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Tamanu on the Beach

Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coconut prawns” (15 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
“beef” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t go there if you are Asian..... that is all I want to say. No offence to the chief, but the waitress with very short hair was very racist.

Thank SWang09
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Tamanu Beach Club has been a long favourite of ours and when we heard about the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam - we were so worried for the owners and the wonderful staff. A new owner took the challenge when the original owners could no...More

3  Thank 512carynm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location, fantastic service (which is quite rare in Vanuatu) and the best food we had during our week in Vanuatu. Highly recommend a long leisurely lunch here.

Thank blm13NZ
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review us, It's great to hold such a special place in the hearts of our guests, they say to way to a mans heart is through his stomach! Me too!

Reviewed 13 April 2018

Fresh food. Tender steak. Great service. Good wine list and gorgeous views out to sea. Prices are reasonable.

Thank 332VickiS
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks you for your review, short and sweet and full of goodness. Much appreciated Vicki.

Reviewed 20 February 2018

I was a little concerned; 20 km out of Port Vila? Yet the resort has a vehicle which goes into town daily for drop of and pick up; exception service. The manager, staff, room service, was very friendly and helpful, never a boring time to...More

Thank Dave R
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi David, You have done well! Thanks for posting on both our pages, will be a great day when you return that's for sure! Cocktails on me! I am going to love sharing this one with our staff, they soak up the praise well, so...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018

We went to dinner at the restaurant 3 times during our 9 days at a nearby house (there were 8 adults and 1 child). The food was excellent. Everything was very fresh, well cooked and delicious! We ate the local poulet fish and would highly...More

Thank worldtravellerruth11
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you for you review, we are so glad we had you return so many times during your stay! We pride ourselves on our produce being top notch, sometimes is unfortunately has the price to match. All in all your experience with us was great...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed lunch at Tamanu on the Beach this week after having no luck with the cuisine in Port Vila and we were very glad we decided to dine there. The restaurant is clean, well presented and overlooks a beautiful beach. The...More

Thank SarahBolder
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

HI Sarah, Apologies for not thanking you sooner for your review. It's nice when we get people making the trip out here and to top it off have a fantastic experience! Next time come and stay so you can fully take in the Tamanu on...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Well worth the bumpy dirt road drive to a stunning restaurant with a breathtaking view. The service was excellent , the wine menu fantastic and the mains delicious. The only downfall was serving an obviously burnt chocolate fondant dessert. Highly recommend lunch or sunset dinner...More

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Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Apologies for the late reply, sorry to hear your desert was burnt, not good at all so please accept my apologies. We are thankful for your review being overall a positive one. The bumpy road is less bumpy these days so that's a fantastic improvement...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018

After spending a memorable Christmas Day at Tamanu four years ago, we made sure to book in again on our next visit to Vanuatu. Roxi and her staff pulled out all stops to make sure our day was even better this time round. Tamanu's location...More

Thank Andrew B
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

You are too kind Andrew, it is wonderful to hear of your experience with us for Christmas! I like to think we pull out all the stops all the time! We are always looking at ways to improve our service both in front and behind...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We stayed for a couple of nights after we moved from another resort. The staff was very welcoming and check in was easy. The beach was few kilometre Long with White Sand. On the first evening we had dinner at the resort. Coconut prawns and...More

1  Thank psg1981
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us, will be sure to pass on your feedback to our staff. We are lucky to work in such a beautiful resort and host lovely people like yourselves! Thanks for coming and staying. Would love it if...More

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20 March 2017|
Response from Virginia S | Property representative |
Average price for lunch is 1,500vt and dinner mains are 2,995vt. Wines are very comparatively priced to Australia and New Zealand and start at 3,000vt a bottle. If you email the resort direct, they will be more than happy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 27279
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With our truly breathtaking absolute beach front location , our fine dining, yet casually relaxed restaurant, is considered to be the best in Vanuatu and is renowned for its pavilion styled, open-air al fresco dining. We also offer our chapel for larger groups. Tamanu on the Beach's restaurant has earned a highly respected international reputation for delivering the most distinctive dining experience, featuring local organic meat, indigenous produce and the freshest of seafood. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner for guests and visitors, our restaurant offers quality dining at affordable prices. Bookings are recommended.
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