Drawing on this history, the gastronomical concept is a take on the islands’ succession of powers with a modern representation of traditional Mediterranean culinary influences that date back to the Phoenician times. Like the Maltese language itself, the menu is a taste of history derived from the island’s Mediterranean-Semitic roots, with a contemporary twist, created using only the finest local, seasonal produce. The menu is constructed by a multi-award winning team, previously of the Villa Brasserie in St. Julian’s, led by talented Chef de Cuisine Jorge Lugo and directed by 24-time award winning Chef and restauranteur Chris Hammett. Dining al fresco is an unforgettable experience in the warmer months, when the imposing bastions, the fortified city of Birgu, and the spectacular harbour are illuminated by traditional Festa firework displays. Patrons can enjoy the world class wines from our expansive wine cellar. Hammett’s Macina Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner all week, as well as for lunch on weekends. The restaurant also offers an all-day in-room service menu to hotel guests.
The bar mirrors the food menu in its vast and international offering with an array of craft beers, a vast 110 range of local, foreign and vintage wines, flagship spirits and an extensive gourmet cocktail list using fresh fruit, homemade syrups and infusions.