The Galley is a new restaurant on Ta’ Xbiex Seafront.
Situated underneath the Royal Malta Yacht Club, I found the nautical theme very charming. At the entrance there are sailing style ropes tied around the columns, the tables have been white washed to give a lovely rustic vibe.
The view is absolutely calming. The sound of the sea. Valletta in the distance, makes this a peaceful retreat away from the stress of traffic or noisy people.
Perfect for dates with a loved one, families & friends spending quality time together, or an impressive place for a business meeting. The atmosphere is welcoming, the staff are also extremely friendly and helpful.
The food is as amazing as the view.
Photo is taken from their Facebook page.
Since it was a beautiful day we asked to be seated outside, November and still 20 degrees. I am definitely living in the right country.
We ordered a bottle of Chateau Peyruchet bordeaux blanc, which is a beautiful French white wine. Very easy to drink, smooth, and citrus flavoured. Perfectly complimenting our starter of Gravlax (which came highly recommended by the restaurant).
Gravlax is a Norse salmon dish served with a dill/mustard dressing.
Plated beautifully, it looked almost too good to eat! I enjoyed the dressing as it gave the salmon an interesting zesty kick. Between us this was devoured pretty quickly. When you have a good appetiser it sets the tone and you can rest assured that the rest of the meal will be good. We were very excited to receive our mains.
Prawn Linguine & Smokey Ribs.
I have been seeing photo’s of this dish on my facebook feed for the past couple of weeks, my expectation was placed rather high up on the proverbial pedestal.
This dish did not disappoint.
Even better than I imagined, the linguine was cooked just right… that sauce my oh my it was mouthwatering. Rich, creamy, not overpoweringly tomatoey. The king prawns are delicious, soft and tender and delightfully flavoured by the sauce. I had to love the slices of marrow (one of my favourite vegetables). The portion size was perfect generous but not overwhelming. I became blissfully sleepy from the wine, sun and great food! It’s been a while since I felt so relaxed.
What really impressed me was how obviously tender the meat was before even tasting it. The meat literally fell off the bone, no need to cut at it. When I did take a bite I was surprised that the sauce wasn’t sticky like most ribs are. The chips were excellent, so fluffy inside whilst the outside was perfectly crispy. I have never seen my partner stop eating meat to eat the chips so that really says it all.
We ended the meal with a Cappuccino for me and a Frangelico for my partner. We skipped dessert since we were both full. Although now looking at some of the treats they have posted on their Facebook page I am tempted… It gives me a very good reason to go back soon…
It was an absolutely perfect afternoon, and the prices are very reasonable.
I didn’t see a website listed, to make a reservation you can call on +356 21318801.
Or find them on Facebook.
Love Steph x