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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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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Terre Rouge, Balaclava, Balaclava, Mauritius 20108
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is expensive. Three courses with a mid range bottle of wine and a couple of cocktails cost us about £220. However, it has a great ambience, an excellent pianist and good waiters. Food was brilliant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mont1e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you looking for a fantastic meal, in beautiful surroundings with excellent service. The Chateau Mon Desir is for you

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank _rsmarcella
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Nice and cozy restaurant. Food is good and gastrnomy. Hoiwever the portion is ok . Very nice view hthe outside with all the ruin view. I would recomend this resturant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chandranee
Reviewed 3 December 2018

The chateau itself is set away from the rest of the resort, giving it an exclusive feel. The service and food was superb and I had to admit that the soup starter was the best I had ever tasted.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mungomangoes
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Maratim hotel so booked a meal at the Chateau. A lovely setting and fantastic welcome. The food is first class Mitchelin star quality. Champagne a little prize at £25 a glass. The choice of food is great backed up by...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank skiboywales
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

A beautiful setting with lovely food. The restaurant is in the ruins of an old fort of which it was part.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank I_Love_Holidays20118
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

From the outset the Chateau impressive, clean and tidy and the building is well preserved. The staff are welcoming and attentive, the whole experience is what fine dining should be. We were celebrating a significant wedding anniversary and the meal matched it. Only a limited,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank KnightyatNo5
Reviewed 18 September 2018

If you want to experience fine dining in an old colonial house, this is the place to go. Pricey but you will get a good experience. The wine list was very good when we were there, and we thoroughly enjoyed the dishes! The views are...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank niccasta
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Visited this beautiful place with a couple of friends this year itself as it was our wedding anniversary.read some reviews before booking.service was attentive but food i will give 5 on ten.perhaps wasnt our day.wine very expensive.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Alex B
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We read the reviews and Michelin stars were mentioned, so we had high expectations, perhaps too high. All 3 of us got dressed up as asked, not too hot in a suit and tie on the terrace no problem, the service was impeccable waiters had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank londonparkerss
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5 January 2019|
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Response from skiboywales | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so. This is a 5* restaurant
7 November 2018|
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Response from KnightyatNo5 | Reviewed this property |
You will need to book, and as in all restaurants in the complex, it is smart with collared shirt and trousers for the men
22 July 2018|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry We just went for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$79 - US$1,318
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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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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