which she loved. It is out of town a bit, but well worth the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Great to see Virginia and the crew at Tamanu again. Kids loved the sea pool. Fantastic service and great food as always, including the birthday cake after lunch. Will be back again when we can.

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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

It is well worth the trip to this restaurant. A bumpy dirt road brings you to this peaceful and beautiful place where you sit in a surrounding that is magical. We booked an early time to be able to see the sunset unfortunately it was overcast but we did get to walk on the beautiful white sand beach. We also... More

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Tamanu, Owner at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this review

So thrilled to hear you enjoyed our little slice of paradise. Our team are always chuffed to hear of happy, satisfied guests. See you next time and let us know (via our website) so our Resort Manager, Virginia can welcome you once again. Thanks for visiting Tamanu. More

Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant. If you rate a restaurant, as I do, based on the following key attributes: - food - service - location - view Then you will find Tamanu achieves an A+ on all counts. It is very secluded and the dirt road into the resort isnt overly fun, but it is worth it in the end.... More

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Tamanu, Owner at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this review

Wow! We love to hear about our guest's spectacular experiences and we are delighted to hear you were more than satisfied. Tamanu is a magical place and we are thrilled to hear you think the same. Hoping that on your next trip you will be stay with us so you can enjoy our wonderful fare more often. Thanks again. More

2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Best food in a Beautiful location! We had a lovely long lunch here. The food was amazing along with the view.

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