Top ChoiceMediterranean 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....

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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 west of Sliema waterfront. Bookings are highly...

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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. Gourmet deli sandwiches join healthy options like quinoa...

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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 Blue 'Shroom burger (bacon, mushrooms and blue cheese),...

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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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mediterranean in St Julian's & Paceville

Avenue

Enduringly popular Avenue now takes up a sizeable stretch of the street. Despite its size, it's always bustling – families, students and groups of friends keep coming for its lively atmosphere and huge portions...

Mediterranean in Sliema & Around

Barracuda

This is a traditional, elegant restaurant set in the drawing room of an early-18th-century seaside villa on the edge of the water. There are brilliant blue sea views framed by the windows, a sunshaded terrace and...

Lounge in St Julian's & Paceville

Hugo's Lounge

Hugo's, on one of Paceville's main drags, is a lively alfresco, sleek-looking bar, and the nicest of the many 'Hugo' options in the area. It's great for cocktails and lounging on sofas, and you can soak up the...

Bakery in Sliema & Around

L-Ahwa Bakery

This bakery opened over 125 years ago and has been run by Carmelo Micallef since 1968. It uses traditional wood-fired ovens rather than electric ones, and has delicious jam tarts. At Christmas, lots of locals...

Mediterranean in St Julian's & Paceville

Lulu

Lulu, set on a quiet side-street close to the Portomaso complex, is informal yet sophisticated. It is prettily decorated in ochre, white and green, with a small terrace. Expect friendly service and a modern Med...

Burgers in St Julian's & Paceville

Badass Burgers

Besides 100% gourmet beef, the menu includes 'Off the Hook' burgers with prawn and haddock, and the 'Maltese' with rabbit and sausage. All are tasty and top quality, and the setting is in the shaded rear garden...

Bar in St Julian's & Paceville

Bedouin Bar

This waterside chill-out space, at the Westin Dragonara, is all white curtains and sofas, and has sparkling views over to St Julian's. It's popular with a mix of locals and tourists, and is a great place to hang...

Pub in Sliema & Around

City of London

This tiny pub, almost in St Julian's, has been open since 1914. It's packed at weekends, and there's a great party atmosphere, plus outside seating. It's popular in the gay scene but everyone is welcome; there's...

Maltese in St Julian's & Paceville

Gululu

Offering water's-edge dining, this place has balconies overlooking Spinola Bay, where you can enjoy Maltese homestyle favourites such as aljotta (fish soup) and torta al-fenek (rabbit pie). It's packed with...

Mediterranean in St Julian's & Paceville

Cuba

Always busy and lively, the sunny terrace here is a prime people-watching spot, almost jutting over the water, with a fantastic view of Spinola Bay. There's a wide-ranging, crowd-pleasing menu, with breakfast...