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La Plaine St. Andre

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Mahe Island, Seychelles
+248 4 372 010
09:00 - 16:30
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Tue 09:00 - 16:30
Wed - Sat 09:00 - 12:00
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London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had gone to see the Takamaka distillery when we chanced upon this restaurant. It looked rather charming so we decided to have lunch & sure don't regret it. It's located in an old colonial house, very tastefully kitted out. But the al fresco space at the back is very pleasant. The tables were nicely laid out & the lunch... More 

Thank Keyamom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I had been here once before in 2014 with family and remembered it fondly and wanted to return. We came for dinner and started with mojitos on the front porch. The classic was terrific the beached mojito (with the passion fruit and pineapple) was way too sweet though. I recall the cocktail list was much better several years ago, though.... More 

Thank Tala S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great place, great food and most importantly great attitude from people there. This is the must visit place when you are in Seychelles! When you are there take tuna tartar and bouillabaisse soup. Please put special attention to unbelievable cocktails based on Takamaka rum.

Thank Arturs K
Bonn, Germany
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Together with a nice couple who recommended us this place, we went for dinner on Friday evening and it was an excellent experience. The live band is a MUST! The taste of food as well as the presentation are great. The staff is very well trained. Don't miss the rum!

Thank CristinaBirsan
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Very well thought out menu with accent more towards classic French cooking with the Seychelles influence! Loved both of our lunch dishes! Husband had seafood pasta and I had the Job filet wrapped in bacon with lentils and light wine Jus. Well balanced and tastie! But I have to say you must share the Sampler of deserts!!!! I went mad... More 

Thank Happyday-worldtravel
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We made a reservation via email a few months in advance with a check in a week before arrival. We were assured everything was all set. When we arrived a second manager had no idea we were coming and made a big deal of rearranging tables for us. While they fit our party of three in, we were rushed through... More 

Thank Emily G
Rome, Italy
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We toured the whole island of Mahé and this must be one of our most memorable dining experiences (for fine dining!). Excellent quality of food. We were taken care of by a gentleman, presumably from the UK (not sure however - probably one of the owners). He made excellent suggestions and I can only say: Please go there to enjoy... More 

Thank mic1984
Mantin, Malaysia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The tour was brief but informative. The old house was well maintained and the tasting was fun, if a little pricey. Better to buy the goods at duty free at the airport (this was cheaper that at the distillery). Worth a visit - for an hour or so - the beach opposite is stunning.

Thank John H
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner and cocktails. The food was great, best dinner so far in the Seychelles. The plantage itself has been around since 1792 and still has some of that beautiful colonial style feeling. We will be back for the tour of the distillery & rum tasting, and possibly have lunch aswell. Well worth a visit!

Thank Victor G
Le Brassus, Switzerland
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51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We didn't manage to visit the distillery but went for dinner one evening and it was well worth it. The food was spot on, including the presentation. Friendly and knowledgeable staff and delicious rum for afters.

Thank evulienka88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$178
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 12:00
09:00 - 12:00
09:00 - 12:00
09:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mahe Island, Seychelles
  • Location: Africa  >  Seychelles  >  Mahe Island
  • Phone Number: +248 4 372 010
The Plantation House has been lovingly restored based on its original plans, and actually rests on its original foundations. The 200-year-old trees which line the Bilenbi Avenue are untouched and are on the site's original site plans. The property is also home to a beautiful garden from which our chefs proudly source their fresh herbs and spices. Takamaka Bay, our fabulously Seychellois rum, came to life in 2001 and was inspired by the D'Offay family recipe. It is used both in La Plaine St. Andre's bar and kitchen. By day, the grounds of La Plaine provide a tranquil setting for a day away from the beach - our petanque court pays tribute to our French heritage, our garden surrounding the historic ruins is a treasure trove for the nature-lover in you and our distillery is open to be explored from Mondays to Fridays. When the sun sets, the ambience of our restaurant changes dramatically; enjoy an intimate meal in our private dining room or on our softly lit terrace or an Al Fresco dinner under the stars.

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