Best restaurants in La Digue

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    Le Domaine's Combava

    Surrounded by water features and ocean views, this elegant open-air restaurant within Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie Resort & Spa offers fine dining, a cool setting and attentive service. It's particularly atmospheric in the evening. Lunch dishes range from succulent ceviche and Thai curries to pizza and burgers, while dinner serves up perfectly prepared seafood and meat dishes with both Creole and international flavours.

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    Le Nautique

    Small, but perfectly formed, the elevated deck of this open-air dining room overlooks the ocean and provides a romantic setting for a dinner that won't disappoint. The red snapper fillet topped with a banana sauce (its signature dish) bursts with sweet flavours, as does the 'Trio of Fish' (tuna, jobfish and red snapper) with candied orange. Reservations are a must.

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    Santosha

    Within Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie Resort, this buffet restaurant sits strikingly on the water's edge. Each night has a different theme, whether Creole, Indian, Mediterranean, Asian, BBQ or simply seafood. The breakfast spread is the best on the island and is certainly worth the splurge if you're feeling hungry.

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    Chez Jules Restaurant

    This beachfront-roadside shack may be on the casual side, but it serves up some of the finest meals on the island. The octopus curry and tuna steak with coconut sauce are both particularly divine. Feel free to rock up for breakfast (omelettes and fresh juices and smoothies) or lunch, but you'll need to book in for dinner by 3pm. Cash only.

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    Loutier Coco

    The ocean breezes blowing off Grand Anse flow straight through the cool confines of Loutier Coco. It's famous for its lunchtime buffets of grilled fish, traditional Creole curries and salads, fruit and coffee, though this spread is only put on when ordered ahead by larger groups – it's worth calling to time your visit for one.

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    Le Repaire

    Le Repaire stands apart by serving incredibly well-executed Italian classics. The Italian chef imports some key ingredients from his homeland, so the pastas, risottos and pizzas all pop with old-world flavour. The meat and seafood dishes, such as pan-seared tuna rolled in black sesame seeds, are also succulent successes.

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    Tarosa

    This casual outdoor restaurant offers seafront dining in the heart of La Passe. The menu features Creole specials (smoked fish salad and seafood coconut curries), as well as burgers, pasta dishes and Indian fare (the biryani is a good choice for vegetarians).

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    Old Pier Café

    Find some shade at a table beneath the large tree or under this cafe's sloping roof, then sink your feet into the seaside sand and your teeth into a light meal. The most atmospheric restaurant within L'Union Estate & Copra Factory serves open sandwiches, salads and seafood straight off the grill.

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    Lanbousir

    The flavour-filled smoke wafting from this ramshackle eatery should be enough to lure you onto one of its off-kilter picnic tables for a filling lunch after (or before) working your tan at nearby Anse Source d'Argent. Run by a gang of affable ladies, it serves up seafood salads, a variety of lip-smacking curries and grilled fish, prawns and octopus.

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    The Fish Trap Bar & Restaurant

    In a great location on the water's edge, with tables inside, on the deck and spread out on the beach, this pretty-in-pastels restaurant is a tourist staple in La Passe. The menu runs the gamut from seafood to meat dishes and salads to Creole staples, with large main portions and overflowing baskets of French fries.

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    Mi Mum's Takeaway

    Given it's still thriving despite the nightclub it's set beside having long since deceased says everything you need to know. Order a tasty, budget-friendly veg curry wrap in a chapati or a fish curry, burger or pizza, then sit at one of the cloth-covered tables next to the defunct pool table and eat under the black, star-covered ceiling.

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    Bellevue

    It's a hell of a hike or cycle to get to this eagle's eyrie, but you'll be amply rewarded with cardiac-arresting views. At lunchtime, it serves up the usual Creole seafood suspects at very reasonable prices. Dinner is a more romantic affair, and should be booked ahead; the set price includes transfers to La Passe. A good deal.

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    Takamaka Café

    This little shack, with creatively hewn tables and chairs under the trees at Anse Sévère, serves up simple sandwiches, seafood salads and fruit platters. Fresh juices (Rs 100) and cocktails (Rs125 to 175) are also on the menu. Be warned: food runs out by 2pm.

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    Rey & Josh Cafe Takeaway

    The newest takeaway on the block and the best of the bunch according to many locals. Although the menu is limited, the seafood curries are a tasty bargain. There are a handful of outdoor picnic tables to dine at.

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    Zerof

    Zerof is a great spot to savour a variety of traditional Creole meals, particularly on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings when it lays on an excellent buffet. Book in advance for the buffet.

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    Gregoire's Pizzeria

    Bubbling thin-crust pizzas straight from the brick oven are the name of the game here – they are some of the best in town. Takeaway is available at lunch till 3pm.

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    La Digue Pizzeria

    A restaurant of two parts, La Digue Pizzeria is both a takeaway joint and formal sit-down restaurant. The latter opens after 6pm and serves decent seafood salads and a variety of local and international dishes. Upstairs is the cheaper takeaway, which does a brisk trade in average pizzas and sloppier versions of the burgers and chips served downstairs.

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    Chez Marston

    A Jack of all dishes, master of none, this casual restaurant overcomes its average (at best) dishes with the sheer variety of tastes it accommodates. This, along with the relaxed atmosphere, make it great for families. Dine on salads, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, omelettes, burgers and curries of prawn, fish or crab.

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    Gala Takeaway

    This popular takeaway dishes out Creole curries, as well as burgers, chicken and chips, sandwiches and milk shakes. Sit at a handful of tables inside and enjoy the air-con, or sit outside at one of the picnic tables.

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    Le Relax Luxury Lodge

    If you're hankering after an authentic Indian curry or tandoori dish, the contemporary beach-facing restaurant of this new Le Relax offering will hit the spot.