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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 good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster” (70 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Which I once was. I latterly developed a rather violent allergy for all shellfish so we started with the escargot (a shell creature I apparently can tolerate) and the Parma ham. I adored the starters but so wished the escargots were bigger. Parma ham was...More

Thank Nyamisa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a pure delight to reconnect with authentic French cuisine! Tasty dishes for a very reasonable price. Definitely a place to visit when you are in Port Vila. L'Houstalet has been operating for 45 years and you quickly understand why. Merci à tous !

Thank Garand N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here the other night as a group the food was beautiful. We had pizza, fillet minion and fish in tomato and capsicum sauce. Prices were reasonable pizzas starting from 800-950vt each ranging upwards. Other mains including seafood started around $1200 vt. Very good...More

Thank ness2323
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finally found a venue which had Coconut Crab available on the menu. Difficult to get in Port Vila now. Good choice of cocktails and beer, had a nice French Burgundy with dinner. Garlic snails were delicious, the crab did not disappoint either. Wide variety on...More

1  Thank Neil G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading so many good reviews on TA we were looking forward to eating at this restaurant. Especially since it had been there for 45 years. We ordered the French Onion soup to start and it tasted ok - it didn't have a strong flavour...More

Thank ljr2612
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

L’Houstalet continues to be amazing & is the last of the real French Restaurants in Vila. How lucky have my wife & I & when we were younger, our kids , to have experienced this institution for forty odd years. This is where ALL the...More

Thank Simmy2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place looks like it's been stuck in the 70's! After all it has been operating for over 40 years and I would say not a thing has been changed, everything there is very pre-loved and this makes for a great atmosphere. The food is...More

1  Thank Leonie A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant. Everything is full of flavour, fresh and very well priced. Feels very original with the Decore too.

Thank Ismai01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fabulous well established restaurant. Vanuatu is well known for it's high grade beef. L'Houstalet cooks a delicious steak with mouth watering sauces.

Thank lizhB9464VT
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

What a great night. The French Onion soup is beautiful. All our food was tasty and decent servings at a good price. My daughter was over the moon to be able to pick up and pat the resident cats that were there. Highly recommend a...More

Thank Rod K
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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