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Top Choice Mauritian 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 takes s…
Top Choice Mauritian 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. The f…
Top Choice Mauritian in Trou d'Eau Douce

Chez Tino

Head for the wonderful terrace on the 1st floor for the best views here. Chez Tino keeps it simple, dishing up superb meals of Mauritian cooking with an emphasis on seafood (langouste – lobster – in particular). Sta…
Gallery in Trou d'Eau Douce

Victoria 1840

Worth a look, Victoria 1840 is an old sugar mill that has been lovingly refurbished to house some of the works of Yvette Maniglier, a bewitching French painter who spent a year under the wing of Henri Matisse. The j…
Indian in Belle Mare & Palmar

Indian Pavilion

Indian Pavilion occupies an open-air veranda made of slatted jungle trunks tucked under a generous awning of thatch. While appreciating the views of the lagoon, cane-draped hills and a Taj Mahal–like temple, diners …
International in Trou d'Eau Douce

Green Island Beach Restaurant

The friendly staff here serves a delicious assortment of international and local favourites, often in surprising juxtaposition. Have some rougaille saucisses (spicy sausages) with a slice of pizza – the menu is exte…
Seafood in Trou d'Eau Douce

Le Four à Chaud

Head to the smartest place in central Trou d'Eau Douce to feast on fruits de mer and enjoy a fantastic list of matched wines. Reserve to get one of the few balcony tables with sea views, and note that the menu is ex…
Seafood in Belle Mare & Palmar

Symon's Restaurant

One of the better options in Belle Mare beyond the all-star line-up of hotel restaurants, Symon's serves up a variety of Indian, Mauritian and Chinese dishes. The views are ho-hum, but at least you won't break the b…
Seafood in Trou d'Eau Douce

Snack Pelouse

You could easily walk past this small eatery, a few steps down off the main road, but it's an appealing choice for its informal surrounds and some of the freshest fish in town. Most people stop in to buy from the sm…
Hindu Site in Belle Mare & Palmar

Sagar Shiv Mandir

This white Hindu temple sits on a teeny islet tenuously tethered to the mainland by a thin land bridge. The views of the dazzling bastion are best appreciated from Indian Pavilion, the restaurant at Le Saint Géran.