Restaurants

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 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…
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…
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 Ice Cream in St-Paul

La Magie des Glaces

St-Paul's prime ice-cream parlour will leave you a drooling mess. It serves up an excellent array of classic and exotic flavours, all prepared with high-quality ingredients. The tangor and vanilla are outstanding. I…
Top Choice Seafood in L'Hermitage-les-Bains

Le Manta

Concealed in a wonderfully overgrown garden, this well-respected restaurant has a great selection of fish and meat dishes, as well as a few Creole classics and salads. Toothsome specialities include salade Manta, co…
Bistro in Boucan Canot

Le Bistrot de Pépé Gentil

This much-lauded venture with a vintage feel serves a range of culinary delights that deliciously represent French bistro cooking. The ris de veau (veal sweetbreads) and sole meunière (sole sautéed in butter and gar…
European in L'Hermitage-les-Bains

La Bobine

This sprightly restaurant with an exotic feel enjoys a perfect location, slap bang on the beach – if the terrace was any nearer to the water you'd have to swim to dinner. The wide-ranging menu features salads, fish …
Ice Cream in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Le Natur'Elle

Dither too long over the 20-plus flavours of ice cream and sorbet at this great glacier (ice-cream shop) and you'll never make it to the front of the queue. Eschew predictable favourites and indulge in a new taste s…