Wherever you are reading this from, I hope you are safe and well. For us, life is slowly opening up and we are venturing back out. Social distancing is now part of the new norm: while it is clearly the safest route – and the legal one in many countries - it is still odd to see our once busy bars, restaurants, shops and beaches so spaced out currently – unless you appreciate a bit of space?
However you feel , one place you will appreciate, and feel appreciated in, is Beefbar in St Paul’s Bay. This is a real wow of a concept and completely unique in Malta.
Taking the idea of modern luxury to new levels, Beefbar has other restaurants in the most glamourous locations worldwide: think Paris, Hong Kong, Dubai and Monaco and you get the idea. Architecturally the restaurant is stunning, with sweeping sea views and exquisite light.
Design-wise, you enter a glamorous, stylish and unpretentious restaurant and bar with an open plan ‘theatre’ kitchen. Your eyes take in the soothing greys and blues with Mediterranean sunset colour pops, ikat cushions and the long bar, but the real draw is the view across the sea and big skies - just awe inspiring. Day to night, this is a stunning destination.
Step outside to a seriously elegant and sophisticated terrace with huge loungers, canopied beach beds and a sparkling blue pool just begging you to dip you toe in. With pool bar service, butler service and that beautiful seascape, this is the place to be.
The offer is pure luxury all the way and so, of course, the menu reflects this ethos. Beefbar uses the most exceptional and renowned products such as the famous Japanese Kobe beef, reputed to be the best beef money can buy. Aberdeen Angus and Argentine beef is also used to create exceptional and mouth-watering dishes
From carpaccio to mini sliders, tagliata to steak and fries, Dim Sum style snacks and more, the choice is amazing, delicious and perfectly presented. Fish, vegetables, salads and sides are all available and beautiful too. Service, as you would expect, is discreet, efficient and impeccable.
Beefbar is a truly international concept. It has created a new niche in the Maltese fine dining world as it mixes haute cuisine with an ‘ocean’ vibe. It is very unpretentious. The atmosphere is casual but oh-so-chic.
The standards are rigorous and set new levels for service. It is an absolutely beautiful space. I LOVE IT. If anyone is looking for me in the next few months, well you know where to find me!