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Chateau Mon Desir

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Terre Rouge, Balaclava, Mauritius
+230 204 1000
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 17:30
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Wicklow, Ireland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant as part of our honeymoon and it didn't disappoint. Staff were excellent. The food was another level, just wish there were bigger portion sizes

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Grand Cayman
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What should I say, amazing location, very good food, super friendly and professional staff. Quality has his price, calculate at least 350 € for a dinner for 2 Person (3 course, 2 water sparkling, 1 bottle wine [not expensive], 2 coffee. I would come back anytime for a special occasion or just a perfect dinner. Thank u

Thank Markus M
Helsingborg, Sweden
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had a very nice evening with nice food, drinks and service. The service hold high international class and so did the food as well. Food quit expensive but very good, the wine list was good but pricy. Overall an nice dinner with air-condition!

Thank 1DanielSWEDEN
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Great experience! Stunning service, beautiful atmosphere with great view... and very tasty little cakes and scones..

Thank SWickbold
Greater London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Expensive but worth it for a treat. Don't expect much change out of £200 for a meal for two including wine.

Thank Roadtripmad
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent excellent excellent Great atmosphere , melodic pianist ,the food was delicious and superbly presented , no hesitation in recommending at least one meal during your stay .

Thank Rockangel64
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Absolutely stunning and a definite must when staying at Maritim. Service impeccable, food delicious!

Thank Sandy R
Langkawi, Malaysia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My husband and I were impressed by the staff in this restaurant - attentive, professional, well educated and thinking ahead. Also the food was great. The pianist made the overall atmosphere even more perfect. Well done!

Thank MrsGare
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had valentine's Day dinner here and from the moment we walked in everything was perfection. It was a set menu but even though I have a food allergy and had notified them, they made sure that every course was sublime. The wine list was interesting and had a wide international range. The whole experience well justified the price as... More 

Thank stubbspainter
Tolleshunt Knights
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Stayed at the a Maratim mid January for 14 days,had two amazing meals at the Chateau on our previous visit January 2016. We had purchased gourmet vouchers to give us more of a choice as we had in 2016.Even with the voucher there was little choice without paying an additional supplement. We both had the beef starter, and beef Wellington... More 

Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$79 - US$1,318
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
15:00 - 17:30
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Terre Rouge, Balaclava, Mauritius
  • Location: Africa  >  Mauritius  >  Pamplemousses District  >  Balaclava
  • Phone Number: +230 204 1000
Overlooking the 18th century ‘Historical Ruins of Balaclava’ and ‘Citron River’, this colonial-style mansion is recognised as the fine dining address of Mauritius. This ‘à la carte’ gourmet restaurant nestled in the heart of the Maritim Estate offers its guests exquisite cuisine with international specialities, French and Indian Ocean delicacies as well as world-class wines from its wine cellar.The French Executive Chef of the Maritim Hotel, Eric Poutot, in collaboration with the Chef of the Château Mon Désir, Rakesh Manoruth, have carefully selected the best products of the Indian Ocean, such as the ‘Indian Ocean Rock Lobster’ in addition to other delicacies from around the world, such as the ‘Kobe’ or ‘Angus’ beef. All vegetables used for the restaurant are only sourced from organic farms.The 'Château Mon Désir', recognised as one of the best restaurants in Mauritius, regularly renews its menu with seasonal produce. Its famous ‘Sunday Brunch’ offers a wide array of delicacies on a sumptuous buffet as well as ‘à la carte’ dishes… all in a relaxed and refined atmosphere of this colonial style mansion house which transports its guests to another time…

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