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Tamanu on the Beach

Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
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Ranked #4 of 74 Restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $26
Cuisines: Australian
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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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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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.

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Vanuatu
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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Geelong, Australia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited here for my birthday. Staying just up the road, we were picked up and taken back, which was included on the bill. The meals were all very nice. I had the seared tuna and the fish curry. The curry was nice and full of flavour, but we ordered medium heat and it was below mild. Also it was... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Each and every meal was delivered containing an amazing depth of flavour and exquisiteness. The experience of Tamanu dining is something that will remain in my mind forever.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My family & I stayed next door at Villa Champagne as a birthday celebration and had our birthday dinner at Tamanu's Restaurant. The staff were fantastic, the atmosphere was lovely especially as we were lucky enough to have the restaurant mostly to ourselves and the food was absolutely delightful. Nothing we asked for was too much for the kitchen and... More

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Langwarrin, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Stayed at the Vila Champagne next door and went across for our family birthday dinner. Being a Sunday night we almost had the place to ourselves. Food was excellent, staff very attentive.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Tamanu has been and remains the restaurant that all others compare themselves to. It is a fair way out - 30 minutes over a mix sealed and dirt roads, but is well worth it. It is situated right of a surf beach and definite has an upmarket coastal feel to it with white shiplap ceilings and open air viewing all... More

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Honiara, Makira, Solomon Islands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A little disappointing as it was our second visit to the restaurant. Out first visit was first rate, so we didn't hesitate to head to Tamanu a second time for a Sunday lunch especially after we had received a 'news' email from the owner, the day before, saying that they had fresh lobsters. Unfortunately, the lobsters must have sold out... More

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Sydney
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Vila does not have an enormous number of great restaurants. This is really one of the best and the view is unbelievable. A long way out of town but worth the drive. Great fresh food, nice wine (except stickies), and an unbeatable view.

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