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“Superb fine dining”
Review of Chateau Mon Desir

Chateau Mon Desir
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Balaclava
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$79 - US$1,318
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the world of fine dining with a tint of history! Set in an enchanting colonial-style mansion house, the Chateau Mon Desir is renowned as the gastronomic address by excellence of Mauritius and has been awarded by a ‘Certificate of Excellence 2016’ from TripAdvisor and recognized as the ‘Best Fine Dining Cuisine’ of the island by the prestigious ‘World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2016’. Overlooking the ‘Historical Ruins of Balaclava’ and the Citron river, the Chateau Mon Desir is nestled within the 25 hectares estate of the 5-star Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius. This ‘a la carte’ fine dining restaurant is THE place to enjoy international fine dining where classical elements and modern influence of French cuisine blend with a touch of Mauritian spirit…
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Exceptional food and exceptional service. An essential visit if you stay at the Maritim. And worth a visit for Sunday brunch as well as dinner.

Thank Guy H
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Stunning surroundings, food was absolutely delightful, service top notch, I would advise eating outside only if you don’t mind the odd bug on your table - we didn’t and it was fantastic. Overall worth the money, a definite treat you shouldn’t miss.

Thank BorderlessScott
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

The Chateau is outside of the main hotel, but not a problem as there are ample golf buggies with drivers to take you there, FYI you have to book in advance. The Chateau is situated near the old ruins. The is a short walk to the front door - where there is the main area, plus an outside area and two private dining rooms.
The menu is very good - the wine is a little expensive but a good selection.
The service was very good and the actual meal was of an exceptional high standard. I had the beef wellington - it was fantastic; also the crepe suzette is a must ! this is cooked at your table and is really, really good !! It is a nice atmosphere and there was a pianist playing to add to the ambiance. Overall well worth a visit - the only draw back was waiting for the golf buggy driver !! he seemed to take his time to pick us up.

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Thank 5_Star_Foodie_No1
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Yes this is the place for dinner or a lighter fare dinner. The staff was divine and the presentation was WOW. Great atmosphere.

Thank kathyhK9551WZ
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Whilst we weren’t staying at the Maritim hotel, we chose to visit this restaurant on our last night.

It was fabulous, the food was delicious as was the atmosphere and the service was attentive and quick.

As with most Mauritian restaurants, the wine is over priced, however, the Chateau does offer corkage which allowed us to take our own wine and it made for a most enjoyable evening!

Thank Derek S
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