A Culinary Exploration in Malta

Discover the top selections from Malta’s culinary scene you should definitely try out.

October 29, 2020

Malta: A culinary exploration in two of our favorite places


While enjoying this legendary destination, rich in history, with some of the most important UNESCO World Heritage sights, and with its unique mixture of traditions and cultures, one can only crave for the top culinary spots on the island.

Here are our top selections from Malta’s culinary scene you should definitely try out.


1. The Villa Balluta

Located in Balluta Bay, alongside a tranquil seafront promenade within the bustling, cosmopolitan St. Julian’s town, The Villa is the signature restaurant at the newly opened Malta Marriott Hotel and Spa, which dates back to the 19th century and is one of the oldest structures in the Balluta area. With unparalleled views of the bay, gorgeous interior design & grandiose terraces and garden, The Villa is the ideal location for a culinary & entertainment hot spot. The team behind The Villa have created a culinary concept that aims to expand its patrons’ gastronomic horizons by providing memorable experiences through eclectic Eurasian flavours.


The Concept

The eating culture Malta possesses today is the reflection of their ancestral heritage. This archipelago was a hunting ground found between the Eurasian and African trade route. Sovereignties that conquered and nestled here, had an influence on the native cuisine. The Villa embodies this inheritance thus celebrates this cosmopolitan cuisine with modern combinations. Holds true to the past, embraces foreign connections and gives another dimension to familiar ingredients.


Reservations are required and The Villa is open for dinner, with a dress code of “Smart Casual”. Call for reservations at +356 2311 0000. Learn more here facebook.com/villaballuta.




2. Quadro Brasserie

The natural state of flavor.

Quadro, the flagship restaurant at The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta, offers some of the best dining on the island. Open for dinner, this contemporary brasserie specializes in simple, homemade food with a focus on select fresh, local produce with a light and healthy twist. The culinary approach follows a minimalist philosophy that reveals the purity of premium ingredients in their natural state, maximizing on both flavor and nutritional benefits. Enriched by its prime location and accomplished service from the skilled team, the wholesome menu is enhanced by a range of regionally inspired crafted cocktails and library of fine wines.

Accessed via private road and housed in the original Marquis Scicluna’s guest house, the standalone restaurant is designed for indoor and outdoor dining. Clean bistro-style interiors blend oak wood, velvet and brass with natural hues to provide a vibrant backdrop. The stylish tone extends to the spacious terrace where invigorating Mediterranean Sea views enable al fresco socializing and optimal relaxation. Innovative and versatile, the venue is the ideal setting for celebrations and events, from hosting weddings on the veranda, to more intimate gatherings. A unique space, the private dining rooms seats up to 14 guests and is perfect for business and family get-togethers.

Reservations are required for Quadro Brasserie and is open for dinner from Thursday to Saturday, with a dress code of “Smart Casual”. Call for reservations at +356 21 381000; ext= 5583. Learn more here facebook.com/QuadroBrasserie

Discover Malta: a gem in the Mediterranean Sea

Aerial view of the walled city of Mdina at sunrise


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skyline view of Valletta, the Capital of Malta


Valletta, the Capital of Malta, is a walking city. In addition to the Palace of the Grand Masters and St. John’s Co-Cathedral, the bustling city and commercial centre has a wealth of Baroque architecture, ‘palazzi’, churches and museums.
the beautiful sands and pristine coastline of Ramla Bay, Gozo

The island of Gozo

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Aerial of Yacht in a crystal clear Blue Lagoon, off Comino

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