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Legligin

117/119, Santa Lucia Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #32 of 158 Restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $32
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The quaint wine bar in Strada Sta Lucia in Valletta where the good flowing wine is exalted by Chris' unique culinary delights. Legligin is a concept restaurant and wine bar. Our €20 per person tasting menu includes Maltese and other Mediterranean dishes. There is no a la carte menu... Just sit back, relax, and let us feed you, the Legligin way.
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The quaint wine bar in Strada Sta Lucia in Valletta where the good flowing wine is exalted by Chris' unique culinary delights. Legligin is a concept restaurant and wine bar. Our €20 per person tasting menu includes Maltese and other Mediterranean dishes. There is no a la carte menu... Just sit back, relax, and let us feed you, the Legligin way.
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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had the pleasure of stumbling across this gem of a restaurant when we visited Malta in July (sadly due to ill health I have been unable to review sooner). It was undoubtedly the best meal we had during our stay in both Malta and Gozo, to the extent that I recommended it to every other traveller we came across.... More

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Charmouth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After reading a previous report I was unsure about going, but can only guess it was some local competitor who is frightened about quality food. Chris and his staff were great. Food was excellent and I'm a qualified chef. Presentation was superb and wine was very nice. It's been a long, long time since I've enjoyed and eaten so much... More

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Malta
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The owner Chris ... When i asked what the tasting platter consisted of, he replied "there is enough food to go around u can PIG OUT" Gnocchi served straight from Lidle packs, Vine leaves from cans. My wife was very upset when she saw a COCKROACH in the food. Over and above, whilst looking for the powder room, my wife... More

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Chris-Legligin, Owner at Legligin, responded to this review

Dear ...., I find it very strange and upsetting to say the least,that anyone would resort to such low and below-the-belt tactics in what is clearly an open attempt to attack and discredit me personally and my establishment.I unreservedly deny the veracity of all your allegations. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

we had dinner tonight, many maltese gluttonies served like a tapas. Food was great and service as well. staff served us different types of speciality, fish,meat and vegetable. Even the salad was super... if you don't trust me you should try! i suggest to stop here and take a lovely dinner.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very tasty and mixed tapas along with wide selection of Maltese and abroad wines served in great atmosphere and in very nice place located on one of the side streets of Valletta should equals to fantastic way of spending your evening with friends or family and this is really it! Been there 3 times and will be once again for... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Just after you step foot into the charming bistro, you just know it's going to be good! There is a set menu & you have no idea what you will get. For is, this was one of the great surprises! The meal itself was outstanding! We had over 10 different tapas like dishes. The owner was very friendly & we... More

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Warwickshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant whilst winding our way around Valletta's streets one evening and we asked a couple who had just left what it was like, they said it was very nice so we went in and gave it a try, we had never done a taster menu before and didn't know what to expect. We were very pleasantly... More

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7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

As an erstwhile fan of this restaurant it's a shame to write this, but they have over stretched themselves recently. Legligin was a great wine bar and ventured into food a few years ago. Originally, it was small tasty plates, but my recent experience was poor. Some of the starters were direct from Lidl packets (we all know, because those... More

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Halifax, NS
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is another of Valletta's tiny bistros where reservations are a must. You come to Legligin for a dining "experience." It describes itself as a tasting menu. There is no menu per se. You're seated & the courses begin. You don't have any idea of how many or what. In the end we had 13 of 14. As we don't... More

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Milton Keynes Uk
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Every so often you find one of those places where everything is perfect....the food, the service, the friendliness and passion of the owners, and the price! Go to this place - eat, experience, enjoy!!

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