The Cirques restaurants

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 and galettes made from quality ingredients. The grey-and-white decor gives it a fresh, modern f…
Top Choice Bistro 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 extraordinary good dishes.
Top Choice Creole in Hell-Bourg

Villa Marthe

This excellent restaurant serves hearty regional dishes including curries, stews and bol renversé (a bowl of rice with various toppings) at very affordable prices. You’ll need to get here early for lunch, especially…
Creole in Cilaos

Chez Noé

A long-standing institution, Chez Noë is almost a rite of passage in Cilaos. It churns out invigorating Creole favourites such as sausage with lentils and gratin de chouchou (choko; a green squash-like vegetable tha…
Creole in Cilaos

Les Sentiers

Come lunch and dinner, this cute case créole is alive with action. Tables spill from inside out onto a breezy terrace. Food-wise, the menu features all the Creole classics, with an emphasis on Cilaos lentils as an a…
Creole in Hell-Bourg

Ti Chou Chou

This small restaurant, with its appealing colourful facade on the main drag, is run by a friendly young team. Herbivores will opt for the assiette ti chouchou, which offers a combination of chouchou, cresson and cap…
Creole in Grand Îlet & Col des Boeufs

Snack Le Grand Îlet – Chez Serge

This wholly unpretentious, neon-lit eatery set in a modern house by the main road is worth stopping at for its short list of flavoursome daily specials (usually two), which may include sausage rougail, roasted chick…
Creole in Hell-Bourg

Les Jardins d'Héva

Les Jardins d'Héva rocks a superb setting: central Hell-Bourg at your feet, the jagged peaks of the Cirques in the distance, and a luminous dining room. Settle back and feast on an assortment of well-prepared Creole…
Bistro in Cilaos

Salon de Thé de l'Hôtel Tsilaosa

This delightfully peaceful venue in the Hôtel Tsilaosa's tearoom will torment the sweet-toothed with homemade cakes and pies and about 15 varieties of tea. Try the tarte à la confiture de pêche (peach jam pie) and t…
Creole in Cilaos

Le Cottage

The all-wood surrounds boast a kind of rustic charm and the dining room overlooks the Mare à Joncs. In addition to a good selection of palate-pleasing Creole dishes – the fish curry comes recommended – it serves mea…