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 Best Chef. The top rated restaurant sponsored by The Catering Centre was awarded with a commemorative award at our annual Restaurant Awards Ceremony held in December 2018.

The winners are listed and ranked by number of surveyors’ votes.

Winner: Chef Marvin Gauci - Tarragon, Caviar & Bull Restaurant, Buddhamann, Dinner In The Sky

Chef Matthew Schembri - Lovage Bistro

Chef Robert Cassar - Root81

Chef Ramona Preca - Palazzo Preca Restaurant

Chef Maria Sammut - 59 Republic

Chef Alain Grech - The Chef's Table

Buddhamann

By all accounts "wonderful food, served by great staff in a lovely atmosphere". "The perfect location"
5.0
St George's Bay, St. Julian's

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

Dinner In The Sky Malta

"A simply mind blowing experience" with "outstanding service and food". By all accounts "it was the most amazing dinner in my lifetime".
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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

Lovage Bistro

"Always had a great experience here". "A top restaurant" with the best "prawn bisque on the island"
Imħar Street, Qawra

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

Palazzo Preca Restaurant

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

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

The Chef’s Table

"Very promising and talented restauranteur". "Original dishes and outstanding ingredients. Impeccable service indeed". "Great hosts and everything is cooked with love and served with a smile"
Pinoeer Road, Bugibba