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Anchor Inn

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, Australian
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Port Vila, Efate 1111, Vanuatu
+678 555 1339
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Bundaberg, Australia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 cheap meal by any means but not nice this time. Sorry....but the beer was excellent

Thank jrmjthomo
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 that it would have been finished when we went back this year. It's really dingy,... More 

Thank Anne P
Bli Bli, Australia
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 has a section where you can have drinks whilst looking over the harbour. Magic cocktails.... More 

Thank Mark4560
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 group was made up twenty year old through to seniors. Wifi was excellent too The... More 

Thank Conoone
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Anchor Inn is a great place to drop in and have a drink and even some food whether you're a local, holidaying, or on a cruise ship. The staff are fun and friendly and the restaurant is well looked after. After the 2015 cyclone, unfortunately the building was closed in, however you can still access the front of the pub... More 

Thank Keana R
Wollongong, Australia
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Today we went into Port Vila for lunch at the Anchor Inn. The staff there were disinterested in us, 😞(that's the look on their faces). When we were ready to order they'd gone. When they got back they were smug and uninterested, they didn't take our orders properly, i asked for some sweet chili sauce, she nodded but never got... More 

Thank RussJenn
Wollongong, Australia
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75 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The cyclone in March 2015 totally devastated this building. They are operational again with a newly redesigned interior and a 2nd storey they hope will house a restaurant soon. Best view of International wharf and the entrance to Port Vila. Reasonable food prices. Semi friendly staff!

Thank redsoniaa
Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We had walked past this place a few times and were a bit reluctant to go in as it looked like an old mans pub. We ended up going for dinner here on a Sunday as many places were closed and so glad we did! Menu was basic with the addition of specials but both my partner and I really... More 

Thank TravelAnnaW
Campbelltown, Australia
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141 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We came to this place at the recommendation of some people we shared a tour with. They told us it was pretty basic, which is right, but certainly suited us. Meals were simple but a good selection and good value, and served with a wonderful smile. Had a few drinks here too. Only place I found that sold the Tusker... More 

Thank Dennis S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, 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, Cheap Eats, 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

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