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Top Choice Mediterranean in Birkirkara & the Three Villages

Bahia

Named after a variety of oranges grown locally, Bahia is an innovative and stylish bistro near Lija's compact village square. Look forward to just 12 seasonal dishes. Seafood highlights could include red prawn and c…
Historic Building in Birkirkara & the Three Villages

Villa Bologna

This baroque 18th-century mansion in Attard, still owned and inhabited by the same family who built it, has wonderful gardens whose greenery is like balm to the eyes; there were some lovely features added in the 192…
Gardens in Birkirkara & the Three Villages

San Anton Palace & Gardens

The early 17th-century San Anton Palace in Attard was the country mansion of Grand Master Antoine de Paule. It served as the official residence of the British Governor of Malta, and is now that of the Maltese presid…
Mediterranean in Birkirkara & the Three Villages

Villa Corinthia

Featuring a beautiful setting in a restored villa and excellent cooking combining innovative global flavours with classical French technique. Treat yourself with dishes such as duck breast with kirsch cherries, blac…
Church in Birkirkara & the Three Villages

Church of St Helen

Birkirkara's Church of St Helen is probably the most ornate of Malta's churches, a late flowering of baroque exuberance built in the mid-18th century. On the strength of his performance here, the designer, Domenico …
Asian in Birkirkara & the Three Villages

Rickshaw

Fusion pan-Asian cooking by Filipino chef Karen Joy makes eating here a treat. Eat inside or out on the terrace. The menu covers all the bases from China to Vietnam, and cocktails are equally Asian-inspired. Try the…
Italian in Birkirkara & the Three Villages

Summer Kitchen

A lively, family-friendly poolside garden restaurant, prettily set, with fairylit trees, offering a good choice of pizza, burgers and tapas-style shared plates (€4 to €6). Book ahead at weekends.
Mediterranean in Birkirkara & the Three Villages

Melita Gardens

By the entrance to the San Anton Gardens in Attard, Melita offers balmy outdoor seating, with sunshades, wrought-iron chairs and tables, and greenery. The menu ticks the pizza, pasta and posh burger boxes, the atmos…
Winery in Birkirkara & the Three Villages

Maria Rosa Winery

The small, family-run Maria Rosa estate just south of Attard stands on 4.2 hectares of agricultural land, which produce three varieties of grape: cabernet sauvignon, syrah and sirakuzan. The winery runs regular tour…
Church in Birkirkara & the Three Villages

Church of St Saviour

Lija’s Church of St Saviour, designed in 1694, has one of Malta' earliest domes. It's the focus of the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, a lively festa (feast day), famed for its spectacular fireworks, held …