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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Seafood, French, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed January 29, 2020

Great service. The lobster and the Coconut Carb were fantastic. It was such a great surprise on arrival. We loved it.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

A beautiful setting beside the water was the setting for a lovely evening dinner. The food was delicious and was served by attentive staff. Not very busy but everything was as it should be. Save room for dessert!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Coconut crab on a table out over the water at Vila Chaumières was the most memorable meal from our honeymoon in Vanuatu 20 years ago. We came back for a week to celebrate 20 years and booked Vila Chaumières for our anniversary dinner. The ladies...prepared a special table for us (see pics) and we had an amazing meal of Coconut Crab in garlic sauce and coconut encrusted local prawns. So far the evening out at Vila Chaumières has been the highlight of both our 2 week long Vanuatu holidays - in 2000 and 2020! Apparently it is still the same chef who likely prepared both our meals there too!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 29, 2019

great setting, was great watching fish below, food was delicious and plentiful, staff lovely. Highly recommend

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 17, 2019

Despite the sour taste left in our mouths by the price and the owner, there was a very nice approach and friendly and welcoming staff. We spent too much precious time waiting for our food. The food was ok but we were stunned by the...price. We had the misfortune to meet the corpulent owner who, only too happily informed us that he had a ‘behind the scenes deal’ with all taxi drivers. ‘We give them a meal and a soft drink if they bring us customers!!’. The meal cost nearly $200 Australian dollars. 2 adults and 2 children for lunch. Pasta for three and a salad for one. The food was ok and the location was nice but not worth the money.. It was the one very low light of our trip. Awful greed, awful deception, awful betrayal of the locals. We tipped our driver $50 aus. I wish we hadn’t eaten at this pace and given him the $200 instead.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019

Our group of 9 people came here for lunch. The was a short path with beautiful flowers before you reached the restaurant at the end. The restaurant sits right near the water and is very quiet and peaceful. I would recommend this place.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 22, 2019

We had lunch in Vila Chaumieres restaurant. Our table was right next to the water, a lovely and peaceful location. We ordered our food then waited and waited. There were only two other people in the restaurant when we arrived so I cannot imagine why...there was such a long delay. Heaven knows what it would be like if they were busy. The food, when it eventually, arrived was good but not outstanding.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we didn't have to worry or think about anything. Every mouthful we ate, every drop we drank was fantastic. We left happier and more fulfilled than we have ever done before. Staff were adorable and...lovely from beginning to end. If we could give this place 20 out of 10, we would. Holly and TinaMore

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 26, 2019 via mobile

We actually stayed at Vila Chaumieres & couldn't have been happier.Most nights we had dinner here at the restaurant which is on the lagoon overlooking the water.The staff are lovely & the food is exceptional.Fresh,fulfilling, & cooked to perfection.If staying in Port Vila l highly...recommend you go & enjoy some mouth watering indulgence at Vila Chaumieres.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 19, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic authentic Melanesian dinner.Excellent wait staff.Lady owner even minded a 3 month old baby so that her mother could enjoy her meal.

Date of visit: August 2019
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