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The Beach Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, Pizza, Australian
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Mele Road | Mele Bay, Port Vila, Efate cash only no cards, Vanuatu
+678 560 1132
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in for a cold beer and to listen to the great local band around 3pm, we didn't leave til after 8! On Sunday nights they have a local circus with traditional dancing (no animals which is a good thing). The performers are really good and has the whole crowd laughing. I recommend the pizzas over the burgers, both... More 

Thank pams951
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect venue to end the day after visiting 'Tanna Custom Village' and snorkelling at Hideaway Island. This bar has a terrific atmosphere with local (ni-Vanuatu) workers and delicious wood-fired pizzas. The fire show with local performers is a big hit!

1 Thank bensonkaylene
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night we happened to visit The Beach Bar for the Friday night Fire Show. We were a little concerned when arriving, as we hadn't made a reservation. However, we were blown away by the friendly staff who went out of their way to make space for the three of us. It was a fairly busy night, but yet you... More 

1 Thank SimeNchar
Hunter Valley, Australia
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209 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a late lunch at the beach bar. the restaurant has a good vibe and that nice relaxed beach feel. Staff were all very friendly and simple lunch was tasty and reasonably priced. well worth a visit.

1 Thank Michael D
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff at the beach bar are just beautiful, nothing is to much trouble and they always go above and beyond (we have been a few times over the years). If your in Vanuatu on a Friday, you have to stay for the awesome fire show! Food is great, atmosphere is awesome .... highly recommend

1 Thank Sandy L
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its ok, nice (not great) setting, reasonably priced, service is good, food was a let down but would go back

Thank brigham1436
Motueka, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to the Beach Bar several times .The food is good the Fire dance show is a must to see make sure you book early to get a table

1 Thank Murray H
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have often visited the Beach Bar in recent years and my previous visit in 2015 I wasn't really impressed with the service but thought I would give it another go. It hasn't improved. We booked a table for the Fire Show and were assured we had a front table but on arrival we were placed at the very back... More 

Thank Carrie1961
Brisbane, Australia
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70 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our table of 5 had pitza and burgers. Pitza was ok, burgers average. Road getting in was shocking. If i was staying in port vila and didnt have a car i wouldnt make the effort.

Thank Leanne K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were on a cruise ship we only had time to stop in for lunch but next time would love to party it up into the evening. Sit on the beach with feet in the sand, great view. Drinks were reasonable price, buckets of beers with ice is a nice touch. Food was very good, quick service, friendly staff.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Bar, Pizza, Australian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mele Road | Mele Bay, Port Vila, Efate cash only no cards, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 560 1132
A great place to hang out for the day. The Beach Bar is famous for its wood fire pizzas, but offers a large choice of alternatives as well. The kids just love playing on the beach with all the free water toys while Mum & Dad relax in the beer garden. Sit back and enjoy the stunning sunsets over Mele Bay whilst enjoying a cold beer or glass of wine. Keep an eye out for the special "Friday Night Fire Dancing" evenings, Tuesday Movie nights on Port Vila's biggest screen, right on the beach and our Sunday Sessions starting with live music from 1pm followed by our great new show "Sunday Kustam Karnival" where Bank's Snake Dancers meet our talented Circus Performers". Something for everyone at The Beach Bar!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?