Big Willy’s

We had driven past Big Willy’s a number of times and we thought we’d go check it out and watch the Euro 2012 final there. Mike called to book us a table whilst walking back to the apartment to get ready. We decided we’d have some dinner there before the soccer. We got dressed and ready and hopped in the car for our 10-15 min drive which ended up taking 2 hours! Due to the festival being such a big event, the police were still trying to redirect traffic out of Flic en Flac. We called to say we would be late and instead of being there at 8pm, we arrived around 9:45pm. That was seriously some of the worst traffic that I have ever sat in.

Finally when we got to Big Willy’s we were welcomed by the Euro 2012 promo girls at the entrance and found that we had the best seats in the house! A table set for two right in front of the huge projector screen.

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Two tables away from us, there were 3 men doing a radio broadcast about the Soccer. There was two guys chatting away in French about the Euro 2012 and they were from Radio 1 (R1). They had banners up and everything.

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Whilst ordering our drinks and deciding what to eat, the promo girls came around and painted your supporting teams flag on your face.  Even the atmosphere felt competitive and it was a good even split between Italy and Spain Supporters.

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Our food arrived and was delicious, Mike had like a creamy chicken potjie, kind of like chicken a la king with veggies and rice. Was so good and homey, even the presentation was awesome as it came in a little potjie pot! I had the squid, wasn’t what I thought I was going to get, in my mind I kind of thought I was getting Calamari rings. Never assume. I got a big piece of squid, which I’ve never really had before with a side salad and fries. Interesting but very good. For dessert we had a fantastic warm chocolate tart and a chocolate mousse and cappacino’s to wash it down! Yum! It was the perfect way to end the meal!

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Whilst eating, between course and coffees we watched Spain play like champs and the energy in Big Willy’s was unreal. People were shouting, clapping, whistling, you name it. Took me back to 2010 during the Fifa World Cup. The atmosphere was so festive and energetic that our time at Big Willy’s was well worth the 2 hour traffic jam.

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And the cherry on top – Spain won!

What a way to end an awesome day!

We’ll definitely be going back to Big Willy’s. If you’re a meat lover and want great friendly service, it’s the place to go!

Big Willy’s for the win! 

http://bigwillys.restaurant.mu/

(230) 483 7400

Emba Filao – Breakfast at Le Morne

We woke up with the plan to leave the apartment early, grab some breakfast and then go to our kite surfing lesson. The first place we tried (being Sunday) was closed, then we remembered a restaurant on the public beach in Le Morne, which was perfect as that’s where we were going for our kite surfing lesson. We pulled in, it was very quiet, seemed as if they had just opened.  Their menu is on a blackboard and you have to order your meal in the front and the waiter will bring it for you. They had all sorts, they have breakfasts, combo meals and curries. We could only have breakfast as the other menu was only available from 11am. So we did. Perfect.

We chose pack (combo) No. 2

2 Fried Eggs

2 Chicken Sausages

1 Small Grilled Tomato

Toast (4 slices each)

Pineapple Jam

Cheese

Orange Juice

Coffee

We enjoyed our meal in the lovely outdoor space looking out at the sea. Tasty and filling, I once again ate too much but just couldn’t help myself. We will definitely go back, the food was good, the value for money was good and Le Morne is just too beautiful, so where better to have some brekkies.

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Banana Bar

I dont know much about the nightlife in Mauritius but I do know that this place is AWESOME! The vibes, the setting, the music, the live performances, the cocktails and the giant fairy light covered tree put this bar on the map. Its so lovely-if I could own it I would! The service is super friendly. It’ll make you never want to leave. The live music they have is out of this world- truly talented! Didn’t want them to stop! EVER!

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http://www.bananabeachclub.com/the-bands.html