New Caledonia Food and Drink

The choice of eating places and food on New Caledonia is excellent; costs vary from moderate to expensive. In Nouméa, choose from street stalls serving local cuisine to gourmet restaurants and bistros serving up an international feast – African, Chinese, French, Indonesian, Italian and Spanish cooking can all be found here. Eating out in other areas such is generally confined to hotel restaurants and snack bars.


• Pacific spiny lobsters, prawns, crabs.
• Mangrove oysters.
• Salads of raw fish marinated in lime juice.
Bougna (fish or chicken wrapped in banana leaves and cooked on hot stones covered with sand).

Things to know:


There is no tipping.

Drinking age:

Regional Drinks:

There is a good selection of French wine available.