Set in the Mediterranean and with only small amount of agricultural land, Maltese food is mainly focused on using produce from the sea, and as a result there are many fantastic seafood restaurants right across the island. Here are some of the best spots to try.
Providing stylish dishes with artistic flair, Tartarun is the perfect place to go for a romantic dinner, or special family occasion. The chef at Tartarun believes in cooking food in the simplest ways and letting the flavours of the ingredients express themselves. The restaurant is decorated in a rustic style, which adds to the ambience.
Barracuda Restaurant, Saint Julian's | Courtesy Barracuda
Having received an MTA (Malta Tourism Authority) quality assured award, Barracuda has an elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere with a décor expressed in cool shades of purple, grey and brown. Request a table with a view of St. Julian’s Bay and order locally caught fish, cooked with traditional Mediterranean flavors.
Fish doesn’t come much fresher than it does at Blue Creek Restaurant, set right at the water’s edge. A Maltese family-run restaurant situated on top of the magnificent cliffs along the southern coast of Malta, Blue Creek combines the traditional with the modern, both in its cooking and its decor. The restaurant’s interior reflects the clear blue of the Maltese waters, and provides a panoramic view over the Mediterranean Sea.
Porto Vicchio restaurant is situated by a marina, with outdoor seating where customers can sit and watch the boats coming and going. The indoor seated area is set in a beautiful cream-brick building with light oak wood furnishings and shipping paraphernalia on the walls. Importing many of their products from Italy, Porto Vecchio provides great dishes such as herb-crusted sea bass with rucola and radish salad, fennel and anchovy cream.
One of the most popular restaurants on Malta, Zeri’s Restaurant’s sleek and modern décor combines mahogany browns with minty greens and gold-cream tones to create a clean-cut, trendy atmosphere. The chef has a plethora of international cooking experience and so brings together techniques and flavours from around the world. The restaurant is located in the up-market area of Portomaso and provides spectacular sea views.
A combined restaurant and café, Due Mari has a modern, chic and comfortable interior with a gray, black and white color scheme, while the outdoor décor reflects the sea view in different blues. An extensive wine collection is on display and the seafood here is of the highest quality, imported from Calabria in South-West Italy.