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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” (15 reviews)
“pastry” (3 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 3 days ago via mobile

High quality food wonderful service well worth a visit A stunning location for a special occasion or just a culinary experience

Thank Holistic8a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, lovely food and nice background piano being played.....but this restaurant is not cheap!

Thank Yvonne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a meal at the Chateau included with our package, booked with Virgin. The meal was perfect, the building is so beautiful and we could imagine it working so well for a special meal or wedding as well as for an intimate meal for...More

Thank Elmb788
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the Sunday brunch is awesome. went there as on a corporate package. Staff are great, food a awesome and nice view.

Thank IronMuZz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for a Sunday brunch and sat outside on the terrace. The gardens, lake and ruins are stunning and the food matches. The cost is very reasonable ( GBP 40), which includes a breakfast starter, coffee, juice etc, then on to the main...More

Thank Eliska M
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Imposing Chateau - welcomed by the door staff and the Maitre D. Beautifully laid out - all high quality surroundings, great menu with lots of choices and good selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. Good wine selection and all our curses were just mouth...More

Thank Sally C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Celebrated my birthday here with my partner. A total surprise for me but what a joy. A real gem in Mauritius. Upon arriving we were so impressed with the restaurant, there was a gentle buzz of people talking and a piano was being played in...More

Thank Amanda44Sussex
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at Mon Desir, service however was not up to the mark. Waiters were not consistent in serving all their guests and it was not a busy evening.

Thank kulwant7
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I had the pleasure of celebrating my 50th birthday with my family at Chateau Mon Desir in August 2017. The restaurant did everything possible to make it a memorable occasion. We were given a private dining room off the main dining area, where the table...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful venue and delicious food! The staff are very accommodating and the atmosphere is lovely. A very elegant restraunt.

Thank lizturner32
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16 August 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....
28 September 2015|
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Response from Jackie S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, there was a christening for locals when we were there. I would strongly recommend you book though. If in doubt of the number the Maritim will give it to you. It will be a treat, best Sunday brunch ever. Jackie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 79 - USD 1,318
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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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