There isn't much finer dining choice around Beau Vallon (perhaps not so much around Mahe itself). When the Tripadvisor #1 coincides with being down a couple of streets from where you stay, and the old Frenchman tells you that they have the best food on the island you feel compelled to try it.
The restaurant doesn't look much during the day (it isn't open during this time). An empty carpark that looks like somewhere kids would hang out with their Commodores, a white walled building and a walkway to the entrance on the other side. But at night, the lights give it a smoother atmosphere, coupled with the fact it's on a relatively major road to and from the beach, and couples and locals wander in the barmy evening off into the darkness.
The staff are welcoming here. Reservations are necessary. The menu is noticeably more expensive and more catered to outsiders than everything else around. It's a mix of international/seafood/Creole with touches of Italian/French. One of the few times I was silly enough to forget a photo of the menu. A good amount of the seafood is local
- local fish soup SCR100
- octopus salad SCR160
- seafood platter with lobster SCR700
Everything was nice without being exceptional. You can go here for a nice date night and something different from the rest of town. Honestly there probably isn't that much around Beau Vallon to pick from if you were staying for a while without cooking facilities. I personally would prefer the market local food or buying freshly caught fish, but once in a while it's a relaxing change.