Lunchtime Bliss: Discover the best lunch in Valletta at Grain Street

Lunchtime Bliss: Discover the best lunch in Valletta at Grain Street

Malta’s capital city Valletta is one the Mediterranean’s most majestic cities. Built by the Knights of St John, this bastioned city is a treasure box of Baroque architecture, with a plenty of museums, galleries, and historic sites to explore. And as you wander through its honey-hued streets steeped in centuries of history, the allure of a leisurely lunch in this timeless city becomes irresistible. Among the city’s bustling streets adorned with al fresco dining spots, Grain Street stands out as one of Malta’s culinary gems, with a promise of the best lunch in Valletta.

So, if you’re ready to make your Valletta visit extra special, join us at Grain Street restaurant for an exquisite lunch experience like no other.

Introducing Grain Street

Located on bustling Merchants Street, Grain Street has fast become one of Valletta’s most celebrated eateries. Since opening its doors in 2019, we have earned recognition with a coveted Bib Gourmand. This Michelin nod celebrates restaurants that deliver exceptional cuisine at fair prices, meaning you can expect a lunch of Michelin-level food at a fraction of the cost.

Our menu offers Mediterranean and European-inspired sharing plates prepared by the very same kitchen brigade behind our Michelin-starred sister restaurant Under Grain. We also stock a well-curated wine cellar, which is updated seasonally, and can be enjoyed by the glass or by the bottle.

Beyond the food and wine, the star attraction of our eatery is our dining platform set right on Merchants Street. This sets the stage for an unforgettable lunch in Valletta, where the flavours and textures of each dish are enhanced by the timeless beauty of the city around you and the golden glow of the afternoon sun.

A Valletta lunch for every mood

With a mix-and-match menu philosophy and a menu focusing on mouth-watering snacks, charcuterie, and sharing plates, Grain Street offers five exceptional lunch experiences:

Grain - Lunch in Valletta Malta
Grain - Lunch in Valletta Malta

The À La Carte

For those craving culinary freedom, our A La Carte option allows you to curate your lunch experience. Indulge in tantalising selections like Crispy pig’s ears with mustard and tarragon mayo, Lasagne ‘nera’ featuring calamari, squid ink, and Nduja, or local fresh fish with ‘Vichyssoise garni’ and black olives. Whether you prefer solo indulgence or sharing with friends, the choice is yours. At Grain Street, we love to play loose with the rules and encourage guests to explore their palate freely.

The Carte Blanche

For the adventurous souls, why not try our ‘Carte Blanche’ Surprise Sharing Tasting Menu. Crafted by our acclaimed Executive Chef Victor Borg, this menu promises a journey of culinary delights, thoughtfully curated so flavours and ingredients seamlessly complement and contrast from one dish to the next. Prepare for an extraordinary lunch in Valletta, where each bite unveils a delightful new surprise.

The Pasta Tasting Menu

The Mediterranean boasts a rich tradition of pasta, and Malta is no exception to this culinary heritage. For those seeking the ultimate pasta lunch experience in Valletta, look no further than Grain Street’s Pasta Tasting Menu. Here, Chef Borg and his skilled kitchen team present a tasty array of pasta-based creations that will delight your taste buds and leave your soul singing. This is a pasta lunch like you’ve never experienced before.

The Sommelier Wine Experience

Wine lovers prepare for a treat. Experience some of our best vintages from our well-stocked cellar with our special Sommelier Wine Experience. Here, we present an eclectic variety of vinos from some of the world’s finest terroir. Paired with your selection of sharing plates, snacks, and dishes, this makes for a truly indulgent lunch in the heart of Malta’s glorious capital.

Grain - Restaurant in Valletta for Lunch
Grain - Restaurant in Valletta for Lunch

The best Business Lunch in Valletta

If you’re in Valletta for business and want to experience an exquisite lunch between meetings and appointments, Grain Street has the lunch experience for your. Our Luncheon Express, available between 12:00 to 3:30 pm, offers a swift but delicious two-course affair in just forty-five minutes. Ideal for busy professionals, it provides mouth-watering food and ample time for your next appointment. With the menu changing every couple of weeks, there’s always something new to look forward to.

Enrich Your Valletta Lunch Experience with Merchants Street’s Cultural Heritage

Before or after your lunch at Grain Street, why not explore the charm of Merchants Street? As one of Valletta’s historic thoroughfares, it boasts a rich history and architectural beauty. From grand houses and palaces to charming churches and boutique shops, this street offers a glimpse into Malta’s past and present.

At the top of the street lies MUZA, Malta’s National Museum of Art, housed in the Auberge d’Italie, once home to the Italian Knights. This museum showcases an impressive array of artworks and sculptures by some of Malta’s most renowned artists. Further down, you’ll find the Suq tal-Belt (Valletta Market), a 19th-century market hall that was bombed during World War II but has since been meticulously restored and repurposed.

And just across from Grain Street sits the Jesuits’ church, known locally as “tal-Ġiżwiti”, this charming landmark was constructed in 1596 and which has recently been restored, making it one of the city’s must-visit stops.

Reserve your lunch in Valletta at Grain Street

Are you ready to experience the best lunch in Valletta?

Secure your table at Grain Street today. Serving lunch daily between 12.00 to 3.30 pm, our restaurant invites you to tuck into a colourful medley of Mediterranean delights. For any special requests or dietary needs, kindly reach out to our service team. We’re ready to treat you to a delicious culinary experience surrounded by the charm of Malta’s historic capital.