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L'Houstalet Restaurant

Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
+678 22303
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (25 reviews)
“lobster” (62 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just love traditional french food, nothing more traditional than snails, lobster and profiteroles. You can feel the love in the food when it is served

Thank collinsmithy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here twice during our week in Vanuatu as we were staying nearby at the Ramada. This was much better, in our view, than the restaurant at the Ramada. From the Ramada it is a short walk, although the road is dark so a...More

Thank CorvettePete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is fabulous. It's from another era with paintings on the wall for sale. Clement has been running this restaurant for 40 years. I had the lobster and when 3 huge half lobsters turned up on my plate I was in heaven. The brandy...More

Thank cazcrouch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came in the Houstalet restaurant for my last meal before flying back home. I have choose it because it says "vegetarian friendly" which obviously it is not. A vegetarian pizza and spaghetti with veggies are the only 2 options on the menu. The owner...More

Thank sandrine-mathide
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If we hadn't been told about this restaurant by some expats we probably would have just gone by. It doesn't look anything fancy but makes up for it with great food and good service. The lobster was a really generous serving and the steak really...More

Thank MsMichelle35
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pace has a great menu that caters from very well priced pizza and pasta to exceptionally well priced Lobster. Service is excellent from the local staff. A must visit in Port Villa. Much better than a warf side tourist trap.

Thank Brook E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food & the cost of it has been the one let down of our trip to Vanuatu so far. That is until we tried L’Houstalet this evening. I don’t know what some of the negative reviews I’d seen on Trip Advisor were on about. We...More

1  Thank BrisbaneTraveldoctor
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Run down decor. Dark space, like eating in a cave. Most of the food is good. Have ordered takeaway before and order has been completely forgotten. Unsure about them serving flying fox (bat) dish as I’m pretty sure it’s an endangered animal...

Thank BellaBernard
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

The food ,except for one dish was very good. We ordered lobster grilled and thermidor. Both dishes were generous and excellent .one starter, the coconut crab cream soup was a disappointment and somewhat bland. The service unlike many Port Vila restaurants was prompt, efficient and...More

Thank tropictrav
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is the place to have your fruit bat, or flying fox, as some of these mega bats are called. It's prepared as a coq au vin type of ragout. Good thing is that it does not come with the head, where the salivary glands...More

1  Thank Higuma2017
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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