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Marmite et Tire Bouchon

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5 Rue Jules Garnier | Baie des Citrons, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
+687 25.17.05
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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have read good reviews of this restaurant (which was further affirmed by the locals when I got there) and pre-booked my reservation before I came to Noumea. Great thing is that the restaurant is open on Sundays (which most restaurants in Noumea are not). I got prompt response via email on my reservation for one by Flavie and Joshua... More 

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Thank Connieng2903
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fine jovial service, great wine list (you see the cellar on the wall when walking in) and exquisite food. The Duck breast with sesame and galangal was a journey of flavours and whilst it sounds simple, the apple tart desert was a standout. The meals seem to work on a package system: Entree/main or main/desert for 3600 XFC All courses... More 

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Thank Mitchell W
Jordane B, Responsable de salle at Marmite et Tire Bouchon, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback! All the staff is glad to know that you keep a nice memory of your diner. Yes actually we have a lot of local people, but it's also interesting for us to receive people from other countries. Enjoy your stay in New Caledonia! Kind regards, Jordane B. Service Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best meal we've had. Scoring out of 10...the results are -presentation 10 -service 10 -wine 10 - food 10 -attention to detail 10 Just cannot fault in anyway. Chef and staff should be so proud of everything and their achievements Thank you a great night

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1 Thank lcostabi
Jordane B, Responsable de salle at Marmite et Tire Bouchon, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your reports! It was a pleasure to have you at the restaurant, it's always nice for the staff to meet friendly people. That is the reason why we do that job! Thanks for noticing the efforts of all the team. You told me that you were leaving New Caledonia soon, but we hope to... More 

Paros, Greece
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The location is very nice and also the welcome from the people who work there. They have a menu with many choices (meat or fish or vegetarian ), that can cover all the different kind of food. The wine was very good, and can be chosen from a huge wine list. Dry good service from smiling polite people. Highly recommended

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1 Thank Spyros F
Jordane B, Responsable de salle at Marmite et Tire Bouchon, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks a lot for your feedback! All the team is glad to read your comment. Our air-cooling cellar is perfect to keep all our bottles in perfect conditions so we can offer a lot of different choices. Best regards, Jordane B. Room Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Was recommended by concierge at Le Meridien. Was told it was some of the best french food in the city. We certainly agreed after today's meal. Amazing food, generous servings, wonderful waiter who quickly realised we don't speak much french and happily conversed in English and gave us english translated menu's. Overall really enjoyable, lovely atmosphere and would not hesitate... More 

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1 Thank D G
Jordane B, Responsable de salle at Marmite et Tire Bouchon, responded to this review

Hi, What a wonderful surprise to read you! Thanks a lot, it was a pleasure to have you in the restaurant. I will congrats the chef and his team. We wish you a nice stay in New Caledonia, Jordane B. Room Manager More 

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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant must do a lot of business during tourist season, it had its meals down pat, and could push out the covers very quickly. An English menu made the ordering quite easy. It is in a slightly more tourist location, but the quality of the food did not suffer. We shared the curried crab gratin for entree and had... More 

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1 Thank James B
Jordane B, Responsable de Salle at Marmite et Tire Bouchon, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, we are very glad that you enjoyed your experience. Best regards, Jordane B. Room Manager More 

Newcastle, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal here. Considering the type of food it was quite reasonably priced and so great to eat something different to burgers and chips that you mostly get on the island. You pay the same price regardless of what you order so you can either pay for an entree and main or entree, main and dessert. The... More 

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Wellington
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We enjoyed the entrees and desserts at this restaurant. I was a little confused by my main which seemed an unusual combination of things but perhaps I am not understanding the "80s bistro vibe". Waiter cleared the table after two of the courses while one of us was still eating. Also didn't come back to see if anyone wanted to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We are at this restaurant after it was recommended by our hotel concierge. We were getting frustrated as food in noumea is expensive and very different to Australia. This restaurant impressed. An English menu made ordering a breeze and the staff were very happy to accomodate us and help us with ordering. They even called us a taxi after we... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Like most restaurants in Noumea, it's dated and full of the 80s techniques, however there's something charming. Staff are friendly, but short in the local way. Food is generous and far better value than many of the tourist traps. Great wine list. The best meal I've had in the area

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Rue Jules Garnier | Baie des Citrons, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Caledonia  >  Grand Terre  >  Noumea
  • Phone Number: +687 25.17.05

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?