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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful relaxing evening. Food was imaginative and delicious and service impeccable. Of course understandably portions and prices are Michelin standard but the flavours and explanations of each course made the evening also entertaining. A good night out.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for my birthday as a special treat. Staff were exceptional. We were so well looked after. The food was extremely delicious and beautiful to look at. We had the seven course dinner which took an extremely long time to get through but it was...worth itMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022 via mobile

Very disappointed to be honest. Was at the restaurant at about 8:45pm. Ordered 3 course meal. The bread took ages to be severed and the first plate was served between 35/40 mins. Second plate took about 35mins to be served also. Ordered fresh local fish...and no one bothered to inform us about what type of fish it was and it was served super dry and very chewy. One of us did not even take a desert because it was already very late. The restroom was not functioning and had to go down to the hotel to make use of the bathroom. Everyone at the restaurant was complaining, so the vibe wasn’t great.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 19, 2022 via mobile

What an amazing experience. Place: Super beautiful! Spacious and quiet. Service: Superb! All staff knew what they were doing and all were so knowledgable and helpful. Food: OMG the food 😍 We took the future menu and it was a journey throughout. The presentation was...beautiful and most importantly the tastes were outstanding. It's a great place where you go, enjoy your evening, relax and enjoy every plate that comes your way. This was an experience, you definitely achieved your goal here. BAHIA, you will definitely see us again. Keep up the good work!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

Exceptional dining experience starting from the bread and the amazing french butter, followed amazing courses. The service, flavour profile and presentation are set to the highest of standards and curated by a great team. A truly memorable experience and a lovely journey through the senses!...Well done!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 27, 2021

I went to Bahia tonight and based on the reviews the bar was high but I have say that my experience exceeded even my very high expectations. The atmosphere is stylish and not overly formal (which I prefer). The food is incredibly thoughtful, innovative and...out right delicious. This is not one of those Faberge egg type of dining experiences where you get two bites and leave hungry. This is exceptional food that leaves you feeling fulfilled as you work to identify what subtle ingreedents were being combined to create each dish Service was warm, professional and right on the mark.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 26, 2021

It felt a lot like pretentious blubber and presentation, minute portions not delivering their worth in size or taste. 33 euro for a 2inch piece of fried red snapper with a few plain chickpeas does not cut it for me. We also waited for well...over an hour to be served the main meal. Sorry, felt like I was being taken for a ride!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 21, 2021 via mobile

This was not my first visit to bahia but we had not been there in a while. Its always nice to explore the menu and decide what to take. It was obvious from the beginning that each dish was immaculately conceived and prepared and I...simply can’t state any fault in the design, presentation, execution, and most importantly flavour of ANY of the dishes. They were all utterly fabulous and the service was so amazing that it made every dish taste better. Every single dish was a beautifully done, tasted wonderful and I simply did not want this experience and afternoon to finish. In fact, I actually got a little down half way through the meal as I knew it was not going to go on forever – I could have comfortably stayed in the bahia indoor courtyard being served those sorts of creations in the company shared for another day.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 16, 2021 via mobile

We went to Bahia for a rare night out without the kids but with another two couples and we didn't regret out choice. The restaurant is set in a lovely old property with simple but warm decor, the service was impeccable and we all loved...each and every dish, especially the utilisation of local products. Definately worth the Michelin star.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 13, 2021 via mobile

Our dining experience was amazing. You fully deserve your Michelin star.The concept is smart and we loved the drawer where you can choose your eating tools 😋 Food was absolutely fantastic and your maître d’hôtel very kind. Wine pairing was original and worked well. In...our word: bravo! We will be back next time we travel to Malta. All the best!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 6, 2021 via mobile

Based on the positive reviews and the Michelin stark we came with high expectations, which unfortunately were not met. First of all, one of our party is vegetarian, which so far has never been an issue anywhere. At Bahia we were told that either all...four of us eat the vegan menu or all of us the meat menu. No Mixing. Hä? Seriously??? After begging them for mercy they exchanged for our veggie daughter the main meat course against a strange taste „potato dish“ and for the other meat course simply the meat (lamb ham) was left out. For the dishes of the journey through time, the rabbit and the dessert were good, all others just ok, nowhere at the level that we usually see in Michelin stared restaurants. We noticed that the raw materials were good and fresh but rather low–cost (barley, pickles, rabbit, red snapper, …), maybe except for the single sashimi scallop in 2nd course. For the wine pairing, we found it a bit odd that after vermouth and sparkling wine a bottle of craft beer was served, followed by wines for the rest of the menu. I think most people have learned at some stage in life that mixing drinks like this usually results in a headache….More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 1, 2021

It has been quite a while since we went to Bahia but we were defiently not disappointed by the quality of the food being served and the service. New menu which did not let anyone down. Everything prepared to perfection. Every plate an inspiration based...on history. Local barley with lamb bacon starter was a favourite whilst the venison was prepared to perfection. What about the desert ? Preparation of local delicacy, imqaret, recommended. Will be back sooner rather than later.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 29, 2021

We had a wonderful dining experience. The food was exquisite, impecable service and great atmosphere. We will definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends and will come back on our next visit to Malta. Cheers!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 26, 2021

A big thank you to the team at Bahia! We had a wonderful dinner - scallops, truffle snail pasta and venison were favourites. Friendly, attentive service. You really can't go wrong with this one! If you go nowhere else, go here.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 22, 2021 via mobile

It is very rare that I write a poor review. But unfortunately we were just really disappointed with Bahia and I honestly can’t see (based on the meal we had) why it has a Michelin star. I will start with the positives though - the...website was really user friendly and well laid out. The staff explained the concept of the tasting menu well. The concept itself was really unique and creative and lovely that it honoured the history of Malta. The building and setting was quaint and cosy and felt romantic. The tables had an exciting little drawer for your cutlery! The tasting menu came with a beverage pairing which included vermouth and IPA lager. Not my favourites but it was quirky and matched well with the food. The not so positives - the fish of the day was red snapper and it was so over cooked I honestly couldn’t finish it. It was really chewy. I never normally would leave food even if I don’t really like it but this honestly wasn’t right to have been served in any restaurant let alone a Michelin starred one. The other courses then just weren’t that nice. The lamb bacon was a nice concept but just tasted like burnt lamb fat. The best courses were the bread course and the dessert but they were nowhere near tasty enough to justify a star. We had been to another Michelin star restaurant a couple of nights before (under grain) and that was outstanding and also to one only mentioned in the Michelin guide (golden fork which was gorgeous food) so maybe our expectations had been lifted too high. But we eat regularly in Michelin star places and know what good tastes like and this unfortunately just didn’t meet that standard. I hate to write a bad review of a place especially after Covid when so many restaurants have suffered. But this is my honest assessment. There were quite uneven gaps in the courses - our first one came really quickly before we had even finished our first drink and then a couple of really long waits. The waiting staff didn’t ask us how our courses were during the meal - not even when I had left half my fish (only asked at the end which was our favourite) and so I didn’t end up pointing it out as all they could have done was offer a discount. We paid in full anyway with a tip as I hope this was just a blip. Or maybe this is just true Maltese food and maybe I’m just not being open minded enough. But we had been on a Maltese food tour on another evening and enjoyed that food. I know Bahia are moving soon to Corinthia Palace (gorgeous hotel) and hopefully a meeting venue might be a fresh start for them. But unfortunately this wasn’t for us.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Camilleri_3, Agency / Consultant at Bahia, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2021

Dear guest, Thank you for the feedback published and for the positive elements you found during your experience. We sincerely apologise if we haven't met your expectations. Over the past 5 years, we have worked very hard to provide our guests with a holistic experience...More

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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5