Excellently prepared food of highest quality, very friendly staff… Really nice and cosy atmosphere accompanied by amazing food… Quite an exceptionally cosy environment with a very relaxing vibe… Very good prices and the quality… Amazing we had a duck breast which was to die for … Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options… TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner
Restaurant Name: Root 81
Restaurant Description: Route 81 – the old bus route which was used for 91 years as from the 1920s, to transport thousands of Maltese and tourists from the City of Valletta to Saqqajja Hill in Rabat. Combining this with the belief that “good food starts from its root”, was the inspiration for the name of this charming restaurant – Root 81. Nested on the side stairway leading up to Rabat, enjoying impressive views stretching from the blossoming greenery of Verdala to the Northern Harbour District, is Root 81. This restaurant boasts an exciting menu that promises to satisfy, with food being served either on the breezy stairway itself or in the cosy inside space with flagstone tile flooring, dark oak tables and warm copper hues. The chef’s philosophy is definitely gourmet; combining food and art, with appetizing local ingredients whipped into eye-pleasing creations. Opening a restaurant of his own has always been a dream which Chef Patron Robert Cassar thought would never materialise. Sheer determination combined with his passion for the art of food, along with his 14 years’ experience in some of the leading 5-star hotels and 5 AA Red Star restaurants have infused this unique culinary art. The personal input and on-site presence of the Chef is what makes Root 81 a remarkable dining experience.
Price range: €10 - €46
Address: 21, Saqqajja hill, Rabat
Cuisine: Mediterranean, European
Telephone: +356 79492083
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The food, service and location were all great. They have a nice patio if the weather is nice. I really liked the ice cream if you can save room for dessert as well. The Bajtra was a real treat as well, I’ve never had anything like that.
We visited Root 81 for the first time for a quiet dinner to celebrate our 10 years anniversary. Nice & Cozy restaurant, food was excellent (good portions, tasty and presentation was superb!). We were attended by Robert, the Chef Patron, whom gave us the best service possible. Looking forward for our next visit. Thanks for the lovely evening 🙂
The service was perfect, the food amazing we tried the Mille feuille, sublime ! This kitchen compete with Sicilian elder cooking, we highly recommend this house ! Vegans welcomed not many choices but really tasty basics !!!
Very nice! Very delicious and a nice view.
Service is as well really courteous!
Food was really good. We ordered the black angus beef tagliata and the duck breast. Both meats were tasty and tender.