Seychelles

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English, French, Creole

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 ChoiceInternational in La Digue

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...

Top ChoiceInternational in La Digue

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...

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 ChoiceInternational in Praslin

Café des Arts

Praslin's most stylish restaurant is in the Le Duc de Praslin hotel. Flickering candles, colourful paintings, swaying palms, a breezy terrace and the sound of waves washing the beach will rekindle even the...

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 ChoiceSeafood in Praslin

Les Rochers

The approach to seafood is all about freshness and interfering as little as possible with the ingredients: just the way we like it. A few Creole inflections liven things up a little, but we really like the...

Top ChoiceBuffet in Praslin

Les Lauriers

Charismatic Edwin and his Belgian spouse have for years prepared a spectacular Creole buffet at dinner. Closed for a major renovation when we visited, they assured us it would soon return in all its glory. Expect...

Top ChoiceInternational in Praslin

Restaurant Paradisier

Considered one of the best restaurants in Grand Anse, this place concocts Creole classics, copious sandwiches and tasty pizzas that you can enjoy in an atmospheric garden terrace complete with wrought-iron...

Top ChoiceInternational in Praslin

PK's @ Pasquière & Gastropub

You can see this place from the coastal road thanks to its distinctive position in a secluded hillside property with pretty coastal views. Tables are widely spaced and the menu has a lightness of touch missing...

Top ChoiceCreole in La Digue

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...

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...

Top ChoiceItalian in La Digue

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....

Top ChoiceCreole in La Digue

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....

Top ChoiceCreole in La Digue

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.

Seafood in Praslin

Bonbon Plume

Tourist trap or front-row seat for paradise? Both perhaps. With such a location – the palm-thatched canopy is right on the beach at gorgeous Anse Lazio – tables are in high demand: ring ahead if you want your...

Ice Cream in Praslin

Gelateria de Luca

Praslin's prime ice-cream parlour does some interesting flavours such as crème caramel, as well as a mean coppa tropicale; takeaway scoop sizes could be larger. It also whips up pasta, pizza and various snacks at...