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“First Class Cuisine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant 1606 at Village de Santo Resort

Restaurant 1606 at Village de Santo Resort
Ranked #5 of 16 Restaurants in Luganville
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: French, European, Spanish, Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Restaurant 1606 intensive's Al A Carte Menu, locally inspired Tapas (for the grazers) and a daily specials board, makes it clear why 1606 is consistently voted by travelers as the best restaurant in Santo. Receive a warm welcome with exceptional service and friendly Melanesian smiles. We look forward to welcoming you.
Dalby Queensland
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“First Class Cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed 6 nights at Village De Santo and because of the quality of the meals, extensive menu selection, friendly service, our party of 4 had all of our meals at Restaurant 1606. And we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.
Desmond, a very talented local musician entertained us on Tuesday and Saturday evening. It was impossible not to enjoy his talent and to be enticed into getting up and dancing along with the other guests. It was GREAT fun.

Visited August 2014
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“I cant stop coming back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014

Every time I visit Santo, I always have to go back to 1606 for brunch, lunch or dinner. I have eaten there many times, and never dissapointed. Food is always fresh, tasty and presented to perfection. Definately one of my favourite places to eat. I recommend their Poulet fish, chips and salad.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bundaberg, Australia
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38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“The closest you'll get to fine dining in Santo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

After a few days of pretty average meals in Luganville, we decided to try 1606. Only a 20 minute walk out of town or a 200 Vatu cab ride, it has a delightful outdoor setting and very friendly staff. Service was prompt, which is quite rare in Vanuatu. We had the eye fillet. Home grown and organic, it cost just shy of $30 AUD and was quite tasty. The cocktails are great too. It is a bit pricey but the food is of good quality and a standout in Luganville.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Wow! A real eye opener to what could be possible in Santo.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

I was blown over by the rooms, garden, owner, staff, the singer and the food quality. This is Santo's only 5 Star restaurant as far as I know. I didn't stay but next time I probably will as the garden set double storied rooms were fantastic. What a beautiful place!

Visited July 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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201 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Beautiful flavours and surroundings ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Dined in the restaurant last night as we stayed overnight in the adjacent Village de Santo Resort. We ordered a tapas plate which was absolutely divine, the only reason we didn't finish is cause we stuffed ourselves on our mains and had no room left! We had kumala stuffed with kalamata olives and feta, served with a side of what we think was a spicy caramelised onion with olive mix. Absolutely delicious! This was followed by a vegetable curry with rice, and fresh poulet fish on a potato rosti and vegetable base. We really couldn't fault anything, and though their menu says small serves so you can taste more, there was nothing wrong with the serving sizes!
We followed up with a continental brekky the next morning which included banana pancakes and fresh banana bread. These weren't the usual pancakes either with banana mash - they were 1 cm thick and had whole slices of banana cooked in them. Topped with pineapple syrup and coconut syrup, they were delicious. Highly recommend a visit here. The ambience is great at all times of day, and very friendly staff.

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