At NONI patrons can relish a slice of the capital’s history right from their seat: the premises went through numerous changes from residence, to shop, to popular jazz bar, to the present day. Although the interior has been expertly converted with modern decor and finishes, the building still retains various elements from its past, such as the stone vaults, cast-iron doors and apertures, and a centuries-old oven. Continuing with the rich history of this venue, Noni offers a fine dining experience that is set in a warm and informal atmosphere, where great food meets exceptional service.
What was once the home of Xmun Borg & Sons Bakery & Confectionery is now one of the hottest tickets in town; sit at ground level for a quiet meal or, for a livelier ambience, head downstairs, past the kitchen, to the stylish, stone-walled cellar. The restaurant’s moniker comes from the nickname of chef-owner Jonathan Brincat – whose passion involves bringing a refined, modern approach to traditional Maltese and Mediterranean cuisine.
The attentive team is happy to make recommendations from the concise menu, which showcases quality seasonal ingredients in visually appealing, well-balanced dishes, cooked with a measured approach and an eye for detail. A fairly priced list of local and Italian wines provides the perfect accompaniment.