Whilst there are some incredible hotels throughout the Seychelles offering half board and all-inclusive holiday deals to take advantage of, there’s something to be said for exploring the culinary scene outside of the resort that you are staying in.
Throughout the Seychelles you can expect an amazing range of restaurants, from street food to fine dining, giving you plenty of foodie options so you can dine somewhere different every night.
Taking inspiration and influence from a myriad of cultural influences from across the world from Creole cuisine to Chinese, you can fully expect to leave the table with a sated appetite.
So, where can you find the best Seychelles restaurants? Wherever you stay in this archipelago country, you’ll find incredible restaurants around every corner.
However, why not take a look at our handy guide to the very best Seychelles restaurants to check out on three of the most popular islands to visit in the Seychelles: Praslin, Mahé and La Digue.
La Repaire, La Digue
If you have been dreaming of delicious Italian cuisine by the sea, then you simply have to head over to Le Repaire on La Digue. They create the most delectable Italian dishes made from locally caught seafood such as grouper and red snapper.
They also have a pretty stellar desert menu which changes daily which includes Italian specialties such as tiramisu and panna cotta.
Marie Antoinette, Mahé
Regarded as one of the most iconic Seychelles restaurants, Marie Antoinette offers the ultimate Seychelles dining experience. Set in a colonial Seychellois mansion which was declared a national monument in 2011, you can’t visit Mahé without trying out their set menu which includes dishes like parrotfish and aubergine fritter, an assortment of Creole salads as well as one of the best chicken curry dishes that you will find on the island.
Don’t forget to look out for the giant tortoises that have made their home in the backyard of the restaurant!
Cafe Des Artes, Praslin
Set on the picturesque beachfront in Praslin is another contender for one of the best Seychelles restaurants – the Café des Arts. It’s one of the most popular restaurants with both tourists and locals thanks to its standout location, contemporary interior and of course – the amazing food!
Head there at lunchtime for more casual beachside dining and in the evening for a more refined and chic dining experience. The grilled seafood platter is one of the standout items on the menu along with the pumpkin gratin starter.
La Scala, Mahé
Offering delicious Italian food with a nod to the Creole cuisine, La Scala has long been regarded as one of the top Seychelles restaurants. Situated on the pretty island of Mahé. It’s one of the oldest restaurants on the island and one of the most popular. In fact, you’ll want to book a table as far in advance as possible as the restaurant is almost always full.
All of the pasta dishes are made entirely from scratch and one of the standout dishes is the tagliatelle with smoked sailfish or the fish ravioli.
Les Rochers, Praslin
Widely considered one of the must-visit Seychelles restaurants, Les Rochers is one of the hidden gems of Praslin island. Located on the beach, not only do you get some of the best views, you are able to get a view of the sea whether you sit inside or outside of this charming eatery.
The restaurant is only open in the evening between Tuesday and Saturday, but it’s worth carving out time to visit. Expect to enjoy some of the best seafood in the Seychelles, the food is beautifully presented and is a favourite of the locals.
The beautiful architecture paired with traditional Creole food makes Les Rochers one of the top Seychelles restaurants to visit.
Bonbon Plume, Praslin
Another contender for one of the best Seychelles restaurants, Bonbon Plume is a superb lunchtime option. Sitting on the Anse Lazio beach, you can try a range of stunning Creole dishes and grilled seafood served on the water’s edge. Choose from mussels Seychellois, grilled lobster and more.
Santosha, La Digue
Situated within the sumptuous Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie Resort, this restaurant offers buffet style dining with a different theme every night. From BBQ fare to Asian fusion, each night will offer you something totally unique. They are also open early in the morning and their breakfast spread is widely regarded as the best on the island. Serving up platters of eggs, tropical fruit, Creole specialities whilst guests enjoy some of the views on the island.