Restaurants

Top Choice Mauritian in Chamarel

Palais de 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 at t…
Top Choice Mauritian 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 Mauritiu…
Top Choice Cafe in Tamarin & Rivière Noire

Frenchie Café

One of the coolest places on the island, French-run Frenchie does carpaccios, quick bites and more substantial (but reasonably priced) mains, as well as breakfasts and an outstanding Sunday brunch (11am to 4pm). It'…
Top Choice Mauritian in Tamarin & Rivière Noire

La Bonne Chute

Don't be dissuaded by the petrol-station-adjacent location; La Bonne Chute has built its reputation on its flavourful dishes and attractive garden setting. From duck confit to prawn cassoulette to the best palm-hear…
Top Choice Chinese in Flic en Flac

Domaine Anna

You'll need a taxi or rental car to get here, but you'll be glad you made the trip: this is Flic en Flac's most refined dining experience, set in colonial-style pavilions. The predominantly Chinese menu is the brain…
Top Choice Mauritian in Chamarel

L'Alchimiste

The Rhumerie de Chamarel's chic restaurant boasts an impressive menu that promises to satisfy, with game meats and palm heart from the surrounding hills the highlights. The chef's philosophy is definitely gourmet; f…
Top Choice Indian in Flic en Flac

Zub Express

Indian-Chinese fusion cooking sounds rather fancy, but the reality is far simpler, featuring dishes like excellent biryanis, expertly grilled fish and lobster, and fine ideas like fish butter masala. Throw in friend…
Mauritian in Chamarel

Varangue sur Morne

This former hunting lodge is an institution, and it's not hard to see why. Its stunning location offers great views over the forested hillsides towards the ocean, and the superb menu is pricey (some say overpriced) …
Mauritian in Flic en Flac

Paul & Virginie

With lovely thatched platforms extending over swimming pools and towards the ocean, Paul & Virginie makes for a romantic meal. The food matches the setting – grilled fish, palm-heart salads, curries and seafood …
Tapas in Tamarin & Rivière Noire

Kozy Garden

This very cool designer spot with a funky cocktail bar and poolside seating makes for one of the trendier eating experiences in the west. Dishes include half-cooked tuna in sesame seeds or four spices and honey duck…