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Anchor Inn

Port Vila, Efate 1111, Vanuatu
+678 555 1339
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good52%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (11 reviews)
“lobster” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Steakhouse, Pub, Australian
$$ - $$$
Port Vila, Efate 1111, Vanuatu
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1 - 10 of 125 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great coconut crab and barrimundi dishes in April 2017. If you want to get your face and hands messy go for the crab! Very happy waiter!

Thank kem80361
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lost its old charm with the sand on the floor, but as you can see fantastic views from the back area. Hope you can swallow the cost of a corona at $11 AUD!

Thank jayne1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place which used to feature a huge vaulted thatch roof. These days, it is pressed steel beams and timber. The low ceiling has a huge impact on the feel of the place, and it seems to echo. The day I visited, there...More

Thank Jared W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having done several Pacific Island cruises over the years which docked in Vila I can only say that I have always loved popping in to the Anchor Inn for a refreshing Tuska ale after doing my duty free shopping!!! Sadly this Bar was wiped out...More

Thank helen k
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Unfortunately the Anchor Inn did not fare well during Cyclone Pam nearly two years ago. It lost it's traditional roof (as seen in the main photo). The bar survived and they traded on with a temporary shelter roof but the new rebuild is almost complete...More

Thank TimberBlueMountains
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went for a lobster meal and was disappointed this time. On past brief cruise ship visits the lobsters seemed fresh and juicy and a pleasure to eat. This time they were dried out, little taste and little side salad for the price. Not a...More

Thank jrmjthomo
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Really nice staff free wifi the salad i had was great well worth dropping in for a drink or dinner great out look

1  Thank stephen t
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My partner and I were in Port Vila last year and had a few good nights at the Anchor Inn, the atmosphere was really good. This year we went back and it has really changed. They were doing renovations last year and we were hoping...More

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We were a party of three. We only had drinks there as we were heading home for dinner. There is quite a bit of construction work being done on the waterfront of Vila and this restaurant/bar has had some significant renovations as well. It still...More

Thank Mark4560
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The family visited this bar for lunch the service was excellent and the bar menu of crabs and lobster was beautifully presented The establishment featured a singer playing an electric organ. His music was played with enthusiasm and featured songs that all enjoyed . Our...More

Thank Conoone
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Bar, Steakhouse, Pub, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Port Vila, Efate 1111, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 555 1339
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