222 Great Siege Road, Valletta, VLT 01
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Singles, Design and architecture, Nightlife, Trendiness
Best for Trendiness - Expert review of 2 22
Modern food and contemporary design in a 16th-century bastion wall.
It has a small menu of nouvelle-cuisine style meat and fish – but with larger than nouvelle cuisine portions. The food is good but not special. I’d come here mostly for the bar (wine, cocktails etc) and the architectural experience.
It has a contemporary glass, grey, black and white minimalist decor within the centuries-old walls of Valletta. The upstairs bar is lit by a screen of changing pictures of historic Malta, particularly the capital, nicely marrying the very contemporary ambience with the definitely historic location. This is reversible architecture at its best; the whole restaurant could be removed and the ancient walls remain undamaged. There is a small outside terrace, which is fun for a drink with views of the fortifications but a bit close to the main road for eating.
The service is fine and unremarkable.
Built into the bastion walls of Valletta on the Marsamxett Harbour side, the entrance is from outside the walls of the city.
Pizzas from 5.75 euros, and mains around 15 euros.
More information on 2 22:
- Price guide:
- Bar, Restaurant
- International, Mediterranean, Modern
- 222 Great Siege Road, Valletta, VLT 01
- 27 333 222
- Opening times:
- Daily 6.30pm-midnight. It is sometimes open till 2am at weekends (especially in summer).
- Accepts Credit Cards: