Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tarxien wine bar

It-Tirx wine bar, Tarxien
Family-run wine bar serving platters, Maltese food, rabbit to order, buffet in winter. Private functions and art exhibitions. Roof terrace. 280 types of wine. Own label Tirx/Sant Anna wines.
The building dates from time of the Knights of St John, it was used to roast the corn before it went to be milled to be made into flour and eventually bread. 'Tirx' means large rock.
Directions - From Main Street just past Il-Kastell wine bar, come to San Bert chapel, just past it go up the side street called Triq il-Blata and it is just behind that. Alternatively: enter Tarxien from Paola, past local council, keep going straight at fork in road keeping the Stubbs' residence Villa Tarxien on your left, you will soon come to a chapel on your left, park there and go down Triq il-Blata.
Open Wed - Sat evenings only. Tel: 2180 0037, 7923 0808. 14, Triq Sant Anna, Tarxien.

Boathouse dining

La Vecchia Dogana restaurant.
Sa Maison, Pieta’. Tel 2122 6662. Open Mon-Sun, 10.30 - 14.30, 18.30 - 23.30.
You can’t miss it. It used to be a boathouse and is now beautifully lit up. On your way into Valletta from Msida it’s on the left, just before the Gozo ferry loads up with commercial vehicles and on your way up the hill to the police headquarters and the Curia. Coming from Blata l-Bajda, drive down as though going to Msida and turn round the Sa Maison roundabout. Don’t miss the turn or else you will have to go all the way to Msida church.