About Us

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Situated on the way down from Mellieha centre to Mellieha Bay, one80 enjoys stunning views, stretching from the majestic parish church perching on the top of the hill, down to the lush greenery of ‘Wied ta’ Ruman’ and onto the largest sandy beach of the island, Mellieha Bay. A 180-degree view…the inspiration for the name of this restaurant and lounge.

Perfectly positioned for a quick lunch if you are on the way to one of the beaches within the vicinity or over to the sister island – Gozo. Watch out though, as lunch might extend into dinner… basking in the evening sun with a spectacular sunset view!

Savour our distinctive dishes prepared by a specialised team of chefs in a relaxed, yet stylish ambiance whilst admiring the art of Mellieha’s treasured artist – George Fenech.  Views can be enjoyed from every spot of the restaurant.

one80 is a food and drink destination for lunch or a complete night out.  You may visit the lounge area for lighter snacks, cool cocktails and drinks.

The Management

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Excellence and personalized hospitality are the order of the day for Rouvin Zammit Apap and Jesmond Vella, Directors for FooDrinks Concepts Ltd, operating the vibrant one80 Kitchen & Lounge in Mellieha, Malta.

The personal input and on site presence of the directors interacting with guests is what makes one80 a unique experience, addictive to return. Both directors bring along over 45 combined years of experience within the hospitality and service industry, now injected into this Restaurant & Lounge. Rouvin’s and Jesmond’s passion for the food and drink industry is evident and tangible when experiencing the product offered at one80.


Rouvin Zammit Apap

Director

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Rouvin’s track record consists of a wealth of experience in food and beverage operations peaking in Food and Beverage management roles for large operations in some of the leading 5-star hotels in Malta.  An interesting venture was General Manager for the Presidential Palaces.  The hospitality and tourism segment was always at heart for Rouvin, in fact he moved back to the hotel scene in the capacity of Operations Manager of 2 Malta renowned central hotels, a 4-star and a 5-star.

The experience is backed up by industry related qualifications.  Rouvin holds an ITS Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management as well as a BA (Hons) Tourism Studies from the University of Malta.  Rouvin’s training happened at a 5-red star leading hotel of the world in Scotland. Several other academic achievements in Food and Drink, Wines and countless certifications pertaining to management skills all contribute to Rouvin’s career.

Up and close with Rouvin off duty, Rouvin spends quality time with his wife Graziella and family, dining out with friends, exploring new wines, travel, loves fashion, keeping up to date with the music industry and keeps engaged with latest trends in the food and drink industry.  All the latter connect with one80 in a way or another

Raised in Mellieha, co-owning a restaurant in this idyllic village is a dream come true for Jesmond. Mellieha has always been his home town except for time spent working in London and Florida.

In Malta Jesmond started out as Restaurant Manager for a leading hospitality company moving on to become a Food & Beverage Manager in two of its 5-star Resorts. During this time Jesmond became a perfect example of a lifelong learner, attending various workshops both locally and abroad; his most memorable one in Umbria, Italy with a Food & Beverage consultancy company visiting various quality food & beverage producers. Jesmond has always been fascinated by wine, so much so that he completed the WSET Diploma in wines and spirits. Visits to areas such as Chianti, Chablis, Beaune and Bordeaux certainly made studying for the Diploma more intriguing. Family holidays are nearly always to wine regions. Jesmond’s wife and children would be surprised if their holiday cottage wasn’t surrounded by vineyards.

Jesmond enjoys spending quality time with his family, travelling and reading namely about wines. He is also a passionate Liverpool FC Supporter.


Jesmond Vella

Director

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Our Chefs

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Mark Cauchi

Chef

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Chef Mark Cauchi leads the kitchen brigade for one80 Kitchen & Lounge.

Mark holds an excellent track record having worked with some of the best chefs on the island as well as in a renowned top hotel in the UK.

Mark brings along abundance of experience into our kitchen with a focus on local seasonal produce.
Passion for food quality is a key factor for Chef Mark, using his expert preparation techniques whilst executing uncomplicated dishes, yet with unique flavours one would want more and more of !


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Our Restaurant

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Fresh Food

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Virtual Tour

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