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 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...

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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...

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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 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 ChoiceDeli in Tamarin & Black River

Chez Philippe

Take-away-only Chez Philippe is a fabulous little deli serving up pre-prepared takeaway meals, such as salads, lasagne and creative interpretations of local dishes. There's also foie gras, cheeses and exceptional...

Top ChoiceCreole in Flic en Flac

Creole Shack

Set just back from the beach so that passers-by don't even know it's there, this wood-lined place does authentic Creole cooking like coconut prawns, traditional Mauritian curries and rougaílles (tomato-based...

Top ChoiceChinese 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...

Top ChoiceMauritian in Chamarel

Mich Resto

Consistently glowing reviews from travellers, a classier setting than most in the area, friendly waiters, one of the best palm-heart salads we've tasted, excellent seafood… Mich Resto is a fine place for lunch....

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Wapalapam Island Eatery

The sort of chilled place you'd expect to find in a downtempo Mauritius beach town, Wapalapam Island Eatery is actually quite the rarity in this part of the country. It's a fabulous mix of breakfast, dishes from...

Top ChoiceIndian in Flic en Flac

Roti Aka Vinoda

It's all very simple here - rotis or farata (Indian flatbreads) filled with whatever you like – fish, beef, chicken etc. The quality puts many Indian restaurants to shame and, not surprisingly, queues form early...

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 – grilled fish, palm-heart salads, curries and seafood in many guises –...

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 but excellent:...

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 and noodle dishes alongside more creative dishes such as lobster butter masala. Throw in...

Mauritian in Chamarel

Le Domaine de Saint-Denis

Le Domaine features recipes from the kitchen of Jacqueline Dalais, the unofficial First Lady of Mauritian cuisine, who oversees this gem of a restaurant. Order the scallop carpaccio with olive oil and lime if...

Tapas in Tamarin & Black River

Hidden Garden

This very cool designer spot with a funky cocktail bar and poolside seating is one of the trendier eating experiences in the west. The tapas bar is open all day, but the restaurant mains are only available at...

International in Tamarin & Black River

La Madrague

This place feels like a poolside restaurant at a posh resort, and essentially it is. The menu features standard international dishes (club sandwiches and lamb chops), but the real draw is the inviting...

Chinese in Flic en Flac

Ah-Youn

We're not sure how great a compliment it is to say that Ah-Youn's best features are its swift service and generous portions, but it's true. Don't worry, though: the food is perfectly palatable and it's a much...

Mauritian in Chamarel

Le Chamarel Panoramic Restaurant

Perched atop the escarment 1km northwest of Chamarel just before the road plunges down to Black River, this pleasing place has breathtaking views all the way to the coast – get there early or book ahead for the...

Italian in Tamarin & Black River

La Cosa Nostra

Two things make this popular pizza joint famous: the whisper-thin crust (you'll swear that you're just eating toppings) and the turtle-speed service (you'll think the servers went back to Italy to fetch your...