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Beau-Vallon, Mahe Island 0000, Seychelles
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Dining options: 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
Most recent review
Nothing special

This restaurant is in a lovely spot on a corner, with great views of the beach. We went for a late lunch, but the food was nothing to write home about. We had a prawn dish which was nice enough, and a crispy squid dish, which looked like a good bowl full when it came, only to discover it was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Roundy
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is in a lovely spot on a corner, with great views of the beach. We went for a late lunch, but the food was nothing to write home about. We had a prawn dish which was nice enough, and a crispy squid dish, which looked like a good bowl full when it came, only to discover it was... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Creole buffet in an authentic beach front eatery. Good atmosphere but mediocre service. The buffet is more about quantity than quality. An experience none the less. During the day you can get AWESOME coffees and freshly ground coconut nougat balls from the two ladies at the back right hand counter. We love those and have been back time and again.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Creole food has always been distinctive! The character and style of food at the Boathouse are definitely exceptional and may as well be one of the best cuisines in the island. The ala carte menu is very pleasing to the palate but it is the buffet that challenges the imagination and piques the taste buds. The grilled fish is definitely... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Have dined here several times for lunch. It's a great option. The service is slow (it's Seychelles) but the price is great and the food is fresh and tasty. I recommend the fish with passion fruit sauce.

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Gaborone, Botswana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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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ABU DHABI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
204 helpful votes 204 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
92 helpful votes 92 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
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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