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98 James Cook, Anse Paddon | Nouville Nouméa, Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
687 24 00 42
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Oustanding location for Lunch

All of us were taken by a friend to this beautiful spot to have Lunch a truly magnificent day was upon us.We were seated above the blue lagon water and looking at a wonderful vista of the bay of Noumea.Lunch is a set menu or a la carte , we all decided to have the set menu of local fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Citizengastronaut
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Australia
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Australia
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

All of us were taken by a friend to this beautiful spot to have Lunch a truly magnificent day was upon us.We were seated above the blue lagon water and looking at a wonderful vista of the bay of Noumea.Lunch is a set menu or a la carte , we all decided to have the set menu of local fish... More 

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Maberly, Ontario
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had made a reservation for the 3 of us by e-mail, prior to arriving at Le 1881. We were only in port at Noumea for a few hours, so Christian kindly accommodated our 11:30 am request for lunch. We arrived by local taxi ($30 from town) to his son, Julian, greeting us and guiding us to a lovely outside... More 

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Geelong, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great views, great food. I was there for lunch, and the food and service were excellent. Sat out over the water - has to be one of the best spots to eat in the area.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Arrived after two bus trips at 1215 pm ---two veterinary surgeons and their wives---1881 was highly recommended Looked beautiful on the water. On entering there was NO guests in the main restaurant ---we were asked if we had a booking --we said no ---We were told the restaurant had a party of 35 outside and they were not taking any... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Was looking forward to this restaurant as I had seen good reviews. Made our way by local bus for lunch only to be told the could not fit us in. They had a function with 35 people outside and no one else inside. First time this has happened to me. Very inhospitable and dis appointing.

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Noumea, New Caledonia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We are a family of foodies and know some of the best restaurants in Noumea. We went to the 1881 last month for the first time. We loved the soothed atmosphere, nice dishes and the kindest team with Philemo, the unforgettable Maitre d'Hotel. Therefore, we decide to have lunch there at least once a month. Soon, there will be Mother's... More 

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Kone, New Caledonia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This restaurant, named after the year when political prisoners were transported to New Caledonia, is the best alternative to Le Roof. It is located in the university area so a bit out of the way, but the terrace on stilts over the water is great as is the food. Copious and savoury with good service I would recommend the experience.

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We love this place, the restaurant is excellent, staff friendly and efficient, food very good. The tapas bar has a wonderful atmosphere once again good service and good food with interesting choice of cocktails, highly recommend this place

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Beijing, China
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144 reviews 144 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

It's near the Anse Vata and convenient for a first date or meeting with friends. Good atmosphere in the evening with the light cubes. You can order the pizza to the pizza restaurant just next and eat them at the bar. The owner is very friendly and do not hesitate to offer drink when he and you feel confortable.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

We did the Taste of 1881 through p&o whilst cruising the Pacific Islands. Tour was really good, the only thing I would suggest is maybe a savoury option would have been nice as it was around dinner time. But still very worth doing !!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 James Cook, Anse Paddon | Nouville Nouméa, Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Caledonia  >  Grand Terre  >  Noumea
  • Phone Number: 687 24 00 42
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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