Completely redesigned and now more spacious and tropical, the main restaurant, Thatches, provides a great energy-and-vitamin start to the day with its copious and appetising breakfast buffets in its dining-room opening onto the garden or overlooking its decorative pool.In the evening, from 7:30 to 10:00 pm., Thatches showcases a totally new dining experience, with six themed live-cooking stations: a stir-fry and fresh-noodle station; an Indian station with its tandoor oven for traditional local cuisine; a huge salad station; a fresh-pasta and pizza station; a grill-and-tepanyaki station; and a multitude of desserts as well as an Ice-Cream Bar to complete the array.For the more romantic, the restaurant also features cosy wood-and-thatch dining-islets overhanging the decorative pool.
Paul et Virginie Restaurant
Immediately fronting the Indian Ocean, the renovated Paul et Virginie Restaurant has enhanced its romantic appeal yet further with the cosiness of small thatch-roofed dining pavilions overhanging the new infinity pool. At lunchtime, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. everyday, it offers delicious authentic local cuisine as well as a whole range of exotic preparations of Mauritian Creole dishes, smoked marlin with heart of palm, sea-bream in lime sauce, tandoori lamb, grilled crayfish, and traditional kulfi ice-cream, to name but a few. In the evening as from 7.30 pm., its offering is more sophisticated, with a focus on seafood and healthy stir-fries, grills and smoked dishes: smoked marlin with heart of palm, tandoori fresh-water prawns, grilled crayfish, prawn-and-chicken curry, and excellent desserts. The wine list includes a variety of South African and New World wines.
Not to be missed under any circumstances: the weekly Seafood Extravaganza evening with its barbecues and sega, and the Crayfish Dinner.
Facing the sea, between La Pirogue and Sugar Beach Resort, guests can savour the delights of the Mediterranean's sunny cuisine in the cordial warmth of Citronella's dining-room, with its fine wrought-iron tables, or in the shade of the cafe's teak terrace. The mouth-watering offering ranges from tasty light snacks to traditional dishes worthy of the best Italian restaurant, including giant prawns in Espeletta chilli pastry, crayfish-bisque lasagne, grilled crayfish with Mediterranean sauce, braised knuckle of lamb, and tiramisu. Open for lunch from 12:30 to 3:00 pm. every day except Monday, and for dinner from 7:30 to 11:00 pm. every day except Sunday.