HAVEN Kitchen at the Lake Nona Wave Hotel

By Yasmene Warren

Most people don’t vacation in Orlando to stick around their hotel all day, but if this restaurant was at your hotel, maybe you would. We’re talking about HAVEN Kitchen, and its menu and atmosphere are exceptional. Let’s get into what this place is all about!

What’s HAVEN Kitchen?

HAVEN Kitchen is located on the second floor of the Lake Nona Wave Hotel on the south east side of Orlando.

haven dining room with mediterranean themed tables and chairs

Image by HAVEN Kitchen Lake Nona

This restaurant opened its doors in late 2021, and is unlike any ordinary on-site dining joint. (It’s truly in a class of its own!) From the vibrant floor to ceiling Mediterranean decor and classy atmosphere, to the gorgeous views of beautiful Lake Nona and/or the HAVEN Pool from your dining table.

haven kitchen dining room with view of pool

Image by HAVEN Kitchen Lake Nona

HAVEN serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch and is open for dining to everyone — not just hotel guests.

Breakfast can be enjoyed as early as 6:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

You can also enjoy brunch on the weekends from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or vibe at the HAVEN Lounge from 7 p.m. to midnight on Thursdays and until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Delicious Bites

Tantalize your taste buds with excellent starters such as truffle harissa buffalo wings, fried halloumi, grilled octopus, and so much more.

white menu with black text

Opt for a healthy dish like calabrian eggplant, Brussel sprouts, or heirloom tomato and burrata. We got the pita and hummus topped with crispy garbanzo beans, and it was truly a delight!

There are also an array of entrées to choose from, including an aleppo hot chicken sandwich, roasted snapper, flat iron steak, braised beef cheek, and local fresh pasta.

Then, top off your dinner with delectable desserts like pumpkin cheesecake, bread pudding, lemon baba, and ricotta beignet.

white table with plates of mediterranean food options

Image by HAVEN Kitchen Lake Nona

The Dining Experience

Dining at HAVEN Kitchen felt like being taken to an enchanting vacation wonderland. Our white marble table was set perfectly with colorful pillows at each seat, and gold accents on the chairs and table.

white marble table with mediterranean themed chairs and decor

All of the walls are adorned with vibrant, colorful mosses with ample greenery woven into the wooden ceiling structures. You can’t miss the swanky furniture with quirky patterns and velvet chairs beneath white marble tables.

dining room with blue and green chairs and greenery along ceiling

Image by HAVEN Kitchen Lake Nona

The gold accents throughout really add an upscale touch to this chic dining establishment as well - each design hand picked to emit elegance and luxury.


As if Lake Nona wasn’t enticing enough, HAVEN Kitchen truly knows how to draw in a crowd. It’s the picture-perfect spot to host events and parties or simply treat yourself to an exquisite dinner with stunning views all around. If you like a lot of visually appealing décor to accompany your meal or you simply want to get a bite of exceptionally good food, this hotel restaurant will not disappoint.

Lake Nona

Known as the “Medical City,” Lake Nona is a region in Orlando that’s quickly becoming one of the city’s fastest-growing areas. Here, you’ll find an endless range of businesses, restaurants, shops, and now, hotels. It’s best known for areas such as Boxi Park, Town Center, and the Lake Nona Sculpture Garden.

If you’re in the market for a new home, you may recognize neighborhoods such as Laureate Park and Isles of Lake Nona. Whether you’ve had your eye on the area for a while or we’ve simply piqued your interest, we’d love to play a part in helping you find your new home!


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