We all choose a hotel based on many reasons. Some being in the in-room facilities or beachfront location, and some being the number of swimming pools or dining experiences. Here at Sovereign, we love to choose a place based on what’s on the menu. Many hotels house award-winning restaurants, and here are just a few of our favourites for you to tuck in to…
Nobu, Atlantis The Palm Dubai
Famous for dominating The Palm island, for being the home to Dubai’s best waterpark as well as The Lost Chambers aquarium (housing 65,000 marine animals), Atlantis the Palm has got itself a pretty good reputation. The hotel is also famed for its dining experience, with a line-up of 18 top restaurants.
The star is the world-renowned Nobu, helmed by the acclaimed chef of the same name. Nobu has a global reputation for his fusion of traditional Japanese cuisine with unique Peruvian influences, and is today considered one of the best chefs on the planet.
Part of the Leading Hotels of the World, it doesn’t get more luxurious than this quiet spot on the Datca Peninsula. The hotel boasts some pretty cool things, from its silent beach (quite literally silent, so leave the mobile in the safe in the room) to its in trend high-tech room facilities (think iPod docking stations).
For us though, it’s all about the gourmet dining. The hotel is home to the award-winning Zuma restaurant brand, with its gorgeous restaurant, lounge and bar concept based around the idea of shared eating. Its top team includes acclaimed mixologists and renowned chefs filling its three kitchens: a robata grill, sushi counter and main kitchen.
Dining on the Rocks, Six Senses Koh Samui
Incredible sea facing views, only 66 private villas, the ultimate infinity pool – introducing the Six Senses Koh Samui. The hotel’s award winning Dining on the Rocks restaurant is the cream of the crop when it comes to innovative dishes. Think colour, design and mind-blowing flavours, with ingredients plucked from the resort’s own gardens.
Perched up on the tip of the headland (giving it its name), the icing on the cake is the 270-degree views across the gulf and Koh Samui.
Topos 1910 at Domes of Elounda, Crete
This award winning seafood restaurant is located right on the seafront, in a picturesque olive grove. By day, guests can chill-out in a Greek taverna setting, which in the evenings transforms into a fine-dining atmosphere with a menu to match. It’s got jaw-drop views across the sea out to Spinalonga, in an elegant and laid-back setting that’s perfect for romantic dining a deux. The freshest of seafood dominates the menu, overseen by the twice Michelin-starred Philippe Geneletti.
Blue Elephant Restaurant, Hilton Malta Hotel, Malta
The Hilton Malta Hotel is as fashionable as Portomaso, the oh-so-chic town it’s based in. White and blue are the signature colours here, and its deluxe rooms offer mouth-watering views across the sea.
Malta meets Thailand in their award-winning Blue Elephant Restaurant. Tuck into much-loved dishes such as sweet and sour chicken (with a little exotic twist, of course), designed by one of Asia’s most creative star chefs, Khun Noroor Somany Steppe. Enjoy your meal al fresco dining in the traditional, Thai village-themed setting, complete with waterfalls, tropical flowers and little huts.
La Canoa Restaurant, Zoetry Paraiso De La Bonita, Mexico
Mexico’s Riviera Maya coast is renowned for its long stretches of white sand, but it’s not just the beaches that draw the crowds. The Zoetry Paraisio De La La Bonita is home to La Canoa restaurant, an AAA Four Diamond award winner – that’s the biggest name in restaurant awards. La Canoa is unique in its mixture of cuisine, mixing different ingredients from warm-weather regions of the world. Things can get a little hot here – they love their chillies and spices.