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L'Houstalet Restaurant

Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
+678 22303
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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French, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read about this famous French restaurant, and decided that, just once in my life, I had to try the "flying fox" fruit bat. After 40 years in business, they should know what they are doing. We were fortunate that the local Rotary Club was...More

Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our group tried the flying fox. I tasted it and it was good. However, the other meals were ordinary, and my veal was tasteless. As a basic pub meal - maybe. As an up-market restaurant - Non!

Thank Lcdr47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Wife and I really enjoyed our dinner and the service we received at L'Houstalet on our recent trip to Vanuatu. The food was great and incredibly fresh and the service was also very good, and as we were the last to leave the Owner,...More

Thank Darren M
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Disappointed... warm welcome by the owner, the team try to do the best.... nice but not wow... simple food I choose pizza but cheese was really so outdate terrible and I love cheese ....sorry but there is better place to enjoy your dinner and moment...

Thank Worldtraveler98fj
Reviewed 14 March 2018

From outside this restaurant does not inspire the patron a great deal, but upon entering, it is a different story. The decor is not what you expect, but the overall vibe is very relaxed. The service is great, with the Owner and staff on hand...More

Thank Geoff G
Reviewed 12 March 2018

my girlfriend i went into Houstalet Resaurant, its a french restaurant very simple but cosy, the owner is very very nice, he came around to check on us if everything was ok, i ordered a pidgen bird plate and my girlfriend a flyfox plate with...More

Thank babralaun66
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I leave in Port Vila and have had dinner here and can testify that this is the best place to eat when in Port Vila. The price is reasonable , the dishes are just scrumptious and the staff are very attentive towards their customers. Definitely...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I was over two weeks exploring Vanuatu’s � three Islands � Tanna, Espiritu Santo and Efate but this restaurant in my opinion was the best one � with reasonable prices excellent service attentive staff and great � food � Thank you � for good cuisine...More

Thank Marek K
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We dine here every year and delighted. We love the French service and the food is amazing from the fillet to the pizza just amazing. The lobster is wow and so are the prawns. The margaritas are made in a small shaker so are yummy...More

Thank Australiacatcat
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Walking through the doors of L‘Houstalet is like stepping into a different world, or into the surrealism of an iconic French film. The décor is eccentric in the extreme, … and the table allotted to us might easily have been a shrine to Port Vila’s...More

Thank TheOldiesBrisbane
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 22303
  • E-mail
The typical French Restaurant in Vila since 1973Well known for it's tender grilled steaks,it's delicacies such as fresh-water prawns flambe,coconut crab, lobsters, wild pigeon and it's famous marinated flying fox in red wine.
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