Aaron’s Kitchen

A great place for "both lunch and dinner", serving "impeccable food" with "great service"
107, Archbishop Street, Valletta

Ali Baba

Regular patrons agree that "it's the best Lebanese food around" with "interesting dishes on offer". "Heaven on a plate" and a "sweet little gem in Gzira"
9, Ponsomby Street, Il-Gżira

Ambrosia

By all accounts "an absolute all time favourite" The food is "amazing" and so is the service". You're guaranteed "a very pleasant evening indeed"
137 Archbishop Street, Valletta

Arzella Restaurant

A "favourite in Gozo" for Summer. "A really nice experience" with "friendly and professional staff"
Qawqla Cave Street, Marsalforn, Gozo

Bacchus

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

Barracuda Restaurant

Definitely "one of the best in Malta" with "excellent food and service". "Always reliable"
194, Main Street, St. Julian's

Beppe’s Restaurant

"Always very well served". Considered by many as the "best steakhouse in Gozo" with a "fabulous choice of meats". "Highly recommended"
St Margaret Square, Sannat, Gozo

Bianco’s

Serving "the best pizza" this "reliable" venue is "good value for money and great for quick business lunches"
St George's Road, St Julian's

Bistro 516

"Perfect" for diners with "food allergies/intolerances". "Great staff and a variety of food to choose from"
The Vault 5, Valletta Waterfront, Floriana

Black Pearl

Serves "super delicious food and outstanding desserts". Diners appreciate the "easy parking and lovely views"
Ta' Xbiex Marina, Ta' Xbiex

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

Bouquet Garni

High praise indeed for this "very special romantic restaurant". Service is "excellent" and the food "truly amazing"
4, Triq Ġorġ Borg Olivier, Mellieha

Browns Kitchen

"Very well priced". Staff are "friendly and helpful" ..."a lovely atmosphere"
Vault 4, Pinto Wharf, Valletta Waterfront, Floriana

Buffalo Bill’s Steak House

"Never disappoints for meat lovers". "Good portions and amazing sauces"
Portomaso Marina, St Julian's

Café Jubilee, Valletta

This "lovely and cozy place makes you feel welcome". Staff are "friendly"
125, St. Lucy Street, Valletta

The Colin Best award For the Most Consistently Outstanding Restaurant In Malta & Gozo for 2018/2019

The Colin Best award recognises consistently highly-rated restaurants, which is what we ultimately wish all restaurants to aim for.

COLIN

This award is dedicated to the memory of Colin Best who sadly passed away on the 24th February 2013.

Colin Best, co-founder of the Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants together with Lisa Grech, realised 18 years ago that an objective restaurant guide was required on the islands if one was going to eat out well. Having researched the best formula for Malta, it was decided that a survey-based restaurant guide was the way forward, since restaurants would be rated by their patrons. This would keep the guide objective, while the survey and awards would assist in improving restaurants on the islands, since restaurant owners would have something to work towards. Over the years, the top rated restaurants receive awards recognising their hard work and continual investment into their product.

Winner of the Colin Best Most Consistently Outstanding Restaurant in Malta & Gozo for 2018/2019 Award

THE MEDINA RESTAURANT

The Medina Restaurant has won the Top Overall Restaurant twice and has been runner up twice since the launch of the Guide 19 years ago.

Find out more about The Medina Restaurant