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A relaxed family affair at this restaurant in St. Julian’s

A relaxed family affair at this restaurant in St. Julian’s

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Le Bistro at Radisson St Julian’s launches a brand new menu… and we couldn’t be more excited

As summer fades to autumn, the hunt for cosy indoor eateries begins. This is when Le Bistro at the Radisson Blu St Julian’s comes to mind. A restaurant that is both sophisticated and a family affair. The décor here is stylish and modern yet homey with bright sunshine streaming in through the large windows in the afternoon and more of an elegant feel with dim lighting in the evenings. The warm atmosphere and the fact that they’ve recently launched a brand new menu of tantalising dishes and indulgences makes Le Bistro even more tempting to visit.

The cuisine is homey but classy, with Mediterranean dishes like pasta, meats, seafood and even Maltese specialities. While there are enough dishes on their brand new menu to tantalise even the most developed palate, flavours are simple and can be enjoyed by everyone. All ingredients are fresh and everything they offer is everything you’d expect to eat at home – just a lot more exciting, and with a little extra finesse.

The menu is filled with exciting offerings, making it extremely difficult to pick just one. However, going by the expert opinions of the attentive staff, my dinner date and I opted for the beef Carpaccio and pide ‘del bronte’ as starters. Pide ‘del bronte’ you ask? Turkish oval-shaped flatbread with Bolognian mortadella, Provolone cheese and pistachio. I absolutely loved this choice, and the fluffy sweetish dough with the cured meat and cheesy filling were a perfect match. The Carpaccio was a delight to the taste buds… thinly sliced beef Carpaccio accompanied with tasty mustard caviar and rosemary oil.

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For the mains we opted for two of the Maltese specialities… the spaghetti rabbit Maltese for me and calamari Maltese for my guest. According to my guest, the latter was “so delicious it should be illegal”… slow stewed calamari tubes stuffed with seafood, marjoram with an olive and caper sauce. An impressive combo that screams “ I am to be savoured”. My rabbit pasta was something else and just as satisfying… slow cooked rabbit belly with fava beans in a thyme and tomato sauce. I can say that this was one of the rare places where my all-time favourite tradtional dish was far superior.

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Of course, Le Bistro has other dishes that tempt, and having just scratched the surface of the menu, we will be back for their Domenica roast speciality next week.

This restaurant is the kind of place you want to be at that is not surrounded by loud music and crowded spaces but also makes for a good night out away from the hustle and bustle of St Julian’s. This is what I love the most about it.  The fact that guests can roll up their sleeves and eat non-fussily, and, at the same time, make an event of it. Not to mention that parking’s on the house!  So if you’re looking for a welcoming destination for superb dining at its best, look no further.

Le Bistro is open daily for lunch and dinner.
For reservations call on +356 2137 4894
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