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Top Choice European in La Saline-les-Bains

Planch'Alizé

Visitors and locals flock to this bustling little paillotte (beach restaurant) for reliable seafood as well as meat dishes, lavish salads and tempting desserts, including crêpes and a stunning crème brûlée au gérani…
Top Choice International in Plaine-des-Cafres & Around

Le QG

What do you get if you cross a Réunionnais chef (André), a Senegalese waiter (Abdou) and a snug dining room? The QG! The eclectic menu features exquisitely cooked rougail zandouille (chitterlings stew Creole-style) …
Top Choice Creole in St-Benoît & Around

Les Letchis

Les Letchis boasts 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 e…
Top Choice International in St-Pierre

La Kaz à Léa

You won't find a more atmospheric place in St-Pierre than this much-loved case, with its shady terrace and cosy dining room. It offers beautifully presented Creole, métro and Asian-inspired dishes as well as scrumpt…
Top Choice Creole 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 lovely views from the terrace – if you're after an authentic Creole experience, this place is h…
Top Choice Creole in St-Pierre to St-Joseph

Les Badamiers

Heartily recommended by locals, this family-run eatery in a private house spins tasty carris and ace homemade desserts (Mmm, the tarte Tatin with papaya and cinnamon...). The menu is concise but everything is fresh,…
Top Choice Creole in Le Grand Brûlé

Chez Moustache

A welcoming family-run outfit in a picturesque Creole house complete with a courtyard garden, Chez Moustache serves authentic Creole specialities at honest prices. The food is grounded in island tradition, as testif…
Top Choice Crêpes 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 andgalettes made from quality ingredients. The grey-and-white decor gives it a fresh, modern fe…
Top Choice Museum in Hell-Bourg

Musée des Musiques et Instruments de l'Océan Indien

After years of anticipation, Réunion's most ballyhooed new music museum has opened its doors in Hell-Bourg. In October 2015, the innovative Musée des Musiques et Instruments de l'Océan Indien welcomed its first visi…
Top Choice French 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 great combinat…