Wine Awards, sponsored by Riedel, The Wine Glass Co.

The Riedel Wine Experience Of The Year Award – Ristorante La Vela

A complete wine experience, that does not stop with the wine selection. La Vela has become a wine-hub in the Maltese Islands, with a whopping selection of over 250 wines, that is constantly updated, making it always exciting to open. the selection of wines gives opportunities to diners to try lesser known wines which deserve to be amoungst the big names in the industry. The wine service is also of the highest standard possible, with wines being served in the correct glassware, decanted and excellent storage facilities to ensure that the wine reaches the table in perfect condition. Staff are very knowledgeable about the wines on offer.  

Wine List of the Year Award - Palazzo Preca

A selection of over 300 different wines. This wine list boasts the greatest names in the industry and also offers an exacting choice for the important appellations and regions, not limiting itself to a single offering. This wine list also offers a good selection ranging from more affordable wines to the high end. Palazzo Preca’s wine selection also offers an interesting selection of large format bottles and also a wine by the glass selection.  

Commended Wine Lists - 4 Wine lists that are original, well designed and offering a great selection. A cut above an average wine list and that deserve praise.

Commended Wine List 1 – Patrick's Lounge and Restaurant

(An incredible selection of fine wines, most of which are rare and very hard to find, very important to note that this wine list also has a unique selection of older vintage wines and interesting verticals. a must for the descerning wine lover.)
Commended Wine List 2 – Tarragon (Always in Malta's top wine list, Tarragon have managed to maintain consistency over the years, offering an incredible selection of wines from all over the world. this wine list also boasts a great selection of fine wines and an interesting selection of older vintages.)
Commended Wine list 3 – Country Terrace (A multi-awarded wine list, that managed to keep its consistency over the years, and is frequently adjusted to keep it interesting. the wine list is also very well presented and informative.)
Commended Wine List 4 – Hammett's Macina Restaurant(A nice balance between fine wines and classics. a good mix between old and new world wines. Very neatly presented and well priced.).

Favourite Wine Lists winner overall: Tarragon


"Outstanding food, charming place, great wine". "Never fails to please". "Consistency and excellence at its best".
72B, Church Street, St. Paul's Bay

Ristorante La Vela

"Best service on the island. Michelle is an excellent host. The food is delicious. Atmosphere fantastic".
Marina Street, Pieta


A "great place to stay a day by the pool and then have an lovely lunch". "Recommended for lunch or dinner. Excellent food and service".
Pretty Bay, Birżebbuġa

The Lord Nelson Restaurant

"Eating at Lord Nelson is unique experience!" The "unique, intimate ambience and the passion of the dedicated team offer a special culinary experience!"
280, Main Street, Mosta

Palazzo Preca

"Amazing food, great customer service and extremely good value for money". "Ideal for a romantic dinner or a family get together".
54, Strait Street, Valletta

Suruchi Indian Restaurant

Patrons consider it the "best Indian restaurant around" where the "food is divine, premium service and well located in the heart of St. Julian’s".
35, Ball Street, Paceville

Bacchus Restaurant

"Incredible ambience, excellent service and delicious food" make for "an experience to remember".
1, Inguanez Alley, Mdina

Tal-Familja Restaurant

"Very comfy atmosphere and top quality food". "Lives up to its name. Very family orientated".
Tal-Gardiel Street, Marsaskala

Hammett’s Gastro Bar

"Excellent" with its "new and fresh ideas" in cuisine. "Consistently outstanding service and food".
33/34, Tigne Seafront Sliema, Sliema


"Excellent service and food everytime". "The hygiene is so impressive". "Highly recommended".
Marina Street, Marsalforn, Gozo

Hammett’s Macina Restaurant

"Consistently great food and service". "A cut above your average slice of excellence".
31st of March Street, Promenade Juan B. Azopardo, Senglea

The Boathouse Restaurant, Xlendi

"Food to die for. Service always with a smile". "Impeccable service throughout".
Xatt Ix-Xlendi, Xlendi, Gozo