one80 Kitchen & Lounge
one80 was founded thanks to a mutual love of food!
For Rouvin Zammit Apap and Jesmond Vella food and service has been a constant source of passion and imagination. In fact, the duo – who met through their careers in five-star hotels – had always wanted a restaurant of their own, and one80 is the result.
Originally the idea was to develop a concept in Valletta but, upon discovering this fantastic location overlooking the Mellieha countryside, both entrepreneurs jumped at the opportunity to create a restaurant and lounge here.
Locals and past visitors may remember it as the Half Way Inn – a landmark on the pretty hill up to Mellieha centre. Today, Rouvin and Jesmond have crafted it into a completely new destination, famed for its welcoming atmosphere, fabulous indoor and outdoor dining options, extensive menus with dishes to suit vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements, an unmatched international wine list, and dedicated service.
Open since May 2016, one80 has developed into a popular and reliable dining option with a dedicated following and a constantly-growing number of patrons. And that is no accident but, instead, is testament to Rouvin and Jesmond’s steadfast commitment to quality and the resulting upmarket-yet-casual culinary experience they have created.
This is just the start of the one80 journey. Watch this space for news of further planned ventures by the team, and exciting developments within the current concept.