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Top ChoiceCreole in St-Benoît

Les Letchis

Les Letchis has a fantastic location in a luxuriant garden by the Rivière des Marsouins. The menu is an ode to Creole classics and 'riverfood'; standouts include carri bichiques and braised duck. If you want to...

Top ChoiceInternational in Plaine-des-Cafres

Le QG

Two Senegalese brothers (Abdou and Cher) run this well-known venture with a snug dining room. The eclectic menu features exquisitely cooked rougail zandouille (chitterlings stew Creole-style) and grilled meats as...

Top ChoiceInternational in St-Pierre

La Kaz à Léa

This much-loved case, with its shady terrace and cosy dining room, is a soothing spot. It offers beautifully presented Creole, métro and Asian-inspired dishes as well as scrumptious homemade burgers. Desserts are...

Top ChoiceFrench in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Le Saint-Michel

Part of the eponymous hotel, this is the gourmet choice in St-Gilles. With its enticing dining deck by the pool, charming welcome and delicious cuisine, Le Saint-Michel won't disappoint. The menu is a combination...

Top ChoiceNatural Feature in Piton de la Fournaise (The Volcano)

Plaine des Sables

You've reached the end of the world! The Plaine des Sables is a wide windswept plain, made of ashes. With its lunar landscape, it could form a perfect backdrop for a new version of Mad Max. From the Pas des...

Top ChoiceCrêpes in Cilaos

L'Instant Plaisirs

If you're growing weary of heavy regional dishes, this cute crêperie is a godsend. It's renowned for its gourmet crêpes and galettes made from quality ingredients. The grey-and-white decor gives it a fresh,...

Top ChoiceCreole in Bras-Panon

Chez Éva Annibal

Chez Éva Annibal is something of an institution on the island. Pack a hearty thirst and giant-sized appetite before venturing into this plain but feisty inn. The Full Monty feast comprises rum, gratin de légumes...

Top ChoiceViewpoint in Les Makes

La Fenêtre

It would be a sin to visit Les Makes and not take the forest road that leads to this viewpoint, another 10km further uphill. The view over the entire Cirque de Cilaos and the surrounding craggy summits that jab...

Top ChoiceCheese in Plaine-des-Cafres

Palais du Fromage

The aptly named 'Cheese Palace' is famous for its superb range of cheeses, including a delicious fromage au miel et caramel (cheese flavoured with honey and caramelised sugar), best enjoyed at a picnic table in...

Top ChoiceFusion in St-Pierre

O'Baya

Sick of stodgy carris (curries)? Then head here for loveable fusion fare served in a strong design-led interior. The menu drips with panache and the chef prepares succulent concoctions with top-of-the-line...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Les Hauts de St-Leu

Stella Matutina

Réunion's most beloved museum is dedicated primarily to the sugar industry, but also provides fascinating insights into the history of the island, especially slavery and the colonial era. It includes a...

Top ChoiceModern French in St-Leu

L'Eveil des Sens – Le Blue Margouillat

This elegant restaurant inside Le Blue Margouillat hotel is the top-end darling of the west coast. Marc Chappot's creative dishes are artfully prepared and presented, and all provide a burst of flavour. Another...

Top ChoiceFrench in St-Pierre

Ancre Terre et Mer

A hop and a skip from the seafront (but no views), this attractive garden restaurant has a seductively cosy terrace and serves up delectable burgers, tartares, risottos and a few salads. Something sweet to...

Top ChoiceFusion in St-Paul

La Bas Ter La

One of St-Paul’s top tables, La Bas Ter La is tucked down a quiet street not far from the seafront. It offers excellent French cuisine with a refined twist, savoured in a stylishly modern dining room. The menu...

Top ChoiceBistro in Cilaos

L'Atelier des Saveurs

Well-respected chef Gregory and his wife (and sommelier) Pauline opened this very special spot on the main drag in late 2018. The emphasis is on local produce showcased in simple but extraordinarily good dishes.

Top ChoiceCreole in Le Baril

Auberge Paysanne Le Palmier

Plenty of smiles from the owners, recipes plucked straight out of grandma's cookbook, a serene setting in the Hauts and partial sea views from the terrace – if you're after an authentic Creole experience, this...

Top ChoiceEuropean in St-Pierre to St-Joseph

L'Instant Présent

Don't miss this soulful restaurant in the centre of Petite Île – it gets favourable word-of-mouth reviews along with our stamp of approval. The menu centres around Creole and French specialities with a creative...

Top ChoiceEuropean in St-Leu

Au Bout La Bas

Brimming with good cheer, this tropical cocoon in a street running parallel to the seafront serves excellent food. A sampling of choices might include a burger with homemade fries, a copious salad, tuna tataki or...

Top ChoiceInternational in L'Hermitage-les-Bains

Le Manta

Concealed in a wonderfully overgrown garden, this well-respected restaurant has a great selection of fish and meat dishes, as well as a few Creole classics and salads. Toothsome specialities include salade Manta,...