We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 73 Port Vila Restaurants

Tamanu on the Beach

Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 73 Restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Australian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

160 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    110
    34
    9
    4
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Staying here was simply a joy....coral walls and gorgeous outlook..total bliss! Very clean and lovely staff. The restaurant was nice albeit expensive..but then we found that all over vanuatu..which is a shame as it makes you think twice about vanuatu as a holiday destination. The locals are and absolute delight....I will come back simply for their beautiful genuine smiles. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gold Coast
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The best part about staying at Tamanu on the beach is the restaurant where you get the opportunity to dine there every day. The hardest choice during my trip is what to choose off the menu. Luckily they had the renowned Lobster mornay which was once again immaculate. Out of all the fantastic starters I couldn't help but continually order... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Good for holiday, people will appreciate the beach and the place, you will find friendly people and staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I organised a surprise birthday dinner for my wife at Tamanu on the Beach and found Virginia to be extremely helpful in organising transport and providing excellent options for the dinner and afterwards. The restaurant is set in a beautiful location and the food was absolutely fantastic. The only disappointment was we were both too full to go for dessert!... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Tamanu has a great reputation and we had been keen to get out there on previous trips, we just hadn't quite made it, so this time we were determined. It was worth the trip in the bus which took some time as there were already people on board so we had a trip passed the "White Sands Resort" which I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
queensland australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

When visiting Efate island (Port Vila) this would be my most favourite restaurant to visit. It is well worth the drive. The setting is romantic, beautiful & peaceful as it is right on the beach. The food is fantastic. Don't miss this one.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My husband and I Recently spent 5 days at Tamanu, we ate in the restaurant every night as the food was excellent with a good selection. the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere, especially in the evenings , candles lit,the sound of the ocean, great background music . whether it be breakfast time, which by the way serve the best omelet,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My husband had read the reviews for the restaurant and decided it was a must visit for our anniversary lunch. We set off with out a good map, circumnavigating the island to no avail. We found it the next day with better planning and were not disappointed. Beautiful food, great staff and location.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Mick and I celebrated with a fabulous long lunch with fantastic food, beautiful décor and right on the beach. Fantastic. Bus driver recommended that he stay to take us back - we were not sure at the time, but is quite remote, and were glad to have kept him handy in hindsight.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vanuatu
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Cosy and small but very delicable. Hosted our staff party and were great to work with ,esp having to organise 3 course lunch meals for almost 50 people...well done

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Tamanu on the Beach also viewed

 

Been to Tamanu on the Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tamanu on the Beach

Address: Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Phone Number: +678 27279
Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Australian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Things to do Nearby