Must see restaurants in Malta

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    Diar il-Bniet

    Located in a historic farmhouse in the centre of Dingli village, this family-run farmhouse restaurant is something special. All produce is sourced from …

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    Tarragon

    Tucked above the harbour at St Paul's Bay, Tarragon combines sea views with a sophisticated Mediterranean-fusion menu. The white-tableclothed, wooden…

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    Waterbiscuit

    Part of the Intercontinental Hotel on the edge of Paceville, Waterbiscuit is one of Malta's best dining experiences. Outside is bustling and energetic,…

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    Osteria Scottadito

    Energetic owners from northern Italy run this excellent restaurant tucked behind Nadur's church. Cuisine influenced by the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy…

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    Ali Baba

    Multiple recommendations from foodie locals add up to Malta's best Lebanese flavours. This popular restaurant is located in the Gżira district, around 1km…

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    Rew Rew

    This simple, pine-shaded place has 10 tables beside a beachside shack and serves up delicious seafood, including calamari, prawns and fish. Mains are…

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    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…

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    Tartarun

    Locals love upmarket Tartarun, which offers a more sophisticated take on all things fishy. Dishes such as sea bream, roasted prawn and cherry tomatoes are…

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    Bahia

    Named after a variety of oranges grown locally, Bahia is an innovative and stylish bistro near Lija's compact village square. Look forward to just 12…

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    Noni

    Descend into Noni's stylish stone-lined basement space and be surprised by modern spins on traditional Maltese and Mediterranean flavours. Dishes are…

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    Terrone

    Seasonal, sustainable and local are all important at Terrone, where the menu is adjusted on a daily basis. Sit inside the chic interior enlivened with…

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    Munchies

    Multiple recommendations from local accommodation owners and an absolute waterfront location put Munchies near the top of Mellieħa's eateries. The menu…

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    Crust

    Settle in for great views on Crust's rooftop terrace high above Spinola Bay and enjoy excellent baking, including homestyle pies and buttery croissants…

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    Qbajjar

    Around 1km west of Marsalforn in quieter Qbajjar Bay, ocean views and excellent seafood blend at this locals' favourite. Combine views of nearby rocky…

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    Shoreditch

    With a name referencing London's hip 'hood, Shoreditch has a lot to live up to, and it doesn't disappoint. Sit outside on the corner terrace and partner a…

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    Bongo Nyah

    Asian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours all mingle on Bongo Nyah's eclectic menu. A quirky cocktail list, Gozo's Lord Chambray craft beers on tap…

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    Root 81

    A subtle pun on the bus route (81) that used to link Valletta and Rabat, Root 81 is one of the more modern bistros enlivening the dining scene around…

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    Townhouse No 3

    Concealed in the backstreets of Rabat, Townhouse No 3 offers a modern take on Maltese and Mediterranean flavours. Dishes could include rabbit ravioli with…

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    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…

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    Boat House

    This is a highly rated restaurant where you can eat fresh fish with the sea almost lapping at your toes – there's a seafront, tented terrace. Seafood is…