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L'INSTANT PRESENT - Backpacker’s and gourmet restaurant in Petite île

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The restaurant

Celine serves, Benjamin is in the kitchen, and the two remain close to their customers that overlooks the open kitchen of the restaurant. Development that increases usability and created a mixed homely atmosphere.

At the table, you will taste dishes made minute, prepared with fresh local produce. The instant card Present adapts to the seasons, she marries sea and land to offer ever different flavors. The hotel opened its doors to the public only in the evenings.

Examples suggestions to the card (renewed every 2 months)
* Cashew nut crusted mi-cuit of tuna - € 16.50
* Fillet of beef with black chanterelles - € 17.50
* Risotto funghi e pancetta Zafferano ai pancetta e funghi - € 15
* Assorted cheeses “AOC” - € 9
* Heart flowing chocolate, ivory Amarena - € 7
* Affogato al caffe Tartuffo - € 7
* Sabayon with fresh fruit in season - € 7

The backpacker’s

L’Instant Présent is also a backpacker style accommodation upstairs, with a double room and 2 family bedrooms (1 double bed + 2 bunk beds).
Having renovated in 2014, Celine and Benjamin devote a significant attention to providing their guests with a simple yet impeccable accommodation. In addition to the rooms, a common room with a microwave allows guests to have cheap meals, and a tropical garden awaits them.

From 6:30 in the morning, guests can get breakfast at the bakery just opposite the gite. Their breakfast formula is 4.50€ and includes a hot drink, fruit juice and a viennoiserie.


The gite l’Instant Présent is ideally located for exploring the south of the island and the heights of Reunion.
Relaxation lovers will easily reach the beach of Grande Anse, which is less than a 5 minute drive from the gite, or that of Manapany les Bains which is also within 10 minutes from the accommodation and restaurant, both featuring a saltwater swimming pool.

Hiking enthusiasts will undoubtedly enjoy the proximity of many trails leading into the depths of the island.

As for those traveling with family, the Maison du Curcuma (House of Turmeric) in the Plaine des Grègues (St Joseph) shall be included in a program of visits.



Guest room: 30 € / 2 persons
+ 10 € / additional guest

Gourmet breakfast (on request): 6 €


Opening hours - Restaurant

From Tuesday night to Saturday night
7 pm - 9:30 pm


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L'instant Présent
129, rue Mahé de Labourdonné
97429 Petite île

Reunion Island

Telephone : 02 62 09 33 64
Lat. : -21.355223
Long. : 55.565415

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