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.
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.
Tables to book
Sit by the window inside to enjoy both the sea view and the interior charm or on the terrace in summer.
- Mature travellers
- Great views / scenery
- Special occasions
- Design and architecture