Our top seaside eateries
Qrendi is arguably one of the most under-the-radar places to visit in Malta. Located in the South West of the island, this small and quaint village is a place where history, culture, scenery and nature intertwine.
This is where all of life’s pleasures come together – entertainment, dining and music: all in one pretty package. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Balluta Bay, NAAR has it all. A restaurant, bar, cocktail lounge, indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a full-size outdoor pool. Head on down to NAAR and indulge in a selection of grilled meat, fresh fish, exquisite pasta, healthy salads or a slice or two of pizza. Not to mention their large selection of signature drinks and cocktails. Pay them a visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or stick around from them all.
Where is it? Triq Ċensu Tabone, Balluta Bay, St Julians
Perched right on the water’s edge, with astounding views of Qawra Bay is Zigmar. Its white-washed walls, clean decor, location and specialisation in Mediterranean cuisine, provide diners with a natural summer feel. They offer an array of fresh fish and seafood, with an additional small selection of meat dishes. They strive to provide excellent typical sea (and land) antipasti. They do all of this with fresh local fish and a wide variety of trusted, local and Italian ingredients.
Where is it? Triq il-Luzzu, Buġibba
Enjoy a nice stroll across the beach or maybe even a dip, before sitting at Munchies. The restaurant is perched right above the sea at Għadira Bay, with large windows, where you can sit and admire the sea or enjoy a cool breeze in Summer, al fresco. Its modern decor complements the experience. Its wide variety of Mediterranean and seafood dishes further complement the overall feel of the establishment. The varied wine-list includes both local and international names and the bistro offers pizzas, burgers, pasta and even some dishes you can share (or not).
Where is it? Marfa Road, Mellieħa
Haber 16 is located in the heart of the beautiful fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Absorb the surrounding scenery, featuring the traditional Luzzu and larger fishing vessels, which line the sheltered harbour, in a colourful display. Haber 16’s menu specialises in local fresh fish and seafood dishes, but caters for meat lovers too. The restaurant is bustling with people more than ever before, especially after the eatery made an appearance on Netflix’s ‘Restaurants on the Edge’.
Where is it? Xatt is-Sajjieda, Marsaxlokk
A family-run restaurant set in a fisherman’s boat hut amongst fishing boats and just above the Għar Lapsi swimming hole is Carmen’s Bar. Offering a vast variety of mouth-watering home-made dishes and drinks at very affordable prices, this place is a winner. Relax in this friendly, tranquil atmosphere, whilst enjoying the unbeatable panoramic view of the tiny island of Filfla. It really is the perfect place to sit and have a drink, or tuck into some deliciously fresh fish.
Where is it? Għar Lapsi Bay, Siggiewi
A little cottage transformed into a restaurant, with panoramic views of the Mġarr Harbour, Fort Chambrey and the three sister islands of Kemmuna, Kemmunett and Malta, you’ll find Country Terrace. Browse through their super selection of Mediterranean dishes and pair your meal with an impeccable bottle of local wine, all the while taking in the breath-taking views overlooking the terrace.
Where is it? Żewwieqa Street, Mġarr, Gozo
Borne by the water surrounding South America, to the sweeping waves of the Mediterranean sea, hitting the shores of the Maltese Islands: Susurrus. The eatery presents an exciting Mediterranean cuisine influenced by the diversity of South American food. All of this is bonded with fresh local ingredients and avant-garde techniques, bestowing a novel dining escapade. Indulge in a synthesis of natural elements, sights and sounds, accompanied by beautiful views of the outdoor terrace.
Where is it? Corinthia Beach Resort, Ix-Xatt ta’ San Ġorġ, St Julians
You can dine on the restaurant’s patio, overlooking the picturesque Spinola Bay, whilst experiencing the true flavours of Malta. You’ll be spoilt for choice with a full menu of Maltese food, with some favourites including a selection of local dips, spaghetti rabbit, pan-seared baby calamari and braised rabbit. We promise you: this is no tourist trap. The food is homely, prices are moderate and the style is casual. Enjoy the sea breeze and the bustling activity that surrounds you at this fantastic seaside eatery.
Where is it? Spinola Bay, St Julians
Recently refurbished, this restaurant provides a revamped breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner experience and is in a league of its own. It pushes all and any boundaries and invites you to sample the very best of what Melbourne (and Malta) have to offer. Branded with the tagline ‘Where Melbourne Meets Malta’, the revolutionary menu is guaranteed to bring a smile to every Aussie and Maltese alike, as well as everyone in between.
Where is it? Triq Spinola, St Julians
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First dates, business lunches or family gatherings, this eatery is one of the few places on the island that gets it right, no matter the company you keep. Fish is the order of the day here. Sitting so close to the marina, it seems like somewhat of a natural choice. The menu also includes pasta and meat dishes, with something for everyone. The gentle lapping of the sea, the classy interior and the option for outdoor dining, make it a place you’ll be happy to return to.
Where is it? Triq ix-Xatt, Pieta
This restaurant specialises in fresh fish and seafood, but also caters for a variety of other mouth-watering dishes, to suit each and every palate, Food is selected and carefully sourced to provide an exquisite dining experience every time. Situated close to the water’s edge, Porticello offers a breathtaking view, suitable for a romantic dinner for two or an impeccable dinner with friends and family whilst on holiday.
Where is it? Boat Street, Valletta