Northern Malta restaurants

Top Choice Mediterranean in Buġibba, Qawra & St Paul’s Bay

Tarragon

Tucked above the harbour at St Paul's Bay, Tarragon combines sea views with a sophisticated Mediterranean-fusion menu. The white-tableclothed, wooden-floorboard style is both upmarket and informal, and seasonal stan…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Mellieħa

Commando

Recently opened in a 300-year-old building on Mellieħa's heritage main square, the gutsy Mediterranean menu at Commando features a cassoulet of slow-cooked pork and beans, braised-beef ravioli, and a risotto of loca…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Mellieħa

Munchies

Multiple recommendations from local accommodation owners and an absolute waterfront location put Munchies near the top of Mellieħa's eateries. The menu covers the usual Mediterranean bases of ftira, pizza and pasta,…
Top Choice Bistro in Buġibba, Qawra & St Paul’s Bay

Lovage

This corner bistro may be surrounded by tourist pubs, but it's a dining standout in the backstreets of Buġibba. The trio of lamb, beef and wild-boar sausages with onion marmalade is a hearty starter, while more deli…
Top Choice Italian in Buġibba, Qawra & St Paul’s Bay

Acqua Marina

A tiny Italian restaurant that stands out for its attention to detail. It's a cut above, from the sea-hued decor and careful table decorations to the warm welcome from owner Carlo, to the simple yet delicious Italia…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Mellieħa

Rebekah's

Rebekah's is tucked away in Mellieħa's back streets, but it's worth seeking out (head south to the end of Triq Franġisk, then take a right). The menu ranges from local king prawns and pan-roasted salmon to a hearty …
Ice Cream in Buġibba, Qawra & St Paul’s Bay

Sottozero

OK we're calling it: Sottozero sells the best ice cream and gelati in all of Malta. Our favourite flavours are the black chocolate, cannella (cinnamon) and liquorice, but with 115 flavours there's something for ever…
Bistro in Buġibba, Qawra & St Paul’s Bay

La Nave

With floor-to-ceiling windows, the architecturally spectacular La Nave celebrates its absolute waterfront location in a big and bold way. Considering it's above the Malta National Aquarium, you may feel uncomfortabl…
Mediterranean in Mellieħa

Arches

This acclaimed restaurant is large, elegant and stately, and decorated in white set against terracotta walls; the menu, prices and service all befit the chic decor and formality. The food is accomplished, delicious …
Maltese in Mġarr

Il-Barri

Run by the same family since 1940, Il-Barri is on the Mġarr village square. The slick interior is a surprise, with its monochrome and wavy ceiling. It’s a favourite local venue for a fenkata (rabbit casserole) and o…