Dining at Soneva Jani
Discover all of our dining destinations and experiences available at Soneva Jani and on the untouched islands surrounding us. Our Hosts are happy to customise each experience for a special occasion, celebration, or simply just because.
So Wild By Diana Von Cranach
Dine on a health-conscious, plant-based menu designed by the innovative raw food Chef Diana Von Cranach.
The Crab Shack
Voted as the ‘World’s Most Romantic Restaurant’ on CNN.com, The Crab Shack features a rotation of Sri Lankan Mud Crab curry and the Alaskan crabs.
Overseas by Mathias Dahlgren
From the mind of acclaimed Swedish chef, Mathias Dahlgren, the Overseas’ menu is an ode to organic produce and the sea.
Located within our Organic Gardens, So Local is a meeting place for both Hosts and guests alike to share inspiring stories from a wide variety of cultures. Inspired by our diverse Hosts’ home countries, the versatile, rotating menu showcases one cuisine from around the world each month.
So Primitive’s centrepiece is a fire pit where different cooking techniques are honoured. Enjoy delicious grilled delicacies at Soneva Jani’s South Beach.
Guess Who’s Cooking
Dine on a secret menu, prepared by one of our chefs, in a secret, ever-changing location. Our chef will reveal themselves only after the meal. It is advised that guests book before 16:00 on Thursday.
The humbly named Crab Shack offers some of the world’s very best crustaceans, such as Sri Lankan mud, Kamchatka or Alaskan crabs, all certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.
Chris Dwyer, CNN Travel
Seating up to 20 guests, So Imaginative is a private room perfect for celebrations. Our sommeliers can create inspired wine tastings and wine dinners here, selecting the perfect pairings from the wine tower.
Gaze towards the heavens at the first overwater observatory in the Maldives. Sit at one of the four dining tables and dine on an expertly crafted menu while our resident Astronomer is on-hand to help navigate the skies.
Tucked away on the North Island, this spot is perfect for swimming, snorkelling and time in the sun. Enjoy a pop-up dinner of Maldivian delicacies on our private beach, prepared using what our chef can catch or pick.
Director’s Cut serves modern style sashimi, black cod and other favourites with a contemporary twist. Enjoy a set meal while you take in a film at our overwater silent theatre.
Choose from a multitude of ice creams and sorbets, mix and match the classics with Soneva Jani’s limited-edition flavours. Gourmet charcuterie, cheese and preserves can also be enjoyed here throughout the day and evening.
Indulge your sweet tooth in our complimentary chocolate room as you choose from handmade chocolates from our in-house chocolatiers. Take your pick of macaroons, truffles, bonbons and chocolates filled with pralines.
Full Moon Dinner
A unique dining experience prepared only once a month in celebration of the full moon. Satiate your appetite with dinner under a glowing moon, served on the sandbar of resort’s beach.
Down to Earth
Begin your day with fresh fruits and breakfast staples. The day continues with organic salads, live cooking stations, the wood-fired pizza oven, tandoors and grills. Sunset aperitifs lead into our evening menus in the open kitchen.
The Gathering Bar
Drinks and tapas can be enjoyed at any time at this day-into-evening overwater bar. As the sun begins to set, ease into an organic aperitif or freshly made cocktails, spirits and liqueurs.
The Wine Cellar
The Wine Cellar features a selection that includes predominantly organic or biodynamic wines. Chat with our sommeliers or organise a private wine tasting or wine dinner at the destination of your choosing.
So Engaging is our chef’s table, which offers a mystery menu for five very special guests. Get a front row seat to the action, and converse with our chef.
Be your needs allergy-related or rooted in your religion or culture, we can cater to your dietary requirements. Don’t hesitate to let us know of any special preparations (plant-based, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut allergies, low-carb, etc.) that you need in advance.
A candlelit dinner under the stars. A private picnic with your loved ones. Curate your menu with our chefs, then choose a spot that speaks to you, with your toes in the sand or in the azure waters. The possibilities are endless.
Midnight desserts in the lunar glow? A family lunch where the children plan the menu? A romantic gathering of sensual flavours on a private terrace for two? Take advantage of your tropical living spaces for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Throughout the Soneva Stars programme, some of the world’s most celebrated and decorated chefs, all of whom have come from Michelin-starred restaurants, will be hosting highly exclusive dinner events at Soneva properties, each for a maximum of eight resort guests at a time.