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Reviewed 2 October 2023

Romantic experience. Live music , perfect setting. However food portion was really small for the price but exquisite taste. They brought a vase for my bouquet that my bf gave me. Service great!! The best thing for me , the prices isnt in the menu...for the girl😂.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury, Owner at La Goelette Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2023

Dear Tishikha n, Please accept our apologies for the late response. We thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your dinner experience at La Goélette restaurant. It warms our hearts to know that you had a perfect romantic night with us....More

Reviewed 12 October 2022

We stayed at the Royal Palm Beachcomber hotel and had breakfasts and dinners here. Exceptional location, great service and also great food. Just a little too few options if you would want to dine here every evening during your hotel stay.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury, Owner at La Goelette Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2023

Dear Travel Squad RO, First, please accept my apologies for the late response. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on this forum following your stay at Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury. We are truly grateful for the wonderful words you wrote about...More

Reviewed 29 February 2020

La Goelette is the main restaurant at the Royal Palm Resort. The food is fantastic and the views breathtaking. We enjoyed breakfast there every day and dinner several times and were never disappointedMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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RoyalPalmBeachcomber, Manager at La Goelette Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2020

Dear Mr Manuel E, We are grateful to you for such elegant words describing our main restaurant La Goélette. The Chef and his brigade thank you for the compliments and are pleased that they have had the chance to delight your taste buds. We look...More

Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

The restaurant is part of the Royal Palm BeachComber hotel. The welcome and atmosphere were fabulous. It was my dad's 60th birthday and they even gave us a surprise birthday cake . The food was really good. And I had my 1 year old baby...with us who was a little sick and it still all went smoothly. The wine and champagne were tastefully selected by the sommelier. I totally recommend the place for special occasions!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 24 August 2019

Great cuisine in a beautiful setting under a sky full of stars. They manage to have in this formal setting a very relaxed approach. just lovely.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 15 March 2019

This restaurant offers excellent view, ambience, quality of food and services. Congratulations to the Chef !

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Everything about the Venue here is magnificent: utterly romantic and elegant. A slice of paradise. The staff are truly superb: attentive, warm, graceful and masters of their art. We loved everyone. The wine was fantastic, matched well to the food. Very disappointingly the food did...not live up to my expectations. From a technique perspective, the chefs execute every dish to perfection. However, it is clear that they have forgotten the most important essence of good food: the taste. The food lacks delicious flavour and left us only saying 'this tastes yummy' on 1 occasion during an entire tasting menu. The dishes lack a balance between the sweet, sour salty, bitter and umami - they almost always lean far too much in favour of bitter and umami. For example the chicken tortellini was completely overpowered by the very strong meaty sauce which was so rich in umami that is killed any other flavour on the plate and didn't taste nice at all. This was a common theme in so many dishes. It could be that others delight in this however. I do not regret going to The Royal Palm as everything else blew us away but I would never eat there again.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

In recent years, I have skimmed a large part of notable Mauritian tables. And I’m going to the Royal Palm Goélette today for the second time to close this trip. Having had the pleasure of enjoying a very large part of the menu, I will...avoid the classic descriptive litany and focus on the highlights of the evening. Just for once, I will start with the “wet dock”. Indeed, last year, this establishment of standing seemed “embabouiné” (have problems) by the absence of a dedicated sommelier. Meanwhile, Julien Laugier was armed as quartermaster of the liquid stewardship on the vessel. And the least we can say is that he takes the helm. Indeed, he was faced with a competitor of weight: the group Constance who made massive purchases, and marvelous, let’s be objective, flasks and other “boujarons” to reach several tens of thousands of unit, which is unique in Mauritius. Should he compete with the one who had the biggest … cellar? The Royal Palm preferred to opt for a limited selection but very sharp. Combined with the skill and passion of the young man as well as a close collaboration with Michel de Matteis, this gives a choice and a coherence with the dishes that honor the table. But sail for the high seas. As announced, focus on a few dishes. The first, classic in its tastes but a big technical work of presentation. It’s a box of spaghetti with seafood. The elements are of course first quality and perfectly cooked. They are coated with an excellent stock of shellfish. But the most notable fact is the formwork that you can see in close-up on the photo. Spaghetti is an element in the simplest possible form, a food here without special culinary preparation, but which undergoes elaborate confection work to lead to this seemingly simple chest that encloses a maritime plot. A beautiful tour de force. Michel de Matteis even declined it in a two-tone version with spaghetti with cuttlefish ink. The second dish is a lobster cooked with tandoori spices and accompanied with confit de bringelles, which is the island name of the eggplant. There is often confusion between the tandoor, which is an oven, the dish itself, which can be chicken, lamb or fish and the tandoori which is the spice mix used for the aforementioned dish. Our chef buy spices from a local grocer who provides him with products of exceptional quality. The lobster, in addition to being cooked to perfection, is with an astonishing power in the mouth, a unique smoked and rich taste. Next time, I will try to extort the address of this lady! To conclude, what’s a more villainous pleasure than to enjoy Suzette crepes in the middle of the Indian Ocean? Not exactly Suzette since they are with Rum Chamarel and not Grand-Marnier. And I will not enter into the controversy of whether they were flambées at their creation. My History studies are too far! Was there a negative point in this meal? In truth, no. However, if there was an improvement, it would be on a tuna preparation point. Indeed, each piece is surrounded by a sheet of dough and it is quite difficult to get a really crispy dough while keeping a tataki baking on the tuna. In this case, even if it is still a little red (the base was much more cooked), we would like the fish a little rawer. But obviously, the dough will not have the same texture and will be too limp. There is a dilemma to solve. But we are here in the point of detail. Despite this comment, the dish is not “missed”. I always prefer to avoid superlatives, which are often used more to flatter human vanity and give pretense to fables of crows and foxes. I will say that, on all the restaurants on the island, La Goélette runs far ahead with Michel de Matteis right on his poop, hoisting high the grand pavois of Royal Palm. And this because it is directed by a good man, in every sense of the word. This is discovered by tasting his cooking but also by talking with him. You see what you have to do. Cast off, hoist the sails, matey! Head out to sea!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Fantastic service. Best of the Best. You will not be dissapointed. Food well prepared and displayed, cooked with the finest local ingredients. Taste fantastic. If you would like something out of the ordinary this is the place to visit. Please be warned though, it comes...with a price.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The pros : magnificent views over the bay. Large choice of dishes. Chef offering tasting of his starters even when you didn't order any. All dishes are beautifully presented (see pictures). Excellent and attentive service. The cons : fish dish could have been a little...bit warmer.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

We were guests at the hotel and dined as part of of 9 with a 2 year old and a 10 year old. Everything about this place was superb. Food was some of the best i have tasted anywhere and the setting is beautiful. Hugely...talented chefMore

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant will be an absolute treat for anyone. A class above the rest of every way, food, service, views, location, and staff. Firstly, the food was literally outstanding. The visual presentation is just phenomenal and the tastes are extraordinary. A hugely impressive hotel made...extraordinary by La Goelette. A special mention to Rakesh who made our experience so special that we left, and still today, feel like we were the most important people to have ever sat at La Goelette. Thank you so much. You were so appreciated.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

One of the best restaurants with no hesitation. One of the most talanted cheves. One of the most gifted maitres. One of the most expensive eating places as well. But it is worth of every little (and large) coin spent. Just be brave enough to...follow the recommendations of the staff, however unusual those might seem - they know the signature dishes and the best wines on the list.More

Date of visit: February 2016
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Unfortunately, I was in Mauritius on business and stayed in Port Louis. My hosts took me to have dinner at the Royal Palm Hotel on the other side of the island. This is absolutely a signature hotel. It has the same kind of ambiance as...the Four Seasons my wife and stayed in for our honeymoon in Langkawi, Malaysia. This is no budget hotel. But it is a superb 5 star. The rooms are spacious suites. I took a look around. It's great for the kids. From sunrise to sunset, the kids are kept busy with everything from water sports to golfing, tennis, you name it. But it is all included in the already exorbitant price. We had dinner there and it was simply perfect. The attention to detail and the service was outstanding. I can get finicky but there was just nothing to critique. Certainly, I will go with my wife and kids for a 10 day getaway. It is pricey but I think it is worth it.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

Fine dining in Mauritius. Michelin Star style service with loads of pre-starters etc, Amuse Bouche etc some of which was quite good except for the refrigerated chicken the chef was throwing out! Exceptional service- hot food & kept hot in Le Creuset dishes. The only...problem was that the prawn curry was just not tasty- over-spiced & salty. So was my wife's dish. We could not eat it & no one mentioned why we hadn't eaten our food. Total bill inc 3 glasses of good wine was over Rs4,000. I have eaten in many Michelin stared places & this does not come even close. It could though, if someone was paying attention instead of me paying through my wallet. Should have gone to the Italian!!! No local water, only air freighted stuff. Taxi cost another Rs 600. £100 down the drain. Nice live music though.More

Date of visit: October 2015
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