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La Plaine St. Andre | Mahe, Mahe Island, Seychelles
+248 4 372 010
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Plantation House has been lovingly restored based on its original...
The Plantation House has been lovingly restored based on its original plans, and actually rests on its original foundations. The 200-year-old trees which line the Bilenbi Avenue are untouched and are on the site's original site plans. The property is also home to a beautiful garden from which our chefs proudly source their fresh herbs and spices. Takamaka Bay, our fabulously Seychellois rum, came to life in 2001 and was inspired by the D'Offay family recipe. It is used both in La Plaine St. Andre's bar and kitchen. By day, the grounds of La Plaine provide a tranquil setting for a day away from the beach - our petanque court pays tribute to our French heritage, our garden surrounding the historic ruins is a treasure trove for the nature-lover in you and our distillery is open to be explored from Mondays to Fridays. When the sun sets, the ambience of our restaurant changes dramatically; enjoy an intimate meal in our private dining room or on our softly lit terrace or an Al Fresco dinner under the stars.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great group dinner

We'd booked for nine but fourteen decided to come... This was the start of a great night at La Plaine St Andre - also known as the restaurant attached to the takamaka distillery. Everyone really enjoyed the meal, fruit bat ravioli was an exotic favourite. The cocktails were divine, staff were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
KiwiSavannah
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Wellington, New Zealand
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

We'd booked for nine but fourteen decided to come... This was the start of a great night at La Plaine St Andre - also known as the restaurant attached to the takamaka distillery. Everyone really enjoyed the meal, fruit bat ravioli was an exotic favourite. The cocktails were divine, staff were friendly and helpful and a live jazz trio provided... More 

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Aurelie E, General Manager at La Plaine St. Andre, responded to this review

Dear KiwiSavannah, Thank you for the taking time the time to post a review. It was indeed a great pleasure to welcome you and your colleagues last week and to note that you had a wonderful time at LPSA. We indeed welcome customer reviews and feedback as we strive to provide service excellence to all our patrons. We look forward... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Did some research on Trip Advisor and selected the restaurant based on good reviews. Closing time for lunch is advertised as 5pm. We arrived at 4.20pm and were told that due to a large group shortly arriving, they would not be able to accommodate us. (just 2 of us) We explained that we had come out of our way (with... More 

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Aurelie E, General Manager at La Plaine St. Andre, responded to this review

Dear Albator2014, Thank you for your review. I recall your visit on Tuesday as I personally greeted you at the restaurant entrance. It is regrettable that we could not be of service but as I clearly indicated we were expecting a large tour group at that time and furthermore part of the building was undergoing renovation work. You are absolutely... More 

Ostrava, Czech Republic
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Interesting to see. Free entrance to the ruins and garden of TAKAMAKA DESTILERY. Tour with expert commentary charged, and possibly rum tasting at the bar for cca.12euros. We recommend buy rum in local stores not buy in TAKAMAKA store, price is higher. At the airport, too expensive

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Aurelie E, General Manager at La Plaine St. Andre, responded to this review

Dear AndreaB, Thank you for your recent review. In principle Takamaka retail prices are on a par with all our retail partners islandwide. However in view of your comments we will conduct a survey to determine if there is in fact price disparity elsewhere. We look forward to welcoming you again to our distillery. Kind regards, Francis Mondon More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Went here for the day for a wedding. The staff were very friendly form start to finish. Had a nice chat with a couple of them in their smoking area which we crashed. The offered drinks at the start, then the cocktails after were great. The buffet was great and the rum tour was a lot of fun. After the... More 

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Aurelie E, General Manager at La Plaine St. Andre, responded to this review

Dear Clo A, Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to post a review. We are indeed grateful for your feedback and continue to strive for service excellence. We look forward to the opportunity to be of service again and to be able to welcome you to LPSA in the very near future. With kind regards, Francis More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Let's face it, I cannot say I ever met an unfriendly Seychellois so the staff being friendly does not add a lot of weight to this review. I was really looking forward to good creole food and a great experience after reading the reviews. Everything was fairly average. The setting and the food were both ok... nothing to get overly... More 

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Aurelie E, General Manager at La Plaine St. Andre, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne L, Thank you for your review. It s regrettable to note that your experience was not to your expectation. Please note that we strive to provide a high level of food & service delivery. Your comments are well noted and have not been taken lightly. In general we have received excellent customer feedback and were recently awarded a... More 

Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It is not so easy to find a good restaurant in Seychelles. We have found it. What to say: a wonderfull menù, a very good service, a lovely place, a great food. One only discordant note: the wine list is poor and should be increased. We'll be back soon!

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Victoria, Seychelles
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great atmosphere, great music by "Collective Soul" surrounded by the heritage of La Plaine St Andre. The food was of high quality infused with local herbs & spices together with a great selection of fine wines reasonably priced. The service was good with attentive staff. A Rum Distillery & Restaurant which is a must see for all visitors to Seychelles.... More 

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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This restaurant is based in a truly historic building and grounds which alone are worth visiting , and the quiet calm and spacious arrangement ( in the building or the gardens ) are an absolute delight. The service is also discreet, very polite............ so I was most pleasantly surprised when the actual dining was equal to the presentation of this... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

There are few restaurants in the isle of Mahe where you can have good food, however the service and the attention to the ambience is usually very poor, with the exeption of the luxury resorts. We went for lunch at the Plaine of St. Andre and the experience there was really unique. You can have a table in the old... More 

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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were very dissapointed with the food in mahe island and when we heard about this place from an italian family we met . We went and were really impressed. The service was very nice and the food was truly delicious . We went twice during out visit to mahe island and both times were really goood I recommend it... More 

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Address: La Plaine St. Andre | Mahe, Mahe Island, Seychelles
Phone Number: +248 4 372 010
Location: Africa  >  Seychelles  >  Mahe Island
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: La Plaine St. Andre | Mahe, Mahe Island, Seychelles
  • Location: Africa  >  Seychelles  >  Mahe Island
  • Phone Number: +248 4 372 010

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

The Plantation House has been lovingly restored based on its original plans, and actually rests on its original foundations. The 200-year-old trees which line the Bilenbi Avenue are untouched and are on the site's original site plans. The property is also home to a beautiful garden from which our chefs proudly source their fresh herbs and spices. Takamaka Bay, our fabulously Seychellois rum, came to life in 2001 and was inspired by the D'Offay family recipe. It is used both in La Plaine St. Andre's bar and kitchen. By day, the grounds of La Plaine provide a tranquil setting for a day away from the beach - our petanque court pays tribute to our French heritage, our garden surrounding the historic ruins is a treasure trove for the nature-lover in you and our distillery is open to be explored from Mondays to Fridays. When the sun sets, the ambience of our restaurant changes dramatically; enjoy an intimate meal in our private dining room or on our softly lit terrace or an Al Fresco dinner under the stars.
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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