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The Pirates Arms

Seafood, International
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Independence Avenue, Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Seems like the most popular restaurant in Victoria, definitely looks like...
Seems like the most popular restaurant in Victoria, definitely looks like it has a long standing history.
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  • 35
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty!

Food was really tastey and the staff were fine. I guess they need more staff for a quicker service. If you like fresh mango juice this is not a place to get it from. They add water to it and ice. I returned it back but one of the staff was offended because I did and was obaviously really mad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Sherry N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Food was really tastey and the staff were fine. I guess they need more staff for a quicker service. If you like fresh mango juice this is not a place to get it from. They add water to it and ice. I returned it back but one of the staff was offended because I did and was obaviously really mad... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Price is reasonable compared to other restaurants in seychelles. Food is average but not any worse than the other overpriced restaurants around.

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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I wish I had something nice to say about this place - it looks wonderful, and was a lovely escape from the midday sun. However, the service wasn't up to much, and the food was sub standard. I ordered a pizza, which was tasteless, undercooked in places and burnt in others. My wife and son had salads. According to the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If ye must, drag your scurvy carcass down to the Pirates Arms for some grub. But if you can avoid it, I would suggest doing so. We stopped by for a very late lunch (or perhaps an early dinner) as this was the only open restaurant in the area at the time. The decor is pointlessly garish and the pizza... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Decent food at decent price if you compare price and quality, but not an outstanding place. For limited budget travelers is a good place to eat in Victoria.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It is not far from Victoria Market and appears to be frequented by locals as well as tourists. There is a large drinks and food menu and prices are reasonable. Service was fast. The food was good - not outstanding - but we had nothing to complain about! We both had curries and the portions were large. It ended up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Having spent nearly 10 days on the island, we popped in here for a late brunch. Breakfast was over, so opted for lunch that was good, fairly priced and promptly served. It's more of an island style restaurant that many locals eat at. Well priced with basic food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is basically an overgrown cafe, with cafe style service, presentation and food. I am sure If you want real cheap food with plastic seats this would suit but when in the Seychelles it is the last thing I want, For an historic place such as Victoria you would expect something a little better. Dont believe the hype. I have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The food was poor at best and the atmosphere wasn't apparent to me at all... It seems that all restaurants in the seychelles aren't interested in repeat business... This place is inexpensive and the staff pleasant, however, the food is at best school dinners....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

While we were waiting for the next boat to La Digue we decided to walk around and grab some lunch. Lucky for us 'The Pirates arms' was very close to the dock. After a lot of the restaurants disappointments in Seychelles I was pleasantly surprised by the food and prices. Comparing to many other restaurants the food was really nice.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Independence Avenue, Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles
  • Location: Africa  >  Seychelles  >  Mahe Island  >  Victoria

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, International

Description

Seems like the most popular restaurant in Victoria, definitely looks like it has a long standing history.

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