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.

The island of Mauritius boasts out many restaurants that will definitely tease your taste buds and leaves you with unforgettable souvenirs. Like it has been cleverly said- if you want to really immerse yourself in a new culture, you must also taste it. So, let’s discover those top-notch and refined restaurants of Mauritius.

La Table du Chateau

La Table du Chateau Restaurant- MauritiusLocated up north of Mauritius in the serene area of Moka, La Table du Chateau lies comfortably in the heart of the Labourdonnais estate. Neighbouring the imposing 19th century colonial mansion Chateau Labourdonnais, La Table du Chateau has been carefully positioned to give you the maximum in terms of scenery. Enjoy your meal all while gazing over the beautiful orchard’s of Labourdonnais.

This refined and contemporary restaurant is where you will be invited to discover the flavours of Mauritius. The creative and seasonal menu of the restaurant will lead you to a flavoursome, distinctive and unique experience. This special know-how has made La Table du Chateau one of the leading restaurants in the island.

The mastermind behind the success of the restaurant is the talented chef Fabio de Poli. With over 20 years of experience, the chef will take you on a journey to Mauritius refined cuisine, with his special touch, of course! Don’t be surprised to see the chef roaming around the tables of the restaurant and helping the staff.

The strength of La Table du Chateau is its food quality, presentation, catering and the great hospitality.

The restaurant is open from Monday to Sunday. Opening hours are: Monday and Tuesday at 08.00 to 17:00, Wednesday to Saturday from 08:00 to midnight and Sunday as from 09:00 to 17:00.

Phone: (230) 266 7172, Mobile (230) 5252 6289.

Le Pescatore

Le Pescatore restaurant- MauritiusOne of the best restaurants in Mauritius, the Pescatore is operating for over twenty years now. Located in the North West coast of Mauritius in Trou-aux-Biches, Le Pescatore is the epitome of fine dining. Le Pescatore remains the best address for couples, families and friends alike. If you want to sample some rare delicacies and go on an amazing culinary journey, then the Pescatore Restaurant is the place for you!

Beautifully position by the beach, the Pescatore overlooks the stunning bay of Trou aux Biches, adding to its charm is the sheer beauty of its surrounding. The light but elegant décor of the restaurant creates a chic atmosphere where dining is made unforgettable. From its Creole Veranda, along the rhythm of the waves, you can easily enjoy spectacular sunset views.

Needless to say, Le Pescatore success is not only due to its refined atmosphere but mostly for its ‘savoir faire’ in the culinary field. The proposed menu has been meticulously studied to enhance your experience of Mauritian Cuisine.

The top-rated service and friendliness offered by the Pescatore staff further complement the food experience, no surprise why guests leaves with a smile and think of coming back again.

The restaurant is open from Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner respectively at 12.00 to 14.00 and 19.00 to 22.00. Phone: (230) 265 6337.

Le Fangourin

Le Fangourin restaurant- MauritiusBelonging to the interactive museum L’Aventure du Sucre, Le Fangourin restaurant is surrounded by century-old vegetation. Tucked away in the midst of the Beau Plan Estate, this attractive and inviting restaurant focuses on the culinary tradition which has developed on Mauritius. Their aim is to preserve the rich culinary inheritance of the island. The exceptional setting of the restaurant makes it one of the most famous restaurants in Mauritius. Enjoy your meal all while relaxing in the stress-free environment of the restaurant. Specialist in Mauritian fusion cuisine and all sorts of sugary delicacies, Le Fangourin takes its inspirations from the unique flavour of the island.  The attempt of the chefs to add some new flavours within the Mauritian culinary tradition, just adds up to the dining experience.

The delicious house made deserts available at the Fangourin restaurant deserves all praises. Deserts including Crème brûlée with fresh vanilla, Dark chocolate fondant with a hint of molasses, white chocolate parfait and traditional sherbets are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

The excellent positioning of the restaurant (between Port-Louis and Grand Bay) makes it an ideal spot for the locals, tourists and business people as well.

The Fangourin restaurant is open all days from 09.00 to 17.00. Phone: (230) 243 7900

Chateau Mon Désir

Chateau Mon Desir Restaurant- MauritiusRecognise as the fine dining address of Mauritius, the Chateau Mon Desir overlooks the 18th century ‘Historical Ruins of Balaclava’ and ‘Citron River’. This colonial style mansion is tucked away in the heart of the 25 hectares estate of the 5-star Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius and provides guests exquisite cuisine with international specialities. The all-rounder restaurant is where you can enjoy French and Indian Ocean delicacies along with world-class wines from its wine cellar. To enhance your dining experience, the French Executive Chef of the Maritim Hotel, Eric Poutot, in collaboration with the chef of the Chateau Mon Desir, Rakesh Manoruth have unite their talent and know-how to provide the best dishes of what you could probably expect from a top-notch restaurant.  The Chateau Mon Desir restaurant has been awarded by a ‘Certificate of Excellence 2016’ from TripAdvisor as well as the ‘Best Fine Dining Cuisine’ of Mauritius by the reputable ‘World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2016’.

The good news is that all the vegetables used for the restaurant are only sourced from organic farms, this certainly boost the taste of the food there.

The Chateau Mon Désir restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday and is close on Mondays. Opening hours are: Tuesday to Friday from 19.00 to 22.00, Saturday as from 15.00 to 17.30 and 19.00 to 22.00 and Sunday at 11.00 to 14.00. Phone: (230) 204 1000.

Domaine Anna

Domaine Anna Restaurant- Mauritius Set in colonial-style pavilions, the Domaine Anna is situated in the southwest corner of Mauritius. Set in the middle of sugar cane fields and surrounded by lakes and small-scale pavilions, this lovely restaurant is probably the most loved dining spot for locals and tourists alike.

The well designed Domaine Anna blends sublimely with its natural surroundings and is the perfect breaks from the busy towns and common local restaurants. The Domaine Anna merges excellent food and style to give the best culinary experience to its guests. Here, you can enjoy mouth-watering Chinese, Indian, European and Creole cuisine. The Domaine Anna is better described as an amazing getaway for foodies.