194-5 Main Street, St Julian's, SLM 05
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, History, Romance, Special occasions
Expert review of Barracuda
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.
There is excellent Mediterranean cuisine, particularly seafood, with elegant subtle flavours to match the ambience. Barracuda specialises in carpaccio and fresh fish.
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
The service is excellent. Smart-uniformed waiters with old-fashioned manners are suitably attentive. I once ate here alone and felt entirely comfortable.
It's on the water’s edge in the heart of St Julian’s with stunning views over both Spinola Bay and Balluta Bay.
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.
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:
- Mediterranean, Seafood
- 194-5 Main Street, St Julian's, SLM 05
- 356 21 331 817
- Opening times:
- Daily from 6.30pm. In winter also open Sun noon-2.45pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times