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L'Houstalet Restaurant

Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
+678 22303
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“snails” (30 reviews)
“lobster” (69 reviews)
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French, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We wanted to try the coconut crab and was told that here it is prepared in a garlic butter sauce. We were not let down by our choice. The atmosphere was pleasant and the service was very good. The owner has great delight in making...More

Thank wesanator
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant trades on its past glories, and is more of a 3 star pub meal than fine dining, although the prices reflect its higher aspirations. The exception is the flying fox which my friend ordered and I tasted. That was delicious.

Thank Lcdr47
Reviewed 1 week ago

About 50 guests booked for dinner on the recommendation of Erakor staff. The kitchen staff did well to cater for so many. Some exotic dishes were on the menu. We were very happy with the meal and the service.

Thank Pittosporums
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like 70s presentation you will appreciate the presentation here. Prawn cocktails, snails etc. There is no ambience and the decor is plain if not a bit bizzare with all the local paintings. Our meal was fine, the lobster a bit overdone but OK....More

Thank anzaceve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to the Houstalet restaurant for our last meal before flying back home. It was beautiful! Beef was perfect and the pasta was so delicious. Good prices too. Staff gave exceptional service. Highly recommend.

Thank Charlie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service is average and not friendly at all.. food is terrible not good and not tasty.. simple french dishes need more respect... no more sorry but there is better place in Vila...

Thank Worldtraveler98fj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has steaks which are best quality and sell for about 2100Vt so there are very cheap compared to other places

Thank SandraBrissy
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Our resort (Poppy's) phoned around to see who had coconut crab and L'Houstalet delivered. Delicious food, well priced and great to escape the tourist scene and dine with the locals for a night.

1  Thank Tim W
Reviewed 16 May 2018

The number one restaurant that everyone recommended we try and it didn't disappoint. We were told that the restaurant is an institution in Port Vila and its quirky and eclectic decor made it an interesting visit. The service was fantastic and the food, while not...More

Thank AllyJLB
Reviewed 15 May 2018

beautiful bread and steak was tender and cooked to perfection. Unfortunately veal was a little tough.

Thank 481tonyc
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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, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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