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Beau-Vallon, Mahe Island 0000, Seychelles
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: also known as The Boathouse

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Meh

This should really be a 2.5 stars rating. It was okay. We had heard great things so maybe our expectations were too high, but we left disappointed. It's expensive ($35 US per person, $5 for bottled water). The options were limited (really just a bunch of sides and then two grilled fish options... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We tried several restaurants during our stay in the Seychelles, and, although most of them were very good, the Boathouse was by far the best! Excellent choice, perfect quality and very kind and generous staff - great value for money, both for adults as well as for children.

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San Francisco
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This should really be a 2.5 stars rating. It was okay. We had heard great things so maybe our expectations were too high, but we left disappointed. It's expensive ($35 US per person, $5 for bottled water). The options were limited (really just a bunch of sides and then two grilled fish options), some items ran out, the food was... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We wanted to have lunch here as the place had many good reviews. Okay nice thing was that as there were NO vegetarian option at lunch time the said we can have panininis/sandwiches in vegetarian option. But from there everything went downhill. We ordered 2Juices, 1 Water, 1Panini, 1 Sandwich, 2 French Fries. Not that hard order, right? Or if... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food here is amazing and you can eat as much as you like. A good variety of salads, veges, meats, and desserts. The grilled fish is so good and so is the curry. Great decor and setting too. We're going back!

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

When we arrived to the restaurant late on a rainy evening, the place was almost empty - probably preparing to close - and we got scared for a while that it will be a bad experience. Fortunately, the food was deliciously dangerously good, and the guy who attended us was friendly, funny, welcoming. We had the best Creole food in... More 

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Thalwil, Switzerland
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Nice location and good local food especially the fresh fish and the dips / sauces. There is also a good variety of desserts. The prices are average.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a beautiful location just on Beau Vallon beach and a lovely wooden structures that allows you to look over the ocean. We had a family lunch and it was mediocre at best. The tuna kebab which was the special of the day was very good. The fish and chips off the main menu was very poor with a... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

There was as buffet when we went which I thought was good value for money and tasteful. They had a BBQ going on and overall i thought the atmosphere is chilled and relaxed. The service was lovely, drinks good and i would recommend it.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Charming little restaurant with a nice atmosphere and a pleasant inviting air about it. The Grilled Dorado with rice and a side of pumpkin was extraordinary. And they make amazing fries!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Dreadful food, inattentive staff (seems to be the norm in the seychelles) and nobody seems to give a hoot... Ordered a ham/cheese toasted sandwich, as menu was less than creative and thought this was impossible to get wrong... Bread was dry, cheese was lacking etc, my friend had fish and was awful with a sour sauce... It could be a... More 

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Address: Beau-Vallon, Mahe Island 0000, Seychelles
Location: Africa  >  Seychelles  >  Mahe Island
Cuisine: African

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  • Address: Beau-Vallon, Mahe Island 0000, Seychelles
  • Location: Africa  >  Seychelles  >  Mahe Island

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

Description

also known as The Boathouse

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