6 Best Places for Afternoon Tea in Malta

6 Best Places for Afternoon Tea in Malta

With the hustle and bustle of the Christmas and New Year festivities having come to an end, now is the chance to take some time off and relax. With January in Malta slightly colder than December, you can utilise the weather and enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee with a decadent slice of cake or a delicious sandwich.

With such influence from nearby countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy and France (to name a few), Malta doesn’t fall short when offering an impressive array of cafes and foods. With this (hopefully) calmer time, you can treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea. With that, let’s look at some of the cafes and hotels around the island that offer this traditional classic.

The Westin Dragonara Resort, St. Julians

Enjoy an exciting array of fresh and delicious foods in the tranquil OVRM Lounge and Piano Bar at The Westin Dragonara Resort. Between 15:00h and 18:00h, you can indulge in tea finger sandwiches, freshly-baked raisin scones, mini pastries and creams in glasses, a variety of tea pastries and cakes, Mqaret and tea and coffee. Enjoy this for only €37.50 (two persons). To book and for more information visit their website here

Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar

Sit down and experience a feel of royalty at the beautiful Palazzo Parisio in Naxxar. Enjoy the delicate selection of an assortment of finger sandwiches, freshly-baked scones and homemade pastries, along with a glass of Palazzo’s own-label champagne and Ronnefeldt tea selection. Visit the website and enjoy this experience for €65.00 (two persons) from 15:00h to 18:00h.

Manouche, Attard/Sliema/Bay Street/Spinola/Valletta

Whether you’re following a specific diet or love to eat everything, Manouche has you covered. Offering a generous selection of sweet and savoury foods across three diet-friendly menus (as well as the regular afternoon tea menu), you’ll be sure to enjoy the many delicious foods while also taking care of your needs or requirements. For more information, visit the website, as prices vary per menu.

The Prickly Pear, Mellieha

For €15.50 each, a minimum of two persons can enjoy a decadent afternoon tea full of an assortment of sandwiches (such as smoked ham and cheese, Scottish salmon and cucumber mayo), freshly baked quiches, chive and onion muffins, cinnamon and raisin scones, cheesecake and plenty more exquisite sweets and savoury items. For more information and menu inclusions, visit their website.

Corinthia palace, attard

Offering an exciting range of foods, afternoon tea goers can expect a unique and fresh selection of sandwiches, including cress and winter truffle mayo on white bread, pear and ginger chutney on rye bread and labneh and pomegranate molasses on rye bread. With scones and sweets aplenty, this certainly isn’t one to miss. The Corinthia Palace also caters to many diets such as gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian, all with unique and specially catered-for food items. If you’re after something a little different, worry not as you’ll also be able to find a ‘Maltese Twist’ afternoon tea and a ‘Gentleman’ afternoon tea which caters for people who like a good serving of both meat and alcohol. For more information, check out the website as prices vary per person, per menu.

The Grand Excelsior, Valletta

Like many other cafes and restaurants on this list, The Grand Excelsior offers several menus catering for specific diets. All menus (regular, vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free) are on offer for €22.00 per person. From 14:00h till 17:00h daily, you can enjoy a range of sandwiches, cakes, homemade scones and sweet delicacies. Dig into your treats while sitting in the Harbour View, overlooking the stunning ocean scenery. More information can be found at their website.

If this list tempted you to go and try some classic afternoon tea, visit the websites and book your table to ensure you don’t miss out.