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“FABULOUS BIRTHDAY LUNCH AT TILLYS” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tilly's Restaurant & Bar

Tilly's Restaurant & Bar
Lini Highway | Chantilly's on the Bay Hotel, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27079
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Ranked #12 of 73 Restaurants in Port Vila
Price range: $8 - $27
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tilly's restaurant is the main restaurant of Chantilly's on the Bay hotel. It is inside the hotel building - situated out front on the water. With a diverse menu - that fits with the hotels tag line - Port Vila's best little international hotel. We like to think of Tilly's as the best place in town, with great, views, great service, great food and a great wine list. Do try us out.
Port Vila, Vanuatu
1 review
“FABULOUS BIRTHDAY LUNCH AT TILLYS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

8 of us shared a fabulous and fantastic Birthday lunch at TILLYS where they went to maximum effort to put together a beautifully presented table all decorated in the Birthday theme-over and above all expectations!
The staff were very helpful and efficient and service was top!
We had a variety of meals and again we were extremely happy with all the food and service at TILLYS and then to make it a very special occasion birthday treats (cake) were bought out complimentary at the end of the meal and the staff all sang to us with big smiles-FANTASTIC OCCASION AND we highly recommend TILLYS in Port Vila,Vanuatu

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great spot, average food.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great location, looks like a fancy place to eat. Travelled with a large group of family and friends (13). This was our first night in Mele Bay, it was about 8pm and we were starving. Food prices were reasonably high so we hoped for an amazing meal and to get it reasonably fast at that hour.
We ordered our mains, and some ordered entrees. The entrees arrived about 9.15pm and the mains another 45 minutes later... My food was terrible, I ordered chicken breast on mashed kumara - that was it, no salad or veges. The chicken was incredibly dry and bland as was the Kumara. The rest of the group, some enjoyed their meals and others agreed with me..
However, the staff were lovely.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice views and fine-dining atmosphere. Food OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Lovely position on the water with outside seating available. Not too far from the town centre. We saw guests dining out on the end of a pier so consider that when booking.
Mains - pork belly - very herby and dry. Not thoroughly impressed.
- Steak (rare). Steak was presented rare as asked however was cold (refrigerator cold) in the centre. Needed to go back to the chef for heating. Nice onion rings. Fries tasted a lot like McDonalds fries however were not unappealing.

Although the restaurant looked great this was our least favourite food in Port Vila.

Visited May 2014
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Sydney
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Dinner to Remember”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Tilly's was well recommended by TA and the locals. When we booked my birthday dinner, they offered a private jetty setting, which we happily accepted. Access is simple, as you get dropped (by taxi or bus) at the front door. We were welcomed on arrival with smiles all around, and politely shown to our table. My wife and I were left nearly speechless at the beauty of the setting. We expected others to be dining on the jetty, but it was indeed private. Our waitress was waiting for us and after a few photo ops and time to decide, took our drinks and entree order. The menu had a pleasant selection of simple (tapas), local and contemporary dining, as well as a brief, but tasty dessert menu. Drinks arrived promptly, as did our entrees.Our choices were the cigars of local beef in a shiraz reduction and duck spring rolls. The entrees were well cooked and well presented. Although the shiraz slightly dominated the flavour in the cigars, the spring rolls were simpler and full of flavour, not needing the accompanying sauce. Dinner arrived after another round of drinks and did not disappoint. Both meals were cooked to perfection and presented well, pleasing both the eyes and the palate. Unfortunately, due to the generosity of the entree and main portions, we were unable to sample the dessert menu. But we look forward to our next visit to try the desserts.
All of this took place in a memorable setting...on the end of a long jetty at sunset with a local string band playing at a nearby resort. The service was fluid and friendly. As we left, the staff thanked us for coming and even arranged our taxi back to the resort. Many thanks to the Management and staff at Tilly's for a wonderful night. We'll be back!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Napier, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful view with great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had the most amazing dinner on the pier by candlelight, it was fantastic, the staff were super friendly and helpful. The food and drinks were delicious. Totally recommend visiting this venue

Visited May 2014
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