Brunch may have relatively humble beginnings, but one Valletta landmark is taking Malta’s epic brunch game to the next level.
From blinis to bottomless Bellinis, your weekend can start with a one-of-a-kind brunch packed with all kinds of surprises in the iconic Phoenix restaurant at The Phoenicia.
And with Maltese winters always serving up a little bit of sunshine here and there, you can even enjoy your day on their terrace with amazing views of Marsamxett harbour!
The weekend brunch kicked-off at the start of October, a Sparkling Brunch with an endless menu and Prosecco/Bellinis galore is just €38.00.
And if you’re feeling that little bit extra, a bottomless Baron de Rothschild NV champagne brunch is also on the cards at €75.00 per person.
We recently dropped by The Phoenix restaurant for a fabulous brunch and it really was something else. So get ready; here’s what your beautiful breakfast-lunch hybrid will look like.
A much more extravagant brunch than your run-of-the-mill eggs Benedict, The Phoenicia kicks off your day at 11.30 am with an excellent buffet that has a never-ending assortment of breads, cold cuts, cheeses, fruits, baked treats, and all other fabulous goodies.
What we had: EVERYTHING! Salmon, salamis, salads, pate, smoked cheddar scones, jams… it just never seemed to end!
A luxury affair built for everyone, the menu is thoughtfully crafted.
If a table full of your favourite things isn’t enough, you also get to choose from an a’ la carte menu, whether that’s a confit duck leg, haddock, sirloin, or a roast carved right in front of you.
And by the way, when they say bottomless drinks, they really do mean bottomless. With staff looking after your every need, an extra top-up of little bubbly here and there is just a small call away!
What we had: The confit duck. Just in case you’re vegetarian inclined, mushrooms and a poached egg on toast is also on offer.
With every dish coming out seemingly better than the last, there’s only one serious challenge that The Phoenix’s brunch offers. Save room for dessert.
With a crêpes station, blueberry cheesecake, and chocolate and peanut parfait on the menu the perfect way to end your meal.
What we had: Being fatties who never know how to choose, we went Dutch and split two desserts between us. The crêpes station is a must, while the orange and cinnamon savarin with ice cream went down like a treat.
Is there a better way to close off an incredible meal with a coffee? We don’t think so, and neither does The Phoenix, leaving guests with a well-deserved cup-of-joe once they’ve devoured an awesome menu.
What we hand: Espresso…of course
The Phoenicia has your post-brunch passigata covered as well, with its 7.5 acres of lush gardens in which guests are free to roam.
If you fancy a longer, historical walk, you’re in the perfect place, with Valletta’s iconic city walls and Floriana’s endless number of incredible gardens just a stone’s throw away, a small stroll is must to cap off your meal.
And hey, maybe walking isn’t your thing. There’s so much on offer in the area, whether that’s a quick drink at an awesome bar or a museum visit.
You can do practically anything you want for your post-brunch plans… even if it’s a well deserved snoozed in a park or cinema!
Clearly, brunch in Malta will never be the same again
So if you’re up for taking your brunch to the absolute next level, you need to head to Malta’s capital for a morning of great foood and an afternoon of gorgeous views. Your brunch plans on the island are sorted.