The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort: Restaurants & In-Room Dining
The St. Regis wouldn’t be the finest address in the Maldives without world class dining. It isn’t cheap to dine in the Maldives so expect to pay 3x what you are used to paying in California for a meal. We were lucky and able to try a few restaurants during our stay. Check them out below…
Alba (Amazing Breakfast/Brunch, Below Average Dinner)
The breakfast was included for 2 people as a SPG Platinum member, but otherwise it would cost ~USD 65 per person. It’s easily worth USD $250 per person given the pricing for most of the items included. The breakfast includes a massive buffet, a la carte items and bottomless mimosas at no additional charge. It’s the best breakfast I’ve ever had beating out St. Regis Osaka, St. Regis Bangkok, W Bali and W Hong Kong. Duck Leg Confit, Lobster and Alaskan Crab Omelette, Maldivian Style Eggs Benedict and Foie Gras were highlights! I’ll let the menu and photos do the rest. The only issue we ever experienced was the soft shell crab was always overcooked (burnt).
We had dinner here the 1st night and we weren’t impressed. The service was horrible and portions were very stingy. I wouldn’t recommend grabbing dinner here at Alba. Possibly just an off day, but luckily the future dinners made up for this bad experience.
Overall the staff at Alba was fun, very accommodating and made us feel welcomed. Reji is the manager and came from the W Maldives, Pop & Mizna were the hostesses and always had a smile on their faces, Smytha was the amazing pastry chef and Julius was the sommelier serving some of the strongest mimosas.
Oriental (Best Dinner)
We tried Oriental on our 2nd night and were blown away. The value was excellent for the quality of food. They serve primarily Indian and Japanese food. We had the F4 Tenderloin with Nori, Fowl Guinea Australian Lamb Chop, Biryani and Saffron Kulfi for dessert. Everything was cooked perfectly and I wouldn’t hesitate to eat here for 50% of the nights during my future stays. Maail “Milo” and Naseeb were our waiters who took pride in their work to make the dining experience top notch. Well worth the money we spent that night @ ~USD 125 per person.
The Whale Bar (Fancy Drinks)
The Whale Bar is a must visit during sunset and to grab a drink. They have live music as well which makes it a nice place to chill before dinner. The artwork and views made it a highlight. Pop was the hostess which made it a fun environment.
In-Room Dining (Cheapest)
On our final night we decided to grab food inside our villa to use the beautiful dining table. The food was priced around USD $40 per entree, but it turned out to be the cheapest option. The burgers and chicken biryani were cooked perfectly. Great way to spend our final night at the St. Regis Maldives.
Decanter (Just a Tour)
Julius, the sommelier, took us on a tour of the restaurant which is located in the basement of Alba. Wow! At USD $395 per person for a 5 course meal paired with wines and only up to 12 guests per night makes it very exclusive. If you have a special occasion to celebrate then definitely have your butler lock in a reservation for you.
Bring an empty stomach to “brunch” every morning! We never ate lunch although Crust would have been a nice option for fresh wood oven pizzas. Just grabbed brunch until 11AM and a dinner around 6:30PM each day.
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