Balluta Bay is found on the North-East coast of Malta within the touristy town of St Julian’s. The Balluta Bay area is a scenic place that includes a view of the sandy beach and the beautiful Neo-Gothic Carmelite Church. In the Balluta Bay area, one can find a vast selection of restaurants and cafes that one can enjoy after a day by the beach or for a day or night out. My top favorite restaurants in this area include Wigi’s Kitchen, Crudo, Boccino, NAAR, and Peperoncino.
NAAR is an amazing resto-bar located at a great Instagrammable location. This is because NAAR is located in the perfect location and has an outstanding view of Balluta Bay and Carmelite Church. At this resto-bar, one can enjoy great food along with a delicious cocktail- or two. In fact, at NAAR there is the option to enjoy happy hour every Monday to Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm, except for public holidays where one can enjoy an offer of 2 for 1 on selected cocktails!
In addition, you can start your weekend on a good note since on both Saturdays and Sundays there is a bottomless weekend brunch from 11 am to 1 pm. During the bottomless weekend brunch, one can enjoy a tasty breakfast along with an unlimited amount of cocktails and prosecco! Despite being a busy resto-bar, the staff always make sure that they are helpful and they also provide a great service.
Boccino is another one of the restaurants located right next to Balluta Bay. I love Boccino because it is a very cute, cozy, and charming restaurant where one can also enjoy the lovely Balluta Bay view while enjoying delicious food. I love their tasty, delicious, and filling pizzas and ftiras. In addition to the great food, the service is great as well. The staff is absolutely lovely, patient, and very helpful.
Wigi’s Kitchen is another great restaurant which is located in Balluta Bay right next to Boccino. Only meat and fish are found in the main course which is updated every single day on weekdays! The food at Wigi’s is full of flavor and mouth-watering. This is reflected in the 4.7 stars on Google Reviews! The restaurant itself is small and cozy. In addition, the staff provides a great service, therefore make sure that you make a table reservation in advance.
Crudo is another awesome restaurant that you should visit. I find it an excellent place to go for brunch or even for a coffee with your friends. My favorite picks from their menu are their exquisite focaccias. Suppose you are trying to find healthy options which are delicious and affordable. In that case, Crudo has a vast range of absolutely delicious salads, smoothies, and even fresh juices. You can drop by Crudo and enjoy their amazing food, every day of the week. This is because Crudo is open every day from half past seven in the morning until nine o’clock in the evening.
The final place that I recommend for you to try in this list, is Peperoncino. I love the fact that the food is always nicely presented and very yummy. My personal favorite is the great pasta, especially the flavourful Garganelli Calamari. Those who have a gluten intolerance, they can choose to get gluten-free pasta! The restaurant itself has a lovely and serene atmosphere with a hospitable staff that provides awesome service!
Summary of the best restaurants in Balluta Bay Malta
Whether you are going out for a special occasion, a casual hangout, or want to eat something after a day by the beach, this list has something for all! I hope that you will have a great time and enjoy great food