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route du lagon, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
00 678 22 303
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Dining options: Dinner, 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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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 15
    Poor
  • 14
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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
Enjoyable and reasonably priced

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Melbourne
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
Melbourne
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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near Hamilton
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Quirky restaurant with some interesting things on the menu. Red wine is hard to store in the tropics, and mine felt like it had been not stored in a cool enough spot ...but I acknowledge this is difficult. Good range of food which was ok

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Beautiful French food. Great atmosphere with colourful artwork. French onion soup was a highlight, delicious! Child friendly- we are from New Zealand and we have never before had a waitress offer to set up a little bed for our sleepy 2 yr old :)

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Pizza was great and dessert amazing . From the street looks like a quaint little place until you get inside.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

L'Houstalet is one of the more popular eateries in Port Vila and very well supported most evenings. Food prices are average to high and food quality varies. Table service is good as is the atmosphere.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was a great place to go and be treated like royalty. I felt like we were truly at a fancy french restaurant. Unfortunately, we were surprised by the tax added to the bill (not just drinks as I had thought from reading the menu). Lucky we didn't order overboard as it was our last night and our budget was... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited Vanuatu for the first time and spent 9 days there. Amongst our activities etc we took part in, where to eat was always interesting and exciting! Needless to say, we found this gem of a restaurant through referrals from others. L'Houstalet has been in Port Vila for 40 years! And what is even more amazing is that the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We love this restaurant - not much to look at from outside, and quaint inside, but the food is amazing - the french online soup as good as any in Paris, the beef perfectly cooked, and the lobsters are large and moist. This is a must visit on a Vanuatu trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

very very good food at a very good price, something for the whole family, pizzas were divine, the fish was fantastic, the pasta was ok, the garlic bread was the freshest bread ive ever had with freshest and real garlic and parsley, the Tanna coffee ice cream was to die for! great atmosphere and people were friendly - highly recommend... More 

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Additional Information about L'Houstalet Restaurant

Address: route du lagon, 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, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: route du lagon, 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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