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Beau Vallon, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Fun venue

Had dinner on New Year's even and again later - a pretty good Creole buffet, very relaxed (no shoes needed), good service & friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2012
David G
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Pretoria, South Africa
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Victoria, Seychelles
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

A nice location, high roofed and no walls, Very open atmosphere, We went there at around 8.00 p.m a lady welcomed us, a two men band was playing which was so nice,(IT WAS A THURSDAY) bands playing on Thursday in seychelles is here and Hilton only (up to the places i've visited) with the darker environment,, there was no high... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Had dinner on New Year's even and again later - a pretty good Creole buffet, very relaxed (no shoes needed), good service & friendly staff.

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Doha, Qatar
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Lunch starts at 12:00 and we were the first diners seated at 11:55, hungry from a morning at the beach with our 7 and 4 year olds. We were expecting a long wait but were thankful when the waiter promptly took our order and brought two well-earned glasses of white wine (SR 75 ea). Soon after our meals were served... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

a restaurant that really offers everything you would expect from the corner of Eden. We ate here 4 or 5 times despite only staying on mahe for a week! it's situated only several lazy steps away from the white sands of beau vallon bay, offering great respite from the sun. this establishment provides such a variety of food that you... More 

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Kyrenia, Cyprus
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111 reviews 111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Huge buffet style dinner. Terrific selection of top quality food, beautifully prepared and displayed. Puddings to die for, and the music was very good as well!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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99 reviews 99 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

Good location with sea views. Bad food, friendly service. Outrageous prices for drinks

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Stockholm, Sweden
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

- The Boat House has the most delicious local food in Seychelles that I have tasted - like good home cooked food! Compared to the much more expensive and more "exclusive" Ephelia restaurant in Anse Port Lunay The Boat House offers more local dishes, better fish and above all better service - perfect location, close to Beau Vallon beach -... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Dinner starts at 19h30 and best to get there then. We got there after 9 and the buffet table wasn't that full. The chicken curry is amazing. Cost is 20 SR per person excluding drinks. The service is good and the location is great, it is across the road from the beach.

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United kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

The Boathouse is right on the road across from the beach and friendly casual. The menu for the 2 evenings we went is buffet with seemingly no limit to the number of times you can refil your plate. Though covered, the entire place is open to the elements and passing traffic/ trade so it is cosmopolitan rather than noisy. For... More 

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Eastbourne
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177 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Nice atmosphere but people seem to eat very early. No point in turning up 8.30 to 9.00 as they are winding down. Some dishes are very hot but the chaps serving are great to advise

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

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