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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 #3 of 73 restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $34
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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89% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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
11 reviews 11 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Adelaide, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The setting is delightful however the quality of the food was a bit inconsistent. The entree's of the duck and the fish cakes were very nice. My better half enjoyed the seafood linguine as a main, however the steak was well done instead of medium-rare (maybe the waitress did not hear the rare) which was disappointing considering that the sauce... More

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Elan R, Owner at Elan, responded to this review

In response to your review. Not sure of your use of the word ‘inconsistent’, you have only visited our restaurant once so to use this word as a general for our restaurant is incorrect. You gave us a rating of three because your steak was overcooked and you gave the same rating to another restaurant who it appears you had... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food was excellent (best fish I've ever had), the view was absolutely stunning and the service (particularly Maria) was exemplary. If you are going to Port Vila you can't miss this place. Definitely go early enough to see the sunset, which was beautiful.

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Elan is on the waterfront at Paradise Point. We'd heard quite a lot about this restaurant and were staying a short walk away so wanted to try it. The people who run the restaurant are absolutely lovely. The food is well prepared and tasty. Whilst I enjoy the food at Eratap more this is a very nice place for a... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had a beautiful dinner at Élan recently. Darryl and Linda are the hosts with the most, made us feel very welcome. The place is beautiful, right on the water! Lovely romantic atmosphere. The food was amazing, we were lucky to try fresh local lobster.. Delivered that day... Beautiful succulent steak and a delicious lemon tart! Great wine list that... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Élan encompasses everything that is excellent in a restaurant! Anywhere in the world. Positioned on the protected side of the island, with views that extend out over the reef to the ocean, it is the perfect location to watch the sunset with a glass of champagne, before a memorable meal. The decor is elegant and relaxed, showcasing beautiful local timbers,... More

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