The Maltese Archipelago Is Hosting 5 New Michelin-Starred Restaurants In This Tasty Selection

5 New Restaurants Make Their Entrance In The Michelin Guide Malta 2023.

The Michelin Guide is revealing the new 2023 selection for its Malta edition.

The Maltese archipelago can be proud of hosting 5 new restaurants in this tasty selection, as well as a new restaurant that has been awarded the famous MICHELIN Star: Fernandõ Gastrotheque. The 5 restaurants already awarded Stars last year retain their high culinary level, making Malta a gastronomic destination that is still as attractive as ever.

“The development of the Maltese culinary scene is extremely exciting, with the selection of an additional 5 new restaurants that take their inspiration from the Mediterranean region, yet without holding back on the occasional touch of fusion to surprise and delight gourmets. Whether for its UNESCO designated heritage, its status as a Mediterranean crossroads, its ancient history or its colorful and joyful cuisine, Malta has everything needed to seduce travelers.” commented Gwendal Poullennec, International Directeur of the MICHELIN Guides.

The MICHELIN Guide Malta 2023 selection at a glance:

35 restaurants including:

6 one MICHELIN Star;
4 Bib Gourmands;
25 recommendations.

A new MICHELIN Star in the 2023 selection:

Fernandõ Gastrotheque – Sliema

A small quiet bistro in French style which is informal yet elegant, with contemporary furnishings. The highly talented chef here creates Mediterranean dishes with the occasional international touch and plenty of character, all prepared from the best seasonal ingredients. The wine list is worth a mention, featuring over 600 labels from across the globe with a particular emphasis on France and Italy.

5 new restaurants make their entrance in the MICHELIN Guide Malta 2023 selection:

Giuseppi’s Restaurant – Naxxar, Malta

Facing the sea on Malta’s Sirens coast. They serve South American fusion cuisine and the atmosphere here is relaxed and inviting with a contemporary vibe. A good choice of pre-dinner delicious cocktails is also available, say Michelin Guide Experts.

LOA Restaurant – St Paul’s Bay, Malta

LOA Restaurant is facing the sea on Malta’s Sirens coast. They serve South American fusion cuisine and the atmosphere here is relaxed and inviting with a contemporary vibe.

Grotto Tavern – Rabatx

Boasting an excellent location in the historic centre of Rabat. The Mediterranean cuisine pays tribute to local ingredients such as snails, cheese and other delicacies from the region. Dining in the stunning cave room is a wonderful experience, commented 2023 Michelin Guide Malta inspectors.

Legligin Restaurant – Valletta, Malta

This small, rustic restaurant in Valletta’s historic centre has limited space and a vaguely bohemian feel thanks to its informal tables, ceramics and candles. Home-made cuisine full of Mediterranean and Maltese flavours takes pride of place here, with just one tasting menu that changes almost every day.

Rosamì Restaurant – St Julian’s, Malta

Overlooking St. Julian’s bay, Rosamì Restaurant is a beautiful Maltese-style villa that is home to a classic, gently elegant and decidedly romantic restaurant. Their proposals are characterized by modern ideas with international flavors by chef Cliff Borg and an extremely high attention to wine pairing and personalized aperitif.

The entire MICHELIN Guide Malta 2023 selection can be found on the MICHELIN Guide website and on its mobile app available free of charge on iOS and Android.

@Rosamì Restaurant – St Julian’s, Malta; photos Clint Scerri Harkins/ Rosami