Restaurants

Top Choice International in Male

Newport

This cool spot on Male's busy seafront road is a godsend to anyone travelling through Male. Sleek and minimalist, Newport feels very different to Male's other restaurants, and the food is excellent. The iPad menus a…
Top Choice Thai in Male

Sala Thai

This smart and beautifully designed restaurant is generally held to be the best on the island, and it's busy most nights of the week. The Thai menu is sumptuous and thoroughly authentic, with a huge choice of soups,…
Maldivian in Addu Atoll

Just Tea

A local meeting point on the main road between the airport and Hithadhoo, Just Tea is unmarked in English, but is a superb place to try local cooking in a welcoming atmosphere. There's no menu, so just order a tuna …
International in Maafushi

Summer Kitchen & Bakery

This friendly Maldivian-Chinese place offers a choice of outdoor dining in a relaxed sandy area facing the harbour, or a brightly lit interior where you can watch your food being prepared and choose desserts and cak…
International in Addu Atoll

Suvadive Cafe

This rather stylish place arranged around a large ornamental pond is the best choice for a meal on Hithadhoo. The menu is fairly standard international fare: pizzas, pasta, sandwiches and salads, though it pulls a f…
International in Male

Seagull Café House

The Seagull boasts an impressively designed space complete with a charming downstairs garden and a first-floor terrace with a tree growing through it. The menu is extensive and includes sandwiches, burgers, curries,…
Indian in Addu Atoll

Palm Village

This very pleasant place on the main road is rightly considered one of Addu City's best restaurants. It's popular with a mixed crowd of local families, young people and the occasional tourist. The food is excellent …
Cafe in Hulhumale

Family Room Cafe

This rather cool place on the seafront is a bit of a change of pace for Hulhumale, which doesn't really do much in the way of hipster spots. The main reason to go – as well as to witness Maldivian youth culture in i…
International in Male

Royal Garden Café

This great little place, with a charming garden and an air-conditioned, stylish dark-wood interior, is housed in a rare surviving example of a ganduvaru, a nobleman’s house. The menu is a combination of Italian, Ind…
International in Gnaviyani

Royal Restaurant

Overlooking the harbour, this cute restaurant has a lovely location, a raised dais with sea views and shaded gazebos scattered around the palm-strewn garden. It's generally held to be the best restaurant on the isla…