Splendid Views.
Unique Highlands Location.
Plat du Jour Meals.
Caters for up to sixteen (16) guests.

Tanna-Adventures | Rachel's Restaurant.

Rachel's Plat du Jour meals regularly feature in compliments received by Tanna-Adventures.

Outlook from Rachel's Restaurant.

Outlook Features.

Rachel's Restaurant is located at centrally on Rachel and Esso's property and lies at the heart of their tour operation. Located under a substantial Banyan tree, the restaurant is surrounded by Rachel's garden providing a colourful setting when in flower and includes a flat lawn that spreads out from the front, inviting guests to view the impressive landscapes.

To the South, directly in front, visitors are able to take in bush covered hills, valleys and striking ridge-lines that include the remarkable Mt Yasur Volcano. This is complemented by unfolding horizons to the east that include colourful dawn displays and expansive coastal views. The facility itself is located in a rural setting with Esso's Kastom village nearby and local subsistence farming and bush living provide a distinctively Ni-Vanuatu backdrop.

Rachel's Restaurant - Exterior.

Exterior Features.

Rachel's Restaurant is a substantial building that retains a tropical flavour with its split bamboo cladding and tin roof. Low lying to blend in with its surroundings, double doors open in front and combined with a bank of louvred windows maximises the view that extends in front.

Rachel's Restaurant - Interior.

Interior Features.

In the centre of the restaurant is a foundational trunk that has significant symbolic meaning to the Kapum family, and functions in the building as a major structural support to the roof. The walls are lined with hardwood boarding, blending with the diagonally laid bamboo along the top half. The combination with the leaf ceiling and exposed roof framing presents a tropical ambience to the interior.

Possessing four tables, each catering for four diners, allows the restaurant to serve up to sixteen (16) guests, although extra tables can be brought in as needed. Ample room is available around the central trunk to set a variety of table configurations.

Rachel's Restaurant - Cuisine.

Rachel's Cuisine.

Rachel's meals are constantly complimented on by guests, and meals are always "Plat du Jour" to make use of fresh seasonal produce. Featured around fish, chicken or beef, the dishes are a fusion of island and western cuisine making full use of the communities horticultural garden. Amy's garden also provides a wide variety of organic vegetables for a number of resorts on the island, with the rich volcanic soils of the highlands region ensuring produce that is full of flavour.

Traditional foods are not forgotten, and while most dishes on Tanna are served with rice, Rachel will include tastings of yams, taro, and banana cooked different ways if guests would like to taste. Traditional staples are provided from Rachel's kastom garden, along with kumala, bush greens, herbs and spices. Rachel can also be persuaded to make the simple, but notable Tannese meals such as Tanna-soup.

Rachel's Restaurant - Bathroom Facilities.

Bathroom Features.

Rachel's Restaurant has bathroom facilities a stones throw away. The bathroom consists of a separate toilet and shower room, with the shower possessing gas hot water. When sufficient sun is available, a solar hot water system is also utilised.

Rachels's Restaurant Details.

Details of Restaurant.

Daily Menu.

  • All meals are prepared on a "plat du jour" basis.

  • A Vegetarian option is available at time of booking.

Transfers from other Accommodation/Airport.

  • Reataurant tariffs above do not include accommodation/airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off.

  • Transfers can be booked here as an extra at AUD 70.00 (AUD 35.00 each way) per vehicle for up to four people (per vehicle).

  • Note:Transfers are not available to be booked at short notice and we are not able to arrange transfers within 36 hours of flight arrival.

Bookings : Deposits and Final Payments.

All bookings can be confirmed with the payment of a booking Deposit or alternatively bookings can be paid in Full. Payments can be made by Bank Transfer (cleared funds) or Credit Card.

On payment of a deposit customers receive a booking acknowledgement, including a booking statement of all payments made and due. The remaining Final Payment shall be received no later than fourteen(14) days prior to the day of the booking. Once the Final Payment is received, customers are sent their Formal Documents in respect to their bookings

Alternatively, customers can choose to make Full Payment at the time of booking, and will be issued their Formal Documents immediately.

Booking Cut-Off Period.

Online bookings are accepted up to 36 hours prior to the scheduled tour date under consideration. For example, a cut-off of online bookings occurs at midnight on Wednesday night for a tour commencing at lunchtime on the following Friday.

Where a time of booking is closer than 36 hours to a wanted booking date, the booking should be requested through our inquiry form. Such late bookings may or may not be possible and are dependent on communications on the island amongst other factors.

Full Terms and Conditions of Making a Booking.

Full Terms and Conditions regarding making a booking with Vanuatu Traveller are available here and all customers should take the time read and be comfortable with them. Should you have any questions please contact us via the contact form.

Meal PricesLunchDinner
Per Person
(Adult or Child)
AUD 8.50AUD 16.50

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