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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…
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…
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…
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…
Italian in Trou d'Eau Douce

Gilda's Restaurant

Pasta, South Indian curries and ceviche (raw fish marinated in lemon and garlic) all appear on this varied menu, which can be enjoyed with fine views on the elevated terrace out the back.
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…
Spring in Trou d'Eau Douce

Natural Spring

The actual trou d'eau douce for which the town is named can be found in a human-made stone hole next to the national coastguard's office. To find the natural spring, follow the fork in the main road away from the Go…