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Chez Cyrille, Cordial restaurant

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Old theater street | across Manoel theater in the heart of Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
0035621239576
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: At Cordial Restaurant, Chef Cyrille cooks with the passion and the genuine...
At Cordial Restaurant, Chef Cyrille cooks with the passion and the genuine love expressing tradition, culture and delicacy in her food and dishes. Our menu changes according to the fresh local produce ,our mission is to serve food the old traditional way cooked a la minute and bursting with flavours and originality.Chef Cyrille has been delighting clients for the last 25 years, acquiring diversity with extensive travelling and having worked in kitchens world wide. Under her patronage Cordial restaurant has been flourishing for the last seven years.At Cordial the satisfaction of our clients is the successful fullfilment of all the staff that are there to give a magical dining experience.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 184
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the best restaurants in Valletta

We turned up without a reservation but we were accommodated. The food was fantastic. Perfectly cooked steak and delicious dauphinoise potatoes The service was friendly and efficient. I would definitely go back again. Great value for money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
sarahbeanz
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London
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We turned up without a reservation but we were accommodated. The food was fantastic. Perfectly cooked steak and delicious dauphinoise potatoes The service was friendly and efficient. I would definitely go back again. Great value for money.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The food was good, but the atmosphere was far from cordial. There was an undercurrent of tension between the waitress and a slightly bedraggled patron who we took to be Cyrille. The latter would emerge from the kitchen to berate the waitress, and fill up diners` glasses with water, then later have a full-blown argument back in the kitchen. Diners... More 

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Dorset
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We went on here on a very cold night. The restaurant was warm and had a cosy feel to it and the service was friendly and the food was good.

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England
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Four of us went here and all had good meals - the French onion soup was the best I've ever tasted ( and I've tasted plenty!) One person had the mussels - we also had we also tried rabbit and the rack of lamb - all were delicious. Not overpriced compared with some.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and seeing all the great reviews and the good veggie options we decided to give it a go. On arrival we were pretty surprised by how small and intimate it was. The restaurant was already quite full and we were kind of squashed into a corner. We were given menus and we ordered... More 

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Malta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went in with quite high expectations. Found a completely empty restaurant (apart from the owner/chef/waitress) on a Friday night and were served burnt bread and oversized portions of pretty much flavourless food. Left having paid an exaggerated bill keeping in mind the experience. Do not intend to return. Seriously, Valletta has so much more to offer!

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Floriana, Malta
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Cyrille is a superb cook who also runs a restaurant, she is not a restaurant manager who also cooks. Consequently, there may be a hiccup every now and then but take it from me, a regular at this establishment, if you are a foodie and don't eat at Cyrille's you have missed the jackpot. The foie grass, monkfish, scallops in... More 

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Valletta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It was not my first time at Chez Cyrille and definitely not my last . It is one of the best (if not THE BEST) meals I have ever had. The foie gras is the best, everything else is also great. I could not resist having the rib eye cooked to prefection FOOD--- I'm afraid that's words simply cannot do... More 

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Inndyr
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Found this restaurant by accident, never regretted it. Langustines were superb, you should try it! We also had scallops with pasta,very good, but didn‘t match the lagustines.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We found this restaurant on our last visit to Valleta 4 years ago and it was first on our list for this visit - we were not disappointed. I had a wonderful fish soup to start, so full of flavour and with so many varieties of fish, each mouthful was a delight. My husband was equally complimentary about his calamari... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Old theater street | across Manoel theater in the heart of Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: 0035621239576

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

At Cordial Restaurant, Chef Cyrille cooks with the passion and the genuine love expressing tradition, culture and delicacy in her food and dishes. Our menu changes according to the fresh local produce ,our mission is to serve food the old traditional way cooked a la minute and bursting with flavours and originality.Chef Cyrille has been delighting clients for the last 25 years, acquiring diversity with extensive travelling and having worked in kitchens world wide. Under her patronage Cordial restaurant has been flourishing for the last seven years.At Cordial the satisfaction of our clients is the successful fullfilment of all the staff that are there to give a magical dining experience.

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