Popular Restaurants and Cafe's

Port Vila has many different places to enjoy beautiful dining experiences. The fresh seaood, locally grown fruit and vegetables and the best beef in the Pacific make for some amazing dishes for you to discover.

We have chosen just a few to highlight. They are all located within a short bus ride from Pacific Lagoon Apartments. They are some of our own favourite places to dine out.

Cafe Vila

Situated just 800m from Pacific Lagoon Apartments, Café Vila Restaurant & Bar is known for its delicious food and cocktails. Served by friendly, professional staff in a stylish but relaxing setting.

Open every day from 7am till late for Breakfast, Lunch, Tapas, Cocktails and Dinner.

Erakor Island

This small island resort is located just across from Pacific Lagoon Apartments. Access to the island is via a small ferry service located just a few minutes walk along the beach. This is only at low tide. Other times a short bus ride will get you there very quickly. There is a small cost for the ferry, which then may be redeemed for food and drinks on Erakor Island.

Open from 7am till late, you can start the day with the breakfast buffet and end the day with a beautiful seafood platter or sizzling Vanuatu eye fillet steak. The Bigfala Burger is a great way to fill a healthy appetite.

Enjoy drinks on the deck and live music on the weekends.

Tuesday nights they have a movie night.

Thursday evenings is the Melanesian Night featuring a local fire dancing troupe. A must see, must book event. 


L'Houstalet, the typical French restaurant in Vila. Well known for its tender grilled steaks, prawns flambe, coconut crabs, lobsters, wild pigeons and flying foxes.

L'Houstalet is situated on the main road. It is only a 5 minutes’ ride by bus from Pacific lagoon Apartments and is open every day for dinner.


Jills Cafe

Jill's Cafe is an American-style diner. They are often busy with expats, tourists and locals too. Their waffles, burgers, burritos and chilli cheese fries are well liked. Try Jill’s homemade earthquake chilli and famous Port Vila thick shakes. Go the jumbo for a bit of a challenge.

Nambawan Cafe

This waterfront cafe' offers freshly brewed coffee, freshly made juices and smoothies, cocktails and much more. 

They also have a range of gourmet pizzas made with fresh ingredients. 

Nambawan Cafe' have Moonlight Movie nights. They now show on Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays. They Start at 6.30pm and are fully catered. Enjoy Popcorn, pizzas, drinks as well as their full normal menu.

Nambawan Brewery

This street level restaurant and bar has  indoor and outdoor seating and a series of TV screens for sports fans.

The food is a good hearty everyday menu with the added bonus of an all-day breakfast.

The list of daily specials complements an extensive menu of regulars and is always good value.

There’s a list of pizzas as well as an à la carte selection which includes fish and chips, beef salad, French onion soup, and lamb salad.

And of course they have a range of beer and cider on tap.

Harbour View

This is a unique Chinese restaurant which has a great view and fine food. It has a fully air-conditioned room or a garden terrace.  Harbour View Chinese Restaurant offer fine Cantonese, Hong Kong style cuisine overlooking beautiful Port Vila harbour.

Harbour View Chinese Restaurant are open 7 days a week.