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“Great service. Cold beer.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Anchor Inn

Anchor Inn
Ranked #43 of 87 Restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Description: A sensational location right on the harbour in Port Vila. It is where the locals and visitors meet for a cold Tusker , a glass of wine or a meal and a coffee, watch the sunset, and listen to live music. If that's not enough to wet your appetite then check out the live sport on 5 sports channels showing all the best in international sport. See you at The Anchor
Hobart, Australia
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great service. Cold beer.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Service was amazing. Views are great. Meals not too bad. Cruise ship passengers seem to pay more than what is charged normally???

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Vincentia, Australia
Level Contributor
69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great location, cold beer, terrible steak”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

My overall rating is based on the few meals I have had there.

I often drop in to catch up with friends on Friday evenings. The location right on the water is great and one can always sit right at the water's edge and watch the sunset.

The draught Tusker is always cold (although Tusker is not my preferred beer in Port Vila). The service is good and the staff attending to the tables are always attentive and fast with their service. On Friday evenings they have live music though, if they have a band playing, we always find a table as far from the band as possible because the bands do not seem to understand mood or background music.

I have found the food to be average at best. The last time I ate there a couple of us had the sirloin steak and it was the worst steak I've had in a long time. I simply don't understand how they could do what they did to Vanuatu beef. The accompanying mushroom sauce and salad were ordinary.

Overall, a pub style establishment serving cold beer and indifferent pub food with a brilliant view over the water.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Must see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

Check this place out. Drinks and food were terrific. I had a very nice nachos plate, while my friends had the lobster. From what they said, it was well worth the price. The pizzas were also very good. Service was exceptional.

Visited July 2014
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Blue Mountains, Australia
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201 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“It's a good place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great staff, very good cold draught Tusker, the food is just what you want in what is basically just a small pub. For the Aussies, there is sports on the TV's, the place is just a buzz if Aust v NZ in Rugby! Even been there for the Melbourne Cup! What a day!!! But best of all a drink at sunset looking out over the bay, just a great place. Looking forward to visiting again in October.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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413 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Lunch with a view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Stopped once here for lunch while in Port Vila and really enjoyed it. Had a nice view over the harbour and the food was good. The atmosphere is very laid back and relaxing.

Visited September 2013
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