Set against the picturesque backdrop of Rabat, La Mer offers an ambiance encapsulating the essence of Mediterranean elegance. From atop the Saqqajja stairs, diners are treated to a panoramic view of the sprawling landscape as it blends into the serene azure sky. This peaceful view harmonises with the restaurant’s colour palette of calming hues reminiscent of the sea. The interior is tastefully adorned, complementing the rustic stone walls with ambient lighting and modern decor elements for a warm and inviting setting.
Of course, the heart of La Mer is its culinary offerings. The grilled octopus is a harmonious amalgamation of the bold flavours of chorizo and the subtle umami of wakame — testament to Chef Ryan’s culinary prowess. Succulent king prawns, tender mussels, flavourful vongole, and fresh calamari deliver a symphony of seafood delight in the Linguine Frutti di Mare, brought together by the vibrant punch of fresh tomatoes. From the mains, La Mer delights with a daily selection of seasonal, fresh local fish. But the pièce de résistance has to be the Local Date Fritters. Crafted meticulously from scratch, each bite is an explosion of authentic Maltese flavours. What enhances this entire culinary experience is the restaurant’s focus on fair pricing, coupled with attentive service. With each visit, you will relish exquisite dishes deeply embedded in the Mediterranean ethos.