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“Amazing food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chateau Mon Desir

Chateau Mon Desir
Terre Rouge, Balaclava, Mauritius
+230 204 1000
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Balaclava
Price range: $79 - $1,318
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Overlooking the 18th century ‘Historical Ruins of Balaclava’ and ‘Citron River’, this colonial-style mansion is recognised as the fine dining address of Mauritius. This ‘à la carte’ gourmet restaurant nestled in the heart of the Maritim Estate offers its guests exquisite cuisine with international specialities, French and Indian Ocean delicacies as well as world-class wines from its wine cellar.The French Executive Chef of the Maritim Hotel, Eric Poutot, in collaboration with the Chef of the Château Mon Désir, Rakesh Manoruth, have carefully selected the best products of the Indian Ocean, such as the ‘Indian Ocean Rock Lobster’ in addition to other delicacies from around the world, such as the ‘Kobe’ or ‘Angus’ beef. All vegetables used for the restaurant are only sourced from organic farms.The 'Château Mon Désir', recognised as one of the best restaurants in Mauritius, regularly renews its menu with seasonal produce. Its famous ‘Sunday Brunch’ offers a wide array of delicacies on a sumptuous buffet as well as ‘à la carte’ dishes… all in a relaxed and refined atmosphere of this colonial style mansion house which transports its guests to another time…
Telford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The food was amazing the service was great and the atmosphere was so relaxed were we made to feel special, the cost of the drinks put us off a bit but I'm sure they would of been great.

Visited June 2013
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Chester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A great hotel bonus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Really worth considering going if you are staying at the hotel. They offer a fixed price menu if you ask for about £25/couple and you still get your all inclusive drinks availability on this deal. It makes for a cheap night for this quality of food.

The soufflé we both had was the best I have ever eaten!

Visited June 2013
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“Excellent meal, service and surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I visited chateau mon desir while staying at the maritim. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and there is a lovely atmosphere. We were dining on the gourmet pass which is a 3 course options with several options for each course. Starting with a small aperitif and warm rolls, the starter was followed by the most juicey and tender steak I have ever had. Desert was followed with small biscuits and the option of tea or coffee. The service was friendly and attentive, would highly recommend for a special occasion or treat. We looked at the full menu which was extensive but never had time to return during our stay.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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“Perfect!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

From the ride in the Golf Buggy from and back to the Hotel It was all exquisite the food the service the ambience well worth the extra for the experience

Visited October 2012
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putney, UK
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

There's so many positive things to say about the Chateau, I'm not sure where to start. We are staying at the Maritim where the food in the main Belle Vue Restaurant is appalling so turned to the Chateau for a better experience. The hotel offers a gourmet pass which is incredible value - 3 courses and all the drinks you desire for £22. The service is impeccable and the staff really know how to look after you, we have been there 3 times now and on arrival they have our sparkling water in a wine cooler and bring us our sparking wine. It's perfect. The food quality and presentation is excellent and I can't help but wonder why more people aren't at the Chateau each evening given what a pleasurable experience it is. Govind is a brilliant waiter. We look forward to enjoying many more meals here, and high tea on Sunday. They also offer cookery lessons which is something that isn't well promoted at the hotel but I'm sure are excellent.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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