Restaurant Reviews
 
 

Restaurants visited between August and October 2016.  Restaurants visited in August, 2016. Bistro 516 – Casual dining at the Valletta Waterfront (VG); Il-Mithna – Mellieha  (Average); Ocean Bar, Mellieha Bay – very good for fish and chips and a pint of beer; Oro Lounge – newly opened Asian fusion restaurant at Tigne Square  (VG); Quadro Restaurant – Westin Dragonara Resort (Medium); Sotto Mare Restaurant – A Fauza run restaurant – fancy food and good fish (VG); The Arches – Mellieha – archetypal fine dining (VG).   Restaurants visited in September, 2016.  Bistro 10-0-1 casual dining at Smart City (Average); Bouquet Garni- casual, concept dining in Mellieha (VG); Commando Restaurant – Mellieha, one of the best in the location (VG); Da Vinci at Smart City – good for pizza and pasta; KEOPS – Pinto Road, Valletta Waterfront.- newly opened (VG); SaReGaMa Indian Restaurant at The Fortina Tigne –...

  July: Dinner at Tartarun Restaurant – Marsaxlokk. Saturday, 30th July, 2016. Tartarun Restaurant is one of our regular dining-out establishments, and one which has since opening up some years ago under this name , established itself as one of the leading fish and seafood restaurants in Malta. Family run by the Schiavone family, with all members playing an active part in its operation, although sometimes James the Executive Chef, and Stephen the Restaurant/s Manager having to play double roles to run both Tartarun at Marsaxlokk as well as Wejla at Smart City. The main requirement to be able to do this successfully, is to have two excellent teams both in the kitchen as well as front-of-house  which can be deployed in either restaurant as the need would arise. On our visit last Saturday, Stephen was running front-of-house, and the kitchen was in the hands of Chef Daniel Saliba. Both performed admirably in a somewhat de...
 

The Valletta Waterfront.

 
 
 
 
 
 
July 14, 2016
 



The Valletta Waterfront. One can enjoy dining out at eleven different restaurants at the Valletta Waterfront, each restaurant being operated under a different concept. Pay a visit for lunch or dinner, select a restaurant in accordance with your dining whims and enjoy the magnificent ambience.

Restaurants visited from January to May, 2016. Restaurants listed are the ones that have been considered suitable to be featured here as well as in our associated FB Group's - Forum. For full review features on these restaurants, please log-in to the group's site on Restaurants In Malta:The Good;The Bad;The Rip-offs. Some restaurants have also been featured in our FB pages: Restaurants of Malta; and the WRMC Gourmet Network Malta. For all details and photographic illustrations of food as served log-in on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/restaurantsinmalta/ ********************************** JANUARY 2016: Don Berto; El Catalan; Fra Martino; Gate of India; I Place; Palazzo Preca; Pintonino; Tartarun; The Tabloid; Waterbiscuit; Wejla. ****************** FEBRUARY: Fratelli La Bufala; I Place; La Nostra Padrona; Le Mer; Nan Yuan; Sepia; Tarragon; TemptAsian; Tex Mex....
 

Sotto Mare Ristorante – Marsaxlokk

 
 
 
 
 
 
May 10, 2016
 



Gourmet degustation dinner at:  Ristorante Sotto Mare – Marsaxlokk. Friday, 8th April, 2016. Over the last months, we have attended and participated as normal guests,  in a number of gourmet, exhibition degustation dinners such as:  that organized for the Gout de France;  wine-food pairing dinners at various restaurants; as well as for the launching of new menus; new items; experimental dishes and so forth, created by different Chefs. One observation that I have made is, that over the last one or two years or so, fine dining has evolved and developed to very high levels by a few top chefs in Malta, in various locations, and not restricted to the odd, one or two places. Gone are the days, that to experience top class presentations and exquisite food preparations, one had to go overseas, with all the hassle and expense that that might entail.   Fine dining as we know it, has now moved to a few, establishments around Malta at whic...