About

The one80 concept was born out of a passion for food, a feeling that is mutual between founding duo Rouvin Zammit Apap and Jesmond Vella. Combining their professional backgrounds in the 5-star hotel industry and their shared love of excellent food and hospitality, Rouvin and Jesmond developed an innovative concept for a restaurant of their own, resulting in the inaugural one80 Kitchen & Lounge in Mellieħa, Malta.

Three years later, the one80 brand expanded to Malta’s sister island of Gozo with the opening of the one80 Kitchen at Mġarr Yacht Marina. To further diversify their offering, one80 introduced a seasonal floating bar in the heart of the Mġarr Yacht Marina and, most recently, added the entertainment destination Ix-Xatt by one80 to their Gozitan venues. Although each destination offers a unique concept, the overall one80 experience promises excellent quality throughout!

About one80

The one80 concept is simple – we are devoted to offering uncomplicated, good food and drink. While we carry out extensive research before putting together our menus, we want to let our dishes do the talking, resulting in easy, relaxed and modern cuisine that bursts with flavour and elegance.

Our strength lies in the quality of the ingredients that we source for our restaurants – from local fish and premium beef to international wines and homemade desserts.

We strive to support local farmers and fishermen by working with Maltese and Gozitan suppliers renowned for their high-quality produce. Each of our venues is designed to create a welcoming ambience where guests can feel right at home while enjoying a freshly prepared meal among friends.

Our kitchens and bars are equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and technology, which are handled by our talented and respected chefs. To truly understand the one80 experience, we invite you to visit one of our four outlets in Malta and Gozo.

Maheshwor Shrestha – Head Sushi Chef, Gozo

Following in the footsteps of his uncle, Maheshwor dedicated himself to becoming a chef during his early childhood years. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a professional qualification from the Chef Association of Nepal, Maheshwor furthered his skills by completing a specialist training course from Master Sushi Chefs in Cyprus. He began working in the industry in 1999 and has since gained experience on an international scale.

A strong work ethic has led Maheshwor to achieve his goals, and he is constantly motivated by the positive experiences he has gained along the way. As a chef, Maheshwor enjoys communicating with different people and sharing his experiences, as well as learning more about service, bars and management too. After moving to Malta, Maheshwor became a core part of the one80 team and was promoted to Head Chef and Assistant Restaurant Manager. He found the freedom to apply his skills in the one80 kitchen, where he enjoys working with local top-quality products for sushi blend infusions alongside his team of passionate colleagues.

At home, Maheshwor enjoys cooking traditional Nepalese and Newari foods to enjoy a taste of home with his family. His adventurous streak also leads him to spend his free time camping, walking in nature, visiting new places and enjoying great food and drinks, of course!