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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%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (23 reviews)
“lobster” (56 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
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1 - 10 of 395 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had high expectations of eating French food in a bistro in a romantic location. We had booked, but were greeted by two cats and an ambivalent host. We were shown to a large table which had two plastic Saxa salt and pepper shakers. Nearby...More

Thank LizB37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had read the reviews and had been looking forward to our evening at L'Houstalet. We had kept our visit until our last night in Vanuatu on the "leave the best til last" theory - what a mistake and what a disappointment. There is a...More

Thank pakabay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

L'Houstalet is just one of those places you have to eat at if you are visiting Port Vila for the first time, largely because you will come back on every subsequent visit. Located at one end of the main street leading through the business district,...More

Thank ChicagoMarc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went for dinner as part of a group of close to 25. The menu is huge, we were served quickly and could even split the bills. The staff made no mistakes in serving up the food, communicating clearly with everyone about what they had...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We had a wonderful night here, loved the food and the atmosphere. Authentic and beautiful French cuisine. We even tried the Escargots and loved it. Recommend the French onion soup and the tomato salad was so tasty. We were lucky enough to be in on...More

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We chose here for dinner on the night of our wedding anniversary as a special treat, we were not disappointed. I had escargot as an entree, delicious, reminded me of when we lived in France. My husband had a crab soup and said it was...More

Thank DannetteKiwi
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We sat in the air conditioned smoke free restaurant at the back. The front has the bar type pool table, and indoor and out door smoking available restaurant. My father is a vegan, so the chefs were able to provide the restaurant specialist French onion...More

Thank Patria H
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We ordered for the house special coconut crab. it came in a generous serving and it tastes great. If you are in Port Vila, make it a point to come and try this. They also have lobster, wild pigeon in the menu, and they are...More

Thank Rofiqul_Rana
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

L'Houstalet lived up to expectations in terms of the food but don't be too surprised when you find yourself in a very dreary room on plastic chairs and a table that looks like it's come out of the 70's. Whatever you do don't expect the...More

Thank surfsoz
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Port Vila through restaurants such as L'Houstalet lives upto its French colonial past and this place has been operating for 40 years now. Good gourmet food, excellent service, some great wine on offer all add up to the unforgettable experience.

Thank Krishnan N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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