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THE 2022 WRMC – Malta Restaurants Guide




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Gala Awards Presentation Dinner  LAST HELD ON- Monday, 27th of January, 2020

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 2019, but much less during 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 27th of January, 2020.

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 2020 WRMC Silver Spoon Restaurants updated list:

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Tarragon – St. Paul’s Bay

TemptAsian Restaurant – The Palace Hotel, Sliema

Tmun Mgarr, Mgarr, Gozo.

Palazzo Preca Restaurant, Valletta

Ristorante La Vela, Pieta Gardens, Pieta.

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

Nan Yuan Cantonese Restaurant – Valletta Waterfront.

Tal- Familja Restaurant – Marsascala

Tartarun Restaurant – Marsaxlokk.

Surf N’ Turf Restaurant – Qawra, St. Paul’s Bay.

Porticello Restaurant – Valletta.

Country Terrace Restaurant – Ghajnsielem, Gozo.

Beppe’s Steakhouse & Restaurant – Sannat, Gozo.

The Lord Nelson Restautant – Mosta.

Phoenix Restaurant – Hotel Phoenicia, Floriana.

Venus Restaurant – Bugibba.

Hammet’s Macina Restaurant – Senglea.

59 Republic Restaurant – Valletta.


The 2020 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  2020 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.

Aaron’s Kitchen – Valletta.

 Maltese & Ethnic Cuisine Restaurants – Blue Riband.

Sponsored by Crossbow Wine Concepts & Associated suppliers..

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.

Susurrus Restaurant – St. Julian’s.

Blue Riband Restaurants 2020

Browns of the Valletta Waterfront..

Acqua Blu – Senglea Waterfront.

Le Bistro – Radisson Blu, St. Julian’s;

Ir-Rizzu Restataurant – Marsaxlokk.

Q Bar of the Valletta Waterfront

Coast @ Cassarini Restaurant of Wied Iz-Zurrieq

El Catalan Restaurant of Xaghjra

Tex Mex South – Marsaxlokk.

San Andrea Restaurant – Rabat, Malta.

Taninu Bistro – Marsascala.

Bistro 516 – Valletta Waterfront.

King’s Own Band Club Restaurant – Valletta.

Meraki Wine & Dine – Rabat, Malta.

Capo Mulini Restaurant – Marsaxlokk.

Tex Mex Qui Shi – St. Julian’s.

Onda Blu Restaurant – Pieta.

Brookies Restaurant – Victoria, Gozo.

Munchies – Mellieha.

Fratelli La Bufala – Tigne Point.


Top Quality Sunday Buffet lunch venues – Blue Riband:

Sponsored by Crossbow Wine Concepts; Salvano STL; CVNE Rioja.

Oceana Restaurant – Hilton Malta

Tabloid  –    The Palace Hotel, Sliema.

The Terrace Restaurant – Westin Dragonara Resort, St. Julians  

Fra Martino – Corinthia San George –

2020 TOP Ten Special Concept Restaurants  –  

Hammetts  Gastro Bar of Tigne, Sliema;

Tex Mex  – of The Strand, Sliema;

Yue Bistro – Naxxar;

Broadside Terrace Restaurant – Corinthia St. George’s Bay Hotel;



Individual Special Awards:

  WRMC 2020 Top Maltese Chef Gold Award.:

Chef Steve Vella – The Lord Nelson Restaurant..

WRMC 2020 Top Front-of-House Manager:

Mr.William Spiteri  – Taninu Bistro.

WRMC 2020 Individual Recognition and Achievement Awards:

Recognition Award best Front-of-House & Kitchen Team:

Mr. Sandro Mamo & Diane Mamo – Browns Restaurant..

The 2019 WRMC Chefs Recognition Awards:

THE Hall of Fame Award:

Les Dames Culinaires Gold Award:

Family Preca of Tal-Familja Restaurant; Palazzo Preca Restaurant; King’s Own Band Club Restaurant.


Reno Spiteri,

Executive Director,

Wines and Restaurants of Malta. Com

Monday, 27th January, 2020.