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THE 2018 WRMC – Malta Restaurants Guide



Wines and Restaurants of Malta. Com

Gala Awards Presentation Dinner – Monday, 15th of January, 2018

Portomaso Suite – Hilton Malta.

This Restaurant Guide, only shows those restaurants that have been directly surveyed and inspected by our professional survey teams, and which have been rated at 8.5 points or more out of 10. The list shall be updated periodically in accordance with new or follow up inspections as and when carried out. We have inspected, surveyed and reviewed over 120 restaurants during the course of 2017. The following listed restaurants have made it to the guide, many others have not succeeded to reach the qualifying 8.5 points minimum whilst others might have either closed down or changed owners, operators and concept, and or have been deleted from last years list.

The restaurants listed here-under have satisfied our exacting standards for cuisine quality and service and have been awarded the WRMC Silver Spoon Award – highest restaurant accolade in the Maltese Islands, or the WRMC Blue Riband Certificate or retention Blue Riband plaque, during the exclusive awards presentation dinner which was held at the Portomaso Suite, Hilton Malta, on the 15th of January, 2018.

Points are given for:

 Ambiance; Decor; Cuisine Quality primary requirement; Preparation and Presentation; Service; Staff and Management attitude towards clients and overall demeanour; Value for money food; Wine List and mark-up. Overall points are calculated through an overall formula to arrive at the points and their meaning as shown below.

 What do the points mean:

 10: Exceptional; 9.5: Excellent;  9+: Outstanding; 8.5 Very Good .


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The 2018 WRMC Silver Spoon Restaurants updated list:


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Patrick’s – Victoria, Gozo

Tarragon – St. Paul’s Bay

TemptAsian Restaurant – The Palace Hotel, Sliema

Tmun Mgarr, Mgarr, Gozo.

Palazzo Preca Restaurant, Valletta

L’Agape Restaurant, Rabat, Malta.

Ristorante La Vela, Pieta Gardens, Pieta.

Caviar & Bull Restaurant – St.George’s Bay, St.Julian’s

Pintonino Restaurant – Valletta Waterfront

Porto Vecchio Restaurant – Mgarr, Gozo.

Nan Yuan Cantonese Restaurant – Valletta Waterfront.

One 80 Kitchen & Lounge – Mellieha.

Tal- Familja Restaurant – Marsascala.

San Andrea Restaurant ate Palazzo Castelleti – Rabat, Malta.

Buddhamann Restaurant – St. Julian’s.

Tartarun Restaurant – Marsaxlokk.

La Nostra Padrona Restaurant – Marsaxlokk.









The Blue Riband Restaurants:

The following restaurants,  form the basis of the WRMC – Blue Riband 30 Best Restaurants In The Maltese Islands, and can use the title of “WRMC Blue Riband Restaurant” in advertising, brochures,  menus, etc.

The  2018 WRMC Top 30 Restaurants -Blue Riband Award listed in accordance with concept serving excellent cuisine in a “premiumized informality” atmosphere.






Fine & Upscale dining Restaurants– Blue Riband:

Sponsored by Crossbow Wine Concepts and CVNE of Spain.

Zeri’s – Portomaso.

Beppe’s  – Sannat,  Gozo.

Bouquet Garni – Mellieha .

Country Terrace –  Ghajnsielem Gozo.

 Miro Restaurant of St.Julian’s;

Capo Crudo  Restaurant of Valletta;

Surf N’ Turf Restarant of Qawra, St. Paul’s Bay;

Venus Restaurant of Bugibba, St. Paul’s Bay;

Rebekkah’s Restaurant of Mellieha

Portomaso Casino Restaurant .




 Maltese & Ethnic Cuisine Restaurants – Blue Riband.

Sponsored by P.J.Sutters (Marketing) Ltd and Zini Pasta of Italy.

Nenu the Artisan Baker – Valletta.

Gate of India by Gosh – St. Paul’s Bay.

XIXI Chinese Restaurant of Xghara, Gozo.-

New Madras Indian Restaurant – Bugibba;

Rasoi Indian Restaurant at Dean Hamlet Hotel in St.Julian’s.


The Top Ten General Category Restaurants, sponsored by P.J. Sutters (Marketing) Ltd and Aviko:

Browns of the Valletta Waterfront

Pepe Nero Veccja – St. Paul’s Bay.

Pepe Nero Valletta Waterfront.

Trattoria Cardini, Sliema –

Q Bar of the Valletta Waterfront

Trattoria Don Berto of the Vittoriosa Waterfront

Fratelli La Bufala of Tigne Point 

Cassarini Restaurant of Wied Iz-Zurrieq

El Catalan Restaurant of Xaghjra

Trattoria Da Pippo of Valletta.



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Top Quality Sunday Buffet lunch venues – Blue Riband:

Sponsored by P.J. Sutters (marketing Ltd and Zappala of Italy.

Oceana Restaurant – Hilton Malta

Tabloid  –    The Palace Hotel, Sliema.

The Terrace Restaurant – Westin Dragonara Resort, St. Julians  

Fra Martino – Corinthia San George –




2018 TOP Ten Special Concept Restaurants  –  Sponsored by P.J. Sutters (Marketing) Ltd and Maestrella.


Hammetts  Gastro Bar of Tigne, Sliema;

Bistro 516 of the Valletta Waterfront;

Tex Mex  – of The Starnd, Sliema;

Munchies Restaurant of Mellieha 

King’s Own Band Club Restaurant of Valletta;

Taninu Bistro  – Marsascala

Sciantusi Italian Cuisine – Sliema

Zeffies –  of Zabbar;

Tal-Kaptan of the Valletta Waterfront;

Panorama Restaurant – Valletta





Individual Special Awards:

  WRMC 2018 Top Maltese Chef:

Mr. Kerstin Manicolo – Surf N’ Turf Restaurant, Qawra.

WRMC 2018 Top Front-of-House Manager:

Mr.Joshua Borg – Surf N’Turf Restaurant, Qawra.

WRMC 2018 Top Restaurateur:

Mr. Marvin Gauci – Porprietor, Chef-Padron and Operator of:

Caviar & Bull Restaurant; Tarragon Restaurant; Buddhaman Restaurant; Dinner In The Sky; and Caviar & Bull Buddapest – Hungary.

WRMC 2018 Top Foreign Chef.

Mr. Li Langchao – Nan Yuan Cantonese Restaurant , Valletta Waterfront.

THE Hall of Fame Award:

The WRMC 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award:

Mr. Charles Preca – Founder of the Tal-Familja Group of restaurants.
















Reno Spiteri,

Executive Director,

Wines and Restaurants of Malta. Com

Monday, 15th January, 2018.