Les Deux Baronnes: "For the view.........." Valletta Restaurant Tip by leics

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This is an ordinary cafe, with an extraordinary setting. It has the most fabulous views of Valletta harbour and the Three Cities ...just wonderful.

And yet, and yet....when I visited (three times) in the course of an August week it was rarely very busy. I think, perhaps, visitors just do not notice it (locals know it's there, of course).

They serve normal cafe things (coffee, beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks etc) and also do a range of main courses.

The food is nothing special, but it is perfectly fine and very reasonably-priced.

One oddity is that, although your order is taken at the table you have to pay as you leave at the cash till in the kiosk.

I had a 'Maltese salad' one evening (see photo), ftira (Maltese bread) with aubergine/cheese and tuna/tomato/capers/olives (on separate pieces of bread) another. Both perfectly ok.

But what better than to eat your meal watching evening slowly fall across the water, watching the boats ply to and fro (from small, traditionally-painted oared fishing-boats to enormous Grimaldi-line lorry ferries and even bigger cruise ships), seeing the twinkling lights of the Three Cities gradually appear......lovely!

This place also offers a superb spot to watch the festa fireworks of the Three Cities. So much so that booking is advised on those nights.

Buy a beer or a coffee or something, sit at a table and just watch the watery world go by for a while.

To find it, stand with the entrance to Upper Barakka Gardens at your back, turn right, follow the road down and round and then turn right towards the entrance to the Salute Battery. You will actually go through the Les Deux Baronnes.

Address: Upper Street, Ursula Street
Comparison: N/A
Directions: ' Down the road of Upper Barakka Gardens' (from cafe info).
Phone: 2122 6718
Price: N/A
Rating: 4
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 30, 2009
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