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All 59 Mahe Island Restaurants

La Plaine St. Andre

La Plaine St. Andre | Mahe, Mahe Island, Seychelles
248 4 37 20 10
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Ranked #6 of 59 Restaurants in Mahe Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We rambled in here drawn by the advertisement for the Takamaka rum. We met Telma, who was to be our waitress, and who provided an excellent customer service. The atmosphere was one of "really glad you are with us today". The food was the best we had on Mahe! The menu is quite varied. My friend had grilled fish trio... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Unfortunately, when we went, the restaurant was closed for a private function. However, I did have the opportunity to participate in the rum distillery tour and sample the fine rum available there. The distillery itself is quite small, but it was neat learning how the different rum flavours can be achieved. Sampling the rum was excellent; the spiced rum and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nice menu with local specialties (fruit bat ravioli!), beautiful historical building and surroundings, a must-see!

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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the food and the rum! We went for an evening meal, it was a great venue and had a nice relaxed atmosphere. The food was good, I had grilled fish which was massive, there was a fairly good choice, but ended up giving up pudding in favour of another cocktail. There was a much bigger selection of both... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Only the opening hours are weird (11am-4.30pm) but if you can get there in this period you find a very nice place, kind waitresses and very good food. We paid 1.300 for the two of us with sweets

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We first have been to La Plaine St Andre to buy the typical rum of Seychelles. We have been warmly welcomed and have some tasting to find the right rum! The atmosphere was already so nice that we decided to go back to dinner the day after... What an incredible and beautiful evening!!! From the food (very good typical creole... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a restaurant in an old colonial house (creaky floors, huge shutters, etc) that is also now a rum distillery. We were recommended to the place by a friend who had been there before. It did not disappoint! Excellent service, gorgeous atmosphere and really lovely food made with local ingredients (including fruit bat)! They also had PASTIS on the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel we were staying at and it was also the closest one as we were staying on the south east side of Mahe near the airport ....so we gave it a go! The staff are very friendly and the food was very enjoyable! It was certainly very popular and filled up very... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We went to this establishment twice for lunch during our stay on Mahe. Our first meal was better with the desired meals all being available. We were very satisfied with all of our selections that encouraged us to visit a second time. Our second time there wasn't as good with the beef tournedos (which is usually small pieces of beef)... More 

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

Dear guest, Please accept our sincere apologies for what happened during your second visit. Your comment regarding the service is very important for us. We will take the appropriate action. If by chance you would come back to Seychelles, please feel free to contact us, we would be delighted to arrange something for you. kind regards, More 

Victoria, Beau Vallon, Seychelles
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We have been at La Plaine on a Friday evening with very good friends. We started the night with a beautiful cocktail on the Veranda of the restaurant. Very friendly service and delicious drinks! Then we ordered our food and have been guided to our table after we finished our drinks. Here a great band was waiting with even better... More 

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Address: La Plaine St. Andre | Mahe, Mahe Island, Seychelles
Phone Number: 248 4 37 20 10
Location: Africa  >  Seychelles  >  Mahe Island

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