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Review of L'Hippocampe

L'Hippocampe
Ranked #5 of 238 Restaurants in Noumea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $56 - $99
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Description:> L'Hippocampe will be closed from January 14 to February 05, 2018 for annual closure. It's time to treat yourself to gourmet dishes!
Reviewed August 13, 2013

This restaurant is lovely.
I wasn't expecting much, considering the places I'd been to so far in New Caledonia were lacking a little finesse & attention to detail. L'Hippocampe is the exception to the rule.
Loved the amuse-buche and dedication from the chef to constantly provide something to keep the interest of the diner.
Lobster and cauliflower creme was delicious. So much flavour & class.
Beef was nice, but the accompaniments were the winners on this dish (I'm an Australian - we're hard to impress when it comes to beef).
Service was great. Only fault I can give was that three people asked me if I wanted dessert. Not really something to complain about :-)
Loved it, loved it, loved it.

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

The restaurant is in the Meridien hotel and was a really pleasant surprise given that the hotel itself is in need of an update. We received excellent professional service with great advice from our waiter and the sommelier. The food was delicious and quite creative. Our best meal in Noumea.

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Perhaps the best restaurant in New-Caledonia for the one who wishes to taste a real chief's cuisine.
Perfect fresh products and wide imagination to create inventive and delicious french cuisine.
Not so expensive compaired with other places, considering the quality of meals and service.

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Thank sylvain2noumea
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LeMeridienNoumea, Marketing & Comunication Manager at L'Hippocampe, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Hello,

Thank you very much for your review. It is a great reward for our Chef Aurélien who works hard to offer our clients refined and creative cuisine! We hope to greet you again soon.

Best regards,

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Fine dining is always about throwing the wallet to the wolves, so let's not discuss such things in polite company. Everything in a French Restaurant is expected to be formal and L'hippocampe is just that. Thierry and his young team perform with all the grace and poise required to make this a Grande dining experience.
It was beautiful to watch the young attendant pouring Champagne; completely nervous but focused and error free.
The decor is warm and enticing, the food masterly produced and service formal but with Pacific charm.

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Thank cgwines
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LeMeridienNoumea, Marketing & Comunication Manager at L'Hippocampe, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Hello,

Thank you for your review, it is a great reward for our Hippocampe team! We are very pleased you enjoyed your French dining experience in the middle of the Pacific and hope to greet you again soon.

Best regards,

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

We went there some time ago but I still remember the exquisite taste of the sweetbreads
The food was served with elegance and the maitre D' was very helpful.
So far the best in Noumea

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Thank amborella
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LeMeridienNoumea, Marketing & Comunication manager at L'Hippocampe, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2013

Hello Amborella,

We are happy you keep a good memory of your experience at our restaurant and of our maître d’hôtel Thierry! We hope to welcome you again soon.

Best regards,

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