Restaurant 1606

Consistently voted by travelers as the best restaurant in Santo, 1606 serves local organic food with a relaxed island vibe. Receive a warm welcome with exceptional service with a friendly Melanesian smiles.

We are open all day:

Breakfast: 7.30am-10am
Lunch: 11.30am-2pm
Dinner: 6.30pm-last order 8.30pm

The restaurant offers local organic produce (market fresh) as well as Santo beef and Poulet Fish. This is further accented by an extensive wine menu and desserts – try our famous Triple Choc Tart and coffee from our Espresso Machine that delivers real coffee anytime of the day. The restaurant’s signature home made sorbets are a delight on those warm afternoons. Our chefs also make all their own bread, chutney and jams. 

Enjoy the area for your private casual gathering, business meeting and group function or just sit under the cool fans and access the Internet while sipping a cocktail or enjoying a coffee. 

Is the year 1606 significant to the history of Santo? Ask Beverley to retell the history and find out the connection between Big Bay, Espiritu Santo Vanuatu and the naming of Australia.


The restaurant hosts an array of entertainment including:

Monday – A la Carte
Tuesday  – Music Jamming
Wednesday – Pasta Night – Al a Carte menu also available
Thursday – A la Carte
Friday – Happy Hour, Meet the Guests
Saturday – Acoustic sounds with Local Artists & Al a Carte Menu
Sunday – A la Carte

Specials board every night!



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