Wine bars have always been popular in Valletta – but now a new innovative generation is taking over and some chefs are opening their own, there is excellent food on offer as well.
We pick out 5 of the best!
Minutes away from the City Gate, and perfect for a pre- or post- evening out, Trabuxu is the preferred hangout for the local bohemian crowd, where you can easily mingle with locals and get to know whats happening! With a selection of the best wines both local and foreign, it also offers homemade bites – dips, pates and fondues.
1 Triq id-Dejqa Valletta
Chef Chris’s wine-bar annex to his bistro offers a great opportunity to sample his cooking without having to book a table at the restaurant. The wine bar has a tapas menu with a tantalising Maltese local flavour. Great atmosphere for a relaxing evening out!
Legligin 119, St.Lucy Street, Valletta
Casual setting with breathtaking views of the Grand Harbour.
Close to the steps leading to Victoria Gate, corner with St Ursula Street, Valletta
Having the best address in town says a lot about Charles Grech’s bar in the main pedestrian area of the city.It has an air of old school elegance and charm which is now slowly picking up. Importers of fine wines and spirits you can also visit their boutique wine cellar, and choose from their best selection of wines. It is without doubt the best place for a late afternoon aperitif !
10 Republic Street Valletta
Located in Strait Street, once the red light district of Valletta is the popular bistro à vins that has a fine setting in an underground Maltese stone cellar. The menu sources from the best local produce. Typical dishes include squid-ink tortellini filled with prawns in an olive oil broth, and of course Gozitan cheese!
Strait street Valletta