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Wedding Aniv. - Birthday Dinner

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Wedding Aniv. - Birthday Dinner

On the 2nd June it will be our 2nd wedding aniversary and my husband's 52nd birthday - yes we married on his 50th... I digress...

Although we are staying at the Coastline Hotel on HB basis I'd love to take him out to dinner that evening... Ideally we'd like a restaurant that serves delicious food and wine in a romantic setting without being overly formal.

I've looked at the Xara Palace menu - and although looks delicious it's too fussy and formal for our taste - we want somewhere quite, tasteful and where Graham won't feel out of place wearing short sleeve shirts and thin cotton slacks and sandals.

Any recommendations anyone? :)

TIA

Wendy

xx

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1. Re: Wedding Aniv. - Birthday Dinner

Hi Wendy

I can suggest the Blue Elephant Thai at the Hilton.

This has been voted the most romantic place to eat on Malta.

It really is the kind of place that you would go to for special occasions and the food is outstanding.

hiltonworldresorts.com/360/…BlueElephant.html

If Thai is not your thing get down to Spinola Bay in St Julians

www.panoround.com/malta/maltafullscr1b.html

Plenty of places to eat.

Barracuda has a great reputation but several others are also pretty good.

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2. Re: Wedding Aniv. - Birthday Dinner

hi there wendy darling

you may like to check out the gilleru in st. pauls bay it's not far from the coastline.

it's on a jetty going out into the sea with fishing boats tying up to it

the food is great lovely fish and a fantastic ambience and fantastic views across the bay

have a great holiday

alan

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3. Re: Wedding Aniv. - Birthday Dinner

A couple of my favourite restaurants are "Nostalgia" on the main road through St Paul's Bay, and "Il Veccja" which sits at the above the water on the Xemjia side of St Paul's bay.

A bit further afield for you, but I think equally as good is "Rebekah's" which is up a back street in Melleiha.

Of these, my pick would be Nostalgia

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4. Re: Wedding Aniv. - Birthday Dinner

To clarify where "Il Veccja" is, it is in St Paul's Bay, but about the last building on the right as you leave heading towards Xemjiha

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5. Re: Wedding Aniv. - Birthday Dinner

You are very close to a couple of the places I like to go for dinner for special occasions.

The first is in Qawra close to the Santana Hotel and is called the Overflow. Has not only traditional Maltese cuisine but also steaks of varying style (my preference is the "Reef Steak" with mussels, prawns etc as a sauce). It is also very reasonably priced and has been family run for a number of years.

The other is in Bugibba and is called "Venus" it is located at the back of the square not far from the taxi rank and HSBC Bank. The food is more on the lines of "posh" cuisine but a very nice place for a romantic dinner. In June you should have no problem getting a table but later in the summer you would definitely need to pre-book.

Happy Anniversary and enjoy.

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6. Re: Wedding Aniv. - Birthday Dinner

I already recommended the Dolce Vita restaurant in st. julians in another posting and i think that it would fit in your needs. On teh other hand, as regards food and hospitality I find Rubino in Valletta to be excellent. Ask for Julian, the owner and he will take care of you!

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7. Re: Wedding Aniv. - Birthday Dinner

Blue Elephant every time - its fantastic. UN-believable service - very romantic - wonderful.

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8. Re: Wedding Aniv. - Birthday Dinner

For something really special, you could try the Black pearl a restaurant onboard a permanently moored yacht/schooner. Sorry I have no info for it - just saw it in a wedding venue brochure!

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9. Re: Wedding Aniv. - Birthday Dinner

There is also the Savini restaurant in Qawra. Its like a farmhouse with a winebar downstairs where you can have a drink before dinner, order and then go upstairs to the table. It is very romantic. I went there for my 1st anniversary which also happens to be on my husband's birthday!

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10. Re: Wedding Aniv. - Birthday Dinner

sorry I forgot you can also visit this site which is very helpful:

visitmalta.com/en/…rech_restaurant.html