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Cafe des Arts

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Cote d'Or, Anse Volbert, Praslin Island none, Seychelles
+248 4 232 170
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The ultimate in fine dining Set right on the beach, the Cafe des Arts...
The ultimate in fine dining Set right on the beach, the Cafe des Arts Restaurant has earned its reputation as the best restaurant in Seychelles by creating outstanding mouth-watering dishes served in the most amazing setting. Seafood and epicurean dishes are the main attractions, making the restaurant the address not to be missed. The art is in the attention to detail and the fresh ingredients served to perfection with refined service and a touch of class. By day it is a sophisticated yet relaxed beach dining experience and by night the whole atmosphere transforms into a chic and elegant high-class restaurant with a sumptuous decor. Cafe des Arts is synonymous with gastronomy at its finest. The "Blue Octopus Bar" serves cocktails and other drinks. NOTE: Children under the age of 5 are not permitted.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 163
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service , location , and ambiance

Great food , nice view and service , prices are high but the food was excellent .Overall a pleasant experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
cislandhopper
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Cerf Island, Seychelles
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Cerf Island, Seychelles
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great food , nice view and service , prices are high but the food was excellent .Overall a pleasant experience.

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Derek S, Director of Sales at Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

We thank you for your comments and rating and happy to note that you had a very pleasant dining experience. Yes, Seychelles can be a bit on the pricy side as we import practically everything. But we try our best to give our clients good value for money and copious servings... More 

Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very good food, high prices, nice location, new tapasbar on second floor, beach and more. A must visit!

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Derek S, Director of Sales at Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Hi Peder, Thanks for taking time to compile this review. We take pride in being of service to different nationalities from around the world. And we are glad that you also took time to try out our Chill Out Tapas Lounge bar which is proving to be a hit with guests staying in the Cote D'Or area as it offers... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had gone to restaurant I was in shorts (didn't knew about the long pants dress as it was not written or mentioned while booking) they provided me with s dry cleaned trouser we had the best dinner in Seychelles. The local beer & rose wine starters Main course Desert Everything was very good with adding a great view +... More 

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Derek S, Director of Sales at Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Many thanks for the very positive review and sorry that you were not informed by your hotel when you made the booking. We are glad that you enjoyed your dinner experience with us and rate it as the best in Seychelles. Judging from the many pictures of the dishes that you have posted, you truly had a culinary feast! More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Brilliant food and wine. Spectacular setting, and a hip nightclub to boot. It must be said that the food here is world class fine dining. We went back twice, even though our dinners were included in our package. It was sublime. Well done to these new owners!

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Derek S, Director of Sales at Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

We thank you for your comments and we are happy to note that you visited us twice and was very pleased with both experiences. More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We have spend our Valentin's night having dinner at cafe des art restaurant, great atmosphere nice people and amazing service but the food quality could be better

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Derek S, Director of Sales at Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Dear Samy, We thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are quite surprised as contrary to the feedback we had on our Valentine's evening, everyone had a great evening and enjoyed their dinner with several commenting that it was one of their best meals for such an occasion... More 

Welkom, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Food and setting was awesome, just a bit pricey when comparing to similar in SA. Service was good and the view is incredible

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Derek S, Director of Sales at Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments, much appreciated. We have well noted your point on 'pricey' but we are certain that you have realized that these are the constraints of being a small country and importing most of its food items... More 

Johannesburg
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were staying at the Le Duc where we had a minor hic-cup! to apologise the owners of the hotel who also owned this restaurant gave my wife and I a free meal for both of us.....well simply stunning location, superb food, best sashimi I have had, beautiful evening, lets just say would have no qualms about telling people to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Definitely one of the best restaurants on Praslin island! Beautiful location by the water. The decor is fun and quirky. The food is fantastic, both meat and seafood dishes were delicious (the lamb cutlets in particular) and they offer a good wine selection. They also have live music some nights which makes the atmosphere really lovely. Book in advance to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

go there and see for yourself... perfect location... affordable price.. too good to be true in praslin.. a MUST

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Derek S, Director of Sales at Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Dear Lea, Many thanks for your kind comments. We are delighted that you found us and had a great experience which you describe yourself in two words - "Just Perfect"! Hope to see you again soon and this time you should come try out our new tapas lounge bar which opens second week of February... More 

Vienna, Austria
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed in Raffles and one of our taxi drivers suggested to visit Cafe des Arts. Was a great idea to take his recommendation :-) Great atmosphere, good service, amazing food and good wine selection. Prices are on the high end, but overall value for money is good!

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Derek S, Director of Sales at Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Hi Andro, We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant and you rate it as the best on the island. We are continuously improving on our standards and we hope that you will pay us a visit again on your next trip when we will have our "Chill Out" Tapas Lounge bar in operation to provide our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cote d'Or, Anse Volbert, Praslin Island none, Seychelles
  • Location: Africa  >  Seychelles  >  Praslin Island  >  Anse Volbert
  • Phone Number: +248 4 232 170

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 100
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

The ultimate in fine dining Set right on the beach, the Cafe des Arts Restaurant has earned its reputation as the best restaurant in Seychelles by creating outstanding mouth-watering dishes served in the most amazing setting. Seafood and epicurean dishes are the main attractions, making the restaurant the address not to be missed. The art is in the attention to detail and the fresh ingredients served to perfection with refined service and a touch of class. By day it is a sophisticated yet relaxed beach dining experience and by night the whole atmosphere transforms into a chic and elegant high-class restaurant with a sumptuous decor. Cafe des Arts is synonymous with gastronomy at its finest. The "Blue Octopus Bar" serves cocktails and other drinks. NOTE: Children under the age of 5 are not permitted.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?