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$17 - $54
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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A small quiet bistro in French style which is informal yet elegant, with contemporary furnishings, subtle lighting and soft background music. The highl...
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tasting menu was a true pleasure for the pallet. Such a skillful sommelier and a true piece of art in the setting of the menu.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

so I change my reservation multiple times where I basically got to know the manager Ana. thank goodness I found one of my Tourmates, who was also solo-traveling to join me for dinner. to be mindful, there are only two menus,a tasting menu and set...menu. we chose the tasting menu which consisted of three course meal, which was excellent. A little charming restaurant in Sliema with good food, good wine, and good service!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 29, 2022 via mobile

One of the bests selections of wines on island and amazing food ! Cozy atmosphere and friendly staff. Never was a fun of risotto but I just loved it !

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 31, 2022 via mobile

Great food and very friendly staff. They even figured out a meal to our 9 year old daughter, even though they didn't have a childrens menu. Also they had a massive wine list.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 20, 2022 via mobile

Expected an excellent dinner out at the Michelin star restaurant during our holiday, took my 12 y.o. kid as well to introduce her fine dining. First of all - sommelier has appeared to recommend the wine. Well, good start, asked about our preferences, no wine...list was offered though, came back with just 3 bottles of French red, no budget suggestion. Ok, didn’t mind to pay for the good one. But few minutes after the choice was made he came back to let us know that the price for the bottle we’ve chosen was increased by 25%. Never happened to me in any restaurants before. Also every time the wine was being poured into the glasses the bottle was taking away from the table to the bar (?) while the bottle of wine ordered by next table was left on that table. Anyway, the wine was very good as well as food followed by. But what I noticed that we haven’t finished the bottle before our empty glasses were taking away. I thought maybe I was wrong but my friend who was with me confirmed my suspicion and she was surprised as well that the sommelier hasn’t poured the rest of the wine during his last approach as the amount left in the bottle was quite small to leave. That fact was mentioned to the staff member, the sommelier turned out very quickly to tell us in a very protective manner that our bottle is empty, we have finished it and assured that the staff don’t finish customers drinks. Very unprofessional, total disappointment, haven’t left tips for the first time in yearsMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 4, 2022 via mobile

We choosed the set Dinner and were very satisfied. Great variety of wines, perfect and very friendly service.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 2, 2022 via mobile

The food is amazing, local and lovingly prepared. And with 613 wines and a sommelier who is at the top of his game, you cannot go wrong with the wine paring. Add to this attentive and cheerful service, and you’ve got a strong competitor for...the best restaurant in Malta.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic dinner. Amazing food and attention to detail. Impeccable service and top wines. Highly recommended. One of the best restaurants in malta

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 30, 2022 via mobile

I had been there early in the year and had an amazing meal and was looking forward to another wonderful experience but I have to say this dinner was disappointing. The amuse bouche of carrot was insipid; the octopus starter was nothing to write home...about and the main meal, which flavour wise was lovely, was ruined because it was minuscule! The fillet of fish was literally 6 x 9 cm at best and the potato, yes potato was the size of a 2 cent coin. Needless to say we left hungry and with a heft bill .More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 28, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic food, these guys know flavours, the octopus was gorgeous and sweet well cooked, the lamb and puddings perfect You have to visit, service spot and n

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022

I don't usually review restaurants buy I could not keep this experience to myself. I was introduced to Fernando's by one of my friends. He had been telling me about this Michelin star restaurant for quite some time. Every second of the evening was perfect....From the Maltese Gin and tonic we had before we sat at the table to the small bites offered by the chef, the out of this world risotto and the perfectly cooked lamb (and by the way I'm not a fan of lamb. I ordered it because my friend convinced me to). The wine list!! Oh my God!! It looks more like an encyclopedia of wines. Divided in three volumes with wines from all around the Globe, even England :) (I love everything that is British by the way) I am sure I never saw such a range of wines in one restaurant. The service was also perfect. Every dish was explained into detail. I was also impressed by the small towels in the bathrooms. The nice small bathroom also blends well with amazing experience you get at this restaurant. Highly recommended!! Well done Fernando's!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 17, 2022 via mobile

I ate here with my two local customers on the island. The food and wine was really nice, as was the service. Really enjoyed my evening here.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed May 16, 2022

Great praise for the kitchen and the food but unfortunately the service was not on par with the food. Few times we feel like we were at a disadvantage or directly invisible. It was difficult to get in touch with the staff, the instructions on...wines were deficient, several times we sat with empty glasses and finally we had to ask for bill 3 times. The staff were in no doubt about our dissatisfaction but seemed indifferent. That is a redo.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 6, 2022 via mobile

Hoping this was going to be a gastronomic delight.One waitress very pretentious, with an air of superiority.Scalded my husband for pouring his own wine.Which made him feel quite uncomfortable.His starter of scallops,was probably not even 1 small scallop,chopped so small he couldn't tell the difference...between the scallop and chopped onion,this was all hidden by a layer of what looked and tasted like kettle crisps,all together of mediocre flavour.My prawn pasta was tasty,but the flavours didn't blow me away.The lamb I ordered was OK,not alot of flavour.The beef my husband ordered also lacked flavour,which was accompanied by 1 small potato each ,which was bland.The beetroot wrapped ricotta parcel was a tasty bite.The other 2 waiting on staff were very pleasant and helpful.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 12, 2022 via mobile

The best Michelin Star Restaurant in Malta by far. We were a bit disappointed regarding high cuisine in Malta after experiencing the insipid and expensive ION menu, but Fernando gave us a new opportunity to reconciliate ourselves with local stars. Fernando menu is just excellent,...powerful in creativity and balance, blending local touch with the latest international trends. Laszlo is clearly a cheff to watchMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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fernandõ gastrotheque is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5