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Chateau Mon Desir

Terre Rouge, Balaclava, Balaclava, Mauritius 20108
+230 204 1000
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“pastry” (3 reviews)
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French, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Terre Rouge, Balaclava, Balaclava, Mauritius 20108
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we booked ourselves a sunday brunch at the chateau as it was highly recommended and we were supremely pleased! set in a colonial ear chateau, it has been converted into a fine dine restaurant accessible only upon booking. since it is a exquisite place, they...More

Thank Jai B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite a proper reservation made 3 days in advance for my mother 89th birthday, access was refused as long sleeve (not short sleeve) shirt was required.

Thank jmparisfr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't mind paying over £100 a head for a good meal, but this was just average. Rare Beef Wellington shouldn't be too difficult to prepare, but the chef obviously hasn't a clue - mine came almost well done. Similarly offering chilled Burgundy should not...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is just so elegant! we had our wedding dinner here. The second we walked through the door they congratulated us and shook our hands. They took us to our table and gave us a free glass of sparkling wine. They had created personalised...More

Thank claira67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Setting is beautiful and the food is delicious thoroughly enjoyed our wedding dinner here - the beef was so tender and the flavour was sensational

Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed brunch and dinner here during our stay at the Maritim Beautiful grounds and so peaceful Excellent staff who all go the extra mile

Thank Marian P
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Very elegant brunch. A lot of varieties on the buffet. Great food. The staffs are all welcoming and friendly. Great customer service there.

Thank Kimberley A
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have just had the most amazing meal here. The service is excellent and the food is delicious. We are celebrating our wedding anniversary, this had been communicated to the chateau by the hotel and when we arrived our table had been...More

Thank LynneeG_12
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Service, food and ambience were stunning from the moment we arrived. We would definitely return again.

Thank Matt A
Reviewed 10 May 2017

An excellent dinner, in romantic surroundings, especially enjoyed the pianist. Very expensive meal and wine, but definitely worth every rupee ....

Thank albatera2017
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is the restaurant open to people who are not staying at the Maritim
28 September 2015|
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Response from Jackie S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, there was a christening for locals when we were there. I would strongly recommend you book though. If in doubt of the number the Maritim will give it to you. It will be a treat, best Sunday brunch ever. Jackie
Laura B
Are children allowed to eat in the restaurant in the evening? Thanks
15 September 2015|
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Response from Judy M | Reviewed this property |
Yes children are welcome at the chateau. There were lots of familys for the brunch and i also saw 2 families for the night time meal
Justin M
Is there a link to menus for food and drinks?
22 January 2015|
Response from Denny T | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of. The food and service was very good though. Perhaps if you email the Maritim they may be able to scan and send one for you. Definitely worth a try. We had the all inclusive Xtra meal package because it's... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$79 - US$1,318
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
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, Balaclava, Mauritius 20108
  • Location: Africa  >  Mauritius  >  Pamplemousses District  >  Balaclava
  • Phone Number: +230 204 1000
  • E-mail
Welcome to the world of fine dining with a tint of history!

Set in an enchanting colonial-style mansion house, the Chateau Mon Desir is renowned as the gastronomic address by excellence of Mauritius and has been awarded by a ‘Certificate of Excellence 2016’ from TripAdvisor and recognized as the ‘Best Fine Dining Cuisine’ of the island by the prestigious ‘World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2016’.

Overlooking the ‘Historical Ruins of Balaclava’ and the Citron river, the Chateau Mon Desir is nestled within the 25 hectares estate of the 5-star Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius. This ‘a la carte’ fine dining restaurant is THE place to enjoy international fine dining where classical elements and modern influence of French cuisine blend with a touch of Mauritian spirit…
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