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“mouthwatering meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chateau Mon Desir

Chateau Mon Desir
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Balaclava
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$79 - US$1,318
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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…
Royston, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“mouthwatering meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

One of the best meals I have ever had. From starters to dessert, it was wonderful. The staff were great and when my son ordered the crepes, it was so wonderful to see them being cooked and all the ingredients being added at the end. The look on my sons face was priceless!

Visited July 2014
Thank Jenny C
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English first
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“we were blew away, totally”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We went to this restaurant for three times during our 2-week holiday in mauritius. I liked the food much more than the other fine-dining restaurants I've been to (including a couple of michlin-starred ones in london). On the first occasion, we had the tasting menu. Every single dish was perfect. I especially liked the soup, which was the best soup I have had at any restaurant since I could remember. This restaurant is a must if you stay nearby; and a good reason to stay at the Maritim hotel (the hotel gives all-inclusive guests some credits to dine at the Chateau).

Visited July 2014
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Warfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Truly Mon Desir”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Fabulous brunch - we were able to linger for almost 3 hours over the delicious food and drinks. We sat outside on the terrace. Although this means there's no air conditioning the views are so spectacular we could have stayed there forever!

Visited July 2014
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Paris, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

It is certainly one of the best restaurant in Mauritius, location is charming, service is very attentive, food is very classic; I would prefer something a bit more creative, but it is definitely a safe choice. I found it suitable for business and romantic nights.

  • Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good fine-dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Outstanding food and service. One or two of the deserts weren't quite 10/10, but close enough to still merit the 10/10 rating. The wagyu chateaubriand was delicious.

Visited May 2014
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