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Chez Cyrille, Cordial restaurant

Old theater street | across Manoel theater in the heart of Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #41 of 158 Restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Shoreham by Sea, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I really enjoyed lunch at this tiny restaurant just off one of the main streets. The food is fresh and good value. I had the Risotto Nero from the specials board. This was the blackest Risotto Nero I have ever had, full of flavour and almost too much to eat. Delicious coffee.

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We ate at this restaurant a couple years ago on our first visit to Malta and loved it so much we looked it up the second time. The chef had taken the frogs' legs off the menu but she still had some upon request, and they were as good as we remembered. We ordered the barracuda and sea bass for... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This was one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had. The food was very poor. They managed to burn the Bruschetta, which was one of our starters. We selected a fish dish for two, which turned out to be one fish, plumped with little care on top of a watery potato stew. The passable parts of the meal were... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I really wanted to like this restaurant but we were disappointed. I would say it's a good place to eat seafood but don't go if you want anything else. We ordered something and were then told they didn't have it. They suggested lamb instead so my partner ordered that and I had a marinière of the day's shellfish. The marinière... More

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Wiltshire UK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Very excited by our first venture out into Valletta we found this restaurant by wandering up towards the main Piazza. It looked quaint warm and welcoming with a small select menu of local fresh fish and also offering Gluten free options which swung our decision to eat here as my partner is Gluten intolerant. The restaurant had a single table... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Dropped in on a lunch time for a coffee and ended up going back in the evening. We got there early (luckily) as very soon after, all tables were occupied. You can book, and in the more popular times I would advise that you do. A great atmosphere in cosy, but not too cosy conditions. The tables are placed with... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

the chef made us a special scallop bisque with pappardelle, absolutely wonderful, nothing was too much. My daughters sea bass was delightful too

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Qawra, Malta
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Great place, food, atmosphere and very friendly staff... Would go over and over again! Highly recommended, the prices are very reasonable.

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Sliema, Malta
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Located in the center of Valetta (close to city gate). This small restaurant is always full and it's not surprising. The clients are regulars and also tourists. Very good food and service !!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Went there (supposedly French restaurant) after the teatre as all other restaurantsi n the area were full. Restricted menu with over inflated prices and surly service from a Spanish waitress. Small portions, uninterestinglly presented & rather tasteless. - The wine list "complimented" the evening with similar restricted choice and high prices. Pity because it was an excellent concert marred only... More

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