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The Melanesian Port Vila

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Tassiriki Park Rd, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 22150
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Cooloola Cove, Australia
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The venue is lovely but the menu was not very appetising to the eye and over priced for what you get, definitely room for improvement.

Thank robjens
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We went there for the traditional dance and songs show held around the pool between 6 and 8pm with a buffet dinner. We tried the famous kava drink and had a most relaxing and enjoyable time

Thank Frog-Aus
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We recently stayed at The Melanesian for a week & pretty much had dinner at the restaurant there every night. The food is delicious! The steak is some of the best I have ever had although was a bit hit & miss when it came to how it was cooked. The BBQ and cultural show is a must. We had... More 

Thank MelNicole14
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We enjoyed the BBQ and the show with kava tasting, lots of choices of meat,chicken and sausages with salads, breads and some deserts. Kava tasting and cultural show were fun and enjoyable. Good value and great staff and bar.

Thank suzric
Port Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We visited on a week night and found the premises had obviously had recent renovations completed. Seating is adjacent to a swimming pool which give ambiance. BBQ style food as a help yourself. Good food and cultural performance by locals, Would recommend this place for a good night out.

Thank denis-Largs
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Enjoyable night out to the melanesian feast, the food was excellent and the dancers were great. The whole experience was very enjoyable and would definitely go back.

Thank byronwakeham
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We went to the Melanesian BBQ Feast for my birthday dinner. It was a really enjoyable night with local performers, beautiful buffet food and kava tasting.

Thank Rhearne R
Bundaberg, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We went on recommendation to the cultural dance and bbq night. The dancers were excellent ,great to see. The food was average with typical thin bbq steak and sausages and food was not nice and hot. Sweets were run of the mill. A disappointment from what we were told. Its sister hotel, Moorings had the best food of the two

Thank jrmjthomo
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We were told by locals that it was a great place to eat, so we went there and were amazed at the quality of the food, we went back the next night too. Wish we had of know earlier. A+++

Thank Cathy F
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Oasis sits around the pool of the Melanesian. The menu is balanced and the food well prepared. The is a Feast night featuring local music

Thank topcat2857

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tassiriki Park Rd, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 22150

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