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Tamanu on the Beach

Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
International, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped into Tamanu On The Beach last week for lunch and were totally blown away! What a lovely place! The setting was picture perfect. We had lunch in the pavilion overlooking the sea. Lunch was excellent too! The cottages were gorgeous, simply decorated but...More

Thank EskieNapier
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Recently enjoyed a long and luxurious lunch at Tamanu, something that we dont often get to enjoy. The renovations are something else, beautiful and stylish and so great to see that the old Tamanu is back in action. The food is fantastic, great wine list...More

2  Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting is sensational and beautifully laid out. The service is excellent but the food could have been better.

Thank bundleofjoynsw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect paradise location. Coconut Prawns a must. Lemon crusted Poulet Fish was spectacular. Chicken breast with beetroot mash and prunes was delicious. Passion fruit creme burlee, lemon tart and Belgium Fondant just the perfect end to a perfect dinner. Would love to stay at this...More

2  Thank CassyI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely spot, newly refitted after the last big cyclone. Welcoming staff, delicious food, and ok wine and beer selection. This was a great spot on our circumnavigation of Efate! ( by car!!)

1  Thank 5hungryadelaidians
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The decor is wonderful and the food even better. The coconut prawns are famous for a reason and a must try item. The steak too was cooked to perfection each and every time with perfect balance of flavour across all of the dishes and excellent...More

1  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our daughter was married here in July and it was the most dreamy, romantic and tranquil place to have had her wedding. The food was mouth watering and the staff were amazing. However, they didn't have enough bread and there was no coffee with our...More

3  Thank p51202
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly wonderful experience and certainly worth the drive to dine. Staff are extremely professional and talented, at the same time still very much have their own unique personalities shine through. Kerryhasia thank you for for guidance and for your help with our dining choices,...More

1  Thank sonofharry
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We celebrated a family birthday here. What a magnificent setting. Beautiful white beach, gorgeous buildings & plenty of deck chairs & bean bags. The menu wasn't large but the food was divine. The staff were wonderful. Absolutely loved being here

1  Thank LillyGorey
Reviewed 30 May 2017

After quite a drive (roads are very bumpy so it takes some time to get there), arriving at Tamanu was like seeing a mirage. It is just beautiful. All white and on the beach, we didn't quite look the part in our bathers and thongs,...More

3  Thank 327pharaoh2405
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Questions & Answers
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$ 30
Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 27279
  • E-mail
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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