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“Water view and massive portions”

The Fortress Wine & Dine
Ranked #5 of 23 Restaurants in Xemxija
Price range: US$6 - US$14
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Fortress Wine & Dine is located right on the perimeter of the charming bay of Xemxija, a quieter town situated between St. Paul's Bay and Mellieha. Starting from June 2015, we are now offering shuttle service through restaurantshuttlemalta - pay only €1.50 per person to get from your hotel or accommodation in the North to our wine bar!! The actual building is an original three hundred year old Fortress that was used as a Gun Battery. The result of its stylish revamp is an evocative venue full of modern character. The wine list is extensive with an assortment of over 170 varieties representing all the essential wine regions of the world. Complimenting the wine list is a varied, delectable menu of international platters from Sushi to French cheeses, Chinese to Greek Meze just to name a few.On a balmy summer night, the large terrace overlooking the idyllic bay is the perfect setting for a fine glass of wine, with a choice of seating including sofas or even private gazebos for relaxed dining. Winter nights can be equally enjoyed either within the heated canopies or in the cosy 17th century vaulted chamber where you can marvel at the splendid architecture of yesteryear. Chill out with friends in the contemporary styled upstairs private rooms or simply come for a drink at the bar. With unbeatable party packages and personalised service, The Fortress also specialises in organising private parties of any size, be it birthdays, hen & stag nights, staff parties, baby showers, graduations, engagement parties as well as smaller-scale weddings. Every detail is taken care of, be it decorations, themed cakes, dj or entertainment for your party! With the option of exclusively reserving the cool upstairs private rooms or the private courtyard, both with personalized music options, or maybe hosting your party on the ambient front terrace, you can be sure that your guests will be entertained and well-catered for by our friendly staff.
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Overlooking the the harbour bit of an odd menu but huge portions.
Prices were so reasonable thought we were ordering starters and mains but all portions were huge. Not fine dining but tasty and enjoyable. What I would consider roadhouse or pub fare in North America.
Order some drinks, enjoy the food and chill.

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Thank Tim W
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Place seems ok if you want to have drink and a few snacks, but this is simply not a restaurant. To avoid if you are looking for a proper evening out with a nice meal with your family.

Thank Esieens
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely meal, large portions, friendly staff and excellent value for money. We ate there twice during our holiday and will go back if and when we return to Malta.

Thank 564CarolG564
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Organised my bday party here and couldn't have chosen a better place. Ritianne the owner and Alex the manager were super helpful in planning the event and on the night. Finger food was delicious and lets not mention the open bar . Thankyou Fortress for an awesome party, we'll definitely be back for more

Thank Jonathan D
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We had excellent meals on our visits to the Fortress and were served and looked after by Alex who on every visit made us feel most welcome, especially when I spent my birthday their. Thanks Alex looking forward to seeing you on our next visit. Have a very successful season.

Thank Peter L
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