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“Delicious food, lovely service”
Review of La Gigolette

La Gigolette
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Au Cap
Price range: USD 15 - USD 150
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Set in a large private estate overlooking the bay of Côte d'Or, La Gigolette is one of two restaurants at Hotel L'Archipel. Situated at beach level, the restaurant serves a variety of local and international dishes including French cuisine. The menu is à la carte. The hotel is beautiful, sophisticated, and provides service of a very high standard -- ideal for those seeking peace and tranquillity.
Reviewed 4 June 2017

After numerous buffets, my husband and I wanted our last dinner on Praslin to be a special occasion. Staying at La Reserve but having a car for the day we decided that the proximity of L’Archipel would be perfect. Checking out the restaurant during the day, we also found the setting to be beautiful and the a la carte menu mouth-watering (if pricy)…!
I had emailed the FB manager, Pierre Lamy, and he could not have been more accommodating, even offering to set up a special table for us right on the beach. In the event, there were some heavy downpours in the afternoon and Pierre promptly emailed to inform us that the beach restaurant would be closed that night, but that he would be happy to arrange a lovely table for us by the pool or on the veranda of the upstairs restaurant. We opted for the upstairs restaurant where a beautifully decorated table awaited us on our arrival.
Our meal was lovely – chicken parmesan as an amuse-bouche, filled breads, warm seafood cocktail for starters (absolutely delicious) followed by red snapper with a mustard crust and medium-rare beef fillet in a mustard gravy. For dessert, we shared a hot chocolate soufflé with vanilla ice-cream. All of the dishes came in big portions and were excellent.
Staff were all absolutely lovely. Nothing appeared to be too much trouble and they went out of their way to allow us to pay our bill in both Euro and rupees. Pierre himself came over at the end of the night to make sure we had enjoyed our evening and wish us good night. We were really impressed with the quality of the food and the friendliness and professionalism of the staff and would gladly have a meal at la Gigolette again!
On an aside, we really liked the look of L’Archipel. While we were very happy at La Reserve, the property looked lovely, peaceful and well-kept. All the chalets appeared to have lovely views and the hotel’s beach was beautiful. Definitely worth considering for a stay.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Possibly the best meals I had in the Seychelles outside of the meals at the Constance Ephelia. The pizza here is amazing, and the other food (pasta, spring rolls) were pretty good as well. The service was quick and courteous. Lovely experience overall.

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Really lovely setting. Cocktails are pretty good. Food was nice but nothing to go wild about. Service was friendly.

Thank AshleighGreen
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

It's not easy to reach La Gigolette because of the dark and narrow road leading to the hotel, anyway it is well worth a visit.
The restaurant is definitely on the high side, you can notice it also in the small details, including the attentions given by the waiters to the customers.
Prices are consistent with the level of the restaurant: starters fall between 230 and 400 SCR, mains starting from 300 to 700 (for a lobster) and you will need 220-280 for desserts.
Overall we spent 1965 SCR in two, beverages included.
Recommended for special occasions.

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1  Thank Andrea83Chiara87
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Reviewed 24 September 2014

We were visiting this wonderful place for 11 days in August and we were stunned about the food quality, the variation and especially the superb service we received every day. I had a brooken leg and the staff and especially mr. Venkaya did their outmost to be helpful and make our visits perfect.
We will be back next year!

Thank Susanneschimmel
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