I work in sales and part of my job is to entertain clients. I wanted to take a good and growing client to dinner somewhere fancy recently and was scouring the web for the most expensive restaurants in Malta. It’s actually really hard to find any restaurants in Malta where mains are more than the €20 – €30 range so I ended up going for one of the best rated instead, Salt Kitchen & Lounge in St Paul’s Bay.
Salt Kitchen Malta: The Location
St Paul’s Bay is not a location in Malta I think of when I think of fine dining or special occasions but I’m really happy that I put my judgement aside and booked the table. We went on a week day and I’m terribly British in that I still like to eat before the more Mediterranean time of 9PM. So the place was empty.
Salt Kitchen Malta: The Staff
They didn’t have a drink or cocktail menu which was disappointing however they assured me that it’s coming soon. I hope it does, so that I can go back and test out a Cosmo. The place looks very modern but with a timeless feel, the decor was classy but subtle. We had a table right by the kitchen, which features a big glass window so you can see your food being prepared; I love that!
The staff were attentive and friendly and served everything in a timely manner. I love when restaurants give you time between starters and mains, but not so much time that your stomach starts to rumble and they really hit the sweet spot.
Salt Kitchen, St Paul’s Bay: Menu and Food
The menu at Salt Kitchen was short, which I prefer, but with enough choice. I went for:
- Starter: Scottish Scallops
- Main: Paccheri Gragnano (pasta with braised lamb shank and aged parmesan)
- Dessert: Mini Donuts
I am not a good food photographer so I’m sorry for the lack of shots but every single dish was so instagrammable. The donuts won presentation of the night though and everything was delicious. The food looked great and tasted even better.
My only complaint about Salt Kitchen Malta, would be the location. There is nothing much more around there, so if you wanted to make a night of it and go for some drinks before or after, there isn’t much choice around and for me, it costs €25 in a taxi there and €25 in a taxi back from Msida, which makes it an expensive night out, but the ambiance, food and service make it worth if for celebrations and treating clients. I’ll absolutely be going back!