Ta' Kris is situated in a quaint alley just off Bisazza Street in Sliema, and was converted from an old bakery to a traditional bistro in 2001. The old features of the bakery have been kept, together with the original Maltese coloured tiles, dark wooden furniture and warm-coloured walls, which provide a relaxed and casual atmosphere within the warm and rustic décor. The menu includes a mix of traditional home-made cuisine such as rabbit, bragjoli (beef olives), bebbux (snails), octopus stew, balbuljata (corned beef hash), haruf il-forn, (baked lamb), majjal bil-patata fil-forn (baked local pork), fried gbejna (local cheeselet), laham tal-brodu (beef broth) to name a few. There are also lots of Mediterranean dishes, ranging from a selection of pasta dishes, scrumptious salads and grilled steaks to fresh fish on a daily basis. Apart from the a la carte menu, chef-patron Kris prepares a selection of daily specials which are usually recited at table.
Ta' Kris prides itself in serving and promoting local produce, from Maltese bread, to a selection of Maltese wines that suit everyone's budget, to local liquors, and traditional desserts such as imqaret (diamond-shaped pastry filled with dates), gelat Malti (Maltese ice-cream), cannoli and Maltese cassata. Ta' Kris is all about offering an authentic experience to both travellers and locals alike, through its hearty, rustic and mouth-watering dishes that are prepared with much love and dedication at very reasonable and affordable prices.
Ta' Kris offers take away service and free wi-fi. Bookings can be made through the website or Facebook page. The restaurant it is fully air-conditioned, and set menus can be designed upon request for any special occasion. Ta' Kris opens seven days a week from Monday to Sunday, remaining open throughout the whole day without closing from 12.30pm to 11pm. Bookings are reccomended as it tends to get quite busy especially in the evenings.