WRMC Awards Mission Statement

The mission of the WRMC Awards is to recognize exceptional talent and achievement in the culinary arts, hospitality, and broader food system, as well as a demonstrated commitment to consistency, sustainability, and a culture where all can succeed.

The WRMC is a non-profit organization with a mission to elevate the people behind Malta’s food culture and promote a standard of good food sustained by talent and equity.


Restaurants listed in this guide have been assessed and reviewed by the WRMC  Profesional reviewers and assessors on more than one occassion to come to a final decison, if any, on what award or category each restaurant falls under.

Silver Spoon Awards:

The Two Silver Spoon Award:

This Highly Prestigious Award is conferred for Consistently Excellent Cuisine Quality, Plate Preparation and Presentations, Value, World Class Service, management and Ambience. 

Caviar and Bull Restaurant – Corinthia St. George’s Bay Hotel Complex.

59 Republic Restaurant – Valletta.

TempAsian Restaurant – The Palace Hotel, Sliema.

Venus Restaurant – Bugibba.

Contessa Restaurant at the Phoenicia – Floriana.

5  Restaurants were confrred with the Two Silver Spoon Award.

The One Silver Spoon Award.

This award is conferred for consistently outstanding cuisine quality, preparation and presentation, service and management over a number of years not less than two years.


Category Ethnic Restaurants:

Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine Restauarnt – The Hilton Malta.

Nan Yuan Cantonese  Chinese Restaurant – Valletta Waterfront.

XiXi Chinese Restaurant -  Chinese Cuisine – Xghara, Gozo.

New Madras Indian Restaurant – Indian Cusine – Bugibba.

Mediterranean Cuisine Resturants.

Palazzo Preca Restaurant – Valletta.

Tmun Mgarr Restaurant – Mgarr, Gozo.

Tal- Familja Restaurant - Marsascala

Country Terrace Restaurant – Ghajnsielem/Mgarr, Gozo

Acqua Blu Restaurant – Senglea.

Ta’ Rozi Restaurant – St. Paul’s Bay.

Aarons Kitchen – Valletta.

Dedicated Fish & Seafood Restaurants.

Portcello Restaurant – Valletta.

Tartarun Restaurant – Marsaxlokk.

Onda Blu Restaurants - Pieta

The Boathouse Restaurant – Xlendi, Gozo

Sole by Tarragon – St. Julian’s


Steakhouses & Gourmet Grill.

Beppe’s Steakhouse  - Sannat, Gozo.

Browns Restaurants – Valletta Waterfront

Brookies Restaurant – Victoria, Gozo.

Sunday Buffet Lunch Venues Silver Spoon.

Oceana Restaurant – Hilton Malta.

Tabloid Restaurant – The Palace Hotel, Sliema.

The Terrace Restaurant – Westin Dragonara Resort.

Fra Martino Restaurant – Corinthia St. George’s Bay Hotel.

Fine Dining Varied Menu.

San Giuliano Restaurant – St. Julian’s

Le Bistro Restaurant – Radisson Blu Resort, St. Julian’s

Quadro Restaurant – Westin Dragonara Resort, St. Julian’s.

26 Restaurants have been conferred with the 2024 One Silver Spoon Award.

Blue Riband Awards

The Blue Riband Awards are conferred to Fine Dining; Upscale Casual dining and Authentic Ethnic Restaurants  for Cuisine Quality, Food Presentation, Service, Value, Good Management, and welcoming Ambience in accordance with concept.

Ethnic Restaurants

Broadside Terrace – Corinthia St. George’s Bay Hotel – Turkish Cuisine.

Rasoi Indian Kitchen – St. Julian’s

Gate of India  Restaurant – Indian Cuisine, Bugibba.

Leyla Lebanese Restaurant – St. Julian’s

Sunday Buffet Lunches.

Kon Tiki Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Resort, St. Julian’s

Bay View Restaurant at the Corinthia Marina Hotel, St. Julian’s

Trattorias; Pizzerias.

Don Royale at the Corinthia Marina -Marvin Gauci Group.

La Vallata Trattoria – San Pawl Tat-Targa, Naxxar.

Q by Merkanti – Valletta Waterfront.

Tax- Xiha Bistro & Pizzeria – Zebbug, Malta.

Galea’s Kitchen – Valletta.

Zeffie’s Bistro & Pizzeria – Zabbar.

Tas-Soli Maltese Kitchen – Valletta.

Steakhouses & Specialities:

Porterhouse Steakhouse – Mellieha.

Henry J. Beans – Corinthia St. George’s Bay Complex.

L’Enoteca Wine Bar & Platters – Rabat, Malta.

Fish & Seafood Restaurants:

Mare Bello by Momo – Marsaxlokk.

Mediterranean Cuisine:

Ta’Detta Restaurant – Valletta Waterfront.

Merkanti Rooftop Restaurant – Valletta.

Bistros, Gourmet and Wine & Dine.

House of Flavors Restaurant – Santa Venera.

Meraki Wine & Dine – Rabat, Malta.

Munchies Restaurant – Mellieha Bay.

Village Fork Restaurant – B’Kara.

El Catalan Restaurant – Xghajra, Malta.

Bistro 516 – Valletta Waterfront.

King’s Own Band Club Restaurant – Valletta.

Palazzo Castelletti – Rabat, Malta.

Blue Riband Fine Dining.

Seed Restaurant – Hyatt Hotel, St. Julian’s

Sabaggatta Italian Restaurant – St. Julians.

Bacchus Restaurant – Mdina.

Vinotheque Bistro – Corinthia Marina Hotel, St. Julian’s.

Brasserie Rodin – St. Julian’s.

32 Restaruants have been conferred with the 2024 Blue Riband Award.

The 2024 WRMC-Malta Individual  and Special Awards.

 WRMC-Malta 2024 Outstanding Emerging Top Chef Award. Awarded to  Chef Yana Preca Head Chef Tal-Familja Restaurant.


WRMC-Malta 2024 Best New Restaurant: Awarded to  Village Fork Restaurant.


WRMC-Malta Outstanding for Group Entertainment, Innovation & Menu Diversity:  Awarded to  House of Flavors Restaurant.


WRMC-Malta 2024 Outstanding Chef Award presented by Chef Joseph Vella. Awarded to: Chef Daniel Debattista- Executive Head Chef Contessa at the Phoenicia.


WRMC-Malta 2024 Outstanding Front of House Manager:   Awarded to:  Mr. Nigel Scicluna Restaurant Manager Ta’ Rozi Restaurant.


WRMC-Malta 2024 Outstanding Husband & Wife Restaurant Management Team:     Awarded to Mr. & Mrs  Joseph and Katie Mercieca Proprietors and Managers of  Country Terrace Restaurant, Gozo.


WRMC-Malta Outstanding Chef- Restaurateur:   Awarded to  Chef Marvin Gauci – Marvin Gauci Group.


The WRMC Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented by Reno Spiteri: For outstanding Professionalism as Area Executive Head Chef:Awarded to Chef Kevin Arpa

Corinthia St. George’s Bay Hotel; Radisson St. Julian’s; Corinthia Marina Hotel.


 The WRMC-Malta Special Award  - Malta’s foremost Employer in the Restaurants, Hotels and Hospitality Industries –   presented by Mr. Reno Spiteri WRMC Executive Director.

Awarded to  THE AX Group Ltd.


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