Where and What to Eat at Universal resorts

Maldives Restaurants & Dining

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October, 2022

Maldives is a true foodie paradise. When seeking the island getaway with a food scene to rival its landmark attractions, you can’t go wrong with Universal Resorts.

Luxury stays and great food go hand in hand there – and travellers with a taste for upscale dining can combine incredible culinary experiences with some of the Maldives' most desirable experience. At these gourmet restaurants, every meal is yours to savour, every bite designed to inspire.

A melting pot of cuisines alive with flavour. Find out more about gastronomic getaways with Universal Resorts and its restaurants allows guests to graze on the finest food and drink in the Maldives.


Kuramathi Maldives

Kuramathi Maldives

You already know that pristine beaches, abundant marine life and tropical climate make Kuramathi Maldives the ideal vacation getaway. But have you heard that Kuramathi has a host of excellent restaurants and bars offering a range of cuisine to suit all palates.

Expect 'all you can eat' experience at Haruge, Malaafaiy and Farivalhu restaurants. Nestled in different parts of the island, all these restaurants serve International buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner and the theme change daily. Possibly the most romantic place for food, Siam Garden offers an extensive menu of classic Thai dishes from the four regions of Thailand in a comfortable sala of a lush garden. Tandoor Mahal's vibrant Indian food scene offers the full range of regional styles and specialities – from Bombay biryanis to Punjabi grills – with a Bollywood symphony of fantastic flavours. The Reef is the signature seafood dining experience. The overwater pavilion provides guests fresh catch from the Maldivian waters and quality seafood imported from abroad. The highlight of beautiful Kobe overwater restaurant is a lively and delectable world of Teppanyaki. Palm offers an eclectic collection of sensational culinary delights from the Mediterranean fare and the place to get the most amazing ice cream. Indulge your taste buds to the sensational world cuisines on gastronomic adventure at Duniye restaurant. Opened for luch and dinner, Inguru offers serene surroundings coupled with a variety of Asian cuisines with a light Western twist. High-quality meat is cooked to your desires, complemented with traditional barbeque side dishes and matured fine wines at Island Barbeque 'farm-to-table' style restaurant. Six bars around the island offer mouth-watering cocktails, fresh fruit smoothies, a comprehensive international drinks menu and exquisite fine wines are on offer, complete with beachside service day and night.

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Huvafen Fushi

Huvafen Fushi water villa

Why Huvafen Fushi is a Gourmet haven? Enticing aromas, unforgettable flavours, striking dining spaces. Seaside, over-water, underground. This 5-star luxury boutique resort is making it's restaurants just as high of a priority as it's rooms, facilities and service. The Maldives’ finest cuisines await at Huvafen Fyshi. Revive your senses. Awaken your palate.

A lot of options: the fish smells around the Salt open kitchen, overwater restaurant in the pavilion; spa and vegetarian options in Raw; throughout the day, a laid-back Celcius with a sandy floor and a view of the lagoon tantalises the palate with a selection of flavours throughout the day. The menu is a collection of global cuisine using the freshest ingredients prepared in various ways. Good wines are picked up at the Vinum restaurant; pizza and not only under the palm trees at Forno ... in short take 'full board'. The super-cool UMbar shakes the deliciously dirty martini with its extensive list of vodkas, as well as champagne, cocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails, etc. on the menu.

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Kandolhu Maldives

Kandolhu Maldives: The Market

For a tiny and intimate island, Kandolhu has a plenty of options to wine, dine and be merry. You have a choice of five à la carte restaurants, a bar, beach dining experiences as well as in-villa dining options available. Guests can book on the Ultimate Inclusions package and indulge in exclusive cuisine from all these eateries..

All-day dining à la carte restaurant, The Market serves international and local specialties including a tasteful buffet breakfast in a relaxed setting. Set on a higher level, Olive displays his profound connection to modern Mediterranean’s food and drink at this labour-of-love flagship restaurant. The name speaks for itself, Sea Grill is place to savour sizzling meat or indulge in freshly caught seafood served from the grill right on the beach. Everything about Banzai is excellent, from the spacious, quietly glitzy dining room to the ambitious, hit-making menu at this compact, stylish Japanese restaurant. From badass burritos to tip-top tostadas and exemplary enchiladas, Ata Roa has a piquant Mexican delights for everyone. Vilu is Maldivian beach bar where you can relax whilst enjoying tropical fresh juices and fabulous cocktails.

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Baros Maldives

baros island

From lavish buffet breakfasts by the pool to fine dining at the legendary Lighthouse, every meal at Baros Maldives is another way for you to savor a favourite or try something more daring. The Half Board Dine Around meal plan allows a wider choice of dining experiences.

Dreaming about lagoon-side dining? With an indulgent buffet breakfast Lime restaurant serves international and Maldivian cuisine by the evening. For lunch, try a hearty food from expansive menu in a friendly no-frills setting. A grill dining experience Cayenne inspires incredible meat, fish, poultry and vegetable dishes, all rounded off by an impressive selection of wines and cocktails. The Lighthouse Restaurant is all about unforgettable romantic dining experience with the most succulent local seafood, tender steaks and modern classics infused with exotic flavour. The perfect spot to another entrancing day at Baros, Sails bar for drinks or snacks in an intimate and peaceful place the palms.

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Kurumba Maldives

kurumba Maldives

Amelting pot of cuisines alive with flavour. In addition to the 24-hour café and pizzeria by the pool, there are 8 distinct restaurants at Kurumba - the main, modern grill, Arabic, Italian, Indian, Oriental and Japanese, all with an updated menu.

Opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner Vihamanaa is a modern buffet restaurant serves International cuisine. With an a la carte main menu Thila offers a signature dining experience starting the day with a premium breakfast with scrumptious continental buffet and decadent desserts. A delightful and unforgettable journey with authentic flavours from Thailand Khing Thai blends sweet and savory accented with aromatic spices that define traditional Thai cuisine. Find a scrumptious sandwiches, hamburgers and comfort meal at Café, opposite the pool. A value for money venue Kandu offers afternoon cocktails and vibrant evenings with Maldives' best live bands and DJ's.

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Milaidhoo Island Maldives

Milaidhoo Island Maldives  Ba’theli lounge & restaurant

Milaidhoo is serious about food, focusing on authentic, light food with clean flavours. The resort's three restaurants and two bars are designed to appeal to guest senses, offering outstanding dining in wonderfully informal settings

The island is a home to the Maldivian gourmet restaurant, Ba’theli by the Reef now offers a new culinary voyage for its guests, featuring flavours and ingredients from the ancient Spice Route. The Shoreline Grill serves superb meats and freshly caught local fish and seafood, cooked to perfection and beautifully presented, including chef’s “teppanyaki” table. For inspiration, the restaurant offers a choice of set menus, as well as an a la carte menu for you to pick and choose your favourite dishes. Chill out in the superb cool temperatures of the Wine Room with a flight of wines and canapes, or ask resident sommelier to organise a specialist wine tasting for you. Ocean restaurant is place for a tropical breakfast while lunch and dinner the style remains casually comfortable with international dishes perfectly presented from a la carte menu. When hunger calls, Compass Pool bar beckons with a tempting drinks list of the freshest of fresh juices, infused waters, cocktails and light meals, such as gourmet pizzas from wood-fired oven; bento boxes; fresh salads; sandwiches etc.

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Dhigali Maldives

Maldivian spices

Dhigali Maldives resort has five restaurants and two bars providing local seafood, Maldivian spices, western favourites and divine signature Asian cuisine complemented with premium wine, beer and cocktails.

Capers is the resort's main buffet restaurant with international cuisine and local delicacies for breakfast dinner. All-day dinning place Jade is a welcoming hub ideal for quick snacks and light bites during the day turning into a unique setting complementing a fusion of flavours from Asia. Discover the true essence of Maldives dining at Faru grill restaurant in Maldives offering continental cuisine, grilled meat and fresh succulent seafood. An unique dining experience, Battuta - a journey through Middle Eastern + Asian flavours. With an amazing combinations of gourmet cuisine and snacks Café is a place to stop by for a quick refuelling. At Pizzeria you'll find “Pop Up Pizzeria” offering both traditional and unique flavours.

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Velassaru Maldives

velassaru aerial

Five enticing dining venues and two innovative bars, each exuding its own individual style make dining at Velassaru Maldives a true pleasure for couples and families alike.

Japanese dining experience with a twist, Teppanyaki is theatre seated by the water’s edge, over the lagoon, with ocean vistas in the background. Meals are played with and prepared on a teppan hot plate, where chefs showcase knife skills, tricks and flicks as they compile a selection of exciting bites of sushi and sashimi, innovative dishes. Vela buffet style restaurant offers a generous international favourites and new dishes to discover in a spectacular setting. From rustic plates of pasta to finely crafted regional specialities Etesian serves a sophisticated Mediterranean-inspired menu that draws inspiration from the finest quality ingredients available. Under the palm trees, Continental and Asian dining scene is on point at Turquoise restaurant. Set in one of the private dining pavilions against a perfect Maldivian sunset, Sand offers a beautifully prepared Pan-Indian Ocean specialties or choose from the chef’s signature menu. CHILL is the uber-stylish bar perched over brilliant aquamarine waters with mixed drinks and light bites on offer.

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