Welcome to The Boathouse, a true family run restaurant in the heart of Seychelles, serving authentic Seychellois Creole food.
The boat house opened its doors to it's first costumers in the most unassuming way by chance back in 1993. Richard and Karen Mancienne, both teachers at the time actually resided with their 3 children in what has now become the Boathouse Restaurant. Two of their children, Francoise and Dominic Mancienne are now passionately managing the restaurant.
In keeping with Seychellois roots and surroundings, and working out of their then family home, they would supplement their income by selling model boats and arranging boat charters for the many ocean curious visitors.
One evening Richard brought home a fish, rice and some veggies and prepared a meal for two tourists in the front of the house. The next day he cooked for 4 tourists, and so it went on slowly like this, until after about a year it had turned into a small restaurant at which point they had to move out and into another house.
To start off, Richard was the sole cook and Karen dealt with accounts and logistics. Being a maths teacher, her head was perfectly geared up for this job. They then hired 2 local staff who lived in the nearby area and who have stayed with them from the very beginning and worked their way up the ladder.
From the minute the Boathouse Restaurant got large enough, they decided that an authentic Creole buffet concept with a traditional BBQ was the best way to showcase the many delicious dishes that the Seychelles has to offer..
Shortly they will be opening another bar upstairs.
Whether you’re stopping to sample our traditional Creole dishes, enjoy a nice cup of coffee, a well deserved glass of wine, or a refreshing bottle of beer, you can kick back and watch the world go by seated outdoors on the beachfront.
Based in the heart of Beau Vallon, housed in a fantastic and rustic traditional building, one can enjoy not just dining and drinking, but spectacular views over the ocean and forget me not sunsets. Come join us and enjoy the Seychelles experience.