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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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

we stumbled across this place on our last night in port vila...whilst working to another restaurant. decided we would give it a go as had heard it has some historic values in port vila. THANK GOD WE DID. Beautiful food, that left our mouths watering well into the next week, great bottle of champagne and all very reasonably priced. I... More

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My daughter and son-in-law who had been seconded to Vanuatu took us to this Restaurant. It reminded me of eating establishments that I had been to when I started taking girls out some 30+ years earlier. The whole restaurant is definitely retro but I am told it hasn't been designed that way - it just hasn't changed over the past... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you want the best lobster in Vanautu you must eat here. Clement provides consistently good French food. A very casual restaurant/ bar that has been around for 30 years.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Chef Clement was super friendly and very welcoming. His food was fantastic and very reasonably priced.

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited here as part of a group of more than 40 pax after just stepping off the plane. The hosts accommodated us in style. The service was excellent. While it doesn't look like much from the outside, the food was fantastic. The snails, the pizza, the steak were awesome.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Fabulous French Food Reasonably priced Great and fun service. From the outside L'Houstalet looks pretty run down, on a main road with nothing much around it. Inside it is cavernous and romantic, a relaxing spot that you could stay in for a whole evening. Through to the garden restaurant. The only downside was the chairs which are rather too short... More

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Geelong, Australia
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186 reviews 186 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We felt that we needed to go to this restaurant to make up our own minds about this legendary place that had such mixed reviews. What a good move. We loved the rustic decor, and the lack of change, that signalled to us that the owner had a winning formula. The menu was great, the owner was an absolute gem,... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This restaurant has been around for 40 years. The food was fantastic. Lobster Mornay and scotch fillet were cooked to perfection. Great prices and portions. Staff were friendly and efficient. Worth the short bus ride from Port Vila.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A family dinner taking our 9 & 11 year olds and something for everyone on the menu. In true Port Vila style the meals are not cheap, however this was a lovely dinner which we all enjoyed. Lobster, snails and prawns - stunning.

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Brisbane, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We first visited this restaurant on our honeymoon in 1979 and decided to go there again for old times sake. While pizzas didn't feature on the menu back then there are still quite a few dishes that we did remember such as the flying fox and pigeon. Unfortunately, the quality and presentation of our meals were also very retro. My... More

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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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