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Tamanu on the Beach

Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
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Ranked #4 of 73 restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $27
Cuisines: 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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89% Recommend
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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
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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Senior Reviewer
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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American River, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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