The opening of this beach club introduced a new concept in Malta, a trendy setting which is enjoyed throughout the Med. The blue and white set up, complement the surrounding environment and give the feel of the lovely beach clubs in Spain, Greece and Italy. Hence the popularity of this location in the hot summer days among locals and foreigners alike. In Winter, Baia is also open for lunch over the weekend, which definitely makes it a perfect getaway for a quiet lunch, in a perfect ambience.
My first ever dining experience at Baia was on Saturday 22nd October 2011….and it was purely by coincidence, following a drive up north. To our surprise we found the restaurant open so we decided to give it a go. Despite the wind and the rain, we still sat outside underneath the canopy and still managed to enjoy our lunch.
Menu @ Baia comprises of items that can be enjoyed both as starters or mains, and focuses mainly on seafood and fish, as well as pastas, cold cuts and different meats which also includes Baia’s prime beef burger. Baia also offers a kids menu as well as a baby food menu. Apart from the normal menu Baia offers a separate menu with daily specialities. Prices vary but I’d say that they are more on the mid to high range (considering the portions).
We opted for the Lampuki (local fish), which were served off the bone with a light tomato salsa, and accompanied with a salad and roasted potatoes. The portion of the fish was small – one fish divided by two. The minuscule serving lacked taste too. We had wine of course, and opted for a bottle of Corvo Glicine the cheapest item on the wine list and which was ridiculously priced at EUR 18. We skipped dessert as mqaret were waiting for us elsewhere and had two espressos to ease digestion…to a bill that came up to EUR 62. Food @ Baia did not prove to be worth the wait after all.