Fodor's Expert Review Le Miretti Gascon
This restaurant, said to be the oldest in Noumea, offers a little touch of France in the South Pacific. Here beside Anse Vata, you can try the popular native snails (or escargot)—they're fat and juicy and usually smothered in garlic. Or opt for classic French onion soup or confit of duck. The traditional menu also runs to delicious beef entrecote, crayfish stew, and lobster casserole. And to finish off there's a twist on a classic dessert: orange crème brûlée. While thoroughly French, the waitstaff speak English and can explain the menu and recommend the best dishes.
Rue Gabriel Laroque
Noumea, South Province New Caledonia