The Must-try Restaurants at Long Beach
January 06 2020
January 06 2020
Food, glorious food - the key ingredient to a holiday to remember for many bon vivants. Gastronomists and connoisseurs will agree, much like at a wedding, people tend to remember the quality of the food and drinks at a five-star establishment, and the quality thereof can either make or break the holiday for serious foodies.
It’s for this reason, and the fact that high-quality offerings are at the core of the holiday experience here, that Long Beach has ensured that not only are there exceptional culinary offerings at their hotel, but that they are as varied as they are delicious. Each restaurant at Long Beach offers its own unique menu, specifically curated to channel the restaurant’s essence, offering something special for every palate.
From Asian-fusion to Japanese delights, casual beachside fare, Italian classics, Mauritian delicacies and inspiring international offerings, here are the must-try restaurants at Long Beach (and recommended dishes at each) created to delight and enhance your extraordinary holiday in Mauritius:
Located on Long Beach’s Italian-inspired square, overlooking the cerulean waters of the Indian Ocean, Le Marché is an understated gem. This modern seaside restaurant has been tastefully decorated in a palette of white, green and blue and is elevated with natural, wooden elements. Elegant, yet straightforward, this wonderful restaurant is the ‘main’ dining outlet at Long Beach and offers guests a tranquil sanctuary to enjoy their meals.
Breakfast is served also served at this restaurant, during which, guests have the option of the earlier continental breakfast or the full English breakfast served later. The latter boasts a buffet with generous breakfast offerings ranging from hot meal items to fresh fruit, yoghurts and freshly baked treats.
Each night there is a themed buffet at Le Marché, which centre on abundant spreads of local or international offerings (depending on the evening). The Mauritian Buffet on a Wednesday is a huge highlight for many and an absolute must.
Sometimes when you are on holiday, no matter how good the local cuisine, all you feel like is a comforting bowl of pasta, a favourite Italian main or some freshly-cooked pizza - right? That’s why Long Beach decided to add a solid dose of Italian flair to add to the authenticity of their ‘piazza’ - with Sapori. Serving generous portions of Italian classics and Mediterranean-inspired dishes (often served with a tropical twist), this restaurant is a huge hit with families and discerning couples alike.
Looking for dishes that are truly unmissable? Then try the marinated scallops with lemon-olive oil, passion fruit and green apples, the lobster linguini in cognac bisque served with cherry tomatoes and fava beans or the homemade tortellini finished off with Parmesan cheese and beef tartare. Pair your dish with an imported wine or exotic cocktail - buon appetito!
Another of Long Beach’s must-try restaurants, Chopsticks takes guests on a culinary journey of the East. This Asian-inspired restaurant serves up unbelievably good dishes that are freshly made and packed with flavour. You can find Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and Thail influences in the menu, with must-try dishes that include the red duck curry served with litchi and pineapple chilli jam and lemongrass rice, the ‘Kraw Paw’ wok-fried chicken with chilli garlic basil and steamed rice or the slow-cooked lobster, marinated with Madras curry powder and served with naan. Be transported to magical Asian lands at this unique restaurant at Long Beach.
Tides and Tides Pool & Beach Bar
Long Beach itself enjoys a privileged location, along a seemingly endless beach and dazzling tropical lagoon. It’s nothing short of paradise. When you have access to such a phenomenal stretch of shoreline, a meal at the hotel’s beachside restaurant is incredibly enticing.
Tides Beach Restaurant offers the ultimate seaside fare and refreshing delights along the beach, where you can enjoy an array of freshly cooked delicacies. Enjoy a romantic dinner or a sublime lunch at this marvellous restaurant, preferably, with a cocktail in hand.
Looking for the best dishes? We recommend trying the octopus salad with saffron potatoes, watercress and a lemon and herb dressing, the poached tiger prawn salad, accompanied by papaya, grilled pineapples, cherry tomatoes and mesclun greens or the grilled spiny lobster which has been marinated in sweet paprika and herbs. Relish the views and savour the special dishes, this is sure to be a gastronomic experience to remember.
The adjacent Tides Pool & Beach Bar, which lines the beach, serves up tantalizing cocktails and drinks as well as lighter meals, is perfect for a casual lunch by the pool and beach.
While all of the restaurants at Long Beach offer some unmissable options and spectacular culinary treats, it’s the hotel’s signature restaurant, Hasu, that needs to be experienced at least once. This Japanese fusion establishment is fabled for its elegant, fine-dining fare and exceptional quality.
Treat yourself and your loved ones to an unforgettable evening at this sublime restaurant, where, between the elegant Asian-inspired setting and exceptional food, you are bound to have a meal to remember. Must-try dishes include any of the sushi options and the salmon teriyaki, served with a ginger-garlic crumb and wasabi mayo, which are the restaurant’s most popular dishes. Those looking for the ultimate sweet treat should try the melting dark chocolate sphere (which dissolves in front of your eyes!) which is finished with grated coconut, coriander sorbet and yuzu jelly - trust us, it’s definitely worth the extra calories.
No matter where you decide to dine, it’s important to know that each dish prepared at this modern hotel is cooked with love and care. The food at Long Beach is also elevated by special Mauritian ingredients and spices - some of which are sourced in the hotel’s own Chef’s Garden - or even unique curries and rougaille that are Mauritian to their core.
The gastronomic experiences at Long Beach aren’t restricted to the restaurants, however. The hotel also has a host of signature Timeless Memories offerings for their guests as well. Embrace a market-to-table Mauritian cooking class, a cocktail mixology lesson or the Seafood Market experience offered every Friday evening at Tides - there’s a myriad of ways to enjoy the ample culinary offerings at Long Beach.
Interested in indulging in phenomenal international and local food at Long Beach? Then book your stay and revel in the opportunity to enjoy unforgettable and sensory culinary experiences every day.