Les Hautes Plaines & the Volcano restaurants

Top Choice International in Plaine-des-Cafres


Two Senegalese brothers (Abdou and Cher) run this well-known venture with a snug dining room. The eclectic menu features exquisitely cooked rougail zandouille (chitterlings stew Creole-style) and grilled meats as we…
Top Choice Cheese in Plaine-des-Cafres

Palais du Fromage

The aptly named 'Cheese Palace' is famous for its superb range of cheeses, including a delicious fromage au miel et caramel (cheese flavoured with honey and caramelised sugar), best enjoyed at a picnic table in the …
Creole in Plaine-des-Cafres

La Ferme du Pêcher Gourmand

This ferme-auberge (farm restaurant) on the main road south of Bourg-Murat offers delicious, good-value, no-nonsense farmhouse food. Along with duck preparations and seasonal vegetables, signature dishes include por…
Creole in Plaine-des-Palmistes

Les Platanes – Chez Jean-Paul

One of the best-known eateries in the area, this colourful spot on the main drag is popular with Réunionnais families – a good sign. The atmosphere is laid-back and the food is similarly unpretentious with an emphas…
International in Plaine-des-Cafres

Ti Resto Lontan

Don't let the bland building put you off – it's more colourful inside. The food is nothing special, but the menu has a bit of everything, from carris (curries) and salads to simply cooked meat and fish dishes. For d…
Creole in Plaine-des-Cafres

La Kaz

Don't expect new-fangled concoctions in this reputable eatery, just the usual Creole classics and a few metro dishes, all flawlessly prepared. The interior is rather soulless, but the terrace is generally throbbing …
Creole in Plaine-des-Cafres

Relais Commerson

The Relais' rustic dining room plays host to a menu laden with inspired Creole dishes and a tempting selection of desserts. On weekdays it lays on an excellent buffet lunch for just €18 (€23 on Sunday).
Creole in Plaine-des-Palmistes

Le Relais des Plaines

You can't miss this restaurant occupying a tastefully restored Creole house just off the main road. The menu features a bit of everything – Creole, Chinese, European as well as a few vegetarian options.
Cafeteria in Piton de la Fournaise (The Volcano)

Le Relais de Bellecombe

This modest place near the parking lot at Pas de Bellecombe sells snacks, sandwiches (€4) and refreshments.