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Le Cafe des Arts

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Victoria 1840, Victoria Road, Trou d'eau Douce, Mauritius
+230 480 0220
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Macau, China
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a great time in this unique venue, a 19th century sugar factory, totally recovered and turned into an artsy restaurant. We were surrounded by art of the mother's owner, Jocelyn. Everything is designed to the detail by Jocelyn, from the chairs, plates and relaxing music. We started with cocktails in the living room, overlooking the... More 

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Jocelyn G, Propriétaire at Le Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Dear Mrs & Mr Dos Santos, It was so great pleasure to welcome you at Cafe des Arts. Thank you so much for your kind review Hope to see you next year ... enjoy Cafe des Arts CD's Kindest regards and thank you for your visit. Jocelyn More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We highly recommend visiting this place if you want to do fine dining in Mauritius. Service, food and the building are just great. The neighbouring table was disappointed due to a translation error on the menu. They got a - very tasty - spiny lobster (French langouste) instead of a true lobster (French homard).

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Thank b101010
Jocelyn G, Propriétaire at Le Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you so much for your kind review It was a great pleasur to welcome you & family at Café des Arts I wish you a Happy new year 2017 Kindest regards, Jocelyn More 

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

What an evening, the food was incredible, the venue unbelievable, the service exceptional and the owner just mind blowing... The attention to detail took my breathe away. I am in the industry and have been for 30 years but after my evening at Le Cafe des Arts, i have so much more to learn... To the team thank you again... More 

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Jocelyn G, Propriétaire at Le Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your kindest review - it was a great pleasure to welcome you at Café des Arts - Thank you to Dominic family to invite me at home for memorable bbq few days after. See you soon ! Happy new year 2017 Warm regards Jocelyn & Café des Arts Team More 

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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

As the owner accused me for not being in the restaurant I will leave one more review and add the information I thought I won't share. Be prepared to have mouses on your shoes when they move around this restaurant. They claim it's "house" mouse. I doubt. A grey mouse 🐭 moving while you eat it's disgusting. Furthermore, I repeat,... More 

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Jocelyn G, Propriétaire at Le Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Dear Anastasia, Sorry I certainly made a mistake and I would like to present you my deeply apologize. Please send me the amount you paid and I will refund you the bill. And if you come back to Mauritius I will be pleased to invite you for dinner. I would like to wish you Merry Xmas & Happy New Year... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a truly memorable evening at Cafe des Arts. On arrival we were met by Jocelyn and a waiter. Jocelyn made us very welcome and had pleasure in showing us the collection of paintings by his mother. The building is amazing which encourages an excellent atmosphere, also helped by a good music selection The food was delicious and... More 

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Jocelyn G, Propriétaire at Le Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Dear Guests Thank you so much for your kind comment - It was a so great pleasure to welcome you for this nice evening and share about Arts. Hope to see you next year Have nice stay in Mauritius Jocelyn & Café des Arts team More 

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We visited 9 years ago and had a fabulous time...this visit was as good if not better. The ambience is eccentric but wonderful. We were looked after by lovely staff, the food was exceptional along with a fine wine list. Definitely worth visiting...memorable. We will return.

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Jocelyn G, Propriétaire at Le Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind review and vieit to Café des Arts, it was a great pleasure to welcome you - Happy New Year 2017 Danke schon ? Kindest regards Jocelyn & Team More 

South Australia, Australia
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

From the start you know it's going to be an experience, yes it's expensive but you are prepared for that. The food was amazing very tasty, presented beautifully and catered for gluten free by making my own bread rolls ( tell them when booking about any allergies). The staff know when to share in your experience by talking and interacting... More 

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Jocelyn G, Propriétaire at Le Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind comment Hope to see you during tour next trip to Mautitius. Warms regards Jocelyn & Café des Arts Team More 

Montreux, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

If you prefer painting than eating then it is probably the place where you should go. The place is wonderful and the atmosphere is also great ! How ever the rest is simply horrible. From the beginning to the end they will try to serve you as if you were in a michelin star restaurant but unfortunately there are not... More 

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Jocelyn G, Propriétaire at Le Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Dear guest, I am very sad to read your review. It's very rare we have a so bad comment. If one waiter put water in your wine glass I apologize . We don 't try to serve like a Michelin stars ... please note no Michelin stars in Mauritius and Alain Ducasse himself left Mauritius after very short time ..... More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We knew the evening would be expensive but the dining experience, hosting, atmosphere and overall time spent in this restaurant was worth every penny. I won't bother trying to describe the food but suffice to say we have eaten in several Michelin starred restaurants in London and this place is definitely up there with the best. A wonderful place to... More 

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Jocelyn G, Propriétaire at Le Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Dear Mrs & Mr Howard Thank you so much for your review It was a great pleasure to welcome you at Café des Arts for this special evening Enjoy Café des Arts Music ad keep a nice souvenir See you next year ... Kindest regards Jocelyn More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Slightly weird in a nice way, hosts excellent company, large place, service second to none, food (say French) excellent, wine okay. I thought it was a bit expensive, however I was very sad that we never got there again during our September 2015 holiday. You just have to do it at least once. I have had restaurants in Bergamo, Nice,... More 

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Jocelyn G, Propriétaire at Le Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Dear Mrs & Mr Clerck Thank you so much for your comment It was a great pleasure to welcome you and I hope to re - welcome you next year Kindest regards and all the best Jocelyn More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 76 - US$ 98
Cuisine
French, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria 1840, Victoria Road, Trou d'eau Douce, Mauritius
  • Location: Africa  >  Mauritius  >  Flacq District  >  Trou d'eau Douce
  • Phone Number: +230 480 0220
Description
Unique Restaurant galerie d' Art situe dans l'ancienne usine de canne a sucre Victoria 1840 a Trou d'Eau Douce - abrite la Fondation Maniglier derniere eleve de Matisse - gastronomie francaise faisant belle part aux prodruits frais de l'ile tels que langoustes entieres , filet de bar ou de bourgeois, poissons en croute de sel ,coeurs de palmistes frais braises ou en tartare accompagnes de Gambas geants poeles au Sauvignon Blanc ou d'un carpaccio de Dorade Coriphene, Chateaubriand Black Angus d'Australie, confit de Canard de Madagascar ect sauces servies a part -
A la carte et sur reservation a partir de 19 hr 30. Possibilite de dejeuner sur reservation 24 hr a l'avance. Nous sommes specialises dans l'organisation de soirees privees et evenementielles haut de gamme eg : General Electric, Thomson Reuters , Canal Plus ect . .. Soirees Jazz a la demande.

Boen a vous,

Jocelyn Gonzalez

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