Best Restaurants in Malta
A holiday in Malta will tingle and delight your taste buds. Maltese food combines the island’s rich history to create a fusion between Mediterranean and Oriental flavours. Restaurants in Malta serve dishes based on Maltese cuisine as well as international dishes like Italian or Indian. To help you make the most of your culinary journey to Malta, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 restaurants in Malta.
1) Dinner in the Sky (Summer Months Only)
For a truly unique dining experience and stunning views, head to Dinner in the Sky, where you’ll dine 40 metres above the ground. A 22-seating platform along with the multi-award winning Tarragon Restaurant is elevated to such heights to provide customers with an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Make sure to book in advance.
2) Risette – Valletta Restaurant
Located in the ancient UNESCO World Heritage city of Valletta, Risette offers casual, fine dining set within the grand building Casa Ellul. Chef Andrew Borg uses his culinary expertise to combine flavours, both local and international, and fresh produce to create delicious dishes. Risette is easily one of the best Valletta restaurants if not one of the best restaurants in Malta.
3) Fifty Nine Republic – Valletta Restaurant
Another outstanding Valletta Restaurant, Fifty Nine Republic uses their passion for food and creativity to create dishes using the best locally-sourced seasonal produce. Under the direction of Executive Chef, Maria Sammut, Fifty Nine produces a new menu every two months which captures international as well as local flavours in an innovative style. You’ll find this charming restaurant near Grandmaster Palace Square in the heart of the ancient city of Valletta.
4) Lulu Restaurant St Julian’s Malta
After a day sunbathing at St Julian’s exquisite beaches, head to the delightful Lulu Restaurant. Here, you’ll find innovative dishes bursting with flavour served alongside locally and internationally sourced wine. With its modern decor and flickering candles, Lulu offers the ideal atmosphere for romantic, fine dining.
5) MIRO Restaurant St Julian’s Malta
Located in the urban boutique hotel The George, MIRO offers exquisite experimental dining. MIRO was inspired by the internationally-renowned Spanish artist Joan Miro and as such features beautifully designed interiors and innovative dishes. By uniting different culinary forces, MIRO “unlocks the power of imagination and taste.”
6) Fish by Fumia – Sliema Restaurant
If you’re looking to sample some of Malta’s best seafood, head to Fish by Fumia. In addition to an excellent selection of locally-caught fresh fish, they also offer a delightful range of Mediterranean dishes like the mixed antipasti starter or ribeye. Past customers rave about the stunning views and relaxing atmosphere. Fish by Fumia is one of our personal favourites when it comes to Sliema restaurants.
7) Ta’ Kris – Sliema Restaurant
Ta’ Kris is located within one of Sliema’s oldest bakeries and retains much of the building’s original charm with traditional colourful tiles still on display. Here, you can enjoy a wide range of traditional dishes from Mediterranean and Maltese cuisines like marinated pork chops, beef stew or rabbit. With its classic decor and traditional fare, Ta Kris is easily one of the best Sliema restaurants.
8) Bouquet Garni – Mellieha Restaurants
In the Northern region of Malta lies the popular tourist destination of Mellieha, where you’ll find Bouquet Garni. Bouquet Garni specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and dishes incorporating fresh seafood like prawn bisque and a delightful fish platter. Travellers absolutely rave about the fantastic customer service, delicious cuisine and reasonable prices, making Bouquet Garni one of the top restaurants in Malta.
9) Tmun – Island of Gozo Restaurants
Take a short boat ride over to Malta’s sister island Gozo. While you’re here, make sure to stop at the charming restaurant of Tmun. Serving plenty of fresh locally-caught fish and incorporating seasonal ingredients, dishes here are classically delicious and delightful. Past customers speak very highly about the service and fine dining atmosphere. Tmun is easily one of the best restaurants in Gozo.
10) La Nostra Padrona- Marsaxlokk Restaurants
To sample Maltese food, particularly fresh seafood, head to La Nostra Padrona. Located along Marsaxlokk’s harbour, you can enjoy exquisite waterfront views while you dine on delicious local and international dishes. TripAdvisor travellers speak highly about the service, food and of course ambience. La Nostra Padrona is one of our favourite Marsaxlokk restaurants and is well worth a visit when visiting this quaint fishing village.
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