Ithaa Undersea Restaurant at Conrad Maldives
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has won the ‘Most Beautiful Restaurant In the World’ from the New York Daily Newspaper. Ithaa means mother of pearl in Dhivehi. Ithaa was chosen as the “most beautiful dining destination on the planet” because of its “amazing and unmatched views”. The restaurant is located 16 feet (5 metres) below sea level. Here the guests dine under a ceiling of transparent acrylic that gives them a panoramic 180 degree view, where wonderfully coloured tropical fish and sharks swim above them, as guests eat such wonderful dishes as caviar, duck agnolotti and Maldivian lobster carpaccio. It really is the most beautiful place for luxurious dining. Ithaa’s entrance is a spiral staircase in a thatched pavilion at the end of a jetty. The restaurant can also used for private parties and weddings receptions.
While compiling the list, the editors at the newspaper looked at restaurants that had won awards and accolades for their design, the clout of the designer, location, and the destination’s overall reputation, be it from reputed sources like the Michelin guide or from press reviews. Chef Ayyoub Salameh, who created the incredible menu at Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, was absolutely delighted for the award and at the recognition his signature restaurant has achieved.
There is no doubt this is an extremely romantic place to dine and the chef hopes that the dishes he has created are a talking point between the diners at the table, and that is almost certainly the case. He says that he is speaking to the diners through his food. If they can feel that, then the meal has been a big success.