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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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“coconut prawns” (13 reviews)
“cake” (4 reviews)
“curry” (6 reviews)
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International, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here with a Luxury Escape deal and it was the best holiday ever as the staff made our 7 days stay a pleasure. Thank you for your smiles and laughter every day. The food was exceptionally fantastic and we both need to go...More

Thank rhonda w
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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 30 August 2017

We stayed at this fantastic resort for 5 nights & were completely blown away by the quality of the restaurant food for breakfast,lunch & dinner. The menu is quite small but good choices for most tastes. The food is fresh, healthy & beautifully presented. The...More

Thank WayneM66
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Took a drive out for lunch. Wow! Breath-taking setting (that sand! the ocean!), excellent food and friendly staff. Next time we will make sure we book a few nights! Thank you Tamanu for the perfect Sunday!

Thank Elena F
Reviewed 28 August 2017

an expensive lunch with a nice outlook of the ocean . the food is good quality and has nice flavoursMore

Thank kiwi572014
TamanuVanuatu, Guest Relations Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thanks for your review. We appreciate all comments from our guests We are a little surprised at your comments that you found our lunch menu overpriced. Our average lunch price is 1500 vt or $18. We generally get comments we are exceptionally good value. We...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

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
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank bundleofjoynsw
Reviewed 5 August 2017 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 5 August 2017 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 27 July 2017

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
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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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