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98 James Cook Anse Paddon | Nouville Nouméa, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
687 24 00 42
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner with a group of local French friends. None of us found the food very good. All the mains were served with the same, barely warm, vegetables which in some cases did nothing to complement the meat or fish. For example, prawns in what was quite a rich creamy sauce needed something other than a creamy potato... More 

Thank Gransta
Noumea, New Caledonia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Worth the visit, the location of the restaurant took us back in the origin of Nouméa, where the convicts were taken. Once inside, a totally different atmosfear ! lounge bar to start with, then a dinner over the water which was simply perfect !

Thank numa_d
Noumea, New Caledonia
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167 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

The typical dining room of the 1881 is built straight on Nouville bay waters. Food is excellent, and staff helfull and cool. A lounge bar the opposite side of the restaurant, so after dinner you may enjoy a tropical cocktail, listening to relaxed music on a sofa, while watching the ocean waters.

Thank sylvain2noumea
Gold Coast, Australia
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Wow, the food was amazing! My husband and I thought we were just ducking into a restaurant for a relaxed bite to eat for lunch but instead we were given a beautifully presented meal full of tastes and textures that we had never tried before and would expect to be served in a 5 star fine dining restaurant. We had... More 

Thank Bernics
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202 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 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 

1 Thank Citizengastronaut
Maberly, Ontario
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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 

1 Thank Linda H
Geelong, Australia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank Lara3212
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

Thank Ernie Y
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank GaiS83
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 

Thank Eric F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 James Cook Anse Paddon | Nouville Nouméa, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Caledonia  >  Grand Terre  >  Noumea
  • Phone Number: 687 24 00 42

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?