Balaclava Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Balaclava

September 18, 2017 Cedrick Jardin

Discover the best restaurant in Balaclava, Mauritius including Chateau Mon Desir, Les Filaos Beach BBQ, Seasonal Taste at the Westin, Oryza Restaurant Balaclava, Kagan, Mystique the Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa, Fusion, Noble House, Veda, La Maree Beach Restaurant & Bar
Things to do in Balaclava

1. Chateau Mon Desir

Terre Rouge, Balaclava, Balaclava, Mauritius 20108 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$620 - HK$10,344 +230 204 1000
Excellent
78%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 378 reviews

Chateau Mon Desir

Welcome to the world of fine dining with a tint of history!<br><br>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’.<br><br>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…

Reviewed By Buddyboyy - Worcestershire

Has to be one of the finest restaurants in Mauritius...my partner and I enjoyed a thoroughly memorable culinary dinner experience whilst staying for a week at the nearby Westin Turtle Bay resort. Service outstanding, food spectacular, we pushed the boat out and ordered the Black Angus Chateaubriand to share which was prepared and served at the table and I can honestly say it was some of the finest beef we have ever tasted, cooked to perfection along with various accompaniments equally as delicious! An additional bonus is you can take your own wine / champagne for a relatively small corkage fee. Thoroughly recommend a visit, pricing very similar to high end fine dining in the UK, with the bonus of a uniquely beautiful location and colonial style setting. Top marks all round!

2. Les Filaos Beach BBQ

Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius, Balaclava, Mauritius 742CU001 Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Wine and Beer American, Barbecue, Pub Lunch, Dinner +230 204 1000
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Les Filaos Beach BBQ

This casual ‘feet in the sand’ restaurant near the beach offers barbecue evenings in a simple and rustic set-up surrounded by filaos trees.

Reviewed By acs1984 - Cockermouth, United Kingdom

We came here for evening meal whilst staying at the Maritim. The restaurant is part of the resort and as far as I’m aware not open to non-residents. You have to book your table at the hotel reception - you cannot just turn up. The menu is easy to understand. If there is a dash (-) next to the item then it is included in all inclusive. If there is a price, then you have no pay - not difficult. There is no dress code here, you can wear what you want, including shorts and flip flops. The way it works is you order a main, side and sauce from the waiter and then you can help yourself to starters and desserts from the self service area. We came here twice during our stay. The first visit was fantastic. I ordered the tuna and my husband had the steak. Even though I asked for the tuna quite well done, it was still tender and juicy. The pineapple salsa it came with was lovely. I also ordered the lemon butter sauce and the corn on the cob. The corn was a bit tough and I struggled to get it off the cob but it was still nice. The people next to us were pretty much pigs are they ordered all the sides available and most of the sauces. I just assumed it was one side and one sauce per meal. On our next visit we decided to order two sides each. I had the tuna again and so did my husband. I ordered the corn again and some vegetables. When the food arrived, only one side came with each meal. We waited a bit but then realised it wasn’t coming. We enquired with a waiter but he didn’t know so we had to wait for another. By the time the extra sides came, we had already finished our meals. Unfortunately although the tuna was very nice, it was quite dry this time. I wouldn’t have said it was because it was well done as my husband had it medium and he said his was quite dry. Both times we ate here it was full. Each time we visited there was a singer / singers with a guitar which created a nice atmosphere.

3. Seasonal Taste at the Westin

Turtle Bay, Balaclava, Mauritius Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations International, European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Dinner +230 204 1400
Excellent
19%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 26 reviews

Seasonal Taste at the Westin

Reviewed By Derek G - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

As breakfast buffets go it's all right. The egg station is excellent but the rest lacks choice. Coffee takes too long to get to your table but the service is friendly.
Dinner really isn't that good. Not a huge amount of choice for starters or mains and it's buffet style so don't expect piping hot fresh food, all a little lacklustre.
If you are half board go to Kagan every night!
Would I eat here again? Sadly yes for breakfast tomorrow...

4. Oryza Restaurant Balaclava

Angsana Balaclava Mauritius, Turtle Bay, Balaclava, Balaclava, Mauritius 20108 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Indian, Chinese, International, European, Thai, Fusion, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch HK$196 - HK$487 +230 204 1888
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Oryza Restaurant Balaclava

The main restaurant of the resort, with choice of Seating indoor or outdoor in the garden, on the pool deck, or under the kiosk, serves refined Asian fusion cuisine, as well as local and international delights for both breakfast and dinner.

Reviewed By Rajai A

By far we had the best food and service in Mauritius. The Manager Mr. Preetum, Leck, and Dilin were super nice and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant to any1 visiting Mauritius.

5. Kagan

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa, Turtle Bay, Balaclava, Mauritius Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner +230 204 1400
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Kagan

Reviewed By Megsblogged - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

While we were staying in a resort close to Westin, we decided to visit their Indian restaurant and I must say we were wowed by the delicious and flavorful food at the restaurant.
We tried everything from drinks, to starters and mains, except desserts. And everything tasted fantastic. The good food was complimented by fabulous service and beautiful atmosphere. A must-visit Indian restaurant in Balaclava area.

6. Mystique the Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa, Balaclava, Mauritius Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner 204 14000
Excellent
60%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 37 reviews

Mystique the Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa

Reviewed By Jai B

set on the beach of the westin resort, this restaurant has a great vibe, good music and fabulous cocktails! the lunch menu is different from the dinner menu... the dinner offerings are only sushi and tapas! so not a good thing for veggies... i really suggest they should continue to serve pizza and some pasta at least for dinner! the southern sally cocktail of theirs has become my favorite!

7. Fusion

Turtle Bay, The Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa, Balaclava, Mauritius Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible European, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +230 204 1400
Excellent
44%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
12%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Fusion

Reviewed By MapBoy - England

Visited this restaurant twice during our stay at the Westin and had an excellent meal each time. Staff were attentive and couldn't do enough for us and food was fantastic. My husband loved the steak and I would highly recommend the fish. Thank you.

8. Noble House

Balaclava Fort, Coastal Road, Balaclava, Mauritius Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner +230 261 1200
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

Noble House

Reviewed By Thorte09 - Essen, Germany

You can do nothing wrong going to this restaurant if you like Asian cuisine. They have a big assortment of the different Asian kitchens.
I enjoyed the spring rolls as a starter a lot. I like the funny and attentive waiters here. They even tried to realize my wish for a special Thai dish. Thanks for that. The restaurant has nice seats directly on the beach and it is not too pricy. Find out yourself!

9. Veda

InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort, Balaclava, Mauritius Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner +230 261 1200
Excellent
67%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

Veda

Reviewed By Steve H - Cannes, France

we had no choice than to eat here last night and I wasn't looking forward to it, despite the old fashioned decor, the service was immpecable! why is the rest of total not like this???
the food also! we both chose vegetarian curries and were not veggies, but they were fantastic particularly the cauliflower one! the naan garlic was also to die for!
this should be the gold standard service of how the hotel should function!

10. La Maree Beach Restaurant & Bar

Turtle Bay, Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius, Balaclava, Mauritius Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer Pizza, Seafood, International, Barbecue, European Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner +230 204 1000
Excellent
55%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

La Maree Beach Restaurant & Bar

Located right on the beach and surrounded by palm trees, this ‘à la carte’ restaurant offers a delicious selection of seafood and grilled dishes in a relaxed ‘feet in the sand’ atmosphere.

Reviewed By acs1984 - Cockermouth, United Kingdom

We came here for evening meal whilst staying at the Maritim. The restaurant is part of the resort and as far as I’m aware not open to non-residents. You have to book your table at the hotel reception - you cannot just turn up. We came here for evening meal twice during our stay. The menu is easy to understand. If there is a dash (-) next to the item then it is included in all inclusive. If there is a price, then you have no pay - not difficult. You couldn’t fault our first visit, the food, service and ambience was good. On the second visit there was a very long wait for food. It didn’t seem to be busier than the first visit but I think we were in the restaurant around two hours on the second visit. The service was still good though. Between the hours of 7 and 9 (I think) in the evening there is a guy on the beach in front of the restaurant playing his guitar and singing which is nice. We also came here a few times for drinks early evening and to watch the sun set. The drinks menu seems to be same one as in the main bar. I think you can come here for breakfast if you are staying in the prestige class of room or above.

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