Paradise Cove Restaurant

Paradise Cove Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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About
In a relax open air atmostphere, the restaurant serves the best fresh local ingredients prepared with a Mediterranean touch. The restaurant welcomes visitors on RESERVATIONS ONLY. Please note that the access by boat is strictly restricted.
CUISINES
Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles423 reviews
Excellent
336
Very good
59
Average
19
Poor
7
Terrible
2
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Jock1956
Lane Cove4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
With the option of dining in the main thatched roof and authentic restaurant building, or a more intimate waterfront dining experience on the sand, we enjoyed many meals here while staying at the resort. The staff are discrete and very attentive, and the menu was extensive and the food of high quality. All tastes are able to be accommodated and the kids menu meant that the whole family could enjoy the dining experience. We were fortunate to have booked the New Year's eve dining experience, which together with the fire dance provided by locals, was an extremely enjoyable night and a perfect one to usher in 2020. An absolute joy and an experience that is highly recommended.
Written 3 January 2020
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Roxy
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
We had the pleasure of staying at Paradise cove and dining at the restaurant there is a must. A couple of the nights we had dinner and sat by the crystal clear water, it was so peaceful and the food was delicious. The staff are so friendly and always smiling. We had complimentary breakfast and enjoyed sitting in the communal area. The food is quality and fresh and also very good prices. I am a vegetarian and didn't have a problem finding something to eat. We highly recommend eating there.
Written 1 January 2020
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Roxane_Sh
Sydney7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
I have visited Paradise Cove Restaurant many times before and it is always fantastic! We had our wedding at Paradise Cove: we stayed 5 nights and the food was consistently outstanding throughout our entire stay. Everything on the menu is delicious - fresh & great quality. My favourites are the curries and poulet fish nicoise. The restaurant also catered our reception dinner and the food was beyond words! From the appetizers to dessert, everything was so tasty and beautifully plated. I cannot thank Chef Tao and his amazing team enough! As well as the amazing ladies in the restaurant - I can't wait to see you all again!
Written 21 January 2020
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Katiewil
Brisbane44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
We went here as a group of 6 adults for a special birthday lunch and we could not have asked for a better spot! Edna and her team were amazing, from the beautiful handmade flower decorations on the table to the chef stopping by to say hello and to see if there were any requests. The food was delicious and the location was even better. We will be definitely be back. Thank you Edna!
Written 29 October 2023
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David F
Sydney11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 none
We stayed at the Paradise Cove resort for 14 days in August 2023. We opted for the continental breakfast of a pastry (usually a croissant), selection of fresh fruit, baguette, fruit juice, coffee and a bowl of cereal which was more than enough to start the day. The dinner menu offered a range of entrees, so-called light meals, mains, deserts, and a selection of French, Australian and New Zealand wines, beer and cocktails. I say “so-called” light meals as the servings were quite substantial, and, on occasion, we were unable to get through it all. Staying for 14 days, we were able to go through the complete menu of entrees, light meals, mains and desserts and found nothing which was not to our satisfaction. All meals were based upon fresh local produce and were well presented. We didn’t attempt to drink our way through the wine list but what we did have was very good and my wife assures me that the cocktails were also good. The restaurant was demolished by tropical cyclones Kevin and Judy which struck in March 2023 so, as a temporary measure, Marc and Constance erected a series of sails which were very pleasant to dine under when the weather was clement but, unfortunately not completely waterproof which resulted in us having to dine in our villa when the rain became too heavy. The staff were excellent, always pleasant and smiling and gave us an explanation of the origin of the vegetable bounia which apparently is a local ni-Vanuatu dish. Constance was an excellent hostess The ambience was very pleasant with a view across the water to the other side of the bay and some excellent sunsets.
Written 24 August 2023
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KnS02
Canberra15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
We enjoyed 6 nights at the Paradise Cove Resort and had all except 2 of our meals at the outdoors, undercover sails Nakamal overlooking the water. The complementary continental breakfast with fresh fruits, croissants and baguettes (sourced each morning by Marc) and Tanna coffee was a great way to start the day. Lunch for us was baguettes or the Melanesian salad. And dinner each night was a difficult choice - we enjoyed 3 different fish dishes, calamari, chicken and veg coconut curries, and fillet Mignon with nicely cooked vegetables or salad from a good range of dishes together with a small range of entrees. The desserts looked delicious but on the rare occasions we had dessert, could not go past the coconut icecream. The cocktails were popular, and the wines, a small selection but carefully curated French, Australian and New Zealand. And of course local beer. The ni-Van staff were delightful, happy, efficient and after our very first order remembered exactly how we liked our espressos!
Written 22 August 2023
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JAM P
Sydney2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
We stayed at the resort and had gone into town several times to different highly rated restaurants but nothing compared to the food and service we had at the Paradise Cove restaurant. Each dish we tried was so delicious. I was blown away by the chicken curry and the Melanesian fish salad (I can't remember if that was the name but I have a photo of it). My husband loved the beef dishes. Another thing - our toddler has several allergies and they were able to accommodate our dietary requirements; this made our whole experience even better.
Written 10 August 2023
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John U
Kihei3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
This is an incredibly beautiiful restaurant which is part of the gorgeous Paradise Cove Resort. We ate many wonderful breakfasts here (included with the room) and lots of dinners. Amazing local fruit and all ingredients farm to table. Somewhat Mediterranean menu with French influence. As good as the food and setting are, our favorite part beside the local fruit, was the restaurant patrons--guests, expats restaurant patrons, and Mark and Constance. the owners. So many fun and interesting discussions! There are 2 other restaurants in walking distance if you are staying a long time and like variety. The one we tried, (South Pacific Memories) was fun.
Written 6 June 2024
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yns_10
Sydney1437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
After we booked our stay at Pacific Cove Resort we researched restaurants on the island. To our delight we discovered the number one rating of their restaurant. We enjoyed the cuisine, wine and cocktails so much we took all our meals in house. I can still taste the spectacular calamari and the coconut ice cream dessert. Great ambience in the open sided restaurant with soaring traditional roof. The service was outstanding and the staff so engaging. Fresh local produce with plenty of choice for two pescatarians!
Written 27 February 2023
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Matthew Manger
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
During our visit to Vanuatu we had many breakfasts and Dinners at the restaurant here, the food was amazing, a good varied menu of fantastic meat and fish dishes with a good choice of vegetarian options too. They also made some decent cocktails. The food every time was amazing! Also had a pretty awesome view while you ate too!
Written 7 November 2023
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Maria Z
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
We were fortunate enough to stay at Paradise Cove Resort. Over the six days, we ate most of our meals at the restaurant; a testament to the quality and freshness of food and enough variety of options for six days. The daily continental breakfast included in our package was perfect. Our favourite part was delicious french pastries, fresh baguette, a platter of fresh tropical fruit and quality espresso coffee. We also ordered from the cooked breakfast menu a number of times. These meals were also tasty. The restaurant has two dining locations: an upper restaurant; the Namakal by the pool which is more open air with shade sails and a lower covered dining area near the sea; both are wonderful spots to dine. We were also offered an opportunity to have dinner on the jetty. The food was fresh, and the meals tasty. A good selection of options if you like variety. Our favourites were the fillet mignon, traditional raw fish salad, arancini balls and the chicken baguette just to name a few. We were always too full to be able to fit in a desert but they sounded amazing. Happy Hour is announced by the beating of a traditional drum elevating it to a special time of the day and in time to see the incredible sunsets. An extensive cocktail list kept us entertained but by far a favourite was the pina colada! The Tusker beer was a great find; very refreshing. Wonderful friendly staff and hosts, great food and a fabulous atmosphere.
Written 6 July 2024
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Jagdaly
Adelaide90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 none
Food was ok and presented beautifully, visited the restaurant only and was denied a cocktail as they were saving the grapefruit for the guests booked in ? Lol whatevs! Was a cooler day in Vanuatu so a bit windy and cold so be aware if booking on a cool day as it’s an outdoors restaurant which we were aware of ! Owner / manager was very pleasant .
Written 16 August 2023
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Lara Piera
Thank you for your review. We would like to clarify a few points. You may not have been aware that Vanuatu suffered twin cyclones (both category 4 on Efate) early March. We have lost the two traditional structures of the restaurant dining areas in the process. Although fully operational for our in-house guests, the restaurant was officially closed to visitors (as stated on Tripadvisor) when you visited as we did not have any covered area if it rained. Another consequence of the cyclones is the difficulty to find local fresh fruits for a duration of about 10 months as most trees have been damaged. As a result, we had to limit the use of fresh fruits for all cocktails. We are very sorry for the inconvenience, but you will understand that these were very special circumstances. We hope to welcome you back in Paradise Cove very soon. Best regards, Constance & Marc
Written 4 September 2023
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KellyBanachek
Sydney22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
A romantic location with delicious, organic meals and heavenly cocktails. A little secret is that there are tables set up on the sand too, so if you want to soak up the reef and watch the sun set head down the stairs near the bar. My children loved sitting up the top and playing chess. They also loved the filet mignon, garlic squid and fresh salads. I can not rate highly enough the friendly service, first class meals and divine location. This is Vanuatu dining at its best.
Written 21 December 2022
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A H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
We are continually impressed with the restaurant at Paradise Cove. The staff are always welcoming and professional. The Santo beef is a favourite as is the seafood. We loved the nicoise. Even the spaghetti bolognese was particularly tasty. The open air dining was lovely with great views, plenty of shade and a gentle breeze. A hidden gem just outside Port Vila, but well worth the trip.
Written 21 November 2023
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Meryl L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
We stayed in the resort here and had breakfast and dinner here each day. The food here is wonderful. So fresh, tasty, generous and beautifully prepared. Lovely water views from the restaurant along with great service by friendly, kind staff. Highly recommended.
Written 12 June 2023
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