3 BRASSEURS (Restaurant + Pub)
A pub restaurant company with 16 more braches in France and one each in
Belgium and Tahiti, opened in Nomea in 2000.
Address: Centre commercial de la Baie des Citrons, Nomea
Opened until 01:00
4 brews from white to stout are brewed in situ in a great decor all
wood and copper to allow you to drink your beer unfiltered and unpasteurized
directly from the tanks! Is served in 25cl, 33 cl, 50 cl and 1,8 l. A tatsing
set is available (15 cl per glass)
A traditional French and Alsatian menu is offered at lunch and dinner.
Andouillette, Mussels, Flamenkueche, Choucroute, Salads.
I usually do not introduce that sort of eatery, but as it is practical
and "laid back", I though of it for my Ozzie and Kiwi friends. Very large
portions of sausages and fried chips or chicken and chips for 780CF (about
6 US $). Great Vietnamese Pho Soups for about 900 CF (about 7 US $). Fresh
juices of all sorts served in beer pint glasses for 400 CF (about 3 US
Address: Anse vata, along the main roadnear the Complexe Hotel Noumta-Park
Royal (on the left), Noumea.
Closed on Mondays.
Address: 3, avenue Michel-Ange, Noumea
In a jungle decor, the best shellfish and other specialties from the
Address: 4, rue de Strasbourg, Noumea
In very peaceful surroundings, simple but excellent food at reasonable
LA COUPOLE (French)
Higher class (probably the best restaurant in all New Caledonia), great
decor and excellent French cuisine.
Address: B.P. 8111, Rocher a la Ville, Noumea, 98807
Open for lunch and dinner. Reservations advised.
A simple but very precise carte and one full course menu at resonable
prices considering the quality and volume.
The oyters are well chosen and properly served. The crab cannelonis
have to be sampled. The lobster is an experience. The confit de canard
is so traditional and the desserts a class of their own.
Expensive but extensive and sensible wine list with a few rarities
kept in two different cellars.
MAY FLOWERS (Chinese)
Opened every day for lunch and dinner.
Address: Anse Vata (near Park Royal Hotel), B.P. 4908, Noumea
A typical Chinese (not Vietnamese) restaurant long established in the
city. All the classics. Reasonable to slightly expensive.
Very popular with the locals.
Interestingly enough, do not use forks or knives, only chopsticks and
The oldest French restaurant in New Caledonia opened in 1970 by a French
coiuple originally from French Algeria.
Address: 24, rue Gabriel Laroque, Val Plaisance, Noumea
Tel.: (687) 261982
Open at luch and dinner every day.
French traditional cuisine from the South West of France, especially
Foie gras and Duck and of course cassoulet. The best buy is the assorted
seafood platter for about 35 US $, enough of a main dish for two with lobsters,
fish salad, crab salad and succulent oyters. The mussles and local fish
also have to be tried. Short but well-balanced wine list. Very warm welcomein
a Mediterranean/South West style country house.
reservations a must in peak seasons. japanese menu, although half of
the patrons are locals.
PARK ROYAL HOTEL RESTAURANT
Address: 123, Promenade Laroque, BP 137, Noumea
Tel : (687)262200
Fax : (687) 26 16 77
Tel (reservation) : (687) 26 05 12
E-mail : email@example.com
Located 5 minutes away from the centre along the beach inside the Park
Classical French food making good use of local products, especially
fish and venison. Original starters such as Calf sweetmeat Ravioles and
excellent Mahi Mahi. Short but competent wine-list. Warm service. Relaxed
Reasonable. Cards OK.
(LE) PETIT TRAIN
Address: 22, rue Jules-Garnier, Noumea
In the Baie des Citrons, a discreet restaurant overlooking the sea.
Excellent seafood and Paul Bocuse specialties.
(LA) TAVERNE "TANNHAUSER" (Alsatian Cuisine)
A very convivial and large restaurant serving typical Alsatian fare such
a choucroute garnie (sauerkraut with pork meats). Right by the Commercial
Center next to the yacht harbour. Also has a bar. better reserve if you
want to eat outside or even inside on weekends.
Address: Centre commercial Port Plaisance
Tel : (687)26-31-60