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“Dine in serenity”

Le Reduit Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Takamaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$31
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Small creole restaurant run by Seychellois family with an entirely creole straff. We are situated on the slope of a hill surrounded by lust-green vegation. The view looks down to the Takamaka beach. Our speciality are fresh fish and fuit bat. We welcome visitors for both lunch and dinner.
Reviewed 21 July 2012

The restaurant is actually a house that its huge living room being modified as seating plan. It has numbers of wooden windows that you can sneak to the outside for green vegetation including avocado, orange and mango. You can clearly hear the sound of bats and birds without bothering modern sound pollution. So peaceful!

They serve local food and proud of its bat curry. Even though the bat is not harmful to the human being but the government is fine to include the flying fox on the menu since it is not good for the surrounding farmers.

It's a bit of a challenge to finish my bat curry because of its massive bone. I got to carefully separate its tiny meats from the bone and it takes quite sometimes time to finish it. The size when the bat is flying does not indicate the amount of its meat on the soup bowl. If you are in hurry you better order its delicious grilled fish comes with local sauce. I have tried both, anyway, and love them so much.

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Thank Swesen
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lereduit, Owner at Le Reduit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2012

Dear Swesen,
Thank you for taking time to express your delight and appreciation of your bat curry. This is one of our speciality and we are happy that you really enjoyed it. Le Reduit is a creole restaurant and that is probably the reason why your fish also tasted so good. It is our wish always to satisfy our guests and we feel glad that we have been of service to you. How about a roasted bat, the next time around. Again, many thanks.

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Reviewed 29 March 2012

I think we must have come on a bad night. Our food was very poor. We were on our own and there was no atmosphere at all

Thank Ken T
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

We visited here one evening, when he had a hire car for a day and wanted to maximise its use. It was a chance decision and we're very glad we made it.

Despite wondering how far down the lane it was, we stuck to our guns and found it. we were very warmly welcomed and entered a rather too brightly lit, but large restaurant with a gaudy array of colours, but all in immaculate condition. The menu is a true Seychellois one and the first thing we were told was that they didn't have any flying fox, which was rather ironic, because we could see and hear them about 5 metres from the open window of the restaurant!

We asked what fish they had available and having chosen one, it was grilled creole style and served with rice and pickled vegetables. Absolutely delicious! For starters, which were equally delicious, my wife had excellent fish soup and I had prawns.

6 other people came to eat, which added to the atmosphere and overall this was a really excellent meal which offered good value for money, a change from the rather formal and artificial surroundings of the hotel resort.

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Thank midsummersteam
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

Arguably the very best creole food on the island but the ambience is lacking. Still very much worth a visit.

Thank jmm010
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Reviewed 18 February 2011

Follow the track through the ‘jungle’ till you think you must have gone wrong. There it is! When we arrived around 7 pm ish there were no lights on and we thought it was closed. They weren’t, the lights came on immediately and we were soon seated in a corner table in a large spacious dining room. Both the service and food were really good, and as more guests arrived a bit more atmosphere developed. The lighting doesn’t help - it’s too harsh. None-the-less our dinner was really enjoyable here.

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Thank TrevMK
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