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 Food. The top rated restaurant was awarded with a commemorative award which was sponsored and presented by Attard & Co Food Ltd. and Decantae Natural Mineral Water at our annual Restaurant Awards Ceremony held in December 2018. The restaurants are listed and ranked by number of surveyors' votes.

The overall winner: Root 81

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

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".
Mobile location

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

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

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

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

Patakka Restaurant

A "lovely addition to Valletta's food scene". "Service is extremely attentive and professional with great food and wine knowledge"
2, Eagle Street, Valletta

La Buona Trattoria del Nonno

"Food, service and ambiance were excellent". "Service was flawless and the atmosphere amazing". "Best ribs and pizza"
San Paul Street, St. Paul's Bay

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

Venus Restaurant

"Restaurant is outstanding" and the "dinning experience is unforgettable". "Food was delicious"
Gandoffli Street, Bugibba

Ta’ Marija Restaurant

"We had a really great time... food, service and ambiance were excellent". "Highly recommended for typical Maltese food"
Constitution Street, Mosta

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