Restaurants

Top ChoiceCreole in East Coast

La Grande Maison

At Takamaka Bay, La Grande Maison is the home kitchen of Christelle Verheyden, arguably the country's most talented chef. The atmosphere, in a restored and airy colonial home, is a fine backdrop for Verheyden's...

Top ChoiceCreole in Victoria

Marie-Antoinette

Marie-Antoinette isn't just a restaurant, it's an experience, especially at dinner. It occupies a beautiful, wood-and-iron colonial Seychellois mansion. Bring an empty stomach – the menu (set menu of the day)...

Top ChoiceCreole in West Coast

Del Place

This delightful spot weds cafe-cool to excellent cooking. The centrepiece is local seafood: octopus straight from the lagoon, baked red snapper in banana leaf, seafood platters and Creole curries, including the...

Top ChoiceInternational in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

Rockpool

The views here, next to Bliss hotel, are rather special and there's a real classy-but-casual atmosphere; they haven't tried to cram in too many tables, for example. The menu offers a mix of seafood (fish...

Top ChoiceInternational in East Coast

Kafe Kreol

One of the east coast's best seaside restaurants, stylish and breezy Kafe Kreol combines beachside charm, good service and terrific food; the octopus curry is outstanding, the tuna is cooked just right and the...

Top ChoiceSeafood in West Coast

Oscars - The Bar & Grill

For fresh fish, grilled just the way it should be, Oscars is a terrific choice. There's grouper, sailfish, marlin and red snapper, but the best order is yellow-fin tuna seared, served rare and marinated in the...

Top ChoiceCafe in Morne Seychellois National Park

The Station

With gorgeous views and a healthy ethic when it comes to cooking, The Station is a lovely place to stop high atop the island. Dishes range from salads, soups and bruschetta to meze and savoury pancakes; yummy...

International in West Coast

Maria's Rock Cafeteria

Now here's something different. Maria, the Seychellois spouse of artist Antonio Filippin, runs this quirky restaurant beside her husband's studio. The cavernous interior is discombobulating, with granite...

Italian in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

La Scala

An old favourite of visitors and locals alike, this restaurant specialises in quality Italian homemade pasta (the gnocchi della casa tastes particularly good, despite the dated decor) and good seafood amid the...

Sushi in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

Coral Asia

On an open-sided elevated platform above the beach at the Coral Strand Hotel, Coral Asia does excellent sushi. We especially love the sashimi and nigiri platter that includes 10 sashimi and nigiri for a very...

International in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

La Perle Noire

The 'Black Pearl' scores high on atmosphere, with an eye-catching nautical theme and seafaring paraphernalia liberally scattered around the dining rooms. The food – mostly fish and meat dishes with an Italian...

Indian in Eden Island

The Maharajas

Our pick for the Seychelles' best Indian restaurant, Maharajas has views of the yacht harbour and the mountains of Mahé beyond. The cooking is assured, the service attentive. Try the tandoori jhinga (tandoori...

Seafood in West Coast

La Gaulette Food Bar

Grilled tuna, seafood pasta, ginger prawns. A range of cocktails, ciders and juices. An absence of wi-fi and a beach across the road. Everyone's different, but this place ticks a whole lot of boxes for us when it...

Gelato in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

Da Lydia

Modern and brightly lit, this lovely corner cafe does terrific gelato and ice-cream sundaes, as well as snacks (pastries and crépes), a few mains and light meals (pasta, salads, sandwiches and paninis), and...

Cafe in East Coast

Le Jardin du Roi

The setting is wonderful at this cafe-restaurant up in the hills at the spice garden, and it puts you in the mood for a fruit juice or a crunchy salad. Seafood and sandwiches also feature on the menu, alongside...

Creole in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

Boat House

This long-standing venture is a great place for a slap-up meal. Its Creole-themed buffet dinner should satisfy all but the hungriest visitors, with about 20 different dishes on offer, including Creole curries,...

Seafood in West Coast

Chez Batista's

The impressive thatched canopy, the sand floor and the endless turquoise bay in front of you help the switch to 'relax' mode. The location outshines the food, which is sometimes good, sometimes average. The...

Seafood in West Coast

Anse Soleil Café

This unpretentious little eatery is ideally positioned right on the beach. The menu has simply prepared seafood (such as grilled crab or seafood curry) and various chop sueys. It doesn't take reservations and...

Creole in Victoria

Papagalo

Downstairs from Sam's Pizzeria, this wildly popular takeaway place serves up hearty Creole staples in a cafeteria-style display cabinet – point to what you want, wait for staff to weigh it and you're halfway to a...

International in Victoria

Coco Blu

The decor of this 1st-floor eatery overlooking the clock tower is easy on the eye, a mix of stylish and quirky, and the vantage point is good for people-watching. A change in name and ownership has done the food...