Root 81

Top choice mediterranean in Rabat

A subtle pun on the bus route (81) that used to link Valletta and Rabat, Root 81 is one of the more modern bistros enlivening the dining scene around traditionally conservative Mdina and Rabat. It's worth booking an outside table for an early dinner, and combining spectacular valley views with dishes such as goat-cheese fritters or a risotto of local red prawns.