Soneva Jani Dining

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.

Open for lunch and evening drinks on selected days

The Crab Shack

Seafood, International

With an upstairs deck to watch sunsets from, try the Sri Lankan Mud Crab curry, or the Alaskan crabs that rotate through the week. A selection of rosés are the highlight of the drinks menu. Recently voted as the ‘World's Most Romantic Restaurant’ on

Open for lunch and dinner all week, except Friday

Overseas by Mathias Dahlgren

Pescatarian, Vegetarian and Plant-Based

From the mind of acclaimed Swedish chef, Mathias Dahlgren, Overseas' menu is an ode to organic produce and the sea. Dine on pescatarian, vegetarian, and plant-based single plates, sharing plates, and signature dishes for lunch and dinner.

Open for dinner every Thursday

Guess Who’s Cooking


Dine on a secret menu, prepared by one of our chefs, in a secret, ever-changing location. There is no menu, with each dish tailored to your preferences. Our chef will reveal themselves only after the meal, to talk about the concept, ingredients and what inspired them. It is advised that guests book before 16:00 on Thursday.

Open for dinner all week, except Friday

So Wild by Diana Von Cranach

South East Asian

Dine on a health-conscious plant-based menu designed by the innovative raw food chef Diana Von Cranach, showcasing unique and simple dishes that revive historical, nearly-forgotten traditional recipes from the Indonesian Spice Islands and South East Asia. Ninety percent of the ingredients come freshly picked from Soneva Jani’s organic garden and most dishes will be raw. Expect some unusual ingredients, as well as healing herbs and botanics.

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

Soneva Jani offers a ‘so starstruck’ experience pairing four dining tables around a telescope, so guests can dine while chatting to the resident astronomer who will point out constellations and offer celestial insights. Guaranteed to be out-of-this-world.

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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.

Open for dinner on selected days

So Engaging


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 as he prepares exciting, delicious dishes for his guests of honour.

Open on selected days for dinner

So Primitive


Gather together for a dining experience that brings the element of fire to the fore. So Primitive’s centrepiece is a fire pit where different cooking techniques are honoured. Think roasting, grilling, searing and cooking in a kettle, clay pots (on coals), salt-crusted baking and cooking over coals. Choose from a menu that features fresh seafood, meats, and plant-based dishes.

At your request

So Imaginative


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.

Open for dinner on selected days

So Starstruck


Gaze towards the heavens at the first overwater observatory in the Maldives. Sit at one of the four dining tables around our telescope and dine on an expertly crafted menu while our resident Astronomer is on-hand to help navigate the skies.

Open until the last guest leaves

The Gathering Bar

Tapas and drinks

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. Our main bar has one of the best selections of freshly made cocktails, spirits and liqueurs in the Maldives.

The Wine Cellar

Housed in the extraordinary wine tower within the Gathering, 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.

Available for private bookings and full moon dinners

North Island

Traditional Maldivian

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 on what chef can catch or pick.

Open for dinner on selected days

Cinema Paradiso by Chef Nikki


Chef Nikki heads up this Japanese kitchen, serving modern style sashimi, black cod and other Japanese favourites with a contemporary twist. Enjoy a set meal while you take in a classic film at our overwater silent theatre, Cinema Paradiso.

Open for dinner on the night of the full moon

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. Please ask your Barefoot Butler for this month's full moon dates.

Open all day, everyday

So Guilty


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.

Open all day, every day

So Cool

Ice creams, sorbets, cheeses, cold cuts

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.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Down to Earth


Begin your day with fresh fruits, juices, and breakfast staples. The day continues with a buffet of organic salads, live cooking stations, the wood-fired pizza oven, tandoors and grills. Sunset aperitifs lead into our evening menus where chefs take the stage in the open kitchen.

Destination Dining

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.

Available every day from 07:00 - 23:00

In-Villa Dining


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.

Special Diets

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.