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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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying at The Maritim Hotel and had dinner here on Christmas Eve. We had a beautiful meal in delightful surroundings. Delicious food, attentive (but not fawning) staff. Really amazing experience and I would go back in a heartbeat!

Thank CaroleLed
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Chateau during our stay at The Maritim hotel. We were in Mauritius to get married. Our first visit was to experience brunch. The chateau is elegant and very beautiful. The tables are set nicely apart so as not to be too over crowded. The service was impeccable. The ambience perfect with the piano playing. The whole brunch... More 

Thank CathrynSanders
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid surcharge for xmas Eve approx bill £450 wine was £60 per bottle Very posh great for something different although abit dated

Thank Susan C
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had many excellent meals at the Chateau and were never disappointed with the food or service. The evening meals or the sunday brunch were all first class.

Thank Kenneth S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to eat here on our very last night staying at the hotel. Upon arrival the place is very stunning and we was quickly seated. We had a set menu for us and we was staying via virgin holidays. The service was good but it just had a slight feeling the team where a little short that night but... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place whilst staying at the Maritim Resort, a superb dining experience from the welcome and throughout the whole service. food to die for, staff exceptional standard, we were so lucky when we arrived we were allocated a very large personal dining room 1 large oval table with wonderful furnishings Everything was done with perfect precision without being over... More 

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Denmark, Australia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Delicious food with excellent service and fair price. Its a real value for money with beautiful setup of the restaurant and friendly staff. Will come back soon for other tasty food.

Thank jmarc1712
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great evening with a good quality service. All food were mouth watering of such a great standard and served beautifully. We were not disappointed with our first visit at Chateau...Very friendly and welcoming people

Thank mattsperk
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were in Mauritius for our 30th wedding anniversary staying at the Maritim and one of the several restaurants on site is the Chateau Mon Desir. All the eaterys were lovely with great food but the Chateau was above and beyond ! We were chauffeur driven from reception to the Chateau and greeted royaly at the door. A grand piano... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had our wedding meal here it was just fantastic also had brunch just to amazing for words needs to done to experience how wonderful it is.

Thank 669dawne

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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
European, French
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings
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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