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THE 2023 WRMC – Malta Restaurants Guide




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Gala Awards Presentation Dinner HELD ON- Monday, 23rd of January, 2023

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 95 restaurants during the course of 2022. 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.

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 Award, during the exclusive awards presentation dinner which was held at the Portomaso Suite, Hilton Malta, on the 23rd of January, 2023.

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 2023 WRMC TWO Silver Spoon Restaurants updated list:

59 Republic Restaurant – Valletta.                                                       

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

Caviar & Bull Restaurant – St. Julian’s

TemptAsian Restaurant – The Palace Hotel, Sliema,

Venus Restaurant – Bugibba



                           THE 2023 WRMC ONE SILVER SPOON AWARD RESTAURANTS.

Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant at the Hilton Malta.

Palazzo Preca Restaurant, Valletta

Tmun Mgarr Restaurant , Mgarr, Gozo.

Nan Yuan Cantonese Restaurant – Valletta Waterfront.

Tal- Familja Restaurant – Marsascala

Tartarun Restaurant – Marsaxlokk.

Porticello Restaurant – Valletta.

Country Terrace Restaurant – Ghajnsielem, Gozo.

Beppe’s Steakhouse & Restaurant – Sannat, Gozo.

Phoenix Restaurant – Hotel Phoenicia, Floriana.

Oceana Restaurant at Hilton Malta.

San Giuliano Restaurants – St. Julian’s

Xixi Chinese Restaurant,  Xaghra, Gozo

Susurrus Restaurant – St. George’s Bay;

Browns Restaurant – Valletta Waterfront.                 

Acqua Blu Restaurant – Senglea

Onda Blu Restaurant – Pieta

Tex Mex South Restaurant – Marsaxlokk

Ta’ Rozi  Restaurant – Bugibba.

New Madras Indian Restaurant – Bugibba

Taninu Bistro – Marsascala.

Aaron’s Kitchen – Valletta

Brookies Restaurant – Victoria, Gozo.

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



The 2023 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 Blue Riband Award is awarded to Fine dining restaurants; Upscale Casual dining and Ethnic restaurants for cuisine quality, presentation, service, value, management and ambience in accordance with concept.

Sabbagata Italian Bistro, St. Julian’s

Mare Bello by Momo Fish and Seafood Restaurant – Marsaxlokk

Porterhouse Steak house – Mellieha,

The Boathouse –  Xlendi Gozo                                     

Sepia by Jonathan Vassallo – Naxxar

House of Flavours of Santa Venera.

Ta’ Detta  Restaurant – Valletta Waterfront (Chris).

The Sixth Leaf Restaurant –  Targa Gap, Naxxar.

Bistro 516 – Valletta Waterfront.

King’s Own Band Club Restaurant – Valletta.

Meraki Wine & Dine – Rabat, Malta.

Munchies – Mellieha.

Seed Restaurant – Hyatt Regency Hotel

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

Coast @ Cassarini Restaurant of Wied Iz-Zurrieq

El Catalan Restaurant of Xaghjra

This award also encompasses the top Sunday Buffett Lunches:

Tabloid  –    The Palace Hotel, Sliema.

The Terrace Restaurant – Westin Dragonara Resort, St. Julians  

Fra Martino – Corinthia San George –

The Copperfield Restaurant – Victoria Hotel

2023 TOP Ten Special Concept Restaurants  –  

Tex Mex Bar & Grill  –  The Strand, Sliema;

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

The Edge – Radisson Blu, St. Julian’s

Galea’s Kitchen – Valletta.                                           

Mennula Bistro – Zebbug

L’ Enoteca – Rabat Malta.

Don Royal – Italian Trattoria

Zeffie’s Bistro & Pizzeria.

Rasoi Indian Kitchen, St. Julian’s.


Individual Special Awards:

Best New Restaurant for service and cuisine – Mare Bello

Best for hospitality, Service and Kitchen team. William Spiteri with Taninu


Certificate of Achievement Chef Johann Pizani.

Certificate for Personal Achievement for Service Ms. Brenda Bartolo.

WRMC Best Foreign Chef – Salvo Pavone.

WRMC Malta Top Chefs award  –   Maria Sammut

THE Hall of Fame Award:

Classic Chef Lifetime Achievement Award – Raymond Fauzza.




Reno Spiteri,

Executive Director,                                             

Wines and Restaurants of Malta. Com

Monday, 27th January, 2020.