Diners are enveloped in soft pinks and velvety greens at Barbajean, which occupies a prime corner spot in the seaside town of Dingli in Malta.
Mizzi Studio designed the restaurant, which stands out on the grey cobbled streets thanks to its rose-coloured plaster exterior. Guests enter via forest green doors, apparently chosen as a nod to the coloured doors and balconies of typical Maltese homes.
The colour palette continues inside, where the restaurant’s drinks selection is lit by hot pink neon lighting, and surrounded by a dark green counter and pale pink bar stools. Guests staying for dinner sit on velvet banquettes beneath arch-shaped brass wall lights.
Barbajean’s menu of modern Maltese dishes – which includes the restaurant’s own take on the scotch egg – is served up on pink terrazzo tables.