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Surfers Beach Restaurant

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S Coast Rd | Anse Parnel Mahe, Takamaka, Mahe Island 0000, Seychelles
+248 2 783 703
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Berlin, Germany
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One has to lower one's standards it seems on a remote Indian Ocean island, both for variety and quality of food, and for affordable dining and value for money (with the notable exception of La Grande Maison). With that in mind, this place is pretty par for the course on Mahe. It was so dark we couldn't even see what... More 

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Thank Evan C
SurfersTeam, Manager at Surfers Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Evan C Your comments are noted and we are glad you at least enjoyed the fish dishes which are fresh and delivered by the fisherman from the nearby village every second day. We find it strange you found the caramelized bananas which were freshly cut the day before not too your liking as the majority of our customers enjoy... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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102 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a day at the beach I went for late lunch at Surfers. Had good browns and a bear. The restaurant is very nice and the staff were friendly.

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1 Thank Mats_Stockholm
SurfersTeam, Manager at Surfers Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mats_Stockholm Thanks for the nice comments and we are happy you enjoyed your experience at our establishment. We thank you for your patronage and trust you had a good holiday in the Seychelles. If you return again we would be very happy to see you again as repeat guests for more of our creole hospitality. The Surfers Team More 

manchester,ma
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went a few times...as the setting is lovely on the beach...good selection and resonable. We had a very nice waiter..Jude...he remembered us when we went again. Delicious snapper with coconut sauce.....owner is also very freindly and nice. recommended to others at our hotel

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Thank stephanie s
wessex1963, Manager at Surfers Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear stephanie s Thanks for your lovely comments on our establishment, we are so happy you enjoyed the numerous occasions that you came to dine. We are equally pleased that you found our waiter Jude who is actually helping at the moment due to a current shortage of waitresses, he is actually employed as our driver/messenger but we have noticed... More 

Nottingham
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a meal at the Surfers Beach at mid day. We only had pizza and chips but it was good and the price was OK for the Seychelles. The only criticism would be that the tables were too close together making it feel a bit hemmed in.

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Thank NipNottingham
wessex1963, Manager at Surfers Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear NipNottingham We are happy that you enjoyed your pizza and chips with refreshments and found it to be good and priced fairly. Seychelles imports a lot of its ingredients and food stuffs hence prices may seem to feel more than other parts of the world but we try our best to keep our menu prices to an acceptable level.... More 

shanghai
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232 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location, right on the beach. It is a shady area to cool off and has good food. However, the customer service is horrible. Staff are unfriendly, cold, almost aggressive at times. Not worth giving them my money.

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Thank ffrige
wessex1963, Manager at Surfers Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

ffrige Your comments are noted and we are happy you enjoyed the good food and setting, if you felt the customer service was not up to par you could have come and seen me at the front counter to discuss it. Reading the reviews just before yours and several afterwards does not indicate any signs of unfriendliness and aggression from... More 

Yorkshire
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a good choice of food and it's realistically priced compared to some restaurants. It is a relaxed informal dining establishment set on the beach. Our food was very tasty and the portions were large. It seems to have a good reputation and we thought it was one of the best places to dine. It would also be a... More 

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Thank BindyYorkshire
wessex1963, Manager at Surfers Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear BindyYorkshire Many thanks for your comments and review on our establishment. We are happy to note that you enjoyed the overall occasion. Wishing you all the best from Surfers in the Seychelles. The Surfers Team More 

Curitiba, PR
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the very few places where the food comes to you at a relatively short amount of time. That's not very common at Seychelles, but even so you can look at the beach and wait relaxed for the food.

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Thank Marina L
wessex1963, Manager at Surfers Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Marina L Thank you for your lovely comments and rating on Surfers Beach Restaurant, we are so glad you enjoyed the occasion and the speedy service afforded to you, It's good to know especially as some others do whine when there is the slightest delay/wait. We trust you had a good relaxing vacation in Seychelles. King Regards The Surfers... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is great just on the beach menu is rich with many options is not a budget one-- and over all the xchange rate was the lowest in the island

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Thank Dan R
SurfersTeam, Manager at Surfers Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Dan R If you do happen to come again I would suggest you come with Seychelles Rupees which is the legal tender currency of Seychelles, or you could exchange you money in a bank or money changer. We however are not a bank nor a money changer and we actually gave you a fair rate on the rate of exchange... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good curries, nice food in general. THe restaurant is by the beach so nice location. The service is quite fast compared to other restaurant on the island but not a very friendly/smiley staff.

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Thank carine R
SurfersTeam, Manager at Surfers Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Carine R Thank you for the comments and we are glad you enjoyed the food, location and fast service. We are sorry if the waitress did not appear friendly but she is new in job and still trying to settle in and perhaps a bit shy or timid. We are addressing this issue with her and the rest the... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drove past this place a few times , always a lot of cars so I decided to give it a try. Great location right on the beach. Sit upstairs on the terrace or downstairs on the beach. Service was super slow . Prices average on the Seybrew beer that's always my bench mark in the Seychelles. We had hamburgers. Food... More 

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Thank holidaylover55
wessex1963, Manager at Surfers Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments which are noted, recently the restaurant has seen a lot of business and yes our car park has been full almost everyday, we are not trying to find excuses for what you say was slow service but if you walked in when we in full swing perhaps there was a waiting time when waitressing staff are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 64
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, European, International
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: S Coast Rd | Anse Parnel Mahe, Takamaka, Mahe Island 0000, Seychelles
  • Location: Africa  >  Seychelles  >  Mahe Island  >  Takamaka
  • Phone Number: +248 2 783 703
Description
We're that wonderful, casual seaside spot where locals gather with old friends, and meet new ones. A welcoming, comfortable place for a family meal or a high-energy afternoon-evening & late-night rendezvous for drinks and meals. The Surfers Beach Restaurant has fresh, familiar, absolutely crave-able food, with a large seasonal open patio style decking and water views from every table. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The restaurant specialises in Creole & International & Indian cuisine and is an oasis of taste and visual beauty.

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