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Three Spectacular Restaurants To Dine At In The Maldives  

Delight your senses at these three culinary havens that feature delicious dishes infused with local Maldivian flavours


Guests can enjoy ocean-to-table cuisine at the W Maldives’ signature seafood restaurant, which serves intricately prepared freshly caught seafood from the Maldivian reefs and the finest and freshest imports from all over the world. A signature dish is the Lobster Kiru Garudiya, cooked in coconut milk with flavors of green mango and pandan foam. With overwater tables for two and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, this unique venue is a must for an unforgettable romantic dinner. 

In addition to tuna, scallops are an all-time favorite among guests, and one of the unique dishes on offer at the resort’s signature overwater FISH restaurant is the Pan-fried Scallop served with torched orange segment, burst in the mouth soy pearls, carrot puree, pickled onion, and cilantro vinaigrette, an indulgent dish that is sure to be a delight for the senses.

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Enjoy an explosion of flavours at the must-visit restaurant in the Maldives, Ambula, that provides guest with trademarked contemporary ‘Heritance’ dining experience. Merging the traditional Sri Lankan spices with the inventive and sophisticated Maldivian flavours, guests are in for a gastronomic experience with dishes that should not be missed and will be hard to forget.

Every guest visiting must indulge in the eight-course culinary exploration that encompasses exotic food and drink pairings, specially designed to surprise and soothe, from the very first course comprising of savoury canapes to the last one with sweet petit fours. The signature dishes at the restaurant include the aromatic Ambul Thiyal (cold smoked tuna) and Curried Octopus wrapped in Maldivian Roshi.

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Shio, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa’s signature fine dining destination is a meat-lover’s haven with an array of fine cuts and sumptuous seafood. A best seller at the restaurant is the Shaviyani Atoll Grilled Seafood Platter which includes freshly caught Maldivian lobster, Ahi tuna, and Wahoo fish among others. The platter is served with katta sambal butter, traditional Maldivian curry sauce, and copi leaf salad.

Guests can also book a steak masterclass to learn the secrets of the Shio chefs, followed by a BBQ session paired with refined grape beverages.

Travelers to the luxurious JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa can experience a gastronomic journey across five restaurants, three bars and a well-rounded wine room. 

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