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L'Houstalet Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Route Du Lagon | Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
+678 22303
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Mornington, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing. Best french restaurant in Vanuatu. Reasonably priced for a huge meal.

Thank jakichris
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to this restaurant approx 12 times over 8 visits to Port Villa. The meals continue to endure and feel they are the same for each visit. We both enjoy good french food.

Thank Garry L
Paris, France
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a very old fashioned french restaurant and very enjoyable experience, the same menu for many many years and a must visit if you enjoyable french food

Thank betsycrackenback
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I ventured to this little gem just outside of Vila. We were curious of the menu, which inluded a world famous french onion soup which was undeniably too die for. Also on the menu was pigeon and fruit bat. That's correct I said FRUIT BAT which was the reason for our visit. And I can tell you... More 

Thank Todd K
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a 'regular' for the locals. The menu has not changed in a long time and need not be, because there is something for all tastes. The owner is most charming and always there to receive you and take your menu, and makes sure that the place is run to perfection. He is one of the old french... More 

Thank Petrus W
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a glitzy place but well worth trying because the food is fabulous! The service was excellent, once the waitress warmed up to us. We sat out the back in the large area. Would probably have been a little more luxurious in the front section.

Thank Sharee0906
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is always consistently good My favourite is the tomatoe salad. If you're looking for snails this is the place to get them Pizza also good Steaks always tender and lovely French sauces Wine list is good and reasonably price Lovely warm French bread with butter served as part of your meal

Thank Marg E
Burleigh Heads, Australia
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140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel receptionist at the Warwick Le Lagon resort where my mother and I were staying last week recommended this restaurant to us. We got the bus in to Port Vila and the first thing we noticed on entering was a pool table and the bar. I wasn't too sure that my 83 year old mum. Would like to dine... More 

Thank Spunkybabe
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I heard many stories about how good the food is, and yes it is good. Anything on the menu would be a good choice. The service is really good and there are many smiles. But next time if I came back, I would bring friends and family so they could experience the food also. Side note: they have fruit bat... More 

Thank Carl L
Gold Coast, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant every time I have been to Port Vila over a 20 year period. Most recently my husband and I visited for dinner on our honeymoon in Oct 2016. Without fail I am always pleased with my meal here and usually come back a couple of times each trip. You cannot go past the pizza, French... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
French, European, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?