This list is based on the results of our annual survey, last conducted in September 2017. 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 Unika Beef at our annual Restaurant Awards Ceremony held in December 2017. The restaurants are listed and ranked by number of surveyors' votes. The overall winner: Patrick's Lounge & Restaurant

Patrick’s Lounge & Restaurant

Characterised as the "perfect venue" for a "romantic evening" with "course after course of divine food".
Europe Street, Victoria, Gozo

Zeri’s

By all accounts "one of the best restaurants on the island serving a great selection of fresh fish and good wines". High praise for their "friendly and attentive staff"
Portomaso Marina, St. Julian's

Tarragon

Patrons consider this to be "the ideal restaurant for a romantic dinner" or "special occasion" where "everything is just perfect" and the food is "second to none"
72B, Church Street, St. Paul's Bay

ROCKSALT

"The new location is superb". The head chef "creates amazing dishes" with food that is "out of this world" coupled with "super attentive staff"
Triq Telghet, St Julians

L’Artiglio Ristorante

The "amazing location" coupled with the "attention to detail" both in the "dishes and the service is impeccable"
62, Melita Street, Valletta

Buddhamann

"Dine like a royal" at one of the "best fusion restaurants" on the island serving "innovative and delicious" food in a "great ambiance"
5.0
St George's Bay, San Julian's

Bacchus

Diners love the "quiet, romantic ambience" with "very good service" and "great food"..."Definitely worth a visit!"
1, Inguanez Alley, Mdina

Caviar & Bull

Across the board this is an "amazing" and "award winning restaurant in all categories" with "impeccable food and service".
5.0
Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay, St Julian's

de Mondion

By all accounts, this is a "favourite" for "fine dining" enthusiasts who praise the "outstanding service and professional staff"
The Xara Palace, Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina

Hammett’s Gastro Bar

By all accounts "a truly unique and exciting" "chic" place offering "a cool concept". Regulars "love this addition to the Maltese scene"
5.0
33/34, Tigne Seafront, Sliema

La Vida

High praise indeed for Elaine and David's "excellent food" and "amazing service". "Best find in Sliema"
166, Guze Howard Street, Sliema

Dinner In The Sky

"Such an amazing experience" boast diners, praising the "impeccable service" and "top notch food"
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La Buona Trattoria del Nonno

By all accounts their "excellent food and impeccable service" make for an "amazing restaurant" ..."#BestRibsInTheWorld"
San Paul Street, St. Paul's Bay

Gululu

Great location offers "traditional Maltese cuisine" served by "friendly staff"
Spinola Bay, St. Julian's