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“Great food in a lovely setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vila Chaumieres Restaurant

Vila Chaumieres Restaurant
Route de Teouma, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
(678) 22 8 66
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Ranked #30 of 73 Restaurants in Port Vila
Cuisines: French, Seafood, International
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great food in a lovely setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The food was really good. The restaurant is set right on/over the lagoon so you can look over the water and watch fish swimming around. Really lovely setting during the day or at night.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Nelson, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lovely little restraunt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Was recomended this restraunt by the skipper of our boat to celebrate my birthday and we werent disapointed.

We arrived in the dark and was quite interesting wandering down the path from the carpark with the trees and green lights in the bushes. The view out over the lagoon at night was still fantastic and the schooling fish right underneath the balcony kept my partner amazed all evening.

There was one other couple that left soon after we arrived and we had the entire restraunt to ourselves for out entire meal, and only as wel left did another group arrive.

Drinks were cold and cocktails were tasty and not over-priced.

My partner had the seafood pasta and I had the steak. An entree sized pasta was more than enough for a meal, and Im not sure either of us would have gotten near finishing a full size version. The steak was tasty, tender and cooked to perfection and the garlic sauce and sides were delicious.

Staff were helpful and friendly at all times, but they seemed a little lost with only having us to look after all night, but they were lots of fun to chat with, I think we were almost as embarassed as them to be the only ones there.

Food prices are always expensive in Vila and this was not an exception but compared to other places we visited the cost was comparably very good.

At the end of the night they happily phoned our taxi driver for us to take us home too.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The setting overlooking the tidal lagoon helps in establishing an atmosphere that complements an evening of fine dining. The food and service is good and prices are about the same as equivalent restaurants in Port Vila.The menu is not extensive. The wine list is fine.

Visited September 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Some good, some bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We had booked a table on the water's edge and the setting was beautiful. The staff were polite and helpful and took our orders after waiting just the right amount of time. We certainly had no complaints about the food apart from the bread rolls being burnt on the bottom (and I didn't complain so can't say what their response would have been). The beef wellingtons however were very tasty. The service however between courses was very slow. We had to ask how long our desert was going to be and it then came immediately so I'm not sure if they were just trying not to rush us. I had my first ever souffle and it was so huge I couldn't eat it all!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice location but overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The food here was average. Had a nice French onion soup but my vegetable kebab was over cooked and boring. My husband said his seafood and spaghetti was tasteless. Unfortunately the ambience was spoiled by building noise close by. The staff were friendly but we paid 7500 vatu which equates to $100 for 2 entrees 1 main and 2 glasses of wine. There were people next to us who said the lobster was great, but unfortunately what we ordered was not great value for money.

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