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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” (52 reviews)
“beef wellington” (16 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (6 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Terre Rouge, Balaclava, Balaclava, Mauritius 20108
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Reviewed today 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 Josh F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Joanne T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in the hotel and were recommended to book a Sunday brunch. It was an experience for fine dinning and fantastic way to spend a few hours on a Sunday. All the staff were attentive and professional and the food was truly amazing...More

Thank senga2017
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Amazing place! Venue is cool.. service is personalised .. staff are so well trained and very polite. Food was so good. That felt coming back the next day!! (Unfortunately it’s a bit too expensive to come so soon!) Great place to have a romantic dinner!!...More

Thank Avi R
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Exceptional food and exceptional service. An essential visit if you stay at the Maritim. And worth a visit for Sunday brunch as well as dinner.

Thank Guy H
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Stunning surroundings, food was absolutely delightful, service top notch, I would advise eating outside only if you don’t mind the odd bug on your table - we didn’t and it was fantastic. Overall worth the money, a definite treat you shouldn’t miss.

Thank BorderlessScott
Reviewed June 20, 2018

The Chateau is outside of the main hotel, but not a problem as there are ample golf buggies with drivers to take you there, FYI you have to book in advance. The Chateau is situated near the old ruins. The is a short walk to...More

Thank 5_Star_Foodie_No1
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Yes this is the place for dinner or a lighter fare dinner. The staff was divine and the presentation was WOW. Great atmosphere.

Thank kathyhK9551WZ
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Whilst we weren’t staying at the Maritim hotel, we chose to visit this restaurant on our last night. It was fabulous, the food was delicious as was the atmosphere and the service was attentive and quick. As with most Mauritian restaurants, the wine is over...More

Thank Derek S
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant set within the estate of the Maritim Resort. It's far better if you can sit on the verandah and take in the warm tropical breeze than sit inside which a little austere and over air conditioned. It's the sort of...More

Thank Checkingoutroom101
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
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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