Sliema’s culinary scene is as diverse and fast-changing as the people who work there. Hammett’s Gastro Bar, despite just being shy of one year, has already made a name for itself in the local restaurant scene, and is now changing it up once again.
With a focus on the working community in Sliema, Hammett’s Gastro Bar is looking to reinvent the lunch hour with a new offering, The Gastronomer’s Quickie.
Built around the premise of being served in under 30 minutes, Hammett’s Gastro Bar is promising a delicious alternative to your boring boxed work lunch in the form of a three-course meal all for the price of €15 – and we got the chance to try it out!
Kicking off with tasty and refreshing pico de gallo bruschetta and a drink of your choice, the meal opens up with a selection of great main courses (including some mouthwatering vegetarian options). Chicken chow mien noodles, roasted chicken breast with parsnip puree, and tomato risotto are just some of the dishes available.
We tucked into a tomato risotto, made with roasted tomatoes, sun-blushed cherry tomatoes and basil to create a rich and creamy Mediterranean dish. We also got the chance to sample twice-cooked pork belly sitting on a bed of pok choi, drizzled with delicious pureed butternut squash and topped with crispy chicharrón.
Of course, no three-course meal is complete without some tantalising dessert. To round off their Gastronomer’s Quickie, Hammett’s is offering a variety of pick-of-the-day ice-cold sorbets – we went with a cool passionfruit and mango pairing.
And we got our meal in just under 30 minutes – are you ready to put them to the test too?