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Beau-Vallon, Mahe Island 0000, Seychelles
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Ranked #45 of 61 Restaurants in Mahe Island
Cuisines: African
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: also known as The Boathouse
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English first
Gaborone, Botswana
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

the serivice was below par, waited for a while to be served even though people who had walked in after me were being attended to. menu leavesmuch to be desired, but the paninis were good. not the place you would want to have a great dinner at maybe more of a quick bite to eat

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Seychelles in the rain is a fun place.. However when we decided to visit the boathouse at 8.30 on a damp, Saturday night we expected more than the offerings we were given. A buffet should be the same at the end as it is at the start.. You pay the same price.. However the fish was all gone when we... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I chose the Boathouse because, being my first time in Seychelles and traveling alone, I wanted the opportunity to try a variety of different dishes. This certainly offers that. It is an open restaurant, but views are limited once nighttime comes. Dinner started promptly at 19:30 and that was closely monitored, even though much of the food sat at the... More 

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Mwanza Region, Tanzania
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175 reviews 175 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This place is, I suppose, the main and liveliest tourist bar in Beau Vallon, a village that is not exactly kicking. The Boathouse is open and airy and a good place from which to watch local goings-on and snigger at other people's beachware. Food is good solid fare, nothing too exciting, but try the fish and chips with tumeric and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We went to the Boathouse four times while on holiday in Beau Vallon. It's right next to the beach and serves a variety of meals. Creole Buffet is not to be missed - with all the different dishes to choose from. It is fresh and healthy. We also had cocktails at the bar and the Bar Lady Vanessa was excellent... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

For a genuine taste of traditional creole food this takes some beating. It's right next to the beach and buffet style - with a fantastic range of dishes and always a good mixture of vistors and residents.

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Sanaa, Yemen
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife and I returned to Beau Vallon for a second trip in July 2014. It was a pleasure to run into the owner, Robert, on the beach across from the restaurant catching fish out of the ocean. He invited us back to try some local preparations of the fish at the restaurant and we were not disappointed! We also... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We went to Boathouse 3 times during our stay in Mahé. I loved the food. It is very simple food, and fresh and healthy. I don't know why people are complaining about the food, unless they don't enjoy simple cuisine. It's clearly not meant to be a Michelin starred restaurant. It's meant to have a large variety of local foods.... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Whilst staying with our daughter on this beautiful island we called in one evening for a meal. Excellence prevailed! Attentive, friendly staff. Pleasing buffet, at a fair price and great atmosphere. Thank you Dominic for your attention and Raja for your sunshine smile...it almost swept the rain away. Almost. We will be back soon and again on our return.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The restuarant only served buffet for dinner. The price did not match the quality nor the variety. All other restaurants at Beau Vallon are better! The service was lousy, slow and we were very disappointed since we heard many good things regarding the restaurant.

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

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