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“The closest you'll get to fine dining in Santo”

Restaurant 1606 at Village de Santo Resort
Ranked #3 of 18 Restaurants in Luganville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$26
Cuisines: French, Australian, Egyptian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Restaurant 1606 intensive's Al A Carte Menu, locally inspired Tapas (for the grazers) and a daily specials board, makes it clear why 1606 is consistently voted by travelers as the best restaurant in Santo. Receive a warm welcome with exceptional service and friendly Melanesian smiles. We look forward to welcoming you.
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

After a few days of pretty average meals in Luganville, we decided to try 1606. Only a 20 minute walk out of town or a 200 Vatu cab ride, it has a delightful outdoor setting and very friendly staff. Service was prompt, which is quite rare in Vanuatu. We had the eye fillet. Home grown and organic, it cost just shy of $30 AUD and was quite tasty. The cocktails are great too. It is a bit pricey but the food is of good quality and a standout in Luganville.

Thank David B
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

I was blown over by the rooms, garden, owner, staff, the singer and the food quality. This is Santo's only 5 Star restaurant as far as I know. I didn't stay but next time I probably will as the garden set double storied rooms were fantastic. What a beautiful place!

1  Thank Warrick M
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Dined in the restaurant last night as we stayed overnight in the adjacent Village de Santo Resort. We ordered a tapas plate which was absolutely divine, the only reason we didn't finish is cause we stuffed ourselves on our mains and had no room left! We had kumala stuffed with kalamata olives and feta, served with a side of what we think was a spicy caramelised onion with olive mix. Absolutely delicious! This was followed by a vegetable curry with rice, and fresh poulet fish on a potato rosti and vegetable base. We really couldn't fault anything, and though their menu says small serves so you can taste more, there was nothing wrong with the serving sizes!
We followed up with a continental brekky the next morning which included banana pancakes and fresh banana bread. These weren't the usual pancakes either with banana mash - they were 1 cm thick and had whole slices of banana cooked in them. Topped with pineapple syrup and coconut syrup, they were delicious. Highly recommend a visit here. The ambience is great at all times of day, and very friendly staff.

Thank Junior-Nomads
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Excellent service, excellent food :) Best fillet steak i have ever eaten and the poulet fish was sensational. Well done

Thank sally w
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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

We were staying one night at the Village de Santo and having read the earlier favourable reviews we decided to eat at the in-house restaurant.
What a disappointment !
Very slow service, even with three staff serving and the restaurant only one third full (we waited over 30 minutes after completing the main course for the plates to be removed)!
Tapas selection is interesting, but main course variety is limited.
Food was pretty average - eg . Special of orange chicken had no hint of orange , prawns and crab were bland.
Australian pice levels are a bit hard to justify .
Setting is very nice and David was trying hard.
Overall, OK but nothing special for the price.

1  Thank YoungOnes3141
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