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L'Houstalet Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
+678 22303
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Queanbeyan, Australia
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a quirky Port Vila institution - a Spanish style building serving pizzas and French cuisine in the South Pacific. We tried the fruit punch and salami pizza, and both were very nice. The only criticism we have is that the owner (who is French) was a bit snappy with his staff (who are locals).

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Thank Nicole R
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Complimentary bread was delicious and still warm when it came to the table. Didn't try the french food, but had a really great chicken pizza. Profiteroles for desert were delicious!

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Thank sonyaweatherburn1
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't get a chance to eat here on my last visit to Port Vila, made sure I made the time on this visit, if you enjoy classically rich french food then you must eat here, it was great and very filling, lovely staff and just a great night out

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1 Thank roylenem
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place excellent service great menu ,aircon ,or out side dinning i had coconut crab was perfect my wife had the flambé prawns

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1 Thank stephen t
Jannali, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a most enjoyable dinner here last night. I had a French onion soup which was very traditional, followed by flambé prawns. My husband gorged on the coconut crab with garlic sauce. Then we shared profiteroles which was a nice way to finish. Wine was very reasonably priced & good. Great atmosphere & a lot of locals appeared to... More 

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Thank juliethatcher
Tamar Valley, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

What an enjoyable experience eating at L'Houstalet Restaurant - here is where you get the BEST coconut crab in Vanuatu. Very, very popular, so be sure to book.

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Thank Jeanne S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We only went here on our last night. BIG MISTAKE. Amazing food! Don't let the front of the restaurant fool you. Looks dark and dingy but once inside, its busy and the food and service is truly incredible. Try the pasta with prawns and muscles!

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Thank Renee C
Valla, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Best meal and value we ate in Port Vila and over 5 nights we tried a number. The steak particularly was very good.

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Thank Susan R
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We went as a family of four. We were delighted to find a non-smoking air-conditioned room - bliss in Port Vila. Two highlights hit us upon entering - one was reasonably priced wine. A small carafe, yes... maybe two glasses but only 500 Vatu. Tusker was only 350 vatu, the cheapest we found. The boys were excited to receive complimentary... More 

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Thank Stazza G
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65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

There is a lot of hype regarding this hotel since it has been around for so long. We found it to be just average or slightly below. The coconut crab wasn't very fresh and the prawns were a bit over cooked. But the Tuskers were only 350vuv so not all bad.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Cuisine
French, Seafood, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
Description
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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