Spacious and tropical, the main restaurant, on the terrace, is open daily from 7.30 to 10.30 a.m. for breakfast. The complete breakfast buffet comprises traditional English breakfast and added Creole, Mauritian and Indian signature items, for a great start to the day.
Dinnertime, from 7.30 to 10 p.m., showcases demonstrative World Cuisine for a totally new and exciting dining experience. The new buffet features several themed live-cooking stations with food prepared fresh in front of the guests: a Chinese fresh-noodle and stir-fry station; a curry station with traditional Mauritian ‘case-créole’ cuisine, a tandoor (Indian clay oven) and colourful Indian dishes; a huge salad station; a pasta station; a pizza station with its wood-fired oven; a grill-and-tepanyaki station; a chilled-dessert counter with a daily hot dessert prepared live; and even a Kids’ Ice-Cream Bar. For the more romantic, the restaurant also features a cosy thatched dining pavilion around a striking decorative and reflective pond.
Paul & Virginie
By the beach, with romantic thatched dining pavilions overhanging the ‘infinity’ pool, the rustic charm of the à-la carte Paul & Virginie restaurant favours warmth and intimacy. At lunchtime, from 12.30 to 2.30 p.m. daily, it proposes a selection of popular island cuisine, woodfired pizzas, grilled, smoked or steamed fish, tossed salads and sandwiches.
Its dinner offering, from 7.30 to 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday, is more sophisticated, with a focus on seafood and healthy stir-fries, and features select items like scallops, oysters, mussels, giant prawns and lobster, around the restaurant’s signature multi-choice concept (smoked to order, grilled or steamed). The wine list includes a variety of South African and New World wines, with a focus on great value for money.
Adjacent to the main restaurant, the alfresco 'La Badiane' is enriched by a spice garden whose scent and sweet perfume is a complete invigorating experience for the guests. La Badiane offers a new Mauritian dining experience with its 'creole fusion' cuisine from 7.30 to 10.00 p.m.
Facing the sea, between La Pirogue and Sugar Beach Resort, guests can savour the delights of the Mediterranean’s sunny cuisines – from tasty light snacks to the best Italian restaurants’ traditional dishes – in the cordial warmth of Citronella’s handsome dining room or in the shade of the café’s teak terrace. Citronella’s Café is open for lunch from 12.30 to 3 p.m. every day except Monday, and for dinner from 7.30 to 11p.m. every day except Sunday.
Long trousers are de rigueur for men in the evening.