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NOUMEA

3 BRASSEURS (Restaurant + Pub) 
Address: Centre commercial de la Baie des Citrons, Nomea 
Tel.: (687)260866 
Fax: (687)260867 
Opened until 01:00 

A pub restaurant company with 16 more braches in France and one each in Belgium and Tahiti, opened in Nomea in 2000. 
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. Lunch sets. 
Andouillette, Mussels, Flamenkueche, Choucroute, Salads. 
Slightly expensive. 
Cards OK. 

BAMBINO  
Address: Anse vata, along the main roadnear the Complexe Hotel Noumta-Park Royal (on the left), Noumea. 
Closed on Mondays. 
 

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 $). 
Cards OK

LE CALYPSO 
Address: 3, avenue Michel-Ange, Noumea 
tel.: (687)263716 
In a jungle decor, the best shellfish and other specialties from the lagoon. 
Reserve! 

COTE JARDIN 
Address: 4, rue de Strasbourg, Noumea 
Tel.: (687)286340 
In very peaceful surroundings, simple but excellent food at reasonable prices. 

LA COUPOLE (French) 
Address: B.P. 8111, Rocher a la Ville, Noumea, 98807 
Tel.: (687)264411 
E-Mail: coupole@canl.nc 
Open for lunch and dinner. Reservations advised. 

Higher class (probably the best restaurant in all New Caledonia), great decor and excellent French cuisine. 
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. 
Cards OK 
 

MAY FLOWERS (Chinese) 
Address: Anse Vata (near Park Royal Hotel), B.P. 4908, Noumea 
Tel.: (687)261870 

Opened every day for lunch and dinner. 
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 Chinese spoons. 
Cards OK 

(LE) MIRETTI-GASCON 
Address: 24, rue Gabriel Laroque, Val Plaisance, Noumea 
Tel.: (687) 261982 
Open at luch and dinner every day. 

The oldest French restaurant in New Caledonia opened in 1970 by a French coiuple originally from French Algeria. 
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. 
Cards OK. 

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 : gm.parkroyal@mls.nc 
http://www.pacific-center.com/parkroyal/ 
Located 5 minutes away from the centre along the beach inside the Park Royal Hotel. 
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 atmosphere. 
Reasonable. Cards OK. 

 
  

(LE) PETIT TRAIN 
Address: 22, rue Jules-Garnier, Noumea 
Tel.: (687)262811 
In the Baie des Citrons, a discreet restaurant overlooking the sea. Excellent seafood and Paul Bocuse specialties. 

(LA) TAVERNE "TANNHAUSER"  (Alsatian Cuisine) 
Address: Centre commercial Port Plaisance 
Tel : (687)26-31-60 

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.