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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” (53 reviews)
“beef wellington” (16 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (6 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Terre Rouge, Balaclava, Balaclava, Mauritius 20108
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank skiboywales
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank I_Love_Holidays20118
Reviewed October 4, 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

Thank KnightyatNo5
Reviewed September 17, 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

Thank Nic C
Reviewed September 13, 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.

Thank Alex B
Reviewed September 2, 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

Thank londonparkerss
Reviewed September 2, 2018

would need to sell a kidney to eat here, as your all inclusive hotel does not cover 99% of the menu and you will pay a fortune to eat here.

Thank raymondoWales
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

My family and I (5 pax) went there to celebrate my husband ‘s birthday but were refused admission because as per the outlet manager mr danesh our 14 yrs old son was not properly dressed ! My husband was wearing a 3 pcs suit with...More

Thank Winsley D
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

The most amazing restaurant we have eaten in, in balaclava. Both for dinner and Sunday brunch. Service is excellent, and on the whole is very reasonably priced. The atmosphere in the restaurant is also excellent.

Thank FoxJoshua
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Food and service 5 star, in my top 5 dinners. The lobster curry amazing and chocolate soufflé so good as well as the surroundings hidden waterfall and ruins.

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November 7, 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
July 22, 2018|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry We just went for dinner.
August 16, 2017|
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Response from SlabbyBelgium | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we didn't stay at the Maritim Hotel but our host in the restaurant told us that the brunch is exceptional... we didn't have the time anymore to come back otherwise we would have surely done it! price is 50 euro/dollar....
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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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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