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Top Choice Modern 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 draw…
Top Choice European in St-Leu

Au Bout La Bas

Brimming with good cheer, this tropical cocoon in a street running parallel to the seafront serves excellent value-for-money food. A sampling of choices might include a burger with homemade fries, a copious salad or…
Theatre in St-Leu

Leu Tempo Festival

A very popular theatre festival at Le Séchoir – Le K venue in St-Leu. Also features dance, circus and music. Early May.
Museum in St-Leu


Don't miss this ecologically conscious marine and research centre dedicated to sea turtles, about 2km north of St-Leu. It features exhibits, interactive displays and big tanks where you can get a close-up look at th…
International in St-Leu

Sarah Beach

At the northern entrance of town, this restaurant has a great position overlooking the lagoon. With such appealing surroundings, many alfrescoholics would go back to this breezy veranda by the sea for the location a…
Concert Venue in St-Leu

Rondavelle Les Filaos – Chez Jean-Paul

Like bees to honey, St-Leusiens swarm on this modest, open-air bar close to the beach when live bands perform on Sunday evenings. Good blend of electro, maloya (traditional dance music), rock and jazz. During the da…
European in St-Leu

Villa Vanille

No plastic chairs at this zinging spot, but teak furnishings and an agreeable terrace. Villa Vanille has the most eclectic menu in town. Choose from frondy salads, excellent tuna tartares, meat dishes and ice creams…
French in St-Leu

Il Etait Une Fois

Tucked away on a side street running perpendicular to the main road, 'Once Upon a Time' offers something different. There's no menu, just a selection of the day's dishes depending on seasonal produce and the chef's …
Creole in St-Leu

Le Zat

Near the harbour, this unpretentious open-air joint majors in fish and meat dishes as well as salads. Good homemade desserts too. The menu changes daily, as displayed on a handwritten blackboard. It’s also a supreme…
Bar in St-Leu

Le Zinc

Le Zinc is St-Leu's liveliest spot (an easy distinction, given the lack of competitors). Come for the good fun, great mix of people, wicked cocktails and great music, with DJs or live bands every evening.