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“Really enjoyed the food.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Le Bougainville

Restaurant Le Bougainville
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Blue Bay
Cuisines: Seafood, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed the food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

We really enjoyed dinner. Prices are quite high but not excessive. Smoked marlin salad. Venison curry. Bananas flambeed in rum. All delicious. Cocktails not too expensive. House wine OK.
Walking distance from Blue Bay accommodations as it is on the beach. Would have given it 5* but sneakily they charged m credit card in Pounds sterling applying conversion charges rather than in Rupees. It was sneaky as I put my PIN in without being able to see the amount. On the receipt it stated that I had been given the choice and wanted the conversion. This was not the case. What a shame.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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Delhi
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“A gem just metres from the blue lagoon.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

First of all, a small word of caution. The first picture you see of the restaurant, is not the Le Bougainville of Blue Bay. That's the restaurant of same name in Flic-en-Flac. There is one other picture of the restaurant which, is the correct one. The one which shows the restaurant in a leafy green environment with seating in a covered patio and an old cream coloured building with a blue tin roof.

Used to drop in quite frequently at this gem of a restaurant all through my 4 years stay at Mauritius, between 2002 and 2005. Went over for a meal when I was visiting Mauritius in 2008 and more recently again. Was delighted to find nothing has changed in more than a decade. The same quality food, the casual beach front ambience, quick service and variety of cocktails. Everything was as I had come to appreciate, except the price. It's a tad expensive now. And that's the only reason why I have rated this place Very Good and not Excellent.

Their signature dish is Heart of Palm with Smoked Fish. If you have never tried Heart of Palm then you must go for it. Its the soft delicious centre of a palm tree. Another personal favourite is the Sea Food Platter with Garlic bread. Deep fried, batter encrusted, Squid, Octopus, Prawn and Fish with Tartare sauce. Goes so well with chilled local Phoenix beer. Have uploaded pics of both dishes.

This is a place I would certainly find time to revisit, every time I at Mauritius.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ArupGhosh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Blue bay is a very nice place you can try the food in bougainville restaurant and very nice waitress there”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

U must go there!!!!u can get different type of MarItian foods like vindaye,fish stew,the famous deer curry,sea food curry,pizzas also.very good service

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sainapadminipal
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Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
2 reviews
“Very good Pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

The staff was very nice and it was one of the best pizza i had on mauritius during my 3 month stay. It was not the nicest decoration but the food was fine.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Oliver G
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Edinburgh
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant with good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

We visited this place twice during our stay in Mahebourg and found the food good and the service pleasant. It is an attractive building with outside tables as well as inside space. I would recommend it

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CarolynDalkeith
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