The Waldorf Astoria partners with Burnt Ends chef to launch The Ledge by Dave Pynt, scheduled to open on 1 July 2019.

Chef Dave Pynt of Burnt Ends has been in the news quite a bit recently for his achievement at the San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List 2019 (Burnt Ends was placed #10), and for opening a hawker stall at Makansutra Gluttons Bay serving up BBQ dishes with an Asian twist, and the man is once again making headlines for partnering with luxury hotel and resort brand The Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts to open a new restaurant in the Maldives.

Named The Ledge by Dave Pynt, the contemporary grill restaurant will open at The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort on 1 July 2019, and will be helmed by Singaporean chef Deborah Yeo, who has been working with Pynt for the past four years.

Chef Dave Pynt Burnt Ends new restaurant Maldives

Steak frites fish and chips

Designed to be an offshoot of its Singapore outpost, The Ledge will include Pynt’s signature custom-built dual cavity oven fired by Jarrah wood, allowing for lots of smoking, slow roasting, hot roasting, baking and grilling, which Burnt Ends is best known for.

Pynt shares, “We are excited to launch this restaurant with Waldorf Astoria in the Maldives. Our style of food and service is the perfect fit for dining by the pool and beach, against a stunning Maldivian backdrop.”

Highlights at The Ledge by Dave Pynt include, dry-aged OP Rib, a 45-day dry-aged beef rib; lobster roll, a brioche bun stuffed with freshly grilled lobster and lobster aioli; and local grouper, a grilled whole grouper served with a fresh cucumber and yuzu salad and a green sauce. Pynt adds that the 56-seat restaurant will also place a huge emphasis on local and sustainably sourced seafood.

Local Grouper

The Ledge is one out of the 11 specialty dining venues at The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort. Other notable restaurants include Terra, a treetop-dining concept; and Yasmeen, offering authentic Middle Eastern cuisine.

For more information or to make reservations, please visit

 Ithaafushi Island Male, 20009, Maldives. Tel: +960 400-0300

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