Bahia restaurant is situated in one of the many quaint, picturesque narrow streets of Lija toward the back of the Lija Church. It is easily recognisable by its chalk blue framed windows accentuating the façade, somewhat reminiscent of a French country home. The skilful conversion of this two hundred year old Maltese townhouse into a charming and comfortable four roomed restaurant reveals a minimalist eclectic interior of both contemporary and ethnic influence. Natural stone walls under soft downlighting showcase various modern paintings by local artist Noel Attard which, together with the original quaint tableware created by local potter Sue Borg, adds an artistic touch.
Bahia offers superb, innovative cuisine that can only be defined as superlative – a gourmet experience not to be missed. The menu is finely curated with 12 savoury dishes ensuring the freshest seasonal culinary experience is obtained. Appetisers of zucchini and basil soup with poached yolk, chorizo, Gruyere kuzu and scottona beef tartare with summer dressing, avocado, pickled turnip, flaxseed and caraway biscuit are are sure taste of things to come. Mains offer a venison tenderloin with brassica, grapefruit, juniper and blackberry Jus and wild local catch of the day at market prices as well as a delightful vegetarian option. All mains are served with seasonable vegetables and roast potatoes. Delicious desserts offer a sweet ending. The prompt and personal service is superb.