Treat your taste buds to an exquisite culinary journey, wandering through the 2 restaurants and bar at PALM Hotel & Spa.  Whether you wish to enjoy a casual lunch feet in the sand or indulge in tasty regional cuisine, executive Chef Claude Pothin orchestrates a tantalizing culinary experience showcasing fresh seasonal products.

Le makassar


Combining local produce and elegance, le MAKASSAR offers a tailor-made cuisine. Authenticity and freshness define this exceptional restaurant. A la carte, an alliance of products sourced from the lands and coasts of Reunion Island, enhanced by sophisticated culinary techniques. At the “custom-made” station, a selection of fresh meat and fish, cooked and seasoned according to your liking and daily suggestions of the Chef. To accompany your meal, you may count on the expertise of our sommelier to choose the best wine pairing, among more than 350 references.

The Lounge of the Makassar

To further extend your experience at Palm Hotel & Spa, we invite you to discover the Lounge of the Makassar. 

A reading lounge that regularly offers wine tastings and wine-pairing dinners. In a cosy atmosphere where leather armchairs are nestled beside a wooden bar and the Wine cellar of the Makassar, you are invited to take a time off from the worries of the world or gather with your friends around a great vintage. 

Le kah


Flirting with the ocean, the KAH Beach & Restaurant is the ideal venue for a lunch feet in the sand. In a  relaxed atmosphere, this beach restaurant combines mouthwatering delights and farniente. On the menu, heart of palm salad, fish and chips, or Black Angus rib steak for gourmet pleasures all day long !

Kokoa Bar

The KOKOA BAR is the ideal spot for an al fresco cocktail or mouthwatering tapas overlooking the Indian ocean. From 3.30 pm to 5pm, tantalize your taste buds with crepes at the gourmet cart. And who knows? During the austral winter, from June to October, you may get a chance to admire the whales migrating along the coasts…

Portrait de Claude Pothin, Chef Executif du Palm Hotel & Spa

The Chef

At the head of the cuisines at PALM Hotel & Spa, the chef Claude POTHIN is a local products lover. Each day, he’s taking great pleasure bringing up to date “forgotten” fruits and vegetables. Some tasty products with unique flavours and surprising benefits.

Aglance lasting on some details, a precise work plating each dish, a constant research for the balance of flavours; each of his creation is an ode to regional products. The spirit full of ideas, playing with sweet-salty mixtures, Claude POTHIN is on the lookout for emotions.

Frequently asked questions

The half-board formula at the Palm Hotel & Spa includes: – Breakfast served as a buffet at Le Makassar restaurant. – A starter, main course, dessert à la carte from Le Makassar restaurant. Supplements are applicable on certain dishes. These supplements are clearly marked with a small star on the restaurant menu.

The hotel does not offer brunch. If hotel availability allows it, it is possible to make a reservation for breakfast at Le Makassar restaurant, served from 6.30 am to 10 am. (€ 30 per adult, € 20 per child aged 3 to 11). You can also opt for an à  la carte du Kah Beach & Restaurant. In order to check availability and book if you wish, we invite you to contact our team directly on 0262 56 30 30. Please note that a reservation at one of the hotel restaurants does not allow you to use the hotel swimming pools. If you are not staying at the hotel, only the “formule Kah Zen“, valid from Monday to Friday, allows you to use the hotel’s facilities.

No, the hotel does not offer a full board formula.

In order to limit food waste, Palm Hotel & Spa no longer offers a buffet. However, we invite you to discover the “Sur Mesure” formula offered in the new Live Cooking area of ​​the restaurant Le Makassar. This formula offers you a choice from a selection of meats and fish, cooked à la minute and accompanied by the sauce and sides of your choice.