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L'Houstalet Restaurant

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route du lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
00 678 22 303
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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
Nice but pricey

Food was good but pricey and not the most exciting part of town. However, it is a must as L'Houstalet is a house hold name in Port Vila and worth at least one visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Angeline Z
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Melbourne, Australia
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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126 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Anyplace that serves BAT on the menu deserves a second look! We ate here and enjoyed it, but found the combinations a bit weird -- fine french wines, pizza, bat... It's an institution in Port Vila and for good reason. Go.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good but pricey and not the most exciting part of town. However, it is a must as L'Houstalet is a house hold name in Port Vila and worth at least one visit.

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Thank Angeline Z
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly, if you come to Vanuatu you HAVE to come here... It is really amazing atmosphere with great food and fantastic service. To be honest, it really annoyed me that I had to pay for the meal with cash, rather than credit card, but that it appears is more of a Vanuatu thing rather than this specific place.

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Thank Thegurio
sydney
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to L'Houstalet for around 20 years.....every time we go to Vanuatu. It's a great restaurant, not expensive with a lovely homely atmosphere. The proprietor, (I think his name is Clement) always comes around to talk to you. They serve pasta and pizza, although I cannot vouch for the quality as we always opt for the French... More 

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Thank vanuatufan
Cape Town, South Africa
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with a group of people. Atmosphere is relaxed and the service prompt, but the food was disappointing given the price! Still worth a stop but perhaps I should have stuck with a steak!

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Thank EclecticGourmet
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was probably the best meal we had in Vanuatu. The four of us all ordered different meals and they were delicious. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Dean_DJ
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delicious, we visited numerous times while in Vanuatu. The meat lovers pizza is so meaty that I am going to recreate it now that I am home. The prawns flambé are awesome so are the snails. Just ignore the dated decore, old tablecloths and toilets and you will enjoy a lovely dinner al fresco or in air... More 

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Thank Australiacatcat
Airlie Beach, Australia
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurant has been there for 40 years so that tells you something straight away. Gorgeous French food, prawn bisque was amazing and then the Lobster omelette came out!! beautiful food, a gem in Port Vila, you've got to go!

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Thank lisa l
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and service were amazing, the steak just melted in your mouth,mouldy highly recommend trying a meal here was excellant

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Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This well-run restaurant serves food that, whilst perhaps not currently "fashionable" in Australia, is absolutely delicious. My partner and I both chose dishes that reflect days when cholesterol levels were not discussed in polite society. I had the Gratin of Prawn Tails and my partner chose the Lobster omelette, washed down with an excellent white house wine. Indulgent, scrumptious and... More 

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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, Seafood, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, 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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