So we wanted to choose somewhere highly recommended for a special occasion; it was very tucked away in a residential road. No views; and really looked like a neighbourhood restaurant/ bar from the outside. The directions "up the road from HSBC" is right, but keep walking to the end of the road. We didn't book a table, but were seated right away. Good start. The restaurant is small, about 15, and on that evening was 90% full. Not surprising with the reviews. I thought the lighting was a bit bright for the type of restaurant and perhaps a bit stiff in presentation. We were offered a aperitif on arrival; and had a fresh peach prosecco cocktail. We had to wait awhile for the menus, but the waitress apologised for the delay. The menu is small and changes daily -- the sample menu on their website, is possibly the lower priced choices. For starters we had the soup and an asparagus option. Again the wait was very long; we were offered an amuse bouche. It was lovely. When the starters arrived. Both were very nice; great presentation and flavour. Again, the wait was very long between starters and mains. We had time to see a number of other dishes which all looked very nice -- ranging from steaks to fish. I had the roasted pork belly and rabbit; the pork wasn't cooked to my liking. The skin was still very soft, but the meat was cooked well. The rabbit was nice, although the way it was butchered meant that there were a number of little bones. Overall it was flavour-full. My partner had the lamb. This was definitely over-cooked. A shame for such a cut. He didn't want to finish, and when I tasted, I had to agree. Not great for €28 for the dish. both mains were very rich; and with the length of time it took, we didn't want desert. In the end we paid €110 for 2 aperitifs, 2 starters, 2 mains, a bottle of wine and a bottle of water; over 3 hours. We ate out every night we were in Malta. And this one really didn't meet the feel and flavour of the others we tried. It wasn't a bad meal, just over priced for what it was and the slow service. I wouldn't go back again.
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