Restaurants

Top Choice Creole in East Coast

La Grande Maison

At Takamaka Bay, La Grande Maison is the home kitchen of Christelle Verheyden, one of the country's most talented chefs. The atmosphere, in a wonderfully restored and airy colonial home, is a fine backdrop for Verhe…
Top Choice Buffet 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, salad…
Top Choice Creole in Victoria

Marie-Antoinette

Marie-Antoinette isn't just a restaurant, it's an experience, especially at dinner. It occupies a beautiful, if somewhat dated, wood-and-iron colonial Seychellois mansion. Bring an empty stomach – the menu (set menu…
Top Choice Creole 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 rare…
Top Choice International in Victoria

La Pause

This is a popular spot for a weekday bite in the heart of town. Friendly Malaika and Olivier do juices, smoothies, sweet and savoury crepes, salads, sandwiches and pastries, with a wickedly delicious chocolate fonda…
Top Choice Cafeteria 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 tabletops a…
Top Choice Seafood in West Coast

Anse Soleil Café

Don't miss this unpretentious little eatery 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 an…
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 low-l…
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 that expats and locals rave about. We especially love the 'Corner Menu' which includes four sashimi and n…
Indian in Eden Island

The Maharajas

Our pick for the Seychelles' best Indian restaurant, Maharajas has sweeping views of the yacht harbour and the mountains of Mahé beyond. The cooking is assured, the service attentive and the lunch platter for Rs 270…