You know what it’s like. You go on holiday somewhere new, you spend the first few days getting to know where everything is & on your last day you find the best bar or restaurant in the area. The trouble is, you’ve already spent more than you needed to in other establishments for what you now know wasn’t as good. How frustrating. Well, if you are coming to the popular Malta holiday resort of St Paul’s Bay, which incorporates Qawra and Bugibba too, then I can offer you a head start. All of those listed below have been tried & tested on many occasions by both myself & friends and we have been objective about them all. Please note also that they are listed alphabetically & not in any priority order.
ALEX BAR, Qawra, Malta:- With a very friendly English owner called Ray. it’s a small bar but has a large raised terrace with umbrellas which is very popular. A smart, clean bar with reasonable prices.
(The) BELL PUB & RESTAURANT, Qawra, Malta:- A bar with adjoining dining section which has a long standing reputation for serving drinks & excellent meals at very cheap prices. English run by Mark & Alison, it’s a very clean pub with friendly staff. English traditional cuisine served all day including an excellent fried breakfast. Entertainment, quiz & bingo evenings held regularly.
CAPU VINO WINE CAFE & WINE BAR, Bugibba, Malta:- Just off the main square, you’ll find this very smart cafe/wine bar offering a very relaxed atmosphere. An excellent choice of wines accompanied by a choice of platters, salads and cakes. A refreshing change in the heart of Bugibba. Professional service with a smile is guaranteed.
GREAT MEALS DINER & TAKE AWAY, Bugibba, Malta:- Burgers, fried chicken, pizza, in fact most types of fast food served every evening til late. Very good quality at very low prices & by far the best in the area. The owners David & Joseph provide an excellent service too.
MISTY BLUE SPORTS BAR & DINER, Bugibba, Malta:- Completely refurbished in 2008, this extremely large bar is an outstanding venue to watch live sport. 2 giant screens & 14 TV’s ensure the perfect vantage point. Good food served all day and professional staff led by Ruben.
MUNCHIES SHACK BAR, Bugibba, Malta:- A fun pub with a great atmosphere. All sport shown plus live entertainment most evenings. A busy bar expertly run by David, Nathalie & Chris.
RUBEN’S DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT, Qawra, Malta:- A well established restaurant of the highest quality. The owner, Ruben, has taken pride in providing the very best food over many years. A superb meal and plenty of it. Very popular with the Maltese people & tourists alike.
SIMON’S ‘ELVIS TRIBUTE BAR’, Qawra, Malta:- Quality entertainment every night of the week including 2 shows by the best Elvis tribute act on the Island. A warm welcome from Simon & Josie. There’s no entrance fee & it’s very popular so get there early or book in advance.
TAVERN INN BAR & RESTAURANT, Qawra, Malta:- A restaurant with a very friendly atmosphere & an excellent reputation for quality food & value for money. Entertainment every evening too. Your hosts are Robbie & Jane.
WOODHUT PUB & DINER, Qawra, Malta:- One of the best sports bars & diners in Malta showing just about every live event. Ably run by Maltese owner Ray Micallef, an excellent chef who’s menu has something for everyone and all at the right prices.
These are by no means all of the eating & drinking places worth a visit on your Malta holiday but certainly 10 of the best ones.