This list is based on the results of our annual survey, last conducted in September 2019. Thousands of readers participated in our Restaurant Survey to discover which are Malta and Gozo’s most popular restaurants for Best Newcomer. The top rated restaurant sponsored by The Catering Centre representing Churchill was awarded with a commemorative award at our annual Restaurant Awards Ceremony held in December 2019.
The restaurants are listed and ranked by number of surveyors’ votes.
The overall winner: Meraki
"Delicious and genuine food served with best service and friendly staff. Highly recommended for enjoying a special evening with friends or family".
The "best views in Malta by far". The "food is innovative and ambience is second to none". "Worth every penny".
"Great food and service". The "patio is lovely, with views of Valletta bastions and the Tritons' fountain".
Conte di Montecristo
"Delicious pasta, fish and meat" and a "very nice selection of wines". "Food is divine and service is impeccable".
"Excellent service and food everytime". "The hygiene is so impressive". "Highly recommended".
"Nice atmosphere and value for money" with a "romantic ambience". "Excellent for couples".
"Value for money", "guaranteed good quality, genuine food, and service with a smile".
Shakinah Indian Gastronomy
"Amazing food, service, ambience and interior. Creative, delicious cocktails and a vast selection of Indian dishes".
"Amazing food, super good service and delicious cocktails". "Eating in the courtyard is delightful". "Top notch".
"One of the best restaurants in Gozo for seafood. Also, staff are very welcoming!"
The Old Smuggler’s
"Perfect place for a low-cost midweek meal. Best burger and chips on the island".
"The best for italian regional dishes". "Excellent all around. Relaxed elegance, exceptional food and wonderful service".
A "hidden gem. Not only the food is great, but Malcolm and his staff are very knowledgable and passionate about their wines and spirits".
"Lovely setting on the water's edge in Senglea". A "little gem in the South".
"Excellent service, friendly staff, good ambience and divine food"