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THE 2017 WRMC – Malta Restaurants Guide




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Gala Awards Presentation Dinner – Monday, 23rd of January, 2017

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 2015. The following listed restaurants have made it to the guide, others have not achieved to reach the qualifying 8 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 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 23rd of January, 2017.

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; 9: Very Good;  8.5: Good + .


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The 2017 WRMC Silver Spoon Restaurants updated list:


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Patrick’s – Victoria, Gozo

Tarragon – St. Paul’s Bay

Tartarun – Marsaxlokk

The Arches – Mellieha

TemptAsian Restaurant – The Palace Hotel, Sliema

The Villa Restaurant, St. Julians

Tmun Mgarr, Mgarr, Gozo.

Palazzo Preca Restaurant, Valletta

L’Ortolan Kempinski

L’Agape Restaurant, Rabat, Malta.

Ristorante La Vela, Pieta Gardens, Pieta.

New for 2016:

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

Pintonino Restaurant – Valletta Waterfront

Wejla By Tartarun – Smart City


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New additions to the WRMC Silver Spoon Restaurants List for 2017:

La Nostra Padrona Restaurant – Marsaxlokk.

Porto Vecchio Restaurant – Mgarr, Gozo.

Nan Yuan Cantonese Restaurant – Valletta Waterfront.


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  2017 WRMC Top 30 Restaurants -Blue Riband Award listed in accordance with concept serving excellent cuisine in a “premiumized informality” atmosphere.

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Fine & Upscale dining – Blue Riband:

Tal-Familja – Marsascala

Zeri’s – Portomaso.

Portomaso Casino Restaurant .

Fork and Cork – Rabat.

Sepia  – Marsascala -

Bouquet Garni – Mellieha .

Buddhaman – St. Julians.

Trattoria San Lawrenz –  Kempinski. Gozo.

Sciacca Grill  – Valletta

San Andrea Restaurant –  Rabat, Malta

Beppe’s  – Sannat,  Gozo.

One 80 Kitchen & Lounge – Mellieha.

Commando  Restaurant – Mellieha

Country Terrace –  Ghajnsielem Gozo.

Da Pippo – Valletta


 Maltese & Ethnic Cuisine Restaurants – Blue Riband.

Nenu the Artisan Baker – Valletta.

Saragema Indian Restaurant – Fortina Hotel, Sliema

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

Ali Baba Lebanese Restaurant – Gzira.


General restaurants – pizza, pasta, grill – Blue Riband:

Pepe Nero Valletta Waterfront.

Trattoria Cardini –  Sliema.

Q Bar & Restaurant – Valletta Waterfront.

I Place – Massaxlokk

Don Berto  Restaurant – Vittoriosa Waterfront.

Fratelli la Bufala – Tigne Point.

Venus Restaurant – Bugibba, St.Paul’s Bay.


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Top Quality Sunday Buffet lunch venues – Blue Riband:

Oceana Restaurant – Hilton Malta

Tabloid  –    The Palace Hotel, Sliema.

The Terrace Restaurant – Westin Dragonara Resort, St. Julians  -

Fra Martino – Corinthia San George -


Individual Special Awards:

  WRMC 2017 Top Chef:

Mr. Joseph Xuereb Executive Head Chef – The Palace Hotel

WRMC 2017 Top Front-of-House Manager:

Mr.Stephen Schiavone – Front of House Manager at Tartarun and Wejla by Tartarun Restaurants.

WRMC 2017 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 2017 Top Foreign Chef.

Mr. Enrico Alecci – Executive Chef at Ristorante La Vela

THE Hall of Fame Award:

The WRMC 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award:

Mr. Carmelo Debono – Chairman and Founder of Maypole Ltd.














Reno Spiteri,

Executive Director,

Wines and Restaurants of Malta. Com

Monday, 25th January, 2016.