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“Great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mangoes Resort Restaurant & Bar

Mangoes Resort Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #26 of 87 Restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wellington, New Zealand
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

We had lunch here the day we arrived (1 night stopover before heading home). Lunch was great. They even delivered it to the pool up the hill (a sister hotel that is just being completed). Breakfast was OK but the service was a bit hit and miss. Brought the wrong juice, didnt provide the side dish even though the waiter reconfirmed it about 5 minutes after he took our orders. It arrived after we had finished breakfast. Flat White Coffee was average and filter coffee was terrible.

Visited August 2013
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Southland
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239 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had higher expectations of Mangoes given trip advisor reviews and comments from other travellers when we arrived in Vila but we were disappointed on many levels. The menu looked good and we ordered the chicken and prawn spring rolls only to be told they were sold out so we substituted and had chicken skewers which were average. We also ordered the seafood platter only to be told there was no fish left in the house. Surprising as this took 3 or 4 dishes off the menu including the basic fish and chips. We negotiated to still have the platter with substitutes. For a supposedly decent restaurant it is lacking on so many levels from the wine being poured from a great height into our glasses without the offer of a taste to the hand written note pushed across the table asking which sauce we wanted with the lobster on our platter. The best entertainment of the night was Spike the cat, some music would have created an ambience. We would have liked to see a dessert menu but given it was offered as an afterthought we declined. The best part of the evening was the creamy garlic sauce and lobster. You decide if you can endure the rest to get this tasty treat!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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“Yummy food and great service! Don't go BYO!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Had a lovely meal here. The service (Nic) was fantastic! The place is expensive, so we called in first and asked re BYO, as we had seen on trip advisor that this was an option. Were told clearly that BYO was fine-had a 500 vaht corkage. Duly arrived at Mangoes, had a nice meal, great service (Nic!) but when got bill, told corkage was 1200 vaht. Queried this with manager and were told this is standard charge and had no explanation as to why we were told on two occasions that corkage would be 500 vaht. Would have been alot cheaper to buy a wine there. Basically, the restaurant manager couldn't give a damn! Was offhand, disinterested and rude! Was very disappointed, as we were planning to go back with family and certainly won't be now!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had one of the best meals during our week in Vanuatu here.

I had a beautiful vegetarian lasagne that was cooked to perfection, and everyone in my family was happy with their meal.

Good service, a nice atmosphere, good food - happy times.

Visited August 2013
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55 reviews
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“Lovely dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We didn't book but we were given a table immediately and had excellent service from the start.
Very good menu and as a non meat eater they made up a dish for me.
Bangers and Mash was the special on the night and the three men were very excited ! It looked fantastic and they all agreed the dish was delicious and plenty of it.
Two of our group had local fish and that also was great, well cooked and very fresh.
No complaints , great food, very clean, modern, excellent wine list and service.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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