Celebrating Excellence,
Our Awards and Recognitions

Renowned for its culinary excellence and impeccable service, our establishment has received accolades from discerning critics and organizations worldwide.


Our culinary creations have consistently garnered praise from esteemed critics, who have lauded our innovative approach to traditional flavours, and our impeccable presentation. Villa Maya has consistently received praise for providing a transportive and unforgettable dining experience, captivating even the most discerning palates.

Villa Maya is a treasure trove of subtle sensory delights; a theatre of the senses meticulously crafted to offer you an escape into serenity. Authentic traditional cuisines from around the world are exquisitely plated to harmonise with its classical architecture, minimal style and carefully selected art and craft pieces, creating an experience of beauty and grace. At Villa Maya, there is no separation, only a surrender to the immediacy of one’s senses.

World Luxury Restaurant Awards

If you’re looking for a spot for a romantic dinner or a relaxed lunch with your buddies, Villa Maya has to be on your list. It offers a completely different experience once the sun goes down with its mood lighting. This 18th-century Dutch manor once enjoyed the attention of the royal house of Travancore and has been painstakingly restored. While the old manor has multiple intimate spaces, it’s the alfresco area that has our vote. The menu finds the balance between local flavours and global plates.


Villa Maya is one of the best fine dining restaurants in the town as it is not only a visual delight but also a gastronomical gem. Set in a restored Dutch manor dating back to the 18th Century, its customized lighting lends an atmospheric ambience to it that is ideal for special occasions and romantic dates. From the floating pavilion to the open court, foyer and dining rooms, everything oozes refined elegance. Their vast menu is inspired by the cuisines of Italy, Morocco, India and Kerala. Each dish is intricate in terms of texture, flavour and presentation, and will tempt your palate. It is a place to dine in leisure and savour every bite.


An epicurean adventure like no other, the food here is a multisensory feast of jubilant flavours, textures and aromas. This versatility of sensory pleasure is further strengthened by the villa’s setting. Its verdant patio, with groves of frangipani, is punctuated by tranquil ponds dotted by serenely floating blooming lotuses. Inside, the hallowed dining halls are elegantly adorned with wooden furniture, tall columns and slanted roofs with billowing drapes – a truly romantic ambience. No wonder then that Villa Maya is consistently counted among Asia’s finest restaurants.


Praise and appreciation from our guests

Since its inception, Villa Maya has captivated the hearts and palates of esteemed guests from all walks of life. Our pursuit of culinary excellence and unwavering passion for authentic flavours have garnered acclaim and recognition from renowned personalities who have generously shared their dining experience with us.

Wonderful surroundings, amazing food and impeccable service. Thank you so much and see you very, very soon.


His Excellency Bharat Joshi

British Deputy High Commissioner and Head of Mission

We had a wonderful wedding anniversary lunch at Villa Maya. Thank you for the overwhelming hospitality and experience.
The quaint palace and the curated cuisine especially for us is something we will remember always.


Rohan Bopanna & Supriya Bopanna

World Renowned Tennis Player

Excellent ambience… took me back to my childhood memories. Thank you for being so kind. With love


Resul Pookutty

Oscar-winning Sound Designer and Editor


Thank you for such a lovely evening.
We were extremely happy and elated to celebrate our 31st anniversary here.


Lal Jose

Acclaimed Film Director

Villa Maya is a truly sensational experience for the tastebuds and the hospitality and warmth of your staff is unparalleled. Truly a wonderful experience and everyone here has made a diligent effort to make us feel at home.


Yuvraj Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati

Esteemed Heir to the Kolhapur Royal Family

A culinary journey without parallel

Experience utmost sophistication and unmatched refinement
against the backdrop of a sprawling Villa of historical significance.

We are delighted to offer alternative and bespoke banqueting spaces
to accommodate your specific needs for exclusive occasions,
even the entire Villa if so desired.