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L'Houstalet Restaurant

Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
+678 22303
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“escargot” (31 reviews)
“lobster” (74 reviews)
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French, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
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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 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
1  Thank travellingwilberrie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Thank TheyCallMeMrT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this place because of an advertisement on the front page of the local newspaper. I love French food and I love restaurants that are classed as an "institution". And we weren't disappointed. The place was packed. I LOVED the decor - 1970's meets...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gardengirl212
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited 4 years ago and I vaguely remember saying I wouldn’t be back then. The owner has an arrogant nature and not inviting and I am surprised he is still in business. In Australia he would be hurting. Clementine has many waitresses although he...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rocky C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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