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Top Choice Fusion in St-Denis

La Fabrique

Innovative cuisine reigns supreme under the stewardship of young chef Jehan Colson. With its intimate dining room, small terrace, industrial-chic decor and delicious cuisine, La Fabrique has honed the art of dining …
Top Choice Creole in St-Denis

Le Reflet des Îles

This much-lauded eatery is the best place in St-Denis to try authentic Creole food by dipping into one of 15 cracking carris (curries) and civets (stews). There are also Western-style fish and meat dishes on offer i…
Top Choice International in St-Denis

Le 144

A surprisingly hip restaurant inside a Creole house complete with trendy, colourful interior, this cool culinary outpost is one of the most atmospheric spots in St-Denis and serves European-inspired dishes with a tw…
Historic Building in St-Denis

Conseil Général de la Réunion – Direction de la Culture

You can't miss this villa – it's one of the most elegant of St-Denis' Creole buildings, with a superb varangue (veranda), finely crafted lambrequins (filigree-style decoration), and a manicured garden with a fountai…
Brasserie in St-Denis

Le Roland Garros

This St-Denis institution has the feel of a true Parisian bistro – packed, buzzing and full of attitude. It offers brasserie food that you wouldn't cross town for, but the menu covers enough territory to suit most p…
Ice Cream in St-Denis

L'Igloo

Generous scoops and about 30 flavours are the trademarks of this drool-inducing ice-cream parlour in the heart of St-Denis. Take your mind off the somewhat tacky white-and-blue Antarctica murals by trying the Banana…
Museum in St-Denis

Musée Léon Dierx

Housed in the former bishop's palace, built in 1845, this museum hosts Réunion's most important collection of modern art. The more high-profile works may include paintings, sculptures and ceramics by Rousseau, Gaugu…
French in St-Denis

L'Arto Carpe

Tucked in a pedestrianised alley behind the cathedral, this zinging restaurant built in a restored stone structure is a good choice if you're tired of heavy Creole classics. The concise menu involves seasonal, fresh…
Bakery in St-Denis

Perlin Pain Pain

Hands down the best bakery-deli in St-Denis, with a tantalising array of brioches, croissants, macatias (a variety of bun), sandwiches, burgers and bagels. It’s also ideal for a refreshing cup of coffee or a quick a…
Desserts in St-Denis

Le Massalé

This teeny outlet tempts you with its colourful array of Indian snacks and sweets to eat in or take away. Perennial favourites include samosas, candy-pink or apple-green barfi (a milk-based sweet) as well as gulab (…