The finest restaurants in the North West of Mauritius
Written on : 16 June 2021 By : Leo-Paul Weiss
Mauritian gastronomy reflects the multicultural face of Mauritius. It is the meeting point of three continents, a clever mix of European, African, Chinese and Indian influences offering unexpected and unique recipes. You will discover an extreme variety of flavors and aromas to the delight of your taste buds.
Head to the North-West of Mauritius to discover the unmissable restaurants, between gastronomic restaurants and traditional ones.
Located in the famous village of Trou-Aux-Biches, known for its heavenly white sand beaches, the restaurant Le Pescatore enjoys a unique setting with a terrace on the seafront, offering a breathtaking view on the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Taste the refined and imaginative cuisine of Chef Pramod Gobin, based on sea and local Mauritian products in a soothing and romantic atmosphere that will enchant your meal. Special mention for the warm welcome of the restaurant staff and the service offered throughout the tasting. You may have the chance to talk to the chef himself who regularly comes to greet his customers.
Address : Route Côtière, Trou-aux-Biches
Phone number: +230 265 6337 or +230 265 6973
La Table du Château - Mapou
In the same category, find the contemporary gastronomic restaurant La Table du Château, located in the heart of the Labourdonnais estate. You will have the chance to eat on the terraces of the majestic colonial houses dating from the 19th century. Enjoy a warm and pleasant atmosphere during the day, or prefer the chic atmosphere with lounge music and dimmed lights at nightfall. You will taste traditional Mauritian dishes, revisited by the touch of the chef Fabio de Poli who will offer you a unique gustatory experience.
Address : Domaine de Labourdonnais, Mapou
Phone number : (+230) 266.71.72
Château Mon Désir - Balaclava
Along the Lemon River overlooking the ruins of Balaclava, is the Château Mon Désir. One of the most renowned gastronomic restaurants on the island for its refined cuisine and world-renowned wines produced in their own wine cellar. Let yourself be tempted by the vegetable minestrone served with wild rice, parmesan and black truffles, the Indian Ocean lobster curry with coriander rice or the lobster ravioli au gratin. You won't be disappointed!
Address: Maritim Resort & Spa Turtle Bay - Balaclava
Phone number: +230 204 1000 / +230 594 17349
A variety of traditional and local restaurants
Coolen Chez Ram - Grande Baie
If you want to be close to the Mauritians and experience a typical local restaurant, you must go to Chez Ram at Coolen restaurant. A must in Grande Baie and a real favorite of many tourists, come and taste Cajun and Creole recipes with a strong Indian inspiration at very affordable prices. Enjoy the best shrimp or lobster curry on the island. Don't expect a setting worthy of the greatest gourmet restaurants. Come here for its authenticity and its unique menu!
Address : Route Royale - Grande Baie
Phone number: +230 2638569
Salors Restaurant - Port Louis
On the side of Port Louis, you will have the chance to discover Sailors Restaurant. Ideal for a lunch break while visiting the city, the restaurant offers a wide range of dishes, from the classic menu to the ready-to-go sandwich. Try the famous local appetizers called Gajacks, the many salads, the most famous of which is the heart of palm salad, or the Port Louis fish specialties. There is something for everyone since the restaurant also caters to vegetarians.
Address: Trevessa House Mer Rouge Port Louis Town, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone number: +230 217 0256
Reservation possible (directly on their website)
Fangourin Restaurant - Pamplemousses
For those who will have the chance to visit the grapefruit garden, you can stop by the Fangourin restaurant. On the menu, a delicate cuisine that combines the flavors of the island: mille-feuilles of hand-smoked marlin, large Mauritian tasting plate or gourmet salad Fangourin style. A gourmet invitation that can be extended with magnificent homemade desserts based on natural brown sugars such as the crème brûlée with fresh vanilla bean.
Address: L'Aventure du Sucre Beau Plan, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21001
Phone number: +230 2437900
Eating with your feet in the water?
Le Kiosque Magique
On the Mont Choisy beach side, don't hesitate to stop by the Kiosque Magique. It is a snack bar where you can taste Mauritian specialties such as the upside down bowl, octopus mines or samoussas at a very reasonable price, all this with your feet in the water. The welcome is extremely warm and the cooking very well done. A 100% authentic experience!
Address: Mont Choisy Beach Pamplemousses, Mauritius
Phone number : +230 59147735
No reservation required
In the same spirit, you will also find the Cabane du Filao at the Pointe aux Piments beach.
Address : Coastal Rd between Hotel Recif and Hotel Veranda, Pointes aux Piments, Mauritius
Phone number: +230 59236485
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