Rabat is... Redwhite!
Although I love living in a seaside village, there's just something about more central Maltese towns. Their winding alleys, traditional gallariji and the overwhelming sense of stepping back in time just does it for me.
With Rabat being so close to Mdina, I do think it's sometimes left out of the limelight, its charms forgotten. What's an anti-tourist to do but refresh our memories of it? :)
Making a date out of our outing, the hubby and I decided to stroll around the town for a while, then go for a sunset dinner at Redwhite, Palazzo Castelletti's rooftop diner. Ah yes, Rabat is brimming with restored Renaissance palaces - always a plus in my books!
Sunset at RedWhite couldn't have been prettier. The local limestone becomes a pinkish shade and the buildings glowed, as we sipped cocktails and pored over our menu. Happy hour runs daily until 8pm, so our little table for two was soon full of cheeky cocktails!
The food is a blend of traditional and contemporary cuisine; we were pleasantly surprised at the portions given, and could barely finish our plates! Don't miss out on the Maltese platter, it's to die for:
The lovely staff brought us our mains, hearty pork chops for him, lemon-tinged chicken for myself. It was delicious, but the salty fries stole the show! I highly recommend you go for them - as a self-confessed fry addict, these are some of the best I've tasted!
As the sun set, the tables around us were soon filled with cheery families and friends, but the atmosphere remained relaxed and comfortable, and the yellow lights of Rabat beneath us were the perfect view! I'll leave the final photo for my man and his true love: red velvet cake!
Check out Redwhite if you're looking for good food, reasonable pricing, excellent service and great atmosphere. You might want to book beforehand - it gets busy!