Lumiere Restaurant

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About Us

Lumiere Restaurant is a new Mediterranean dining concept with a contemporary style using the finest seasonal produce accompanied with flawless wine pairing to enhance your dining experience.
At Lumiere Restaurant, set on the rooftop of Palazzo Bifora, you can enjoy our exquisite menu in an elegant ambiance while enjoying the picturesque views of the Mdina surroundings.
Indulge in our Mediterranean-inspired dishes carefully curated by our team of talented chefs.
Enjoy a wide range of original and classic cocktails and mocktails by the relaxing sky pool at Lumiere Restaurant. Come and try out the carefully crafted cocktails by our expert mixologist and a selection of fine wines and spirits.

OUR GALLERY

MENU

At Lumiere Restaurant, the Lunch and Dinner Menu ranges from one-bite tastes to substantial composed dishes, each meant to complement the next. The ultimate result is an integrated and engaging sequence of tastes, textures, and aromas. Executive Chef Matthew Vassallo creates food that captures a sense of wonder. There is an emotional element that interplays with the ingredients and incorporates memories like seasoning.

Beverages

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Cranberry Juice & Water. Selection of Coffees and Selection of Teas

Additional

A glass of Sparkling Wine

To Start

Freshly Baked Bakery Basket with our croissant, Pain au Chocolat, local honey, local JAMS & BUTTER

Fresh Seasonal Fruit PLATTER ON REQUEST

From THE COLD KITCHEN

PARFAIT

Yoghurt | Homemade Nutty Granola | Chia Seeds | Seasonal Fresh Fruits

Charcuterie PlatteR

Artisanal Cured Hams | Inhouse Cured Salmon | Cheese Platter

Dishes may contain allergens. If you have any dietary requirements, please inform a member of our staff.

From THE HOT KITCHEN

Avocado Egg Benedict

Hollandaise Sauce | Egg | Avocado | Tomato | Micro Herbs on Toasted Sour Bread

Eggs ROYALE

Hollandaise Sauce | Sunny Side Up Egg | In-House Cured Salmon | Micro Greens on Toasted Sour Bread

Vegan

Sauteed Mushrooms | Tomato | Spinach | Vegan Sausage | Baked Beans | Hash Brown (GF)

Scrambled Egg on Toast

Choose One: Smoked Ham | Cured Salmon
Choose Two Condiments: Tomatoes | Onion | Cheese

Full English Breakfast

Homemade Sausage | Baked Beans | Tossed Mushrooms | Glazed Bacon | Crispy Hash Brown Char Grilled Tomato
Selection of Cooked Eggs: Scrambled / Fried / Poached

Additional

A glass of Sparkling Wine

Dishes may contain allergens. If you have any dietary requirements, please inform a member of our staff.

TO SHARE

5pc Gyoza Dumplings

Sriracha | Soy Sauce | Pickled Onions

2pc Pork Pancetta Bao Bun

Glazed Pancetta | Picked Herbs | Peppers

Pinza Romana

Tomato | Olives | Onions | Herbs

Local Rabbit Liver Pate

Vegetable Confit | Homemade Brioche | Dried Cherry Tomato

Pork Bites

Teriyaki Glaze Sauce | Sesame Seeds | Fresh Herbs

In-house Cured Salmon

Red Onion | Mango Gel | Capsicum Concasse

Pan Fried Prawns

Garlic | Tomatoes | Fresh Herbs | Homemade Bread

3pc Pulled Pork Croquette

Garlic Gel | Smoked Pulled Pork | Picked Herbs

Dishes may contain allergens. If you have any dietary requirements, please inform a member of our staff.

PASTA

Ricotta Ravioli

Local Tomato Sauce | Garlic | Olive Oil

Spiced Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin Puree | Seeds & Nuts | Infused Herb Oil

Gnocchi Cacio Pepe e Noci

Tossed Gnocchi in Butter | Creamy Pecorino | Pancetta

Garganelli Beef

Bavette | Red Wine | Mushrooms | Rosemary

Tagliatelle Al Mare

Cozze | Octopus | Vongole | Prawns | White Wine

Dishes may contain allergens. If you have any dietary requirements, please inform a member of our staff.

MAINS

Baked Butternut Squash

Almonds | Miso Roasted Carrot & Apple Puree | Chive Vinaigrette | Tossed Seeds

Pot of Mussels

Flamed Pernod | White Wine | Toasted Garlic Bread

Local Rabbit

Fresh Thyme | Red Wine & Own Jus Reduction | Garlic

BEEF

Beef Tagliata | Bitter Greens | Sprinkled with Maldon Salt

LOCAL PORK BELLY

Turkish Pumpkin | Apple Compote | Red Wine Reduction | Grain Mustard

CATCH OF THE DAY

ALL MAINS INCLUDE POTATOES & VEGETABLES

Dishes may contain allergens. If you have any dietary requirements, please inform a member of our staff.

SIDES

MUSHROOM SAUCE

TRIO OF PEPER SAUCE

POTATOES

VEGETABLES

Inhouse Brioche Bread

Local Olive Oil | Local Olives | Herbs Butter

PLATTERS

Maltese Platter

Traditional Cheese | Cured Sausage | Beans | Sundried Tomatoes | Homemade Bread

Charcuterie Platter

Cured Ham | International Cheese | Homemade Bread

Dishes may contain allergens. If you have any dietary requirements, please inform a member of our staff.

DESSERTS

Daily Freshly Made Dessert Selection

Dishes may contain allergens. If you have any dietary requirements, please inform a member of our staff.

Beverages

FRESHLY SQUEEZED ORANGE JUICE, APPLE JUICE, CRANBERRY JUICE & WATER. SELECTION OF COFFEES AND SELECTION OF TEAS

Additional

A glass of Sparkling Wine

To Start

Freshly Baked Bakery Basket with our croissant, Danish pastry with local honey and local marmalades

FROM THE COLD KITCHEN

PARFAIT

YOGHURT | HOMEMADE NUTTY GRANOLA | CHIA SEEDS | SEASONAL FRESH FRUITS

CHARCUTERIE
PLATTER

ARTISANAL CURED HAMS | INHOUSE CURED SALMON | CHEESE PLATTER

Dishes may contain allergens. If you have any dietary requirements, please inform a member of our staff.

FROM THE HOT KITCHEN

AVOCADO EGG BENEDICT

HOLLANDAISE SAUCE | EGG | AVOCADO | TOMATO | MICRO HERBS ON TOASTED SOUR BREAD

EGGS ROYALE

HOLLANDAISE SAUCE | SUNNY SIDE UP EGG | IN-HOUSE CURED SALMON | MICRO GREENS ON TOASTED SOUR BREAD

VEGAN

SAUTEED MUSHROOMS | TOMATO | SPINACH | VEGAN SAUSAGE | BAKED BEANS | HASH BROWN (GF)

SCRAMBLED EGG ON TOAST

CHOOSE ONE: SMOKED HAM | CURED SALMON CHOOSE TWO CONDIMENTS: TOMATOES | ONION | CHEESE

FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST

HOMEMADE SAUSAGE | BAKED BEANS | TOSSED MUSHROOMS | GLAZED BACON | CRISPY HASH BROWN CHAR GRILLED TOMATO SELECTION OF COOKED EGGS: SCRAMBLED / FRIED / POACHED

ADDITIONAL

A GLASS OF SPARKLING WINE

Dishes may contain allergens. If you have any dietary requirements, please inform a member of our staff.

TO SHARE

5PC GYOZA DUMPLINGS

SRIRACHA | SOY SAUCE | PICKLED ONIONS

2PC PORK PANCETTA BAO BUN

GLAZED PANCETTA | PICKED HERBS | PEPPERS

PINZA ROMANA

TOMATO | OLIVES | ONIONS | HERBS

LOCAL RABBIT LIVER PATE

VEGETABLE CONFIT | HOMEMADE BRIOCHE | DRIED CHERRY TOMATO

PORK BITES

TERIYAKI GLAZE SAUCE | SESAME SEEDS | FRESH HERBS

IN-HOUSE CURED SALMON

RED ONION | MANGO GEL | CAPSICUM CONCASSE

PAN FRIED PRAWNS

GARLIC | TOMATOES | FRESH HERBS | HOMEMADE BREAD

3PC PULLED PORK CROQUETTE

GARLIC GEL | SMOKED PULLED PORK | PICKED HERBS

PASTA

RICOTTA RAVIOLI

LOCAL TOMATO SAUCE | GARLIC | OLIVE OIL

SPICED PUMPKIN RISOTTO

PUMPKIN PUREE | SEEDS & NUTS | INFUSED HERB OIL

GNOCCHI CACIO PEPE E NOCI

TOSSED GNOCCHI IN BUTTER | CREAMY PECORINO | PANCETTA

GARGANELLI BEEF

BAVETTE | RED WINE | MUSHROOMS | ROSEMARY

TAGLIATELLE AL MARE

COZZE | OCTOPUS | VONGOLE | PRAWNS | WHITE WINE

MAINS

BAKED BUTTERNUT SQUASH

ALMONDS | MISO ROASTED CARROT & APPLE PUREE | CHIVE VINAIGRETTE | TOSSED SEEDS

POT OF MUSSELS

FLAMED PERNOD | WHITE WINE | TOASTED GARLIC BREAD

LOCAL RABBIT

FRESH THYME | RED WINE & OWN JUS REDUCTION | GARLIC

BEEF

BEEF TAGLIATA | BITTER GREENS | SPRINKLED WITH MALDON SALT

LOCAL PORK BELLY

TURKISH PUMPKIN | APPLE COMPOTE | RED WINE REDUCTION | GRAIN MUSTARD

CATCH OF THE DAY

ALL MAINS INCLUDE POTATOES & VEGETABLES

SIDES

MUSHROOM SAUCE

TRIO OF PEPER SAUCE

Potatoes

Vegetables

INHOUSE BRIOCHE BREAD

LOCAL OLIVE OIL | LOCAL OLIVES | HERBS BUTTER

PLATTERS

MALTESE PLATTER

TRADITIONAL CHEESE | CURED SAUSAGE | BEANS | SUNDRIED TOMATOES | HOMEMADE BREAD

CHARCUTERIE PLATTER

CURED HAM | INTERNATIONAL CHEESE | HOMEMADE BREAD

DESSERTS

DAILY FRESHLY MADE DESSERT SELECTION

Dishes may contain allergens. If you have any dietary requirements, please inform a member of our staff.

PALAZZO BIFORA

The Boutique Hotel in the heart of Mdina

Palazzo Bifora provides luxurious and intimate accommodation in the highly designed six suites boutique hotel in the heart of Mdina. Bifora is the name of the undamaged Bifora Window located on the first floor of this Palazzo. The rooftop swimming pool, Skypool provides the most tranquil and relaxing experience whilst enjoying the rooftops of Mdina and the neighboring villages.

Wedding Celebrations & Events

Space to gather. Reasons to celebrate. Give your gathering, product launch, meeting, wedding or social reunion the serene luxurious setting for your event at Lumière restaurant on the rooftop of Palazzo Bifora, the boutique hotel in the heart of Mdina. Lumière restaurant offers three private dining spaces for up to 30 seated guests, for a reception and seated lunch or dinner.

Culinary Events

Escape to the medieval alleyways of Mdina and indulge in our unforgettable tasting events. Elevate your taste buds as you savour a perfectly curated tasting experience prepared by our talented chefs. Our culinary events have limited availability, so don’t wait to make your reservation!

OUR TEAM

Our Blog

Read Our Blog

"Top restaurant! Lovely place, extraordinary cuisine, of excellent quality and certainly one of a kind. All very refined and special. Highly recommended!!!"

Manuela Mincarelli Google

"This place was such a gem! We stumbled upon this wonderful hotel and restaurant and were greeted and welcomed by the owners. It was before opening time, but they were so hospitable and stopped what they were doing to welcome us anyways to the beautiful rooftop restaurant. We came back later and had the most amazing dinner with the most amazing waiter. Sergio was such a pleasure and so knowledgeable and accommodating. Next time we come to the area, we will certainly come back and stay at this beautiful boutique hotel! Five stars all around."

Anna Vaccaro Google

"Wish we knew about this wonderful hidden gem of a property sooner on our Malta stay. The rooftop terrace views and dining experience was everything I would want from our trip to Mdina. The food was as delicious as it was imaginative. The dessert was really the finish line for me, 5 stars. Omar and his staff really have outdone themselves and made us feel like VIP guests even if it was just an evening."

Marco Frasca Google