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Cafe des Arts

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Cote d'Or, Anse Volbert, Praslin Island none, Seychelles
+248 4 232 170
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Description: The ultimate in fine dining Set right on the beach, the Cafe des Arts...
The ultimate in fine dining Set right on the beach, the Cafe des Arts Restaurant has earned its reputation as the best restaurant in Seychelles by creating outstanding mouth-watering dishes served in the most amazing setting. Seafood and epicurean dishes are the main attractions, making the restaurant the address not to be missed. The art is in the attention to detail and the fresh ingredients served to perfection with refined service and a touch of class. By day it is a sophisticated yet relaxed beach dining experience and by night the whole atmosphere transforms into a chic and elegant high-class restaurant with a sumptuous decor. Cafe des Arts is synonymous with gastronomy at its finest. The "Blue Octopus Bar" serves cocktails and other drinks.
NOTE: Children under the age of 5 are not permitted.
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  • 228
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
best in Praslin

Considered the best in Praslin. Staff aren't very friendly and even confrontational but the food is good especially compared to the other restaurants we visited (the two restaurants in Raffles hotel and Constance Lemuria as well)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
EM198310
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considered the best in Praslin. Staff aren't very friendly and even confrontational but the food is good especially compared to the other restaurants we visited (the two restaurants in Raffles hotel and Constance Lemuria as well)

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Thank EM198310
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a break from Raffles restaurants so we chose to come here for a night and ended up going two nights in a row. Very fine food, you can hear the waves while you eat and afterwards take a drink upstairs. There bar upstairs is very cool

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Thank Roger S
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't waste your time (and money) going for lunch. We went a second time, this time for dinner and it was great! Atmosphere is fun. Lit really beautifully at night and right one the beach. Food was delicious. We had the seafood platter. The service was fantastic too!

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Thank Allya M
Glasgow Scotland
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at Raffles for a week and tried to have dinner here one evening. Turned up in my RL outfit (top and long shorts) and was refused service as not wearing long pants. Offered a pair of used restaurant long pants if I wished to stay - Seriously!!! Let me think about that for a nano second - old used... More 

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Thank AllanWanderlust
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The place is a bit different during the day than at night. While it is a sort of a casual beach bar with a small lunch menu during the day the place converts into a fine dining restaurant at night. You should try both! Visit during the day and have a cocktail by the beach and then come back at... More 

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Thank MrFalkone
Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

WE LOVED IT HERE! They picked us up for free from our hotel and our meal and drinks were so great! Best dinner I had.. all seafood was local. A little expensive, but a well deserved splurge.

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Thank Jessica S
Mumbai
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We had lunch here twice - the food is really good and freshly prepared - great staff lovely service and a lovely view -rright on the cotter beach My kids had a great time here as well

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Thank Anurag35
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233 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We visited here several times last week. The cocktail list is fantastic, the best we found in our two weeks in the Seychelles. Lunches are also good, but best of all were the evening meals. You have to book in advance, but the food is worth the organisation required. The fish soup was particularly good, and the steak and the... More 

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Thank JKerr88
Buderim, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

A beautiful spot right on the beach, top service, excellent food - great people, awesome experience... A must do whilst on Praslin!! The staff are very welcoming and the food was great but what made it even more special was because we were there at night and leaving the next day, the manageress organised the woman who runs the shop... More 

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Thank Angie R
Oslo, Norway
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Short: This restaurant is a must! Nice owner, good service, fantastic view and the art collections topnotch.

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Thank Gunnar N

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cote d'Or, Anse Volbert, Praslin Island none, Seychelles
  • Location: Africa  >  Seychelles  >  Praslin Island  >  Anse Volbert
  • Phone Number: +248 4 232 170

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 100
  • Cuisine: Seafood, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children

Description

The ultimate in fine dining Set right on the beach, the Cafe des Arts Restaurant has earned its reputation as the best restaurant in Seychelles by creating outstanding mouth-watering dishes served in the most amazing setting. Seafood and epicurean dishes are the main attractions, making the restaurant the address not to be missed. The art is in the attention to detail and the fresh ingredients served to perfection with refined service and a touch of class. By day it is a sophisticated yet relaxed beach dining experience and by night the whole atmosphere transforms into a chic and elegant high-class restaurant with a sumptuous decor. Cafe des Arts is synonymous with gastronomy at its finest. The "Blue Octopus Bar" serves cocktails and other drinks.
NOTE: Children under the age of 5 are not permitted.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?