It is no secret that Mauritius is lauded for its world class beaches with their crystal clear waters, swaying palms and silky white sand. A haven for smitten couples, honeymooners and anyone who thrives on the island life, Mauritius is a sought-after beach destination. While it may be the ocean that gets you there, it will be the sumptuous food that will keep you coming back for more. Mauritius boasts a fascinating blend of cultures which has resulted in a mouth-watering mix of French, African, Asian and Creole cuisines. Here are five restaurants in Mauritius that will have you begging for seconds.
Situated in the sugar fields near the Western coast of Mauritius, this lakefront restaurant showcases the best of Chinese cuisine. By recreating flavourful Chinese dishes and flavours, the self-taught chef Hang Leung Pah Hang uses creativity as a core ingredient in his profound recipes. Guests will be seated in gorgeous gazebos with beautiful views over the lake, enjoying a tropical atmosphere and delightful Chinese fare. On the weekends, there is typically live music and dancing, but this is a popular spot for locals so bookings are essential.
Highly touted, the Le Fangourin restaurant offers a picturesque setting for guests amidst the garden of the Beau Plan sugar mill. Surrounded by tropical flora, with views extending out to the mountains, the restaurant provides guests with a unique and intimate dining experience. Showcasing traditional Mauritian fare, you will find a wide variety of dishes that emphasis the roots of Creole cuisine. Popular meals include the tender lamb tajine and the flavourful red snapper or purchase a grand platter for a tempting taste of selected Mauritian delicacies.
Rasoi by Vineet
If you are in the mood for classic Indian cuisine with a contemporary twist, than look no further than Rasoi by Vineet. Set on the coast, the restaurant boasts impeccable views with a spectacular backdrop of sugar cane covered mountains that descend down to sea. The menu features exotic Indian dishes including prawn masala, tandoori chicken makhani and vegetable biryani, all flavoured to perfection by Michelin starred chef, Vineet Bhatia.
Le Chateau de Bel Ombre
For a night of fine dining, make your way to the charming Le Chateau de Bel Ombre restaurant set in a beautiful French garden on the grounds of the magnificent Domaine de Bel Ombre hotel. Sample delectable Mauritian cuisine while soaking in the idyllic views of the sugar fields and beyond. Their menu consists of quality a la carte fusion food, worthy of the elegant surrounds. A popular spot for weddings, it is worth making a reservation to ensure your spot.
If you have travelled all the way to Mauritius for a tempting taste of local seafood, than make sure you stop by Chez Tinos for a delicious bite. This stylish restaurant showcases the region’s best seafood, from fresh fish cooked to perfection to melt-in-your-mouth lobster and langoustine. The local speciality is Mauritian paella. Ask for a table out on the terrace and enjoy remarkable coastal views while you sample the seafood selection. There is no need to book.