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Francesca's Beach Club Bar Restaurant

Efate Ring Road | Havannah Harbour, Port Vila, Port Havannah, Efate 9999, Vanuatu
+678 771 9898
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (23 reviews)
“raw tuna” (5 reviews)
“gelato” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Efate Ring Road | Havannah Harbour, Port Vila, Port Havannah, Efate 9999, Vanuatu
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We ate here one night on a recent visit . Francesca was kind enough to pick us up from our nearby resort. The restaurant was quiet and the service was excellent. We were recommended the pizza entree with some fresh seafood which was delicious, our...More

Thank Tony A
Francesca's Bea... B, Owner at Francesca's Beach Club Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Dear Tony A, I am so pleased you enjoyed your quite night at Francesca's Beach Club and the food. Our new smoked marlin caper barries and mustard sauce is a winner (thanks for the photo) and we have new more to come! I love your...More

Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Staff were friendly. Service a bit slow but enough going on that it didn’t matter much. Food was lovely.

Thank sharonlisa72
Francesca's Bea... B, Owner at Francesca's Beach Club Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Dear sharonlisa72, thanks for the short appreciation. Sorry for the wait, as you said, there was much going on, very busy Sunday! Happy Travels Regards Francesca

Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

This was by far our favourite place in Vanuatu. Beautiful setting for sunset drinks which can roll into dinner. Pasta was lovely and fresh (housemade seafood ravioli), good authentic pizza, decent drinks. Francesca is warm and friendly, chats to all the guests. We were invited...More

Thank Monika M
Francesca's Bea... B, Owner at Francesca's Beach Club Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Dear Monika M, it was really nice to meet you and your husband and I hope you enjoyed the 'bagna couda' Vanuatu style! I'll keep working at our authentic Italian food and experiment new things all the time. Think what we will cook next time...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018

We arrived for lunch and stayed for dinner. We ate Italian and it was fresh (prepared before our eyes) and it was delicious. They had a duo play throughout the afternoon and they were great. Francesca is a wonderful host and you could not wish...More

Thank 2crownies
Francesca's Bea... B, Owner at Francesca's Beach Club Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Dear 2crownies, thank you so much for spending your day at Francesca's Beach Club from lunch through to dinner! It was lovely meeting you and I look forward to see you for another Sunday session with us! Safe and fun travels. Regards Francesca

Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

WOW!! After a day of driving around the island we pulled in here not knowing what to expect and had the most amazing food and service! Fresh homemade ravioli, an amazing raw yellow fin tuna dish, oysters and a glass of delicious Italian Chardonnay, we...More

Thank flowerpot1111
Francesca's Bea... B, Owner at Francesca's Beach Club Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Dear flowerpot1111, WOW what a gorgeous review! I love the 'whimsical' and 'fairy tale garden setting', very witty way to describe my place thank you! I am very happy you found us and stopped during your round island trip, many of our happy customers did...More

Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We caught a bus from Vila to the cascades and then another to Francesca’s. It was well-worth the effort on a Sunday afternoon. It’s a beautiful location - many places in Vanuatu can boast this - but Francesca’s has extra charm with its pergola dripping...More

Thank Rapunzella
Francesca's Bea... B, Owner at Francesca's Beach Club Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Dear Rapunzella, thank you so much for your great review and fabulous photos! I am just back from a 2 month break with my family in Italy and I am very happy to see my staff did a great job on their own. Our ravioli...More

Reviewed May 29, 2018

I can’t say enough about how wonderful Francesca”s restaurant is - delicious food, amazing views and super friendly staff. Francesca is the perfect hostess and I have very happy memories of long lazy lunches in her beautiful restaurant:More

Thank Ozfromoz
Francesca's Bea... B, Owner at Francesca's Beach Club Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Dear Ozfromoz, it has been lovely meeting you and thank you so much for your nice words! I am sorry I just missed you this time, at least you had the doggies :) Look forward to see you next time and enjoy a nice snorkelling...More

Reviewed May 17, 2018

Authentic Italian as it could be outside of Italy. The atmosphere is very relaxing and if you wish to have a quite place for yourself, there are a number of secluded 'boxes' a bit away from the restaurant (unfortunately, the walkway to the water is...More

Thank EM-NS
Francesca's Bea... B, Owner at Francesca's Beach Club Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Dear EM-NS, I left Italy at 27 and I go back pretty much every year for a month or so, Italian food is my true passion and I surely try my best to bring a bit of Italy to the South Pacific. I am happy...More

Reviewed April 15, 2018

My wife Francesca as it happens and I had a meal here, Francesca was in Italy and the manager Anna greeted us. From the first moment she took the time to say hello and have a chat, Anna was an excellent host. The food is...More

Thank Francesca Z
Francesca's Bea... B, Owner at Francesca's Beach Club Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Dear Francesca Z, I am so pleased Anna looked after you well. She is a lovely girlfriend who wanted to help me while I was away and I am sure she did her very best from the heart. If you had the best meal you...More

Reviewed April 8, 2018

I stayed in Havannah Harbour a while ago and ate at Francesca's almost every night. The food is amazing- think authentic Italian that will make you think you are sitting in a restaurant on the Amalfi Coast. Francesca is a wonderful host, and nothing is...More

Thank Grant L
Francesca's Bea... B, Owner at Francesca's Beach Club Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Dear Grant L, after reading your words I can't wait to see you too and personally thank you for taking the time to write this nice review. I am glad you find our food amazing and the views magical. We surely try our best to...More

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Maz05Bris
March 25, 2017|
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Response from Donna R | Reviewed this property |
you can definitely walk along the beach front or rd, however im sure Gideon would be happy to drive you also :-)
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ingrid p
May 31, 2016|
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Response from Francesca's Bea... B | Property representative |
Dear Ingrid P, sorry I missed your question. We are about 3km South from The Havannah Resort. It is possible to walk down on the road or by the beach and it will take you about 30 minutes. We offer a pick up service for a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $26
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Efate Ring Road | Havannah Harbour, Port Vila, Port Havannah, Efate 9999, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Havannah
  • Phone Number: +678 771 9898
  • E-mail
Description
Francesca's Beach Club is a smart casual beautiful venue to spend the day and relax. Traditional Italian food with home made pasta and pizza as well as some Tapas and local delicacies like Vanuatu Tuluk, using fresh, local produce as much as possible. The unique building is right on the water's edge at beautiful Havannah Harbour. Open for lunch and dinner five days a week, Francesca's offers stunning views at lunch and a romantic, candlelit ambience at night (beautiful sunsets). The building is a combination of modern minimalistic & island style construction, with a complex thatched roof that resembles a down facing traditional canoe and outrigger. Booking is recommended for dinner and on Sundays. Group menu, weddings, corporate, and more are available on booking and Degustation Lunches on Saturday must be booked by Thursday prior.
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