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Tilly's Restaurant & Bar

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Lini Highway | Chantilly's on the Bay Hotel, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27079
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu 11:30 - 00:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

We missed the sunset sailboat cruise, so settled here for cocktails and watching the sunset over the lagoon - perfect view, friendly staff

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Thank feefeeonly
GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear feefeeonly Thank you for your review. It is a lovely deck and jetty to relax and watch the sunset over the bay. The hardest thing is what cocktail to choose! Kind Regards Andrew More 

Melbourne
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Great service and staff. Friendly and helpful. Food was great. Nice decor and beautiful location on the water.

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Thank KirstenMelbourne
GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear KirstenMelbourne Thank you for your review. Nice to see you enjoyed our fare and especially our friendly service which we work hard with our team to deliver. Hope to see you again one day! Kindest Regards Andrew More 

Port Vila, Vanuatu
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

Favorite breakfast/brunch type dishes in Vila. A little pricy on a volunteer budget, but we all have to treat ourselves sometimes! My favorite dish is the baked eggs napoli, two eggs poached in tomato sauce with feta cheese (this can be hit or miss) and lots of toasted bread crumbs on top, served with 2 small slices of baguette toast... More 

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Thank naseemalana
GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear naseemalana Thanks for taking the time to review us. The Napoli Baked Eggs are a huge hit with our guests (and me) . You must try the new addition of fresh wraps as well next time your in for a quick lunchtime bite! Kind Regards Andrew More 

Gisborne
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

The attentive service and lovely setting made our evening at Tilly's very enjoyable. The waiter was very helpful and informative with the menu. I had an island dish which had different island foods which was really delicious. My husband had a curry which was well flavoured without being overpoweringly hot.

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Thank november089
GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear november089 Thank you so much for your lovely review of Tilly's. I have read your review to the restaurant team today and the smiles I received are truly priceless. Kind Regards Andrew More 

Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

I ate breakfast here a few times, however did not have dinner. Breakfast was delicious and the view is beautiful, especially sitting outside. Highly recommend.

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Thank Alex951
GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Alex951 Thank you for taking the time to review us. I don't think there is a better start to the day than breakfast on the balcony watching the schools of fish jump! I will pass your kind words on the chefs and restaurant staff. Kind Regards Andrew More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

I recently stayed at Chantillys and dined in the hotel on several occasions. The food was good but not great. However, the whole experience was overshadowed by smoke from local people burning off their rubbish most nights.

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Thank Verity H
GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

This type of thoughtful feedback is extremely helpful and important to us in continuing to deliver the highest levels of quality and service to our valuable customers. We did report a recent incident of rubbish burning down the bay on a still night thou the smell of open fire home cooking by Ni-Vanuatu and at the ‘Nakemale’ on the hill... More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Tillys is a hotel more known for business travellers rather than tourists. Traditionally everyone can been seen to download their emails (free wifi) while having breakfast. Good dependable fare with a friendly staff is a focus for the whole hotel. They have a grill special only on the weekend which is huge value ( share between two), and is popular... More 

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Thank gregwatt
GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear 'gregwatt' Thank you for taking the time to review Tilly's. Yes, we are quite the 'hub' for email and social media updating over a Tanna coffee and breakfast. And the view....we are very lucky! Take care Andrew and the Team at Chantilly's More 

Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Excellent food and service. Came in mid-week and started off with a delightful table on the pier for an entrees of salt & peppered calamari (wife's favorite) and Goat Cheese arancini balls (my favorite), both fantastic. Mains of eye fillet for me and an exceptional local tasting plate for my partner. Staff just great, especially Willy, no issue when we... More 

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Thank JohnOJohnO
GeneralManager279, Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear JohnOJohnO Thank you for taking the time to review. I will let Willie know your appreciation for his attention to you and your wife (he is a much loved character in the Tilly's team!). Yes, I agree with you on you entrée selection, the Goat Cheese arancini balls are also my favourite. Guess what I'm having for lunch?? Take... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We popped in late lunch and got a super friendly welcome. There Kids menu is amazing - same with there normal menu. We got the pork belly and chicken and cheese burger all great. No rush from staff for us to finish and leave - also FREE wifi. Great views.

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1 Thank Tania S
GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Tania So glad you and the family enjoyed your afternoon and the girls trust a 'special boy' enjoyed his cake! Thank you so much for letting us know. Warm Regards Andrew More 

Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Popped in on a Thursday night. there were tables inside but none left outside. When we expressed our desire to sit outside, staff moved a table outside near the pool overlooking the bay. Food was great and the setting beautiful, peaceful and quiet. The staff and service was also very good. We had a lovely night.

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Thank swal0438
GeneralManager279, General Manager at Tilly's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear swal0438 I am so pleased we could make this a memorable night for you, thank you for taking the time to review us. Yes, it is a beautiful, peaceful place to relax, specially in the middle of winter! See you next time. Kind Regards Andrew and the Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cuisine
European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lini Highway | Chantilly's on the Bay Hotel, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 27079
Description
Tilly's restaurant is the main restaurant of Chantilly's on the Bay hotel. It is inside the hotel building - situated out front on the water. With a diverse menu - that fits with the hotels tag line - Port Vila's best little international hotel. We like to think of Tilly's as the best place in town, with great, views, great service, great food and a great wine list. Do try us out.

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