Exploring Malta’s Finest Luxury Dining Destinations

Malta, an island steeped in history and culture, boasts a culinary landscape as rich and varied as its storied past. From the influences of the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, French, and British to the island’s own proud culinary traditions, Malta’s food culture is a testament to its enduring identity. Recently, the island’s gastronomic prowess was on full display at an event organized by Charles Grech & Co. Ltd in collaboration with The Phoenicia Malta, showcasing the best of Malta’s Michelin-starred restaurants.

Exterior view of Grain restaurant, showcasing its charming outdoor dining area with comfortable seating arrangements, ambient lighting, and lush greenery. The inviting atmosphere sets the stage for an unforgettable al fresco dining experience, perfect for enjoying delicious cuisine in a picturesque setting.
Grain Restaurant Valletta

Featuring five of Malta’s esteemed Michelin-starred establishments, ‘Dine with the Stars’ treated guests to a five-course extravaganza, each dish a masterpiece crafted by the island’s top culinary talent. In 2023, Fernandõ Gastrotheque in Sliema earned its place in the prestigious Michelin Guide, joining the ranks of Malta’s six Michelin-starred restaurants. As we look ahead to 2024, anticipate new entrants into the Michelin list while many continue to uphold their esteemed status, ensuring Malta’s culinary landscape remains vibrant and ever-evolving.

Under Grain:

Nestled beneath the Rosselli Hotel in Valletta, Under Grain is a culinary haven where Mediterranean flavors are elevated to new heights by Executive Chef Victor Bong. Inspired by Merchant Street’s tailoring legacy, the restaurant exudes sophistication with its vaulted ceilings and stylish decor. Chef Bong’s menu showcases the finest seasonal ingredients, with a perfect balance of classic and modern influences. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor the fresh fish, expertly prepared to tantalize the palate. Contact: +356 2779 0277.


Renowned as a legend in Malta’s fine-dining scene, Chef Jonathan Brincat, fondly known as ‘Noni,’ delights diners at his eponymous restaurant in Valletta. Combining classic flavors with the influences of Malta’s mercantile culture, Chef Brincat’s menu is a testament to his culinary creativity and expertise. Noni offers a playful yet refined dining experience, where traditional dishes are reimagined to surprise and delight. For a dining experience that blends innovation with tradition, Noni is the place to be. Contact: +356 2779 1415.

ION Harbour:

Perched on the fourth floor of a hotel overlooking the Grand Harbour, ION Harbour offers a memorable fine-dining experience in a stylish yet informal setting. Chef-patron Simon Rogan ingredient-focused cuisine perfectly harmonizes flavors, textures, and colors, promising a culinary journey like no other. Whether you’re indulging in the exquisite dishes or admiring the breathtaking views from the terrace, ION Harbour guarantees an unforgettable dining experience.

De Mondion:

Situated atop the Xara Palace Hotel in Mdina, De Mondion is a beacon of culinary excellence, helmed by Executive Chef Clint Grech. Set within a 16th-century building, the restaurant exudes elegance and sophistication, with Maltese artwork adorning the walls and impeccable attention to detail in every aspect. Chef Grech’s menu showcases locally sourced ingredients, expertly prepared to create sophisticated, Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Indulge in specialties like the succulent suckling pig for a dining experience that transcends ordinary. Contact: +356 2145 0560.


Located on the first floor of the Corinthia Palace Hotel in Balzan, Bahia offers an elegant yet comfortable dining atmosphere. Chef Tyrone Mizzi’s innovative approach to cuisine is evident in the restaurant’s diverse menus, which take diners on a culinary journey through Malta’s past, present, and future. Whether you opt for the ‘Past’ menu, which celebrates Malta’s culinary history, or the ‘Future’ menu, with daring flavor combinations, Bahia promises a gastronomic adventure like no other. Contact: +356 2144 0301.

Final thoughts… As you explore Malta’s hidden gems of luxury dining, immerse yourself in the island’s rich culinary heritage, where every dish tells a story of tradition, innovation, and the timeless allure of Mediterranean flavors. Indulge in opulence and savor the magic of Malta’s finest dining destinations.

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