Bistro 516

Considered a "favourite for a chicken dish with a twist" and "very attentive to clients" with "dietary restriction and food intolerance" with a "great gluten free selection"


Bistro 516 is a genuine family-run restaurant on the Valletta Waterfront, commanding excellent views of the port and the splendid yachts, and also offering two vast floors of comfortable spacious indoor seating under ancient vaulted stone ceilings. As you enter, you will see a lounge area complete with deep blue sofas, a floor to ceiling wooden display racks of wines, a fully stocked bar, a salad bar and a completely open sparkling kitchen with two busy chefs bustling about – one being a completely dedicated Gluten-Free chef. Having a member of the family who is gluten-intolerant prompted  the owners to specialise in this area.

Two menus are available: an extensive complete Gluten-Free menu which comprises starters, mains, salads, desserts, children’s menu, beers and cocktails, and a regular menu. Until 12 noon they also do a killer English breakfast with extra toppings. Lunch and evening diners may start with a wonderful selection of bruschetta or the chef’s fish soup. For mains try the tortelloni stuffed with chicken and parmesan cheese in a delicious walnut cream sauce, the traditional beef strogonoff served on a nest of rice, the grilled chicken and fresh veggie kebabs or the aromatic pork fillet with apple sauce.  Rib-eye and sirloin steaks are also available with accompanying sauces and sides. Top it all off with a delectable cake of the day or a scoop of ice-cream!

Seating Indoors: 120

Seating Outdoors: 80

Entertainment: Fri pm live music

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2018 Ratings

Food: 39
Service: 36
Ambience: 38
Overall: 38

These ratings out of 50 are the results of our annual survey by 2368 diners who dined out on an average of twice a week – 246,272 dining experiences a year!

The vault 5, Valletta Waterfront, Floriana
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Daily from 9am-11.30pm

€40 average price per person.

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