The Lord Nelson restaurant is situated in Mosta, precisely a stone’s throw away from the Mosta church which is claimed to have the third largest unsupported dome in the world. The restaurant premises is a typical Maltese town house, with a beautiful stone spiral staircase, rustic stone walls, arches and a beautiful wooden balcony, which in Maltese we call “gallarija”. One of the restaurant’s highlights is that one can enjoy breath taking views of the Mosta Parish church, will enjoying a sumptuous meal in the restaurant’s balcony.
The name “Lord Nelson” was given out of respect for the many British Service Personnel who inhabited this, then small village after the second world war.
The family who took over the house in 1960, converted the house into a winebar and tobacco shop. In 1983, the house was also used as a place where the 15th August Pyrotechnics Society met in an upstairs room. Later on in 1996, the house was yet again converted to the premises it is today.
This restaurant epitomizes the experience of fine dining and it has won several awards. Besides having a large selection of local and foreign wine, it prepares fresh food with a passion. Some examples of delicious food one can find in this restaurant are the following. For starters one can opt to taste a typical Maltese delicacy i.e. snails or “bebbux” as we know it in Maltese. It is served with lentil and root vegetable fricassee, pancetta vinaigrette and garden leaves. Another tasty choice as a starter could be the Rabbit liver parfait, which comprises rabbit terrine, with candied walnuts and burnt orange.
An example of an antipasto one can decide to taste is the fish plate to share, where one can enjoy a selection of octopus, calamari or prawns, fish carpaccio, mussels, pea salad, sun dried tomatoes and bread. The Lord Nelson also offers its typical classics. I highly recommend the prime rib-eye with celeriac puree and red wine jus. The main course selection varies from lamb, octopus, rabbit, pork, to roasted vegetable pie. Last but not least, no meal should come to an end without their mouthwatering dessert selection. I highly suggest you try the Imbuljuta, chestnut and citrus parfait. This is not the classic chestnut broth one would normally imagine. Therefore, it is worth giving it a try and I can tell you, you will not regret the decision.
This restaurant can be found at Triq il-Kbira, Mosta and its opening hours are from Monday to Saturday from 6.30pm till 10.30pm. For reservations please call on 21432590.
I encourage you to visit this exquisite restaurant where you will be met with the restaurant owner Mr. Etienne Farrugia and his team, where his goal is to guarantee that all patrons receive only the finest products and that they also enjoy a memorable romantic dining experience!