Le Jardin du Roi


Member Rating 4 out of 5 by vc81 on October 8, 2005

After a strenuously steep walk up through a hillside village, you arrive at a lovely colonial spice plantation located high on the mountain. The tiny open-air wooden restaurant has stunning views over the gardens down to the sea below. The decor is rustic and intimate and the food is excellent, with numerous local seafood and meat dishes made with homegrown fruits and spices. Particularly recommended are the unusual flavours of homemade ice cream, such as clove, lemongrass, cinnamon, and rich vanilla, and the tasty fruit cocktails. After dining, visitors can stroll around the gardens and admire the wonderful collection of native plants, and visit the plantation house.

As this place is small, a long way to walk to, and very popular with well-healed locals, I would definitely recommend booking, especially for the renowned Sunday-lunch curry buffet.

Jardin du Roi (Le)
Sweet Escott Road
Mahe, Seychelles
(248) 371313

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