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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: $10 - $31
Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Pacific Rim
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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 free range grass fed beef in the world. Elan was chosen to host the only Royal Dinner for HRH Princess Anne's visit to Vanuatu in October 2014. Open: 5pm Wednesday to Saturdays.
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English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is situated right by the beach, ambience was romantic and the view was beautiful. The restaurant is neatly tucked away in its own private location and you get a real sense of serenity when looking out towards Melee Bay and the sunset. My wife had the spaghetti clamshell dish, nice and light, and i had the beef wellington,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We were celebrating our friends 25th anniversary! From the time you walk in the door the experience begins. Hearing the water lapping on the stairs and the sunset what more can you ask for. Food and service were absolutely amazing. Loved the Duck Pancakes,Pork belly, Prawn chilli pasta and the desserts. Highly recommend you go here,it's a true experience.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited this restaurant on our first night. My husband and I had a wonderful meal sitting by the water and watching the fish. Excellent service, I really cannot fault this place it is also a gorgeous venue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If this was good enough for Princess Anne, it was good enough for us. With a lovely outlook - tables a metre or two from the beach, and delicious food, this has to be the top restaurant in Port Vila. Don't be deterred by the dirt road when you are getting close, it is well worth the visit. Wine list... More

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Bristol UK
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We brought a dear friend here who is currently living on Vanuatu as a thank you for our stay. We had a lovely table right by the Ocean and were greeted by Linda who showed us to our table. Both the waitresses were lovely and very professional. An ice cold Tusker reassured me we had made a great choice. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The owners are Australian and knew how to please Australian palates used to superb fresh food and seafood. The restaurant has an upmarket feel, and they were very accommodating for our 2 children. The restaurant is in a gorgeous location and offers beautiful sunsets, so be sure to go for an early dinner and arrive just before sunset.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The location was beautiful, unfortunately we got there after sunset so missed out on that little treat but even so I was a lovely place. The food was nice but quite pricey, probably the most expensive place we ate at. Very nice staff, we were well looked after :) Thanks

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Vanuatu
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

hidden from the buzz of town, nice food , great service, gorgeous views and oh so relaxed ambience. only short drive from town so very convenient for intimate lunch outing

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Singleton, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We wanted our last night in Vanuatu to be special and this restaurant ticked all the boxes. Worth a taxi fare as a little drive out of the town centre. The view is amazing and the food and service matches. Prices are really good considering the quality of the food. Don't miss trying the desserts too! Very welcoming and friendly... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a must to visit while in Port Vila. We dined here twice during our stay and on both occasions were not disappointed. Prices were reasonable and the food of excellent standard. The sunset from the deck was beautiful and the staff were the most friendliest, happiest people. All in all a 10 out 10 experience. Thanks to the... More

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Address: 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
Phone Number: +678 25526
Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
Open Hours:
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 31
Cuisine: Seafood, International, Pacific Rim

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