New Caledonia food and drink provides an adventure in gastronomy. Tropical island flavours are served with a sophisticated French twist at over 150 restaurants in Noumea. Homegrown ingredients and fresh seafood are front and centre on the menu, making every dish delicious and indulgent. From tropical fruits, to cured meats and the best in gourmet crustaceans, New Caledonia food markets, such as the Port Moselle Market, offer extraordinary local produce.
French cosmopolitan cuisine moves effortlessly between the modern and the traditional in New Caledonia restaurants. The finest French wines and sweets are where the European flavour is at its peak. If you’re after something to quench a thirst, try an island-brewed craft beer in one of the many bars on Promenade Roger Laroque.
Shop like a local in one of New Caledonia’s fresh food markets. Head to the Port Moselle Market, where the atmosphere is always lively, and the stalls are overflowing with the best fresh produce the South Pacific has to offer. Juicy tropical fruits, vegetables, prawns, oysters, olives, fresh baguettes, and buttery croissants make the perfect ingredients for a picnic on the beach.
New Caledonia restaurants offer French class and refinement in tropical surroundings. Between the a la carte menus and delicious buffet dining, you’ll enjoy the best in European-South Pacific fusion. The finest restaurants are usually found at the higher-end hotels of each island. New Caledonia is heaven for seafood lovers, with fresh prawns, crabs, oysters, and a large variety of fish prepared daily by professional chefs.
New Caledonia bars and nightlife are bubbling with fun. Why not take a sip in a seaside cocktail bar at Anse Vata Baie or Baie des Citrons and soak in the fantastic island sunset? Your choice of two casinos in Noumea means that the night need not be over so soon. If you’re a beer-lover, enjoy an island-brewed beer in the ambience of a local pub.