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Top Choice Bistro in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Bistrot Case Créole

On the main drag, the BCC is known for its consistently delicious and well-priced cuisine, which has a modern edge but is firmly based in the classic Réunionnais and French tradition. On weekdays it lays on an excel…
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…
Fast Food in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Chez Loulou

The most iconic Creole case (house) for kilometres around, with a distinctive turquoise facade on the main drag. It's famous for its belt-bustingly good samosas, macatias, cakes, croissants, banana cakes and tarts. …
Bakery in St-Gilles-les-Bains

La Case à Pains

If you’re toying with the idea of doing a beach picnic à la gourmet, it’s worth stopping in here for some salads, pastries and well-prepared sandwiches. The signature offering is the pain frotté à la vanille (a vari…
Club in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Cubana Club

Kick off the night with a few shots at this salsa-inspired venue featuring bordello-red curtains.
Bar in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Esko Bar

This chic venue has excellent cocktails, good tapas (from €6) and themed nights – check the Facebook page.
Aquarium in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Aquarium de la Réunion

In the modern Port de Plaisance complex, the quite engaging Aquarium de la Réunion houses a series of excellent underwater displays, including tanks with lobsters, barracudas, groupers and small sharks.
Museum in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Musée de Villèle

This museum is set in the former home of the wealthy and very powerful Madame Panon-Desbassayns, a coffee and sugar baroness who, among other things, owned 300 slaves. The house, which is only accessible on a guided…
Ice Cream in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Le Glacier de Marie B

You'll lose all self-control at this drool-inducing ice-cream parlour. Amid a mind-boggling array of flavours, the electric-purple pitaya screams 'try me'. The vanilla and geranium is also well worth a try. Other tr…
Fusion in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Chez Bobonne

Indulge in delicious French-inspired dishes at this fine-dining restaurant with contemporary decor and mood lighting. The small menu is chalked on the board and changes weekly. There's also a thoughtful wine list. I…