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Tamanu on the Beach

Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“curry” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

The restaurant is nicely located with a view to the beach. The meals were overpriced and the standard was average, the service was good though.

Thank Rockstar
Reviewed April 10, 2012

I'm going to preface this review with saying that I've only given Tamanu a 3 because the manager (Rachael) went out of their way to apologise to us for the experience we had - giving us a refund on our transfer and a bottle of...More

Thank SamrNZ
Reviewed April 9, 2012

We stopped for lunch & the food was superb! Seafood lasagne was to die for! Right next to sandy white beach with beautiful ocean view!

Thank Tarnz
Reviewed April 5, 2012

As an expat I visit Tamanu on a regular basic, the location is stunning, the food is fantastic and the staff are always very happy and helpful. Tamanu is a must vist while you are here on your holiday.

Thank Leanne P
Reviewed March 30, 2012

not much else you can say, worth the drive, the experience is unforgettable a must for any person coming to port vila

Thank lucy w
Reviewed March 24, 2012

but mind all the pot holes getting there if you are driving after a heavy rain and you are in a small vehicle. hahahaha lovely lunch and lovely standard of service. A large menu available all day. We were the only diners there that day.

Thank bfc304
Reviewed March 20, 2012

We enjoyed dinner at Tamanu and it was defintately the highlight of our holiday. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special. We took a walk along the gorgeous secluded beach prior to dinner, had drinks watching the sun set and then...More

Thank autumn1082
Reviewed March 15, 2012

If you want palms, beaches, waves crashing on a deserted beach, with great food, and well appointed, comfortable, simple beach bungalows... At a resonable rate... LOOK NO FURTHER

Thank ryantaylor74
Reviewed March 14, 2012

Lovely restaurant overlooking a beautiful white sand beach. The food we had was excellent quality showcasing fresh local ingredients. The fish carpaccio was a standout.

Thank CherryTartin
Reviewed February 20, 2012

We had THE BEST dinner while we were on the island for 2 weeks and the staff and ambience was wonderful as well!!! All 4 of us had difference meals and they were all TOP NOTCH!!!!

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What is the average cost of lunch and of evening meals at Tamanu on the Beach restaurant. Also does anyone know the price of champagne and or wine approx.
March 20, 2017|
Response from Virginia S | Property representative |
Average price for lunch is 1,500vt and dinner mains are 2,995vt. Wines are very comparatively priced to Australia and New Zealand and start at 3,000vt a bottle. If you email the resort direct, they will be more than happy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 27279
  • E-mail
With truly breathtaking, unsurpassed ocean views, our fine dining, yet casually relaxed restaurant, is considered to be the best in Vanuatu and is renowned for its pavilion styled, open-air al fresco dining. We also offer a private dining area suitable for a group or just a romantic dinner for two. Tamanu on the Beach's restaurant has earned a highly respected international reputation for delivering the most distinctive dining experience, featuring local organic meat, indigenous produce and the freshest of seafood. Open all day for guests and visitors, our restaurant offers quality dining at affordable prices. Bookings are recommended.