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L'Houstalet Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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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.
$12 - $35
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
French, Seafood, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 days ago

French cuisine in Port Vila sounds like a must. Lobster Thermidor or rather a Tropical Painted Crayfish was generous in portion. The Escargot were a bit on the tiny size but nevertheless were delicious. For a restaurant to still use the same menu and have...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Huangziyou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to experience authentic french dining in the Pacific. Excellent blend of French food and Pacific Atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mihaela S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place may be one of the oldest & well respected establishments in Port Vila but unfortunately it did not impress us. Menu varied and included 'specialties' such as flying fox! Food was nice but not exceptionally good. Greeted by French gentleman who may have...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tony1464c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of eating here while in Port Vila. It is owned and operated by a lovely French gentleman who had been here for 47 years. The food is French traditional and is excellent. Pate, snails, seafood all lovely and inexpensive house wine...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SueMeBar
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

Visited as my Mum wanted to try the Lobster, she really enjoyed it. All our meals were good, we tried a few different dishes then we would normally order and all were good. Drink service was a bit slow and drinks menu very simple. Overall...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jean-paul A
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Authentic French food. Re stuffed lobster delicious Margaritas were sensational Pizzas were good too Deserts were divine Very satisfied

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

Tried it out hoping to get some of that french flair in the cuisine. We managed to get a smidge of it in the escargot dish which was fine but sadly it could not save the other two dishes we ordered, which was a stuffed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 351monicaw
Reviewed January 3, 2019

We have dined at this restaurant for many years as visitors to Port Vila. We enjoyed our meals again, the garlic prawns, pate and French onion soup are our favourites. They have a smoking area and a non smoking area which is air conditioned and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MegandBob
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Came here 4 years ago and still an excellent restaurant in Port Villa and worth a visit, even has a pool table. The prawns are beautiful as a main, the other family members had pizza, chicken with lemon and steak. Very nice like a little...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GriffinFamily4
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We came here 4 years ago and I gave a bad review. This time I read the reviews and took the advice. Don’t order the pizza or pasta. Last time it was horrible. It’s a French restaurant so pick what they do best. French onion...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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