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The Fortress Wine & Dine

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Xemxija Bay, Xemxija, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2157 9852
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Hi this is a nice place to eat it has lovely viiews off the bay And the food is very good service is fast and the staff are very freandly

Thank Archie L
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81 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Excellent Friday night wine party venue with a large group of friends. Preset menu price with a great variety of excellent finger food, platters, open bar including wine, soft drinks and water. Very good value for money.

Thank Dlionking
Island of Malta, Malta
1 review
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Recently organised a family occasion at the Fortress, Wine and Dine. Words fails me to praise the food quality and the dedicated service from management and staff. Guests gave us an overwhelming feedback regarding the whole event. Could not have expected any better. Money well spent. Thanks to all the team at Fortress for being so helpful.

Thank isygrech
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We went to celebrate NYE with friends and had a wonderful evening. Open bar on many brands ..the food was not just abundant but really good, the host Ritienne took care of us and made sure that we were enjoying the moment ..good value for money and I recommend the place ..

Thank David M
Qrendi, Malta
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

I would like to Thank Ritianne and all her staff for making the Graduation party a night to remember. Everyone enjoy the night to the full. Well deserve finger food and drinks. I suggest it 100% .. Thanks again :)

Thank DanMar1226
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Impressed by the lovely place, generous portions, kind and helpful staff, good wine, and abundant finger food. It was a pleasure to be there. Fun and satisfaction guaranteed. Good value for money too.

Thank Michael D
Luqa Malta
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

We were looking for a different type of party for our daughter's Holy Confirmation. We saw The Fortress' Menu for parties and we already knew it was value for money. Their helpful staff immediately welcomed us and helped us with what we needed. When the day arrived and we were there we found everything prepared. An open wine bar was... More 

Thank Amanda S
Mosta, Malta
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here. The atmosphere is romantic, great for couples. The wine list is extensive, as is the list of platters offered. We ordered the Chinese platter for two which was huge and at a good price (around 18 euros I think). The service was attentive and very welcoming. We'll surely visit again!

Thank Elsa C
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Hello Caroline and Ritienne I am writing to thank you for last Saturday. Party went extremely well thanks to you and your dedicated staff. I cannot thank all your team for all the their work and for their effort to make sure that event runs smoothly. Dtarting with Alex who was so helpful from the very beginning with setting up... More 

Thank Chantelle C
Oban, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We visited 5 times during our 2 week stay with our 8 year old daughter. The atmosphere is very friendly and the variety of food is great. The real start were the staff who made lots of effort to ensure we were not kept waiting even on the busiest of nights. A very positive and enjoyable set of experiences. Big... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
International, Mediterranean, European, Pub, Wine Bar
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Xemxija Bay, Xemxija, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Xemxija
  • Phone Number: +356 2157 9852
The Fortress Wine & Dine is located right on the perimeter of the charming bay of Xemxija, a quieter town situated between St. Paul's Bay and Mellieha. Starting from June 2015, we are now offering shuttle service through restaurantshuttlemalta - pay only €1.50 per person to get from your hotel or accommodation in the North to our wine bar!! The actual building is an original three hundred year old Fortress that was used as a Gun Battery. The result of its stylish revamp is an evocative venue full of modern character. The wine list is extensive with an assortment of over 170 varieties representing all the essential wine regions of the world. Complimenting the wine list is a varied, delectable menu of international platters from Sushi to French cheeses, Chinese to Greek Meze just to name a few.On a balmy summer night, the large terrace overlooking the idyllic bay is the perfect setting for a fine glass of wine, with a choice of seating including sofas or even private gazebos for relaxed dining. Winter nights can be equally enjoyed either within the heated canopies or in the cosy 17th century vaulted chamber where you can marvel at the splendid architecture of yesteryear. Chill out with friends in the contemporary styled upstairs private rooms or simply come for a drink at the bar. With unbeatable party packages and personalised service, The Fortress also specialises in organising private parties of any size, be it birthdays, hen & stag nights, staff parties, baby showers, graduations, engagement parties as well as smaller-scale weddings. Every detail is taken care of, be it decorations, themed cakes, dj or entertainment for your party! With the option of exclusively reserving the cool upstairs private rooms or the private courtyard, both with personalized music options, or maybe hosting your party on the ambient front terrace, you can be sure that your guests will be entertained and well-catered for by our friendly staff.

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