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“Really Great Spot” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Elan

Elan
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
Price range: $10 - $29
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Really Great Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visited here for lunch on the recommendation of our resort after a tour and were very glad we did.

Very friendly hosts, excellent staff and the meals were top notch.

Good wine selection and brilliant spot to watch the ocean, literally water lapping against the restaurant.

Nothing was too much trouble and the hosts organised a taxi for us when we were ready to head back to Breakas.

Thanks team. Well worth it.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nice Atmosphere & View”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Based on Trip Adviser, we ventured out to Elan for dinner.
The atmosphere is gorgeous and we were seated on the balcony with the best view.
The food was quite nice, my banana leaf fish was very tasty. My husband was served fish that was tough and rubbery. The staff firstly told him that was what it was supposed to be, but then the managers came to look and offered to take back to the kitchen. They apologised that the chef used the tail of the poulet and cooked a fresh piece of fish. This one was much nicer and the apology and actions helped save the experience.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We visited Élan twice on our stay, the second time on our last night because we had previously enjoyed it so much. The food was beautifully presented, excellent quality and the service was warm and welcoming. We were remembered from our first visit and treated like royalty.

The Atmosphere at Élan is tranquil and romantic. I definitely rate this as one of my favourite experiences on our holiday!

  • 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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Bristol
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good service. Fabulous setting. Disappointing food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The service was great, and the setting absolutely stunning. We arrived just before sunset, which we'd really recommend as you can see the stunning view, right on the water. We were expecting great things from this place, having heard some great reviews. However, for the price the food was really very average. Such a shame as the setting is truly unique.

Visited June 2014
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
1 review
“Just Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I dined at elan for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. We were immediately impressed by the beautiful building and decor, comfortable and stylish. We sat and enjoyed a bottle of moet champagne whilst watching the gorgeous sunset.

We shared the crab cakes and tuna entrees, which were delicious. I had the lobster stack, which I have to say is one of the best lobster dishes I have ever had. My husband had the Poulet in banana leaves and thought it was great. The dishes are quite filling so we shared the lemon and lime tart which was a perfect way to end a wonderful evening. A big thank you for making our 20th special.

  • 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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