It was a nice place to sit outside and have a quick burger and a pint of delicious Cisk.
We had no complaints and the burgers are good, and it was quite cheap.
We came back here for a snack the man behind the bar was vile he had 3 friends and they sniggered at me like 4 schoolgirls needless to say I will never go back !
The Craft Village Cafe is a rustic indoor/outdoor cafe with excellent food. I had a steak ftira and Mrs Flying.Scotsman had a traditional ftira with tuna, broad beans, tomatoes and capers. This is a good place for a light lunch when visiting the Craft Village.
This café which still has a sign calling it the Caffé Manoel is situated directly across the street from the Manoel Theatre. We had an excellent lunch , starting with soup, then sharing a penne pasta, and a Maltese platter which included Gozo cheese and Maltese sausage. A good location not far from Republic Street and delicious value for money food make this an excellent choice in Valletta.
L'Escargot is near the top of the hill with views of the church and the sea beyond. We shared a Maltese platter which included broad beans, sundried tomatoes, Maltese sausage, Gozo cheese, bigilla, and the little Maltese crackers, washed down with a glass of Maltese Rosé wine.
La Stalla Restaurant is situated in the middle of things near the San Antonio Hotel &Spa. This seems to be one of the places where locals go for a meal. (Yes, there are locals in Bugibba). We had an early evening set meal which was quite good value but limited for choice. A good place for at least one meal if you are staying in the St Pawl's Bay – Bugibba area. Dishes include fresh fish and pizzas.
The Cafe Royale at number 3, City Gate is an excellent place for a coffee and a pastry. Try one of the small almond biscuits – absolutely delicious. The staff are very friendly, and the cafe is very near the bus station at the entrance to Valletta.
The Cafe Cuba (complete with Che Guevera posters) is on the south shore of Sliema (the Ferries), near where the hop on hop off bus stops. It has a lovely covered terrace, excellent staff and a menu that includes many Maltese dishes. We had cheese, and also pea pastizzis, ftiras (a kind of bruschetta sandwich), and bigilla, a bit like homous, but made from broad beans. This is an excellent choice for a reasonably priced meal.
Caffé Luna in the Palazzo Parisio is well worth a visit. On a nice sunny afternoon it is a real pleasure to sit in the garden with a coffee and a dish of delicious sorbet and enjoy the sunshine. The gardens are beautiful and a perfect setting for this upmarket coffee and tearoom. There is also the house itself which is an 18th century baroque palace open to the public for an admission fee.
Is this the best restaurant in Malta? Probably not,but I haven't found a better one for excellent food at reasonable prices, with friendly and efficient staff. The décor is quirky but cosy with old advertisements around the bar. Our favourite dish was bragioli, a traditional Maltese dish of thin beefsteak wrapped around a sausage stuffing covered in tomatoes. A Danish tourist at the next table raved about the rabbit! The Ta Pawla is across the street from the San Antonia Hotel and Spa.
One of the best views of the Maltese countryside is from the terrace of the Fontanella Cafe. The coffee is good and I'm sure some of the sweets and cakes are good, but we found the Black Forest gateau overly sweet and a bit artificial tastng. The atmosphere is lovely and combines indoor and outdoor seating . We didn't try any of the meals. This place is well worth a visit, just choose your dessert carefully.
Our long walk from Valletta via Sliema ferry then around the coast to the hard Rock Cafe was not a waste but it certainly was not worth it to just visit this Hard Rock cafe.
The exterior looked a little faded and tired but I put that down to the sun.
We went inside past the well stocked Rock Shop into the cafe; all the tables were laid out for food with knives and forks wrapped in serviettes and bottles of Heinz tomato sauce on the tables.
There were 4 people having a meal and no other customers, I suppose being in Malta's party capital it is going to be quiet during the day but all the other bars and restaurants had more people in, The staff seemed uninterested and we were approached by one who kind of grunted which I could only think should have been the usual “Hi Guys, are you looking to dine with us today or just drinks” it was however just a sort of questioning Yeh? We said we just wanted a drink and he pulled his face a little like that was going be a pain and then pointed over to the stools at the bar (the only place with no knives and forks laid out and said he will go and let the Bar Man know. After a short wait next to a stack of dirty glasses (which remained there all the time we were there) A girl came over who was friendly enough and we ordered our drinks, I had a coke to refresh me after our long walk before having a Pint of Lager.
The Interior is nice with a large guitar design inlaid into the ceiling, there are some guitars and other memorabilia although there did not seem anywhere near as much as in others. Most of the stuff i looked at was just like a guitar signed by Brian May of Queen and a Jacket signed by the Members of Queen although there was some boots that had belonged to Elton John,
The worst and most un welcoming part was that all the TV's were blank until a hard rock screen saver eventually came on and they were playing some kind of rap music of a kind i have never heard in a Hard Rock cafe and no rock music of any description at all.
Our plan was to come back one night to have a meal and a few drinks but we soon changed our minds, The Hard Rock Bar on the Waterfront at Valletta is a thousand times better and will be getting our custom. Even the Hard Rock Bar at the airport was much better!
Open Mon - Sun 12:00PM till Late
We came very early to Paola, so we would have enough time to find Hypogenum, witch we had booked earlier. There was only this cafe open at whole Paola, and we were not so sure about it when we saw the place and the name. But we were glad to be wrong.
We were the only customers at the moment, so I didn´t want to take photos of our cakes in front of weithresses eyes.
Favorite Dish: If I should tell one tart I´m crazy about, it is lemon marenque tart. So when I saw it here, I choosed it. I have never ever had so good one!! It swates my mouth to remeber it! There was a really deep layer of lemon filling and good layer of marenque on the top. And the marenque was so crispy! I guess they use more sugar than Finnish recepies do have ;) So it was not a health food, but it was soooooo good. My husband doesn´t even remeber what he had. But he rembers he liked it also, but maybe he wasn´t so "sold out" to his tart as I was for mine.
Mr Pickwicks only opened on Thurs 9th june. and what an amazing opening night they put on. they had live entertainment and free buffet. no expense spared. Mr pickwicks, is just off tourist street in bugibba, and has a car park to the side of it, which makes it in a very ideal location. Inside the restaurant is two floors. its a big place but somehow the owners have managed to keep it nice and cosy. the owners have opted to only open the street level floor till 4pm, then all evening meals are served on the floor underneath.. with light background music. so you can enjoy a quiet evening meal without the hassle of the evening entertainment if you wanted. they also have a private function room available.
they have a fully English menu but can and will cook any Maltese food requested. so you can have a nice mixture
the staff are friendly and very welcoming. and in a huge tourist area like bugibba.. this is definably a credit to them.
Nibbles, is a family run truly English cafe situated in the back streets of St Paul's Bay. The owner Dave, is a friendly man, that always take the time to get to know his customers. even if your only there on holiday, he makes you feel welcome and you feel like its a home from home. Inside Nibbles, the decor is upper class. it looks fantastic being black and white and looks fresh and clean. there is a very wide choice of English dishes available on the menu at exceptionally low prices. And Dave tells you that if you want something thats not on the menu. to give him 24 hours and you can have it. my friend fancied trying rabbit.. and sure enough Dave kept to his word and 24 hours later she had rabbit served to her, Dave also makes the fantastic Sunday roast dinners.
Favorite Dish: Definitely the sunday roast Dinner... and cheap too .
This has got to be one of my absolute favourite spots to eat out at. Whenever i have visitors coming over it Malta, its one of the first places I take them to. During balmy summer evenings, its a delight to sit out and enjoy the view of the Birgu Marina on the other side of the creek and watch the boat activity. They do some wicked fish dishes, guaranteed to taste fresh, and pizzas are delicious. But be warned....service can be appalling expecially if they're fully booked which they usually are, especially on weekends. By the way, you have to book for a Sunday lunch if you dont want to be disappointed..its THAT popular. Be prepared to wait a bit and dont get frustrated if the staff keep walking straight past you several times even if you put a strobe light on your cap, raise both hands and sing the national anthem! The view is beautiful and will occupy you if you are being ignored.
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