lhoustaletL’Houstalet has been open for over 40 years, which is longer than Vanuatu has been declared independent. There is little wonder that this iconic French restaurant has thrived and stood the test of time. Clement Martinez, the charismatic owner, knows how to please locals, expats and tourists alike. The extensive menu has something for everybody including pasta, pizza and offbeat French infused creations using local produce.

lhoustalet2If French delicacies such as ‘Flying fox’ are not for you, the premium Filet Roquefort, Lobster Thermidor, Prawns Flambé or delicious pizzas will not disappoint. Soft music, white tablecloths, and the charmingly French, time-gone-by ambience ensures a unique dining experience. Located only a couple of minutes from downtown, choose to dine in an air conditioned room or on the open-air verandah. Regulars don’t even bother to open the menu – they know the food is always consistent and high quality. Open for dinner seven days. Ph: 22303.

The ‘Cool’ Factor: Where else could a menu remain relatively the same for over 40 years without people tiring of it?

Signature Dish: Flying fox.

Great for: Experiencing authentic French cuisine in a friendly and homely atmosphere.

Best Seller: French Onion Soup.

So very special: The seafood – try the lobster or freshwater prawns!