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All 74 Port Vila Restaurants

L'Houstalet Restaurant

route du lagon | PO Box 376, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
00 678 22 303
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Ranked #40 of 74 Restaurants in Port Vila
Price range: $12 - $35
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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219 reviews 219 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We had a recommendation to come to L'Houstalet and were not disappointed. There are several areas you can sit, we chose to be out the back with all the locals. The French owner started the restaurant many years ago and it has become quiet an insitution in Port Vila. One of the specialities is Flying Fox, I had to say... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Yes, I did eat the bat. If you like gamey, wild rabbit, you'll like the bat dish! It is a bit fiddly and bony, but as the proprietor told be with a cheeky smile: I ave not found a bat wisout bones yet! My husband had a pizza, so plenty to eat for non bat eaters :-). The restaurant itself... More 

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Yattalunga
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

it was more like an Italian restaurant. The food was very nice and tasty, they too could do Gluten free meals. For a restaurant rated with $$$ i found it hard to believe that the salt and pepper shakers were saxa bottles and the foliage around the resturant was just in plastic bags.

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Auckland NZ
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our family of two adults and two teens enjoyed our evening and meal. The restaurant is a lot larger than it looks with three areas, two indoor areas and an outdoor area. We chose to sit inside in the non smoking indoor area. The restaurant is popular with couples and families and seemed quite busy. We were served very promptly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A bit of an institution in port Vila. Food is very good. Plenty of space. Air conditioned. Good service. Famous for the flying foxes. Had the garlic snails. A little pricey but worth it for the overall experience. Menu is pretty good. Lobster was very good and surprisingly the kids rated the pizza as excellent

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

nice pasta and nice steak, very tender, my husband loved the pigeon if you like that sort of thing. only thing I didn't like was the cat walking through the dining room.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The food is amazing and the staff were also. It is my favourite restaurant in port Vila! I love the carbonara and the citronade( lemonade?) In all I think that L'houstelet is great!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

To begin with we love coming here especially for their margaritas which are served in a shaker. It is a dated restaurant but outside in the garden it is lovely to get out of aircon for a while. Our most favourite things on the menu are the snails, the beef fillet, prawns flambé and the lobsters. I can even say... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The food here was sensational and we would definately go back,but they need to update the grumpy old waitress.

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

An unusual looking restaurant but wow what a menu. The food is to absolutely die for. Great prices, outstanding food and excellent service. Your loss if you don't go.

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Additional Information about L'Houstalet Restaurant

Address: route du lagon | PO Box 376, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
Phone Number: 00 678 22 303
Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
Average Prices: USD 12 - 35
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Pizza, Seafood

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