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#27 of 105 French in Noumea
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Reviewed February 1, 2020

This was the best dinner meal, best service we had on our stay in Noumea. Not that all others were not good, apart from one horrible meal, but everything about this place was right. A stroll to the other end of Baie de Citrons, a...little quieter as past all of the bars, great service, very friendly and attentive, food was delicious. Even managed to finish with a flambed crepe and espresso which were perfect. Had we discovered this place earlier it would not have been our only meal there - but then it was a perfect way to spend the last night of our trip. Husbands steak was perfectly cooked and my Mahi Mahi was just what I had been searching for.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 25, 2019 via mobile

La Gavotte offers lovely service and with both a French and English menu. The friendly and extremely attentive hostess speaks English very well to make an order work out perfectly, and I strongly encourage ( demand ) English speakers to try a few words in...French, you are in a French country, and besides... please and thank you in all languages never goes astray! For a few years now I have been visiting Noumea for work and La Gavotte is a staple on my dinner list, without fail! They have a great selection of crepes for dinner and dessert and simply brilliant staff! Tonight I had mushroom and bacon, I was in a happy place! Service in Noumea is where you should make a decision and La Gavotte offers both great service and food.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed July 11, 2019

Enjoyed a savory crepe with a French cidre. They have a range of crepes savory and desert, for the savory try the French ones first.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

Had a lovely pacific galette for lunch with tuna and vegetables, very fresh and enjoyable, quick and friendly service. I was planning to go back again for a sweet crepe, they looked great but ran out of time

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

Opposite lemon beach, this was a lovely surprise. I was able to walk in without a booking. Service was very friendly and the food was light yet very tasty and authentic. I would recommend the creme brûlée for dessert. One of the best I've had.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 11, 2019

We were on a cruise which stopped off in Noumea and the shuttle bus dropped us in front of a strip of restaurants. We had no idea of exchange rates, prices etc but this restaurant seemed slightly quieter than the rest (which were full of...other cruise passengers). The galettes were delicious, filling and very very nice. The price was a bit steep (about $120 for 2 galettes, one large beer, one coffee and a half bottle of rose) but as we had no idea what the exchange rate was, we were happy to just sit down and eat a gorgeous meal. The service was friendly and they were patient with our lack of French. All in all a reasonably expensive meal but worth it as it was delicious!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 9, 2019

first cruise to Noumea found this place by random chance. Two subsequent cruises and we have sought it out to once again enjoy the experience. Very limited English is part of the fun, lots of pointing, smiles and patience. will return as part of next...pacific cruiseMore

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed January 15, 2019

My husband and I felt like some crepes one night and visited this restaurant. What a revelation it turned out to be! The staff were all so attentive and friendly. The crepes were delicious. They were packed and piled high with ingredients and incredible value...for the price. The location was lovely too just near the Casa Del Sol holiday apartments and across the road from Baie Des Citrons beach. There are about 14 restaurants in and around that strip at Baie Des Citrons. This restaurants was one of our favourites. Do yourselves a favour and dine here. You won't regret it.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Owner chef provides exquisite food in a small outdoor setting which is enclosed and kept warm at night with heaters. Food was fantastic. He went the extra mile to create a dish to cater for my allergies. Very impressed with all aspects

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We were a large group of students and teachers, expecting to enjoy a warm, welcome and traditional French culinary experience, only to be met by negativity and most unwelcoming behaviour. We will not return, and will not recommend this restaurant to anybody.

Date of visit: October 2018
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  • La Gavotte is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4