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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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  • 8
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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
Romantic beach side location

Beautiful beach-side location. Great seafood - delightful service and ambience. Wonderful place to spend a lazy evening listening to the waves and enjoying the atmosphere

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Bowdon, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were not too happy with the meal we had here and wouldn't return. But we hear that the buffet is better.

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Bowdon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful beach-side location. Great seafood - delightful service and ambience. Wonderful place to spend a lazy evening listening to the waves and enjoying the atmosphere

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Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was recommended by some staff at a resort, but we must have missed the right time to be here. Very early lunch time and the place is cold and uninviting. No music playing. Dead. The food is tasty but pricey, but that's the Seychelles I guess. The construction going on over lunch didn't add to the occasion...

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Kampala, Uganda
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225 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Boathouse is probably THE original Creole restaurant aimed at the tourist market but by the look of it are locals too frequenting the restaurant which is easily accessible when in Beau Vallon Bay.

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Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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
4 restaurant reviews
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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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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7 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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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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