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Restaurants

Top ChoiceMauritian in Trou d'Eau Douce

Le Café des Arts

This intriguing dining option is located within an old mill that has been transformed into Victoria 1840, an oddly charming gallery space, with canvases of wicked brushstrokes adorning the cracked brick walls....

Top ChoiceMauritian in Chamarel

Restaurant Le Barbizon

Barbizon may not look like much, but it's a fabulous place. Marie-Ange helms the kitchen, whipping up traditional Mauritian flavours from her family's cookbook, while Rico L'Intelligent (what a name!) entertains...

Top ChoiceInternational in Port Louis

Lambic

Set in a refurbished colonial home in the heart of the capital's chaos, Lambic is a beer buff's paradise, with dozens upon dozens of local and imported beers, including a particularly rich selection from Belgium...

Top ChoiceMauritian in Grand Baie

Domaine

'Domaine' is the answer every local offers when travellers ask where to go to savour some Mauritian home cookin'. The best dishes are those starred on the menu as local specialities – offerings such as ourite...

Top ChoiceMauritian in Grand Baie

Boulette Ti Kouloir

Off Royal Rd, this is one of Grand Baie's best places for street food. As the name suggests, this microscopic place really is just a ti couloir (li'l hallway), where Yvonne and friends cook up boulettes (small...

Top ChoiceMauritian in Poste de Flacq & Roches Noires

La Maison d'Été

The restaurant at La Maison d'Été is run like a stand-alone establishment, serving an enticing assortment of Mauritian and fusion food of the highest quality. The inn's owner often moonlights as the chef and...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Cap Malheureux

Amigo

Everyone adores this friendly joint tucked behind Cape Malheureux township near the sugar cane farms. The writing's on the wall (literally): contented customers have left myriad messages of love and affection on...

Top ChoiceMauritian in Mahébourg

Pyramid Snack

This hero of the street-food scene is beside the petrol station just across from the market. Delicious biryani (rice cooked in a steel pot with various eastern spices and meat or fish) and 'kebabs' (salad, meat...

Top ChoiceMauritian in Central Plateau

La Clef des Champs

If you're in the Floréal area, we highly recommend seeking out the table d'hôte – and pet project – of Jacqueline Dalais, chef to the stars. Known for her impressive library of self-created recipes, Jacqueline...

Top ChoiceMauritian in Flic en Flac

Canne à Sucre

Now here's something special: an authentic slice of Mauritian life in the midst of touristy Flic en Flac. May has converted her roadside bar-restaurant into a cosy space that captures the essence of coastal...

Top ChoiceMauritian in Pamplemousses

Chez Tante Athalie

The best-known table d'hôte in the area, open-sided Chez Tante Athalie offers fresh, simple, wonderful Creole tastes overlooking a garden filled with vintage cars. There's an oasis-like feel to the place. From...

Top ChoiceChinese in Trou Aux Biches & Mont Choisy

Chez Meung

Join the queue and watch a master reap the whirlwind. Every lunchtime, Meung cooks and serves up some of the simplest and best Chinese food on the island. You put your own meal together by pointing to the pots...

Top ChoiceInternational in Trou Aux Biches & Mont Choisy

Café International - The Flame Grill

This popular South African–run spot serves up an excellent assortment of dishes from around the world. Burgers here come in many forms with the quality of the meat paramount, but the highlights are the ribs and...

Top ChoiceCafe in Tamarin & Black River

Frenchie Café

One of the coolest places on the island, French-run Frenchie does quick bites and more substantial (but reasonably priced) mains, as well as breakfasts and an outstanding Sunday brunch (11am to 4pm). It's also a...

Top ChoiceMauritian in Tamarin & Black River

La Bonne Chute

Don't be dissuaded by its location adjacent to a petrol station; La Bonne Chute has been around since 1969 (!) and has built its reputation on expertly prepared dishes served in an attractive garden setting. From...

Top ChoiceMauritian in South Coast

St Aubin Table d'hôte

The height of the St Aubin experience is a meal at the charming table d'hôte. The dining room is one of the island's best throwbacks to colonial times: dainty chandeliers cast ambient light over the white...

Top ChoiceMauritian in Chamarel

L'Alchimiste

The Rhumerie de Chamarel's chic restaurant boasts an impressive menu that promises to satisfy, with seafood and palm heart from the surrounding hills the highlights. The chef's philosophy is definitely gourmet:...

Top ChoiceMauritian in Grand Baie

Sauterelle

Rising above the Sunset Boulevard shopping precinct, this oasis of sophistication is a fine choice. Dishes range far and wide, and might include roasted red snapper fillet with grapefruit-and-rosemary sauce and...

Top ChoiceMauritian in Pointe d'Esny & Blue Bay

Le Jardin de Beau Vallon

Emerging from an inland thicket of trees and sky-scraping cane leaves, Beau Vallon is an enchanting colonial estate that has been lovingly refurbished over the last few decades. Romantic dark-wood panelling,...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Rodrigues

Chez Robert et Solange

This place is the essence of Rodrigues: fresh fish cooked in simple surroundings by the sea. It's 100m through the trees from the beach and with expertly cooked food. When you sit down, you'll be offered whatever...