Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Sliema & Around

Electro Lobster Project

This is a bar-club-restaurant with outside seating in a lovely spot overlooking Balluta Bay. There's nowhere like this on Malta, with a bar and restaurant upstairs, and a small club/venue downstairs with live gigs. …
Top Choice Maltese in Dingli Cliffs

The Cliffs

Close to Dingli's radar tower, on the cliffs, this place is run by two local brothers and is an attractive, contemporary, brasserie-style restaurant with a narrow glass-framed terrace running around it. It specialis…
Top Choice Maltese in Dingli Cliffs

Diar il-Bniet

With all produce sourced from 'the house of the girls', their farm around 200m away, or other local producers, this lovely family-run farmhouse restaurant is something special, located in a historic farmhouse in the…
Top Choice Gozitan in Victoria (Rabat)

Ta'Rikardu

An institution in Victoria and the only place to eat in Il-Kastell, Ta'Rikardu sells excellent local produce – honey, cheese and wine (with particularly good rosé) – along with souvenirs and paintings. Take a seat a…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Buġibba, Qawra & St Paul’s Bay

Tarragon

Tucked above the harbour at St Paul's Bay, Tarragon is a haven of sophistication with sea views to soothe the soul, a Mediterranean/fusion menu to satisfy the taste buds, and a white-tableclothed, wooden-floorboard …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Valletta

Rubino

White-tableclothed Rubino is a classy place that earns rave reviews for its dishes such as spaghetti with sea urchins or seabass involtini (rolls) stuffed with pinenuts and mint. The velvety risotto is particularly …
Top Choice Cafe in Mdina

Fontanella Tea Gardens & Vinum Wine Bar

Fontanella – a Maltese institution – has a wonderful setting atop the city walls, with sweeping views. It serves delicious homebaked cakes, pastizzi, sandwiches, pizzas and light meals, including particularly tasty …
Top Choice Cafe in Sliema & Around

Mint

To see where Sliema's yummiest mummies hang out, head to this chic New Zealand–owned cafe that provides laid-back Kiwi style and home cooking. Its food is smashing, with some really sumptuous snacks – quesadilla, ve…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Mdina

Medina

Medina won best overall restaurant for 2015 in the Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants in Malta & Gozo, and is a pretty-as-a-picture romantic venue – a medieval townhouse with vaulted ceilings and fireplace…
Top Choice Italian in St Julian's & Paceville

Sciacca

On the outskirts of Paceville lies this serene restaurant offering sophisticated Sicilian cooking, with ingredients imported from Malta's nearby neighbour. Dishes include fettucine with sea urchins, and orecchiette …