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Chateau Mon Desir

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Terre Rouge, Balaclava, Balaclava, Mauritius 20108
+230 204 1000
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
Sat 15:00 - 17:30
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Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
Boston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 specially decorated and we were presented with a celebration gateaux. If you can I would... More 

Thank LynneeG_12
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Matt A
Albatera, Spain
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank albatera2017
Bornem, Belgium
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this superb restaurant as part of wedding anniversary while being on vacation on this wonderful island. As from the moment you enter the premises you feel a touch of elegance. We were taken by a golf-car to the entry of this superb restaurant. Excellent entree by very attentive staff. We had a table outside and the atmosphere... More 

Thank SlabbyBelgium
Trou aux Biches
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit for the brunch (the first over a year ago) and standards certainly have not dropped. Food, ambience & service were sublime. The only disappointment was that children are now only permitted on the first & last Sundays of the month for the brunch so we had to arrange our visit around that. Nonetheless, all in... More 

Thank Lucy D
Wicklow, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant as part of our honeymoon and it didn't disappoint. Staff were excellent. The food was another level, just wish there were bigger portion sizes

Thank Gigiwickla84
Grand Cayman
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What should I say, amazing location, very good food, super friendly and professional staff. Quality has his price, calculate at least 350 € for a dinner for 2 Person (3 course, 2 water sparkling, 1 bottle wine [not expensive], 2 coffee. I would come back anytime for a special occasion or just a perfect dinner. Thank u

Thank Markus M
Helsingborg, Sweden
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had a very nice evening with nice food, drinks and service. The service hold high international class and so did the food as well. Food quit expensive but very good, the wine list was good but pricy. Overall an nice dinner with air-condition!

Thank 1DanielSWEDEN
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Great experience! Stunning service, beautiful atmosphere with great view... and very tasty little cakes and scones..

Thank SWickbold

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$79 - US$1,318
French, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?