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La Plaine St. Andre

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La Plaine St. Andre | Mahe, Mahe Island, Seychelles
+248 4 372 010
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Today
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Clo A
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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49 reviews 49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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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 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Restaurant Details

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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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