Lunch In Paradise, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Lunch at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

For an island that is less than 800 metres long and 600 metres across, Gili Lankanfushi sure does bloom with diversity in its offerings to please even the fussiest of palates. Making good use of a rather extensive on-site organic garden and the bounty of the surrounding pristine sea, a good deal of ingredients are plucked or caught fresh from the water and earth, and delivered directly to the plate. There's certainly no shortage of imported elements either with prime cuts of meat, superb produce, and a comprehensive wine selection, arriving from around the world. 
During our visit we dined Poolside and in the Over Water Bar for our lunches. Below we treat you to a photo memory of some of the deliciousness the kitchen team tickled our taste buds with.
Local and Imported Produce
Greens Plucked Fresh from the GardenGorgeous French TomatoesRaw Hazelnuts
Over Water Bar
Not enough to just be encircled by the sea, the Over Water Bar also has a ring of lounges and glass topped and bottomed tables around an ocean pool in the centre. No matter where you sit, it's aquamarine vistas all round.

Over Water BarOver Water Bar - Note the hole opening up to the sea in the centreGlass Topped Tables Enhance Views to the SeaMaldivian Soup - A thin but tasty broth with chili, tuna and coconut millkgili lankanfushiLocal Tuna Sandwich and Organic Garden SaladMixed Grill of seafood, fish and prime cuts of lamb and beef - moist, tender, perfectly cooked, delicious.
Poolside and Restaurant Meals

Sitting with our toes in the sand, ocean breeze in our hair and shaded by coconut palms, we enjoyed a number of midday meals by the pool and sea. 
Table by the SeaGili Lankanfushi, MaldivesHouse Baked Bread - A different selection dailyGili Lankanfushi, MaldivesChoice of Oils and Vinegars - Six brought tableside, but up to 30 in the kitchen available upon requestGili Lankanfushi, MaldivesGazpacho - If you only order one dish make it this - equally as good if not better than the best we've had in SpainGili Lankanfushi, MaldivesGazpachoGili Lankanfushi, MaldivesOrganic Garden Salad - Literally picked minutes before we ate itGili Lankanfushi, MaldivesTuna Steak Burger - You must eat tuna when in the Maldives - it's some of the best flavoured fish in the worldGili Lankanfushi, MaldivesLobster Hot of the Grill - DecadentGili Lankanfushi, MaldivesCoconut Sorbet - Smooth Creamy Divine - More than 30 sorbet and ice cream flavours to choose from! We also thought highly of the passionfruit and pomegranate varieties.

Gili LankanfushiLankanfushi IslandNorth Male AtollRepublic of Maldives+960 664
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