Barracuda

Price guide: Mid-range

194-5 Main Street, St Julian's, SLM 05

Price guide: Mid-range

Terrace

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#1 of 6
expert-rated restaurants in Sliema
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.9
4.9
Service:
5
5.0
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, History, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Barracuda

Elegant Mediterranean/seafood restaurant in a converted 18th-century seafront villa.

Barracuda is the place for a special adult evening: sit in what was once the drawing room of a smart coastal villa or on the terrace outside eating delicately flavoured Mediterranean food amidst wonderful sea views.

Food and drink: 

There is excellent Mediterranean cuisine, particularly seafood, with elegant subtle flavours to match the ambience. Barracuda specialises in carpaccio and fresh fish.

Ambience: 

The conversion that created this restaurant within an early 18th-century villa won an award from Malta’s National Trust. An air of aristocratic elegance has certainly been retained in the subtle colouring and lighting and traditional antique-style furniture. It takes you back in time in the nicest possible way. And celebs seem to like it to. Past diners include: Orlando Bloom, Madonna and Guy Ritchie, Omar Sharif and Russell Crowe

Service: 

The service is excellent. Smart-uniformed waiters with old-fashioned manners are suitably attentive. I once ate here alone and felt entirely comfortable.

Location: 

It's on the water’s edge in the heart of St Julian’s with stunning views over both Spinola Bay and Balluta Bay.

Price advice: 

Starters mostly cost around 10 euros, with a few up to 15 euros, and main courses mostly around 20 euros. It falls on the border between the mid-range and expensive ratings - in the mid-range if you are careful.

Tables to book: 

Sit by the window inside to enjoy both the sea view and the interior charm or on the terrace in summer.

More information on Barracuda:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Seafood
Address:
194-5 Main Street, St Julian's, SLM 05
Telephone:
356 21 331 817
Website:
http://www.wgc-group.com/barracuda/index.html
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Daily from 6.30pm. In winter also open Sun noon-2.45pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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