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“Local and good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Pirates Arms

The Pirates Arms
Independence Avenue, Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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Ranked #14 of 23 Restaurants in Victoria
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Seems like the most popular restaurant in Victoria, definitely looks like it has a long standing history.
Victoria, Seychelles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Local and good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The vibe is awesome, very local theme and feel. Food good. try it when you are in Victoria. Locals and ex-pats alike adore the place.

Visited July 2012
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Cape Town, South Africa
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Decent Food Bad Attitude”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Being a Victoria landmark it might be expected that the staff would show some warmth towards the customers. The food was decent, something that we seemed to battle to find on the island, it's just a pity that the staff, that we encountered at any rate, were unfriendly, unaccommodating and somewhat aloof. It's a very busy place at lunch time, maybe that had something to do with it, irrespective, it isn't unreasonable to expect the serving staff to relate to their customers with some "good vibes". Prices are reasonable, once again something that isn't common on the islands, the beers were cold, and watching life passing by is just great. Only a pity that the waiting staff aren't more in tune with the island vibe.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great and affordable food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Make sure you try the red snapper a la sauce creole!!
On most nights they have live music.
The casino above the hotel is the most boring one I have ever visited!

Visited July 2012
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Rockdale, Australia
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202 reviews 202 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
“Basic Food to hang out! & not expensive & average service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

During my recent visit in Victoria for one week from Sydney Australia i quickly noticed that this restaurant or cafe appears to be the place where most visitors & tourists choose to eat, this place always appears to be quite busy, the menu choice has a resonable selection of basic meals, nothing to flash with the cheap prices, the service from the staff was on a average scale & at times I sat for a good 10min's before any staff member approached me & gave me a menu. There is also 2 security staff & I found this to be unusal & when I started up a conversation with one of them & asked why 2 security staff are here? his answer was due to having many patrons walking outside for a smoke & walking away without paying their bill!. Many electric ceiling fans helping with the daily heat, overall I visited around 4-5 times during my week & the only real food place with a atmosphere & a crowd......... great place to eat if your on a tight budget & don't expect fancy service or large portions........ Happy travels!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bali, Indonesia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Averagely good restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Taking advantage from the local metropolitan hectic, Pirate's Arm Restaurant is basically a commercial food factory, on a very trivial level, rather than a restaurant. It has no outdoor seating but it has outdoor view straight to the traffic that heading to the historical mini Big Ben Clock Tower.

My three times visit was noted as average. Either the food quality and its presentation are standard that you can get a better one in the other places in the same price. Another thing to make the restaurant busy is the casino that set on the upper floor.

Thanks to the friendly staff who reminded me to take care of my belonging instead of just keep it lying on the table without proper attention, especially if you take by-the-window seating.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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