Le Bistro is worth our lunch-money

Le Bistro, at the Radisson Blu Resort in St Julian’s has recently undergone refurbishment transforming it for any other hotel restaurant to one worthy of our lunch-money. SASHA SHUMARA heads down there to find out just how hard they have been working on creating genuine dishes made with the freshest ingredients – some even grown on their property. She was not disappointed. 

Walking into Le Bistro is warm and welcoming with equal parts chic and down-to-earth. Nestled right by the sea, nothing beats enjoying a fresh, healthy meal with that perfect view, which guests can thoroughly enjoy on the outside deck in the warmer months. Being a bit chilly out, we settled in by the window and enjoyed the stylish, organic vibes inside. Le Bistro's modern styling has everything from the interior décor to the copper salt shakers on each table to a tee.

We spent some time eyeing Le Bistro's extensive menu and I have to say, it will please any appetite. Their menu offers everything from smoked ham, fried octopus, rabbit pies, gorgeous salads like prawns and avocado to all these beautiful fresh pastas and mains that we’ll be back for, like meaty lamb shanks, stuffed aubergines and of course, their fresh, line-caught Mediterranean fish.

Expect to eat only the best at Le Bistro. Most menu items are free-range, local and organic thanks to Le Bistro's close relationship with local farmers and suppliers. Many of the homemade dishes draw inspiration from seasonal produce and some meals even incorporate produce grown on the hotel's premises. Points.

As soon as our waitress announced the catches of the day, I knew I had to order the red snapper, a fish I literally dream about. My guest immediately chose the baked salmon. As a side note: rabbit lovers, the spaghetti rabbit sounds divine with slow cooked chunky rabbit ragout with garden peas. 

To start, we enjoyed Le Bistro's goat cheese and tomato cross bread. The goat cheese with plum tomatoes and red onion melted together into savoury delicious bites that I wished would never end.

And then our mains arrived. Seafood enthusiasts, you’re in for a treat. Our fish were cooked to perfection. A refreshing dish, my snapper was lightly herbed complimenting the sweet and firm meat. My guest’s baked salmon was moist and flavourful, just the way baked salmon should be. Our mains were served with generous sides of mixed roasted vegetables (which added a beautiful colour to our table), buttery smooth mashed potatoes and fresh tossed greens.

Le Bistro lives up to their promise of genuine goodness. Their simple, fresh and flavourful dishes and wonderfully comforting atmosphere will keep us coming back to try their whole menu.

Le Bistro

Radisson Blu Resort

St Julian’s

Tel: 21374894

Web: www.lebistromalta.com

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