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L'Houstalet Restaurant

Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
+678 22303
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (24 reviews)
“lobster” (57 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant is famous because they have very good food, and it is completely true. The French owner knows how to prepare a good dinner in Vanuatu and his seafood is really well prepared, as well as the famous Vanuatu meat. He also prepares the...More

Thank corrado l
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a designated non-smoking room. It is a large but charming room with red lamps, white washed walls, dark beams and lattice work on the walls along with photo collages and an array of brightly coloured paintings by Aloi Pilikolo. The menu is...More

1  Thank Alistair450
Reviewed 1 week ago

L;Houstalet was recommended as the best place to try Flying Fox and it did not disappoint. It was perfectly prepared, meat falling off the bone in a delicious sauce and tastes sort of like brisket. A delicious exotic treat - because how often do you...More

1  Thank 578cynthiav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was on our holiday 'must do' list due to what we had read about it in various tourist literature, however we were disappointed in our experience. The setting was average with plastic chairs and our table set on a slope. Our entrees of...More

Thank TheFlyingFox16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great service, generous portions of lobster and coconut crab. Do this! We enjoyed the escargot as well as the onion soup for entrees. Then had coconut crab and lobster for main. Best meal of the trip easily!

Thank Adcairns
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We had high expectations of eating French food in a bistro in a romantic location. We had booked, but were greeted by two cats and an ambivalent host. We were shown to a large table which had two plastic Saxa salt and pepper shakers. Nearby...More

Thank LizB37
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We had read the reviews and had been looking forward to our evening at L'Houstalet. We had kept our visit until our last night in Vanuatu on the "leave the best til last" theory - what a mistake and what a disappointment. There is a...More

Thank pakabay
Reviewed 29 May 2017

L'Houstalet is just one of those places you have to eat at if you are visiting Port Vila for the first time, largely because you will come back on every subsequent visit. Located at one end of the main street leading through the business district,...More

Thank ChicagoMarc
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I went for dinner as part of a group of close to 25. The menu is huge, we were served quickly and could even split the bills. The staff made no mistakes in serving up the food, communicating clearly with everyone about what they had...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We had a wonderful night here, loved the food and the atmosphere. Authentic and beautiful French cuisine. We even tried the Escargots and loved it. Recommend the French onion soup and the tomato salad was so tasty. We were lucky enough to be in on...More

Thank Anne P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 22303
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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.
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