Review: La Table du Chateau, Mauritius: Oddly Romantic But Delicious
La Table du Château: A Tourist Trap That Delivers
Two people, two main courses, 1 large still water, 2 cocktails: MUR2055 (EUR50, US$56, GBP46, AED206) La Table du Château is in an impossibly beautiful location. Picture this: a contemporary fine dining restaurant, amidst a mid-18th century sugar plantation, on the fringe of a mid-19th century French colonial plantation, meticulously restored in this century. Oh, and La Table du Château is in tropical Mauritius. We are here during Mauritius’ cooler, more benevolent “winter months” allowing for splendid al fresco dining.
Impossibly beautiful location among stunning architecture
Efficient restaurant despite being a tourist hot spot
Impressive local Mauritian Creole dishes including fish and aubergine curry
Reservations recommended, it gets busy
But is this a trap?
I came to La Table du Château with a sharpened sense of cynicism handicapped by a fierce appetite seeking a late lunch. Both my wallet and my greed vulnerable to the efficient and sharp snap-back of a tourist bear trap. If the food was inedible then at least we could sink a bottle of wine (or two, or…) and stare silently onto classic French plantation architecture, sugarcane fields and tropical flowers.
If All Else Fails, At Least We Would Have This View
Thankfully, the food does arrive on time
AND TO DRINK
Would I Return to La Table du Château?
I recommend coming here during the day to witness first hand just how beautiful the grounds are and then to walk off your lunch with a peek into the Chateau de Labourdonnais.