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Top Choice Mediterranean in St Julian's & Paceville

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, but the restaurant's cool interior is a soothing haven. Lunch i…
Top Choice Lebanese in Sliema & Around

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 west of Sliema waterfront. Bookings are highly recommended. …
Top Choice Cafe in St Julian's & Paceville

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. Gourmet deli sandwiches join healthy options like quinoa and a…
Top Choice Cafe in St Julian's & Paceville

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 Blue 'Shroom burger (bacon, mushrooms and blue cheese), with…
Top Choice Pub in Sliema & Around

Hole in the Wall

Indie rock and craft beers combine at the latest incarnation of Sliema's oldest pub. Posters of gigs you really wish you'd been to, including Joy Division and Nirvana in their prime, paper the walls while friendly l…
Top Choice Tapas in Sliema & Around

Hammett's Gastro Bar

OK, the view through a nearby car park to the Med may not be Sliema's best, but the menu at this modern bistro makes up for any shortcomings. Shared plates with global influences include Korean-style smoked duck wit…
Fusion in St Julian's & Paceville

Zest

Located in the boutique Hotel Juliani, this fusion restaurant loved by locals offers a mix of Japanese, Thai, Indonesian and European flavours. Book ahead and specify an outside table if you want a bay view. From We…
Cafe in Sliema & Around

Mint

This chic New Zealand–owned cafe provides laid-back Kiwi-style and home cooking. Its food is smashing, with some really sumptuous snacks – quesadilla, vegan stew, savoury muffins, and delicious homemade cakes and co…
Bar in Sliema & Around

Electro Lobster Project

This bar-club-restaurant has outside seating in a lovely spot overlooking Balluta Bay. There's nowhere else like this on Malta, with a bar and restaurant upstairs, and a small club/venue downstairs with live gigs. C…
Italian in St Julian's & Paceville

Sciacca Grill

On the edge of Paceville lies this restaurant offering hearty Sicilian-style grilled meat and seafood in sophisticated, yet relaxed, surroundings. Choose your protein – including fresh lobster – and have it wood-fir…