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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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“escargot” (26 reviews)
“lobster” (63 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enlivened by Pilioko originals on every wall, this old French restaurant is a Vila institution - the steak was unbelievably tender, but you could have had bat or pigeon- wonderful ambience

Thank Roselyn K
Reviewed 1 week ago

the is one of Port Vila oldest and best known Restaurants, I had a very nice dinner there with friend just last week, as he wanted to try the coconut crab,Something I try to avoid as they are getting a little tin on the ground....More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service and food here was amazing. We ate here twice on our 9 day trip. Staff very so friendly and service was great. Lovely atmosphere. Food was not cheap but well worth it.

Thank 818jessw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good and the atmosphere lovely but I guess I was expecting more from a long established French restaurant. For example I was a little taken aback to see supermarket picnic salt and peppers on the tables rather than in containers more...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Look if you like traditional French food - assisted flavours of wine and garlic then this place may be for you. If you want a walk down memory lane to show your kids what a "good" restaurant looked like in the '80s this is your...More

Thank JennC03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We starting eating here on our second trip to Vanuatu back in 2005, we have just returned from our 7th visit and again ate here. Great menu, great place and great food.

Thank jaynem01
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Just love traditional french food, nothing more traditional than snails, lobster and profiteroles. You can feel the love in the food when it is served

Thank collinsmithy
Reviewed 12 January 2018

We came here twice during our week in Vanuatu as we were staying nearby at the Ramada. This was much better, in our view, than the restaurant at the Ramada. From the Ramada it is a short walk, although the road is dark so a...More

Thank CorvettePete
Reviewed 9 January 2018

This restaurant is fabulous. It's from another era with paintings on the wall for sale. Clement has been running this restaurant for 40 years. I had the lobster and when 3 huge half lobsters turned up on my plate I was in heaven. The brandy...More

Thank cazcrouch
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I came in the Houstalet restaurant for my last meal before flying back home. I have choose it because it says "vegetarian friendly" which obviously it is not. A vegetarian pizza and spaghetti with veggies are the only 2 options on the menu. The owner...More

Thank sandrine-mathide
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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