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Beau Vallon, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good, quick dinner

We went there on a sunday as most of the other restaurants where closed. They do buffet dinner every night. Good food but most of it was too spicy for my daughter. Boat house is understaffed and it was busy. We waited so long to get the drinks menu but then once this nice waiter took our order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Sally E
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Brighton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went there on a sunday as most of the other restaurants where closed. They do buffet dinner every night. Good food but most of it was too spicy for my daughter. Boat house is understaffed and it was busy. We waited so long to get the drinks menu but then once this nice waiter took our order things were... More 

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Belle Mare
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

One issue, the food isn't tagged so you don't know what you are eating in the buffet...can be dangerous for people with allergies!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great authentic creole cuisine. Ambience warm and friendly. Not much of a personalized service but not really expected from a place that has buffet style dinner. Pricing was very reasonable. Overall, definitely worth a try!

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Brussels, Belgium
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This restaurant is right opposite the beach in Beau Vallon and is open air which on a humid night is nice to have the sea breeze. We had dinner here recently and enjoyed our meal. Musicians entertained us with soft island style background music. The buffet is good value for money and offers a variety of curries including a fish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Just pass by for 1min and super u will fall in love... the octopus kebab are good but should be more cook for my taste anyway are amazing.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

You can walk straight off the beach and enjoy paninis, burgers, seafood and curries. We opted for creole curries and they were tasty although my fish was a little dry. In the evenings there is a creole buffet for 425 rupees where you can eat as much as you like. It is beautifully presented in a wooden boat. There was... More 

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

a bit of a landmark well located and a great open air room. Dinner buffet is good value if you are hungry and will eat say 3 plates of food. Barman was helpful in detailing the limited nightlife options. Go once for the buffet and regularly for a drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Fabulous food in a great location with fantastic staff!!! Although the restaurant was full we got our food speedily and it was a very high standard!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Took local friends for an authentic Seychelles Creole dinner. Very well done, buffet style meal with authentic food. Great service, multilingual wait staff and crew who really are committed to good food. Also been there for lunch & breakfast. All good, simple, tasty menu.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The place was recommended to us by two different persons so we decided to give it a try. The buffet is not very large and, apart from some grilled tuna and salads (which we consider side dish, one can only get sort of stew-like food. Completely agree that that's probably what creole food is, so nothing wrong with that. And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beau Vallon, Mahe Island, Seychelles
  • Location: Africa  >  Seychelles  >  Mahe Island  >  Beau Vallon

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

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