Chateau Mon Désir Restaurant

Tease your taste buds with the exquisite cuisine at the Château Mon Désir Restaurant. Step in the haven of flavors and awesomeness and travel through Mauritius rich culinary culture.


The gourmet restaurant Chateau Mon Désir is located in northwest part of Mauritius in Balaclava. Nestled in the heart of the 25 hectares Maritim Estate, the restaurant is set in an enchanting colonial-style mansion house.

The Chateau Mon Désir restaurant is a 52 minutes’ drive from the SSR International Airport and just a 20 minutes’ drive from the Capital city Port-Louis

The Restaurant

Chateau Mon Désir restaurant- MauritiusThis fine dining restaurant has been ranked as n° 1 of 567 restaurants featured in Mauritius on TripAdvisor, thus earning with the all merits the ‘Certificate of Excellence’. The Chateau Mon Désir restaurant has scored over 95% of positive customers reviews, this surely demonstrates the excellence of the restaurant.

Recognized as the ‘fine dining address of Mauritius’, the Chateau Mon Désir restaurant overlooks the ‘Historical Ruins of Balaclava’ and the Citron River. This top-notch restaurant invites guests to exquisite cuisine with international specialties, French and Indian Ocean delicacies without omitting world-class wines from its wine cellar. If you want to enjoy international fine dining with a tint of history, then the Chateau Mon Désir is the place for you!

Measuring 650 m² and offering 124 covers (84 inside/40 outside), the Chateau Mon Désirrestaurant is the perfect address for families, friends, couples and honeymooners.

This all-rounder restaurant takes culinary expertise to the next level. Those wishing to discover the Mauritian culinary heritage, the Chateau Mon Désir takes you to a unique tour around the Mauritian gastronomy. In order to boost the quality of their foods, the Chateau Mon Désir restaurant used only organic vegetables.

This renowned gastronomic address has been for many years a popular dining spot for both locals and tourists. The restaurant offers a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere for you to dine in comfort and peace. With over 26 years of experience, the Chateau Mon Désir guarantees flavorsome, unique and tasteful dishes for you to have the perfect dining experience.

The restaurant is known to combine the highest quality ingredients with elegant attentive service and to let you embark in the infinite world of flavors with their gastronomic experience.

The Chef

The one running the kitchen in the Chateau Mon Désir restaurant is the talented chef Rakesh Manoruth. With over more than 20 years of culinary experience, the Chef Rakesh Manoruth passion, devotion and motivation has made him reach to the top level. His special know-how in the culinary fields surely adds to the excellence of the Chateau Mon Désir restaurant.

To guarantee the best service to its client, the French Executive Chef of the Maritim Hotel, Eric Poulot, in cooperation with Chef Rakesh Manoruth, have carefully selected the best products of the Indian Ocean.

WineCellar of Chateau Mon Désir Restaurant

Wine Cellar of Chateau Mon Désir Restaurant- MauritiusThe perfect place to be for wine lovers! The color, the scent and the taste, everything is distinctive, even the grandeur of opening and drinking a good bottle of wine. A wide selection of world class wines from all over the world, all under one roof. Experience the very best in the wine cellar of the Chateau Mon Desir.

Sunday Brunch

The famous ‘Sunday Brunch’ of the Chateau Mon Désir offers a wide array of delicacies on a sumptuous buffet as well as a la carte dishes. Treat yourself with the best of cuisine in the most relaxed and refined atmosphere of this beautifully design colonial style mansion house. Along with excellent foods, the Chateau Mon Désir will transport you to a more leisurely bygone era.

Opening days, hours, contact details and dress code

The Chateau Mon Désir is open on Tuesday to Saturday for dinners as from 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. For high tea every weekend as from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. (Rs 750 per person and 50 % discount for children under 12 years old). Open in Sunday for brunch as from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. at a tariff of Rs 1350 per individual, it should be noted that selection of Sparkling Rosé and other beverages are included in the price and 1 child free, others will get 50% discount of the adult rate.

You can contact the restaurant on (230) 204 1000.Dress code: the restaurant requests its customer to be well-groomed that is closed shoes and collared shits are requested for gents. It should be noted that jeans and sports shoes are not allowed.

Attractions nearby

SSR Botanical Garden

The Mauritius National Botanical Garden also known as the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam National Botanical Garden is one of the most visited attractions in the island of Mauritius. This popular tourist attraction is home to a wide variety of tropical plants, counting many indigenous plants in the list.

The Botanical Garden covers endless acres of land that might take you several days to complete the Garden. Natural habitat of more than 650 varieties of plant species, the Mauritius National Botanical Garden showcase famous plants such as the Baobabs, the Palmier Bouteille, the inevitable Giant Water Lilies and many plants use for medical purposes. The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden hides more than 80 varieties of palm trees. This was brought by the French colonist some thousand years ago from all around the world. Undoubtedly, the palm trees remains one of the highlights of the Botanical Garden.

Open from 8.30 to 17.00 every day, the Mauritius National Botanical Garden invites you to discover the richness of Mauritius. The Botanical Garden is roughly a 10 minutes’ drive from the Chateau Mon Désir restaurant.

Mont choisy beach

Mont Choisy Beach- MauritiusThe longest beach in Mauritius, it extends to Trou aux Biches and Pointe aux Canonniers and remains one of the most appreciated beach in the island.

Its endless beauty is sure to capture your attention and leave you spellbound. Recognizable by its coast that formed an arc and the thousands of large casuarinas trees.

The powdery sand and blue turquoise water of Mont Choisy welcome you for lay back moment in pure bliss. Ideal for families and picnic plans, the Mont Choisy beach and its beautiful curves might seem to you as the real haven for beach lovers.