Aaron’s Kitchen

Regular patrons declare "This restaurant has never disappointed us"..."Flavours were distinctive in every bite."
107, Archbishop Street, Valletta

Ali Baba

By all accounts "possibly the best Lebanese on the island" where "each bite is heaven"
9, Ponsomby Street, Il-Gżira

Ambrosia

By all accounts the "scrumptious food" and "cozy atmosphere" is "always excellent"
137 Archbishop Street, Valletta

Arzella Restaurant

Consistently "great restaurant" with "fabulous views, and great food - especially the starters"
Ghar Qawqla Street, Marsalforn, Gozo

Bacchus

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

Badass Burgers

"Go for some beer...stay for the food". They're "unique, delicious and come with delectable sides"
No1, st Georges Road, St Julian's

Barracuda Restaurant

By all accounts this restaurant is "one of Malta's gems" and is the ideal location "for a special occasion" that never disappoints
194, Main Street, St. Julian's

Beppe’s Restaurant

Consistent praise for the "great choice of meats which are very well prepared" and declare it the "best and probably the only real steak house in Gozo"
St Margaret Square, Sannat, Gozo

Bianco’s

By all accounts a "definite favourite" where "food is always great with a diverse menu" to choose from
St George's Road, St Julian's

Bistro 516

Considered a "favourite for a chicken dish with a twist" and "very attentive to clients" with "dietary restriction and food intolerance" with a "great gluten free selection"
The vault 5, Valletta Waterfront, Floriana

Blue Elephant Restaurant

Once again, diners are impressed with the "beautiful decore" and "gorgeous setting". They also praise the "excellent food" and "outstanding service"
Hilton Malta, Portomaso St. Julians

Browns Kitchen

This Waterfront restaurant is "great value for money" serving "good food" and "a vast menu to choose from"
Vault 4, Pinto Wharf, Valletta Waterfront, Floriana

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

Buffalo Bill’s Steak House

The "go-to restaurant for meat" with "value for money, lovely staff and amazing views" of the Portomaso marina
Portomaso Marina, St Julian's

Café Jubilee, Valletta

"Good genuine food in a funky atmosphere" with "unique homemade desserts" and "the best pasta"
125, St. Lucy Street, Valletta

The Colin Best award For the Most Consistently Outstanding Restaurant In Malta & Gozo for 2017/2018

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 2017/2018 Award

PATRICK’S LOUNGE & RESTAURANT

Patrick’s has been a runner up for the Top Overall Restaurant a total of three times since the launch of the Guide 18 years ago.

Find out more about Patrick’s