Valetta bars and places to eat.

#1
Going for a week in the near future. Was there in the 70's. I know about the "Pub" where Oliver Reed had his last run ashore filming Gladiator, and the GUT (Straight Street) any recommends, I seem to remember a place that ovelooks Grand Harbour which has great views and reasonable food and prices. Staying in St Julians so any recommends up that way appreciated as well.

TVM!
 
#2
Going for a week in the near future. Was there in the 70's. I know about the "Pub" where Oliver Reed had his last run ashore filming Gladiator, and the GUT (Straight Street) any recommends, I seem to remember a place that ovelooks Grand Harbour which has great views and reasonable food and prices. Staying in St Julians so any recommends up that way appreciated as well.

TVM!
@Ex Observer goes to Malta quite often. He might know where the best discotheques and knocking shops are.
 
#4
I've got to confess that I don't get to Valletta very often as I stay at the other end of the island. I went to The Pub for the only time in December and it is a shit hole. Our lass does like the postal museum next door though. The Circle Bar just round the corner from there is cheap and cheerful, and the grub is pretty good whenever I've been. Some of the other places that I've eaten at seem to have gone, or close for the winter. You could always try Burger King opposite the new parliament building if you get desperate.

Lots of "British" pubs in Buggiba if that is your thing.

If you end up on Gozo, the Jubilee Cafe in Victoria does nice food at a reasonable price.
 
#9
I was impressed with the price for the deal though - about £900 for the month inc flights? Amazing value
Sounds reasonable. I spent £300 for a week all inclusive in December. Had I booked a little earlier I could have had two weeks for £550. The hotel served the best all inclusive food that I've ever had and had several a la carte restaurants included in that with no restrictions on the number of visits.

I had lunch out on three days and spent €50 in total. The cheapest was a fitra and a beer at an outside place in Mdina for €10.
 

greyfergie

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#10
Sounds reasonable. I spent £300 for a week all inclusive in December. Had I booked a little earlier I could have had two weeks for £550. The hotel served the best all inclusive food that I've ever had and had several a la carte restaurants included in that with no restrictions on the number of visits.

I had lunch out on three days and spent €50 in total. The cheapest was a fitra and a beer at an outside place in Mdina for €10.
What a nice way to break winter up though
 
#11
When we were in Valetta about 4 yers ago we had an enjoyable meal in the Ordnance pub on Ordnance Street. Despite sounding like a Brit pub abroad, it is run by a local and was good value.
 
#15
And the food market on Merchant St has a load of different food styles.
 
#16
According to The Oracle (my dad), stay away from the big places on Republic St, the little ones are better. St. Julian's is miles better. Walk into Peaceville (pronounced Patchville) and there's as many late night drinking and eating places as you could ever want.

He lives in St Paul's Bay, but I've not been over there yet so I can't really comment on the nightlife.
 
#17
According to The Oracle (my dad), stay away from the big places on Republic St, the little ones are better. St. Julian's is miles better. Walk into Peaceville (pronounced Patchville) and there's as many late night drinking and eating places as you could ever want.

He lives in St Paul's Bay, but I've not been over there yet so I can't really comment on the nightlife.
Hate to nitpick o gastropod,but it's Paceville, pronounced 'Parchevill'.
The first UK-style chippy opened there in about 1962. (As a child it was a real treat to go there.)
 

MoleBath

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#18
Be careful of the local taxis , dirty, rude drivers and overcharge if they can get away with it , some of the larger hotels have their own cars and their smart M Benz is cheaper than the scabrous local taxis !
Food and drink are great value and trip advisor seems fairly accurate here
 
#19
There's not a lot overlooking Grand Harbour, to be honest; just a couple of small bars. All the main cafes and restaurants are in the middle of town.

Re St Julians - there are stacks of good eateries and bars around St Julians and Paceville (which blur into each other - St Julians bus stop is actually in Paceville). My favourite bar is Andrew's Bar, which is a nice old-fashioned place at the north end of St George's Bay beach (go from Paceville down the 'Street of Iniquity' (the narrow, stepped street lined with nightclubs and 'gentlemen's clubs - I'm no gentleman, so have never been in) and the beach is at the bottom of the hill; the bar is at the far end of the beach, on the Pembroke side). Decent beer and very decent food for very reasonable prices. My father-in-law drank there during the war! :)

My favourite restaurant is 'Maltese Mama's' in between Paceville and St Julian's (they are on the web - I forget the address) - exquisite traditional Maltese cooking and very reasonably priced.
 
#20
Hate to nitpick o gastropod,but it's Paceville, pronounced 'Parchevill'.
The first UK-style chippy opened there in about 1962. (As a child it was a real treat to go there.)
I copied and pasted it. He's not very good at speelung.
 

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