Trabuxu

Price guide: Budget

1 Strait Street, Valletta

Price guide: Budget

the bar

By Juliet Rix, your Valletta expert

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#4 of 7
expert-rated restaurants in Valletta
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
5
5.0
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, No fuss, Relaxation

Expert review of Trabuxu

Cosy award-winning wine bar with food in a Knights-period cellar.

Trabuxu (meaning corkscrew in Maltese) is one of the few true wine bars in Malta and serves excellent inexpensive home-cooked food. It won the top award from Malta’s Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants in 2010 in the lowest price bracket and it is indeed one of the best value places to eat in Malta.

Food and drink: 

There is a list of 300 local and foreign wines plus a small blackboard menu of home cooking – cottage pie, chicken stew, vegetarian ravioli, with side salad all beautifully presented - at very reasonable prices.

Ambience: 

It's a small cosy vaulted cellar of a traditional 17th-century (Knights’ period) Valletta townhouse; dark wood and musical instruments hang on the walls along with a changing display of contemporary art.

Service: 

Staff are welcoming and efficient.

Location: 

It's at the top of a flight of stone steps that is the top of Strait Street. The other end of the road was once Valletta’s red light district. No more.

Price advice: 

One of the very few places where you can get a good plate of food and a glass of house wine for not much over 10 euros.

More information on Trabuxu:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant, Wine bar
Food:
Mediterranean
Address:
1 Strait Street, Valletta
Telephone:
21 223 036
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Tues-Sun 7.30pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
home cooking

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