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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 - $30
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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  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We dined at Elan for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. We were a party of 12. From the moment we walked in the door we knew we were in for something very special. The restaurant is beautifully fitted out. The pics on trip advisor don't show just how lovely it is. Linda the owner and her team looked after us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My wife and I have now dined at elan a number of times and this place never disappoints. The food is always delicious and fresh, the service professional and the owners always make that extra effort to ensure diners are looked after and happy. Last week I was able to try the lobster stack which was I must say the... More 

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Sydney
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had big expectations of élan from reviews and given the big price tag for dishes expected something special. Ontray was duck pancakes which where flavorless and after waiting for 2 hours for the main to arrive which was packet pasta and flavorless source the seafood pasta. For $40 aud for something so bland is not good. Give it a miss.... More 

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Elan R, Owner at Elan, responded to this review

In response to your insulting review. If you are going to try and damage someones business, you should at least get your facts right. I do remember the four of you and new you were going to be a problem! The Duck pancake ENTREE is one of our most popular dishes as you can see by the many other reviews,... More 

Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were here for a small group wedding (about 16 people), and our bride & groom were married down on the little beach literally on the back doorstep of the restaurant. It was an absolutely idyllic setting, the sun sets out on the water from the back patio, where some of the tables are set. We were lucky enough for... More 

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My friend & I dined at Elan on our first night in Vanuatu. It was a great way to start our holiday. We sat on the edge of the deck, practically on the waters edge, & from there our experience only got better. We found it difficult to choose from the beautiful menu, it all sounded so delicious, but we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The menu contained some delightful dishes we dined on lobster and beef dishes that were sensational. Desert did not disappoint either. The restaurant is owned and operated by a couple of Aussie expats that are clearly passionate about their business. The location of Elan is on the water front with an aspect that is stunning particularly at sunset. The waiting... More 

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Almost gave up on the battle with taxis and potholes to get out there to Elan but the food was worth it all and e atmosphere was a thrill to us all. We had a great night and staff very welcoming.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood, International, Pacific Rim

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