Les Hautes Plaines & the Volcano restaurants

Top Choice International in Plaine-des-Cafres


What do you get if you cross a Réunionnais chef (André), a Senegalese waiter (Abdou) and a snug dining room? The QG! The eclectic menu features exquisitely cooked rougail zandouille (chitterlings stew Creole-style) …
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 (cheese flavoured with honey), best enjoyed at a picnic table in the cryptomeria forest nearby. Also c…
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 the empha…
Creole in Plaine-des-Cafres

La Ferme du Pêcher Gourmand

This ferme-auberge (farm restaurant) on the main road south of Bourg-Murat offers superb value for money and delicious, no-nonsense farmhouse food. Along with duck preparations and seasonal vegetables, signature dis…
International in Plaine-des-Cafres

Ti Resto Lontan

Don't let the bland building put you off – this jovial venture has won a faithful following for its value-for-money seasonal fare. Tuck into tasty carris, copious salads and simply cooked meat and fish dishes. For d…
Creole in Plaine-des-Cafres

Le Vieux Bardeau

Recapture the atmosphere of the colonial era in this gracefully ageing diva occupying a lemon-yellow Creole mansion beside the main road in Le Vingt-Quatrième. Come here for lunch to make the best of the great-value…
Creole in Plaine-des-Palmistes

Le Relais des Plaines

Traditional cuisine is given a modern makeover at this restaurant occupying a tastefully restored Creole house just off the main road. The menu is short but you'll find tempting daily specials as well as a few veget…
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).
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.
Creole in Plaine-des-Cafres

Hôtel-Auberge du Volcan

You'll find all the usual Creole favourites and a sprinkling of métro dishes served in hearty portions in this country inn in the centre of Bourg-Murat. It's not memorable, but it can fill a gap.