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“good food such a shame u cant watch sun go down”
Review of Le Bourgeois

Le Bourgeois
Ranked #5 of 11 Restaurants in Beau Vallon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sidmouth
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“good food such a shame u cant watch sun go down”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

My husband and I had a meal here after he had checked out the better restaurants on the island as he is working out here and wanted us to have a special meal out and he chose here. It is a shame dining here as the view is of course lost in the dark as the sun goes down so early but nevertheless it is in a beautiful location. Having thought it was an expensive top class restaurant we dressed appropriately and were somewhat shocked to see fellow diners in jeans, casual shorts back packs and beach cover ups!!! I feel the Restaurant should address this oversight as although the Seychelles is a very laid back place there still should be some sort of dress code! For me it rather spoilt the evening.

I had the seafood risotto to start which was delicious and the fillet of beef for main which was again delicious but there was a very tiny amount of mashed potato with it and that was your lot! Desert was an apple tart which my husband ate as the pastry was uncooked and looked very anaemic but the coconut icecream with it was divine. My hubby had mushroom risotto and the lamb and a mango parfait which he enjoyed along with my apple tart! We had a bottle of red wine which yes was very cold when brought to us but soon warmed up so no issue there. The waitresses were attentive but not overly to be annoying and were rather sweet. The cost was £110 which we expected and thought was reasonable. We weren't blown away by the food but it was a pleasant experience nevertheless. And I would go back again for the seafood risotto and a huge bowl of the coconut ice cream!

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Julia G
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LeMeridien S, Management at Le Bourgeois, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Dear Julia G,

We are delighted to read of your delicious culinary discovery at Le Bourgeois Restaurant. Rest assured that we do have a dress code for our signature fine dining restaurant. Adjoin to the restaurant, the Sunset Bar is open for pre-dinner aperitifs - promising a spectacular sunset.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our little corner of paradise.

Sincerely,
Le Bourgeois Restaurant - Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove
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“Fantastic place for a romantic dinner, great food, great service”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This is one of the best places I have dined at. Great service, fantastic setting, wonderful food.

My wife and I stayed at Le Meridien Fishermen's Cove, and naturally dined at Le Bourgeois a number of times during our stay (the restaurant is part of the hotel complex). Every single time the dinner was just fantastic.

Great courses prepared by wonderful chief. The seafood platter for two is just amazing, but so are their fish and beef courses.

Prices are on the higher side, be prepared to leave north of $100 for a dinner for two without wine, and a glass of "staple" Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial is $30, but then this is typical of Seychelles. Another strange thing typical of Seychelles is serving red wine chilled, but then this is something we observed at the other places as well, so don't be surprised and prepare to ask to warm it up.

The restaurant opens at 7pm (at least during June), which is a shame, given that the location is stunning and the sun sets around 6:30 this time of the year. Also, call in advance and book, tables are taken up pretty quickly. There is one secluded table away from the main seating area, perfect for the special dinner.

Would love to come back here again.

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank nijjuy
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LeMeridien S, Management at Le Bourgeois, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear nijjuy,

We are delighted to read of your indulging culinary discovery at Le Bourgeois Restaurant. Thank you for reminding us of our uniquely located restaurant at the tip of the the resort offering an intimate atmosphere and picturesque view over the Beau-Vallon Beach.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon for yet another inspiring experience.

Sincerely,
Le Bourgeois Restaurant
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Montreal, Canada
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“Food not very good”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Beautiful setting, good service, prices very high by north american standards but on par with other Seychelles restos.
The issue here was the food wasn't good. The vegetable terrine and ravioli dish were inedible and the red snapper dish quite tasteless.
That's the bottom line here - the food wasn't good at all.

  • Visited June 2014
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LeMeridien S, Management at Le Bourgeois, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear Brodster99,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent experience at Le Bourgeois Restaurant. I regret to read that your culinary experience was not to your expectation and we regret not to have had the opportunity to further discuss during your stay. We genially value our guest feedback for our continuous aim to exceed their expectations.

Sincerely,
Le Bourgeois Restaurant
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Victoria, Beau Vallon, Seychelles
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“Romantic getaway”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

It was the first time that we went there and it was also our first getaway since our wedding.the place was beautiful and the atmosphere very romantic.we really enjoyed ourselves.the staff were very professional and friendly.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Stan S
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LeMeridien S, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS at Le Bourgeois, responded to this review, 18 June 2015
Dear Stan S,

We were most inspired to hear that your stay with us was special and extraordinary.

Le Bourgeois is indeed in a unique location with great culinary discoveries. We were happy to hear that your romantic dinner exceeded all expectations.

We hope to have you stay with us again for another enriching experience.

Sincerely,

Maxime RACHEL
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
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Cairo, Egypt
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“Engineer”
Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

Very nice restaurant very romantic evening with my freind nokaly and the nice new freind wael and his lovely wife they gave us the home feel

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LeMeridien S, Management at Le Bourgeois, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Dear ahmed s,

We are delighted to read of your delicious culinary discovery at our signature restaurant, Le Bourgeois. We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Seychelles.

Sincerely,
Le Bourgeois Restaurant - Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove
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