This list is based on the results of our annual survey, last conducted in September 2018. Thousands of readers participated in our Restaurant Survey to discover which are Malta and Gozo’s most popular restaurants for Romantic dining. The top rated restaurant was awarded with a commemorative award which was sponsored and presented by Churchill represented exclusively by The Catering Centre at our annual Restaurant Awards Ceremony held in December 2018. The restaurants are listed and ranked by number of surveyors’ votes.

The overall winner: Palazzo Preca Restaurant

Palazzo Preca Restaurant

A "very romantic" restaurant with "delicious food". "Wednesday's candlelit dinner is a must"... Such "excellent service"
54, Strait Street, Valletta

Tarragon

"Friendly service, unique food and fantastic atmosphere". "Delicious food, romantic atmosphere and incredible view from the roof top"
72B, Church Street, St. Paul's Bay

Bacchus

An "amazing experience" by all accounts "with a magical atmosphere". Consistently "good food and service"
1, Inguanez Alley, Mdina

59 Republic

Definitely "one of the best in Malta" when "it comes to food, atmosphere and service". An "elegant interior" with a "classic twist". "Simply amazing!"
59 Republic Street, Valletta

Root 81

"Great new restaurant, definitely one of the best newcomers on the island". "Romantic ... with a perfect view and outstanding food"
21, Saqqajja Hill, Rabat

Blue Elephant Restaurant

By far the ambiance is "outstanding" and "amazing" making it "an exceptional experience". "Little trays of excellent food" served by "extremely attentive" staff
Hilton Malta, Portomaso, St. Julian's

Grotto Tavern

By all accounts "a divine dining experience" in an "unforgettable ambience". "Very professional staff" and "immaculate service". The "food was sublime"
9/10/12, St. Paul's Square, Rabat

de Mondion

An "exceptional restaurant". Such "great flavours, wonderful service" accompanied by "a beautiful view and ambience"
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina

Capo Crudo

This restaurant "is beautiful" and it's "ambience" and "view is breathtaking". The "food is just spectacular". "One of the best on the island". "Exceptional"
Ferry Street, Marsamxett, Valletta

Caviar & Bull Restaurant

By all accounts this "amazing place" is deserved of accolades. Serving "consistently excellent food" deserves a mention in the Michelin Guide". We always "have the most memorable dinners" here
5.0
Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay, San Ġiljan

Giuseppi’s Bar & Bistro

"Food is exquisitely prepared and presented". The "professional and well informed staff" are "welcoming and friendly"
Salini Resort, Salina Bay, Naxxar

The Lord Nelson

"I really love this place. An oasis of calm and the service is impeccable. The food is purely fantastic and I shan’t hesitate to return. Highly recommended"
280, Main Street, Mosta