MEET | Pleased to meat you

The Maltese diner has become a little more discerning in the world of beef. Gone are the days when a good steak was a fillet and a bad steak was just bad. Today, different cuts are available, cooked differently to provide a range of flavours to suit anyone’s palate.

Meet is split over two levels with a cosy indoor area and a warm sunny terrace on the top floor
Meet is split over two levels with a cosy indoor area and a warm sunny terrace on the top floor

Great quality meat meets traditional Argentine styles of cooking at Meet. 

Overlooking the beautiful Spinola Bay, Meet caters for the carnivore, offering a selection of Argentinian steaks cooked to perfection on the parilla.

Meet first came into being in Liverpool in the UK in 2006 where owner Gary Hinks brought together the most tender Argentine steak and the spectacular wines from South America.

The second location was opened in Malta in December 2010, quickly establishing itself as a place to be among meat lovers.

Split into two levels, the décor takes an Argentinian style with dark leather chairs and animal print, while the upstairs area makes the most of the sunshine with a large terrace with views of the sea.

Meet caters mostly to the carnivore, with delicious Argentinian beef in all cuts - the popular fillet and rib-eye, along with underrated cuts like the skirt steak and sirloin...  after all, in Argentina nothing goes to waste and every part of the cow is cooked up on the parilla, an Argentinian style barbeque where meat is cooked over burning wood rather than charcoal.

The beef is served to cater for every appetite, where steak can be ordered by the weight. 225g for the ladies or a larger 450g steak, but it is the 675g steak that separates the boys from the men.

Aside from beef, pork ribs, pork loin, chicken breasts, lamb and hamburgers are also available.

Although the meat is tasty enough on its own, there are also a selection of sauces - red wine sauce, creamy pepper sauce or a blue cheese sauce - which are great with the chips.

There are other alternatives for non-meat eating friends including some meaty fish dishes, like salmon and tuna, or a meaty lobster topped with chimichurri butter as well as vegetarian options. Try the lasagne with Portobello mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach or the tagliatelle al pesto.

There are also some chef specialties of a meaty nature. Try the Meet version of surf and turf, with a fillet steak served with asparagus and king prawns, all topped with a scrumptious Béarnaise sauce or a fillet mignon wrapped in bacon and served with a creamy pepper sauce.   

Meet is a great venue for long lunches with friends, with popular Irish pub Ryan's just downstairs, making it an ideal starting point for a long and boozy afternoon.

Meet is open for dinner from Monday to Sunday from 18:00 till late and for lunch of Saturday and Sunday.

Address: Meet Argentinian Steakhouse, Spinola Bay, St Julian's.

Contact: 77 99922