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Chez Cyrille, Cordial restaurant

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French, Mediterranean, Latvian
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 188
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
French Restaurant not to be missed in the middle of Valetta

Happened upon Chez Cyrille by accident, just liked the menu and feel of the place. Lucked out and we were right. A local expat, who was eating there, claimed it is one of the best in Malta, and by the time we finished lunch we agreed. A local Malta white wine, homemade ravioli, tagliatelle with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
tomshiff
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YVR
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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YVR
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Happened upon Chez Cyrille by accident, just liked the menu and feel of the place. Lucked out and we were right. A local expat, who was eating there, claimed it is one of the best in Malta, and by the time we finished lunch we agreed. A local Malta white wine, homemade ravioli, tagliatelle with fresh scallops and a light... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic lunch at Chez Cyrille. Fresh fish and seafood cooked with care and love. We will return when we are in Malta next time.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I've eaten here quite a few times with a number of visiting clients, colleagues and friends but having only recently signed up for a Tripadvisor account, last night's visit now gives me an excuse to pen a review. This is the sort of place a visitor to the city might never come across or might walk past without a second... More 

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32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were squeezed in at a round table feeling a bit like elephants in a china store, but once we were seated, the wine was poured and the dinner served, it went from small to intimate. The cuisine is French, the quality high and the taste authentic. With a loud cook, the sound of pots and pans in the downstairs... More 

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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, Latvian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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