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Loews Sapphire Falls Resort: Dining & lounges – photos, details, & more

This page includes descriptions of the dining options, lounges, and pool bar available at Sapphire Falls Resort, one of Universal Orlando’s preferred on-site hotels.

Sapphire Falls features some of the best culinary creations found at any of the Universal Orlando on-site hotels. From one-of-a-kind cocktails to several varieties of fresh ceviche, Sapphire Falls’ offerings will take your vacation to the next level.

The culinary operations of the hotel is overseen by Complex Executive Chef Nando Belmonte. Chef Belmonte has over 17 years of experience, most recently acting as the Executive Chef at Royal Pacific for 10 years.

Nando Belmonte, Complex Executive Chef at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Nando Belmonte, Complex Executive Chef at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

At perhaps the most vibrant restaurant at all of Universal Orlando, guests can dine indoors or out. Outside, the sound of the water cascading down the nearby waterfalls will fill the air. This is Sapphire Falls’ main restaurant and is set in a relaxing and inspiring environment.

Amatista Cookhouse serves breakfast (buffet and seated), lunch, and dinner. For pictures, reviews, menus, and more information on Amatista Cookhouse, click here.

Caribbean Fish Ceviche from Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Caribbean Fish Ceviche from Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Belgian Waffle at Amatista at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Belgian Waffle at Amatista at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Mojo Marinated Rotisserie Chicken from Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Mojo Marinated Rotisserie Chicken from Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Reclaimed wood, exposed brick, and mahogany leather welcome you to Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls. Upon entering, you’ll find a wall of vintage rums complete with your own rum expert, a ceviche bar, and a patio with breathtaking views of the lagoon.

Strong Water Tavern serves dinner, with daily rum tastings. It’s located just off of the hotel lobby. For pictures, reviews, menus, and more information on Strong Water Tavern, click here.

Johnny Cakes from Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Johnny Cakes from Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Drhum Club Kantine at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Found near the 16,000 square-foot pool is Drhum Club Kantine. The pool-side bar has both fresh fish and tasty fruity drinks. Next door is the fire-pit area, which is the ideal spot to indulge in an afternoon libation. Outdoor seating is available near the bar in multiple areas.

Drhum Club Kantine is located at the resort’s pool in between the children’s play area and pool slide. For pictures, reviews, menus, and more information on Drhum Club Kantine, click here.

Drhum Club Kantine at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Drhum Club Kantine at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Drhum Club Kantine at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Drhum Club Kantine at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

New Dutch Trading Co. at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

New Dutch Trade Co. is the grab-and-go option for families who want to stock up before heading off to Universal’s two (soon to be 3) parks. With ready to go meals, beverages, cereal, snacks, and more, this is the one-stop-shop for provisions and supplies.

New Dutch Trading Co. is located just off of the hotel lobby. For pictures, reviews, menus, and more information on New Dutch Co., click here.

New Dutch Trading Co. at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
New Dutch Trading Co. at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
New Dutch Trading Co. at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
New Dutch Trading Co. at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

 

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