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All 74 Port Vila Restaurants

Elan

Wharf Road (Drive past the cruise ship wharf and follow road up round to the left, just past the Dream Cove gates on the left) | Palm Cove/Ifira Point, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 25526
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Ranked #2 of 74 Restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $32
Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Pacific Rim, Organic
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Elan is a unique dining experience in Vanuatu. A restaurant purpose built by the owners to offer elegant island style dining. The restaurant is situated on the beach overlooking beautiful aqua waters and enjoys the best sunsets in Port Vila. Elans fresh and authentic menus are inspired by the classics - French, Italian, Asian, Mediterranean and the flavors' of the Pacific. We pride ourselves on sourcing as much of the freshest locally grown produce as possible, including we believe and our customers agree the best organic beef in the world. Open: 5pm Wednesday to Saturdays.
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We dined at Élan 3 times during our holiday in port Vila. We tried most things on the menu ( unfortunately there was no lobster available on any of our visits). The prawn risotto is fab and also the seafood chowder. The owner spends time talking to you and the 2 waitresses were delightful. A must try if in Vanuatu.

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Auckland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We found restaurant through Tripadvisor and decided to give it ago. We went for an early dinner, and when we arrived, we where the only people there. We got the table for two right out the front practically in the water which was amazing. The setting is incredible, we got there just in time for the sunset and then had... More

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Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Elan restaurant was exquisite. Beautiful setting, terrific service, and the food...! I ordered the lobster lasagne which was just delicious. My partner had 'meal-envy' (even though she loved the seafood linguine she ordered) so we went back the following week and both ordered the lobster lasagne. It was as delicious the second time! The owners and staff are also wonderful.... More

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Pymble
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We recently visited the Elan after looking on Tripadvisor. I was very glad I did the research and can see why it is number 1 in Port Villa! The staff and owners were very friendly and attentive. Because we went in the evening we did not get to take best advantage of the views, but our hotel says that its... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had a wonderful meal and a memorable evening out at Elan on 13th August 2014. Try The crab cakes were define and the setting was fantastic. We would recommend this Restaurant to anyone.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had a dining experience on 15/8/14. The restaurant ambiance just what we needed- quite, lovely background music and the sunset view to die for. Our meals were amazing - Peking duck and prawns for entree, lobster stack and Rib eye then to top it lemon and Lime tart and chocolate mouse. The food and atmosphere were perfect. Fine dining.... More

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This restaurant was our favourite during our recent week on Vanuatu. We ate somewhere different each night and had read some good reviews about Élan, and we were not disappointed. It was tricky to find, our bus driver did not know of it and it was a wet cold night so it took a couple of drives up and down... More

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Hobart, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had dinner here on a romantic night out without the kids and it was everything it promised to be. Food, wine, service, and location were wonderful. We were initially concerned that the crabcakes may have been endangered coconut crab but linda immediately put our concerns at ease - they arent! The lobster was truly special; we wouldn't normally order... More

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Sydney
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant great atmosphere coupled with awesome food and service! Go early to catch the amazing sunset it is to die for!

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food is outstanding, friendly owners, beautiful views - a great place to visit while in Vanuatu.

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