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route du lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
00 678 22 303
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The typical French Restaurant in Vila since 1973Well known for it's tender...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food and classic atmosphere

Attentive service and retro decor make this place a fun place to eat. Enjoyed some nice pizzas and entrees with some friends recently.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Clean, friendly staff and owner - lovely arrange & styles on the menu. Price was good & waitress listened to what we wanted.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Attentive service and retro decor make this place a fun place to eat. Enjoyed some nice pizzas and entrees with some friends recently.

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Suva, Fiji
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Kids devoured their pizza, I enjoyed my seafood pasta and my husband declared his steak was one of the best steaks he had ever had. This place has been around a long time, and with a menu that offers flying fox, escargot as well as pizza, pasta and steak - you can be sure most tastes will be satisfied.

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Magnetic Island, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place was recommended to us to pizza (although we appeared to be the only ones eating pizza) Must say was not impressed with the quality. Nothing like what we are use to in Australia. Maybe the other food might be ok but couldn't recommend.

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Brisbane, Australia
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

L'Houstalet is a 'must visit' in Vila in my opinion. Good service, very good food and reasonable prices.

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Warragul, Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

For one of the oldest buildings still standing after Cyclone Pam 2015 and Uma in 1987 the restaurant is a little dated and needs a freshen up, but that only adds to the atmosphere.This restaurant has been there over 40 years. The owner is a true Frenchman and likes you to speak or try to speak his language (he does... More 

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Napier
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place lived up to its reputation. Beautiful french inspired food, great menu including 'bat' and 'pigeon' - love the 'snails'. Pricey but well worth it.

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Melbourne
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I enjoy this place. It has a nice atmosphere for either a business meeting or families. Service is very good. I like it as the kids can have pizza or pasta while the adults enjoy something a bit more special. We especially enjoyed the desserts, they were nicely done. It is reasonably priced for Port Vila

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Luganville, Vanuatu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I make it down to Port Vila about four times a year, and there are always new restaurants to replace the ones that went out of business. Le Houstalet does not fit in either of those categories. It was there before Vanuatu became independant in 1980. There is a reason it has been around so long: the food is delicious.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A good place to eat that the local European community also like. We had lobster thermadore and escargot and nice table wine. The manager looks after your order personally. It's clean. We want to go back and eat there again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: route du lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: 00 678 22 303

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 35
  • Cuisine: French, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children

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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