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“ Very Good Meal”

Moorings Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #31 of 95 Restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Moorings Hotel offers a fully licensed restaurant & bar open everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lead by Chef Evanne Kerr and his team, our international fusion menu is sure to please all diners as we deliver dishes bursting with flavours and unique to Vanuatu. Such as our famous Angel Hair & Chorizo Pasta, our tangy Lemongrass Chicken of The Philippines and our naughty Banoffee Crepes. Enjoy some of the finest foods the country has to offer as we use the most organic produce found at the Markets. Our menus also naturally cater for dietary requirements such as gluten free and vegetarians. Moorings Restaurant & Bar offers a wide variety of international fusion from European classics down to local Ni-Vanuatu specialties. Having been renovated since September 2014, and continuously being improved to this day, Moorings offers one of the best value for money dining experience in Port-Vila with entrees ranging around 850VT, Mains on average of 1600VT and Desserts for only 600VT! Moorings Happy Hour spans from 5pm to 7pm offering 300vt Tusker Beers and great discounts on house wines, spirits and cocktails!
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We walked the short distance from our accommodation at Chantilly’s to Moorings and started with a drink or two at the bar. As some unexpected entertainment, there was a private dance class underway in the covered area adjacent to the bar.

Drinks were well priced and beautifully cold, and we moved from there to the restaurant. The service was experienced, friendly and professional, some of the best service that we experienced during our week in Port Vila.

Our food was very good, and we wished that we had discovered the restaurant earlier in our visit. Well worth trying.

Thank pakabay
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Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear pakabay,

Thank you for your kind feedback. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your dining experience at Moorings Restaurant. Speaking of a dance class brings us way back, it's been a while since those dances stop running in Port-Vila.

We are delighted to hear the service and food were to your satisfaction and we hope to have the pleasure of your return visit sometime in the future.

Kind regards,

Yorick Nicholls
General Manager

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious lunch when visiting Port Vila. Jonathan provided excellent service and the food was lovely.

Thank Lisa U
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Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear Lisa U,

Thank you for having taken the time to share your comments with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience at our venue and that you enjoyed Jonathan's service.

We hope to have the pleasure of your return visit in the future.

Kind regards,

Yorick Nicholls
General Manager

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We came here after an evening meal elsewhere. It was nice and relaxing, soft music, great view and some cracking cocktails. We came back the next day and had breakfast. It was great.

Thank lee6377
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Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear lee6377,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We are delighted to read you enjoyed your dining at Moorings Hotel Restaurant and we hope to have the pleasure of your return visit sometime in the future.

Kind regards,

Yorick Nicholls
General Manager

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We ate here for dinner twice and the food was without fault. Veal cutlet, Gnocchi, Chilli Chicken with coriander & lasagna are all highly recommended. Its worth also trying a few of the tapas and entrees (crispy pork belly & sauteed mushrooms were standouts). Service staff were great, highly attentive with good recommendations. Prices we thought were exceptional for the quality of food and in comparison to some of the other locations in PV. The only minor gripe being we were overcharged with happy hour prices on spirits. Unfortunately we didnt pick this up until we had left and in double checking it happened in both visits. Unsure if its a till issue but check your bill regardless.

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Thank Melissa B
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Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear Melissa B,

We sincerely thank you for having taken the time to share your thoughts with us and our readership. We are delighted to read your lovely comments and very pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience at Moorings Hotel's Restaurant.

So sorry to hear that you were overcharged. A small oversight I'm sure. One that we would appreciate the chance to rectify if you would care to get in touch with us directly? I don't believe we can post links here but our website has a direct email address and contact form. Please do reach out. In the meantime I will see the supervisors about this potential issue.

Thank you again for leaving your comments and we hope to hear from you soon.

Kind regards,

Yorick Nicholls
General Manager

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We ate here 2 nights in a row because our kids could not get enough of the beef lasagne! We thoroughly enjoyed our meals, super fresh and tasty. My husband had the coriander chicken and the special burgerlicious and loved both. I tried the Vietnamese chicken salad and the Thai pork salad and both were awesome; maybe the Thai one a little bit more. Our kids had double servings of the lasagne on both nights. Lovely dining by the water. The service is friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank cmbobby
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Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear cmbobby,

Thank you very much for having taken the time to share your experience with our readership. It brings us great joy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experiences at Moorings Hotel, on numerous occasions at that.

I shall endeavour to share your kind words with your kitchen and service teams who will surely be pleased to read of this.

I am particularly pleased to read you enjoyed our Burgerlicious and Coriander Chicken! Those are 2 of my favourite dishes.

Thank you again and hoping to have the pleasure of your return visit in the near future.

Kind regards,

Yorick Nicholls
General Manager

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