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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 #2 of 74 Restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $28
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
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Must be on your eating out bucket list. Great food. Great position. Wonderful water views and the quality of the building interior and decor makes for a unexpected treat. Best meal we had during our 10 days. Fine dinning in the pacific!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent ambience, food and views. Location is a little out of the way, but negotiate with your taxi driver for a round trip.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We ate there twice and loved the atmosphere, the fresh seafood and friendly service. It has beautiful views of the water and its worth getting there early to watch the sunset. The food has a slight french flare which subtle and classy.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Quite simply a 'must visit' in Port Vila. The views from the outside terrace are to die for and the menu and service do not disappoint. Definitely the best dining experience we had in Vanuatu.

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Auckland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Quite possibly the best restaurant we've ever eaten at. Walked from Villa 25 and couldn't believe such a wee gem was hidden away. Unfortunately it was only open from Weds-Saturday otherwise we might have eaten there every night. We had our 7 year old fussy eater with us. The chef made her exactly what she wanted. We ate perhaps the... More 

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Albury, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining at Elan a number of times during our holiday. Linda and Darryl have a fabulous restaurant with an amazing view that is topped off with delicious food and beautiful staff. We were fortunate to get a table at the last minute, literally walking in off the beach Xmas eve, for Xmas lunch. We thoroughly... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is the best restaurant in Vanuatu. The food is amazing, the view is to die for, the hosts are friendly. 5 stars in all and every aspect.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I booked a table by the water at Élan for my last night in Vanuatu and I'm so glad I did. My husband and I were blown away by how amazing the view was and fortunately the food was just as good. We enjoyed the crab cakes and Lobster Stack - both delicious. Linda was careful to ensure everyone was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Such a lovely way to end our vacation. Overlooking the water with a menu that was so tempting. The beef Wellington was superb! Despite being a fine dining experience, my children were welcomed and also looked after with the chefs creating a special dinner for them - watching the crabs scurry across the moonlit beach provided the little ones with... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Thanks for the beautiful Xmas day lunch. The outlook was excellent as was the food. We will definitely return to the restaurant next time we visit Vanuatu. Cheers Sharyn G

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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 9 - 28
Cuisine: Seafood, International, Pacific Rim

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