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“Fabulous Food!!”
Review of Espiritu House

Espiritu House
Ranked #15 of 18 Restaurants in Luganville
Price range: $9 - $43
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food!!”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

We stayed here for 12nights and my favourite part of the day was dinner time! We loved the Chilli Mussels, the Garlic Prawns, the Santo Beef with Mushroom/Pepper sauce, and the delicious 'poulet' fish! Doreen the cook was fantastic, and Cam the chef/manager amazed us with his duck and pork belly creations! The views and service are just sensational!

Visited May 2012
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Brisbane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious, generous and great service with the most fabulous view.”
Reviewed June 2, 2011

We just wanted to say thank you to Jus and Cam for the most wonderful holiday at Moyyan and the delicious food at their restaurant Espiritu House. So glad we took the food and accommodation package. We have holidayed in Vanuatu before and found that the food prices really added up. The entertainment was a bonus and the view to die for. All in all....top marks all round and especially to the local staff who are the most charming, lovely people.
Ken and Julie

  • Visited May 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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203 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
“Delicious, but top end prices!”
Reviewed April 25, 2011

The location of this restaurant (part of the Moyyen House by the Sea resort) is absolutely stunning.

We had lunch here a couple of times, and personally i think coming for lunch is better than dinner, because you get to look at the stunning blue bay from the lovely decking area. In fact sitting there until sunset to move onto a glass of wine was even better.

The lunch menu was varied and had some choices at a reasonable price, which we thoroughly enjoyed.

We looked at the evening menu, which looked absolutely delicious, but we couldn't afford the prices, everything started at 3000 vatu upwards at least per dish.

We were able to appreciate this beautiful place at the lunch time prices, and presume that the people lucky enough to stay at this resort would also be able to enjoy the evening dinner prices too. Or if this is your kind of budget then it makes for an excellent special night.

For us it was a bus back to Luganville town centre, to enjoy the excellent Jardin des Saveurs for an evening meal.

  • Visited April 2011
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Moyyan, Manager at Espiritu House, responded to this review, May 10, 2011
Hi Antibes,
Thank you for a wonderful review! It is always a suprise and pleasure to find these types of comments as you search around Tripadvisor.

The photographs of Moyyan Beach are amazing, a wonderful touch..

Just for a little clarification on our Dinner Menu - Our appetisers start at 850vatu and do not exceed 1500vatu
(fresh oysters an exception at $20 a dozen) - we usually have 3-4 of these a night.
Our Main meals average at 2700vatu ($25)- 3500vatu($34)

One example of a more expensive dish is our 3500vatu Reef and Beef. This is a HUGE steak cooked to your liking upon a kumula mash and loaded on top with prawns, calamari, oysters, poulet fish, crab, lobster then bound in a garlic cream sauce, for the quality of our chefs and the freshness of the beef, the stack of fresh seafood and service we provide by candlelight on the beach - We feel it is a bargain!

We most certainly have never had a menu out without the above inclusions - so we are concerned that you (or any other guest) may be under the same impression regarding our pricing - we will definitely be addressing this issue (Perhaps back to printed menus instead of Blackboard) will keep you posted!

But like you said, I feel we are the perfect place for a special occassion or for guests who have discerning tastes for fine food and wine.

I have read all of your restaurant reviews and feel they are very acurate and give an excellent overview of Santo Dining.
Kind Regards,
Justine
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Sydney
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Yum yum yum”
Reviewed January 9, 2011

What a fantastic chef and atmosphere very relaxed great food and good service. I ordered the banana wrapped in chicken and was quite dubious only to be pleasantly surprised it was beautiful!!!!

The outdoor deck and lighting in the trees is just lovely and the staff work so hard to make you feel like you are eating on your own deck at home with a hatted chef invited over!

Thank you to all for the wonderful meals and attention we have had each time we have dined at the restaurant

  • Visited January 2011
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“Beautiful food and consistent”
Reviewed January 9, 2011

What a pleasant surprise we had from our first lunch meal here with over ten choices of dishes which we almost tried each one over the course of a number of visits. The moyyan burger is absolutely deilicious and the caper ailoi that's comes with the calamari is so good I ordered it again with fries!

The poulet with almonds on the dinner menu was superb and we also really enjoyed the company of the management and the local staff are the bewt in santo, nothing is a problem and english is very good.

Congratulations to all you deserve to succeed.

Suggest booking if you can

  • Visited January 2011
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Thank Pinsonsblog
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