"Le Rendez Vous" is a restaurant in the town of Vila, and it has an excellent view of the bay and of your cruiseship !
Le Rendez Vous is open daily, seven days a week for lunch and dinner !
Dont miss to take a look at its wooden sculptures in the car-park, see some pics of them in my "things to do" tips !
Favorite Dish: I just had a coffee and a cake, so I cannot say much about the food they are serving !
Please do not eat this endangered species - tourists should know this so they can make an informed choice - I read one reviewer who even mentioned they knew this but didn't seem to care - how thoughtless people can be.
Favorite Dish: Coconut Crab - please do not eat this endangered species - tourists should know this so they can make an informed choice - I read one reviewer who even mentioned they knew this but didn't seem to care - how thoughtless people can be.
PLEASE do not eat the Coconut Crab in Vanuatu Anywhere in Vanuatu - it is officially an ENDANGERED SPECIES - this is why it is expensive...and stooopid tourists keep ordering - so it will soon be extinct - PLEASE consider, so many other tasty options!
Favorite Dish: Please don't eat endangered species like Coconut Crab!
A beautiful restaurant and a gorgeous hotel. This place is definitely worth a visit. You arrive out the front of the hotel and a man dressed in traditional Vanuatu costume opens your car door for you. The lobby is spectacular, and you can feel free to wander around a bit before you head to the restaurant. We walked down the 'spider-web' bridge which spans the prettily lit lagoon (we were there at night) to pathways on the other side. Very sweet and romantic! Then we went back over the lagoon and down to the restaurant which is located on a balcony like structure which looks down over the lagoon. I don't see how you could not like it!
Favorite Dish: We had the seafood, as we felt that it would probably be a bit safer at a large hotel. The food was nice, but it's the location that makes this restaurant.
The restaurant is literally on sand just next to the water so it is hard not to be inspired to sample the local fare. Fresh fruits and vegies are readily available and came with the burgers and curries there. The only thing was, they ran out of fresh fish for my son's fish and chips!
The prices are reasonable but the service is a bit slow, as islanders are always relaxed as you know so if they say it is coming soon, expect it after 30 minutes later! It was worth the wait according to my son so no worries then! Make sure you are not so hungry when you first order!At least they give free ice for our drinks as the weather and the wait will make your drinks go warm I tell you!
Favorite Dish: My son loved his chicken burger with fresh salad. But you can smell nice aroma of herbs and spices from the curries the place was selling,. It was just too hot to order them at that time!
Local Vietnamese restaurant in the main street was a jewell - well worth finding! Great unpretentious venue, street dining, good friendly service, takes $Aussie and Vatu
Favorite Dish: Coconut crab in garlic/coconut cream sauce WOW! Absolutely the best meal I ever had. Not cheap at $A51 but for a once in a lifetime experience, it was amazing!!! Some restaurants don't serve coconut crab anymore, (I've heard people say it's an endangered species) but I also saw it on the menu at the Flaming Bull steakhouse.
Awesome breakfasts that are half the price as everyone else in town! Value for money is something missing in Vanuatu then along came Pacific Cafe! A bit of everything is on the all day menu with the take aways extremely cheap!!!!
Favorite Dish: Sausage and Eggs (Breakfast menu) I am full afterwards and it cost me 500VT ($6 AUS)
Carbonara (Day menu) 600VT ($6.20 AUS) Filling and amazingly Light Cream Sauce!
Chinese Roast Chicken Take Away with Chips/ Rice 350VT ($4 AUS) TASTY!!!!
CHEAP INTERNET AS WELL!
This place is truly something on an island where tourists are not spoilt for choice of clean, good quality, service-driven restaurants. Located in the centre of town opposite the marketplace, it could be easily missed being upstairs in the Au Bon Marche supermarket building above a fast food outlet. It is by far the cleanest, most modern place in Port Vila. The chocolate/orange décor is bold for Port Vila, edgy and classy with crisp, white tablecoths. It looks over to Iririki Resort. The sealife in the water below is a sight, especially at night, when lit by strong floodlights.The staff (all locals) are obviously well trained and attentive without being intrusive. They are friendly and like to chat if given the opportunity.The wine list features Australian, New Zealand and French wines and the cocktail list is good - the “Nambawan” cocktail is highly recommended. The other bonus...this place is one of the few restaurants in Port Vila with air-conditioning. It is an oasis in the heart and heat of town where one can literally ‘chill’.
Favorite Dish: The “Vila Big Deala” (all of their pizza names are quirky!) was better than pizzas I have had in Australia - good amount of toppings and perfect base. The seafood platter is also a good recommendation - divine. Vegetarian options on the menu are generous and even appealing to a carnivore! Vanuatu, food-wise, is famous for beef and poulet fish (‘poulet’ meaning chicken in French because the consistency is like chicken). The beef is incredibly tender and flavoursome and organic – with mushroom sauce, it was divine. The poulet fish was as fresh as can be with a mustard cream sauce. There would easily be an export market for fish/beef of such a standard.Do it! Indulge in dessert here – chocolate soufflé with Cointreau - to die for. Paw paw and local nangae nut ice cream slice - refreshing and different. The lime tart was also good. One couple admitted they had been to Chill for lunch and returned for a second lime tart that same afternoon. Fresh cakes are available - there were even real Aussie lamingtons and the coffee is actually good…it is hard to find good coffee in Vila!Lime juice is popular in Port Vila and it could be fair to say you could use it as a benchmark for judging restaurants in this town. Chill’s was perfect - not too sweet and not too tart - a perfect refreshment in the tropics.
The perfect getaway! It is secluded and situated right on the beach so while you enjoy your Gin & Tonic, relax. This is trully an experience of relaxation and a lunch turns into an early dinner because no one leaves!!! Try and book because it does get busy with the locals.
THE BLACK BOARD SPECIALS ARE ALWAYS OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!
Favorite Dish: Gin & Tonic (South Gin)
Champagne (Moet & Chandon)
Lobster Tail Salad as the (entree)
Seared Tuna on a bed of Wasabi Mash (Main)
Creme Brule (Desert)
Although very affordable the food quality is low. The restaurant dishes we tried were packed with MSG and salt and whilst filling were neither healthy or satisfying apart from the simple fill value.
You will find locals eating there because of the prices but unless you are on a strict budget they are better skipped for other alternatives.
Atmospheric local little bar on the main road, fills with Aussies and other travellers when the cruise ship docks in. Great atmosphere, easy to strike up a conversation with locals and tourists. The perfect place to escape the balmy sun.
We had our Wedding Reception at The Rossi. We had preordered the Seafood Platter and it was the best seafood ever tasted!
The resturant is located right on the water front and you have views of Port Villa Harbour with its spectacularly clear water. The service is probably the best we experienced (except for The Tropicana Restuarant - kinda looked like a scene out of the movie The Bird Cage!)
Hurry though as they are knocking down The Rossi sometime this year........
Favorite Dish: The Seafood Platter........undeniabley the best and freshest seafood ever tasted!
This is a nice restaurant with great food, great wine, and a great ambiance. You will pay, though. Most entrees cost between 1800VT-2800VT (about US$16.75 - US $26).
The wine list is extensive, and the French red wines are spectacular! We got a bit tipsy off ot that stuff.
The french bread and butter they brought at the beginning was wonderful. I could've eaten that all night.
Favorite Dish: The t-bone steak was HUGE and really good, but they have a tendency to undercook their meat. I ordered the steak medium-well, and it was RARE. Really rare. A couple nights later, we went back, and one of the people in the group, who likes meat rare, ordered a steak medium-rare - and he might as well have ordered steak-tartare! -- But he loved it. Whatever floats your boat. Just be warned.
I got the herbed baked chicken the second night and it was absolutely delicious.
Try the Le Croix du Pin Cab Sauv - very good wine!!
This place is UNBELIEVABLE! When you book, ask for a table by the water's edge. You won't regret it. The river is lit from underneath and you can see all the fish (and there are a lot!) swimming around under the water. You can feed them from your table, we were tipping the bread crumbs off our plates all night. The lighting is magnificent, the food is lovely, and the entire experience is absolutely magical. I cannot stress enough, if you only go to one restaurant in Port Vila, make it this one!
Favorite Dish: The lamb cutlets were very tasty. I'm afraid I was too busy gawking at the view to go into much more detail about the food!
This place is absolutely gorgeous. We came for lunch on a sunny day, and ate at the restaurant before laying on the beach and swimming out amongst the HUGE starfish and the TINY jumping fish. Definitely worth a visit, but the food was not very good so maybe come for a daytime cocktail and snack instead of for a full meal.
Favorite Dish: Not very good I'm afraid, althought the drinks were nice, and the dessert wasn't too bad.