Malta’s fish shop game in recent years has sky-rocketed, and while previous fish shop visits left one slightly less hungry for fish then when you entered, the gourmet fish shops of today have transformed the experience entirely. Now filets are even sold pre-marinated and prepped ‘ready-to-cook’, with cooking instructions and all. We are also noticing more prevalence of the sustainable options like mackerel and sardine, which used to be harder to come by. Balance out your weekly meals with seafood delights from these top fish shops across the island.

1. Mareblue

At Mareblu Gourmet fish shop you can find an array of daily fresh and frozen fish as well as live shellfish, and ready-to-cook homemade gourmet dishes. More than just a fish shop – Mareblu also caters for BBQ and party essentials including delicious goods from the delicatessen counter and flaked or cubed ice!

26 Vjal il-Blue Grotto
Zurrieq, Malta

2. Adam’s Artisanal Seafood Experience

Mosta’s much-loved gourmet fish shop has reopened with a bang, just across the road on Upper Constitution Street, upping their service and product offering to their loyal clientele. The new and improved space allows Adam and his team to not only offer a wider choice of freshly prepared foods, but also to provide outside catering for private events, meals at home and yacht charters, all of which they’ll deliver to you. Fancy oysters champagne and crudi delivered to your door? Get in touch with your order!

Adam’s Artisanal Seafood Experience
1, Triq il-Kostituzzjoni
Mosta, Northern Region, Malta

+356 9955 5552

3. Bottarga

Owned by Chef Saviour Deguara, Bottarga is situated in the picturesque village of Balzan. Whether you are a fish lover or simply too busy to prepare a good meal, their team of chefs are on hand to assist you. Every day, they serve the freshest fish on the market which they take pride in choosing personally, to ensure on delivering the best available fish to customers. From the display counters one can choose whole, filleted, smoked, marinated, stuffed fish or other freshly prepared dishes that can be easily cooked at home.

177A, Balzan Valley
Balzan BZN 1402, Malta

+356 7909 3057

4. Cassar’s Gourmet Fish Shop

At Cassar’s Gourmet Fish Shop you can find local, wild or farmed fish, frozen seafood items, shellfish and other complementary products. Each morning, the fish counter is restocked with a wide range of fresh fish according to what’s available, and shared on Facebook to update their customers. Everything they do is about improving the customer experience. Chef Shane Cassar provides cooking methods, to staff members who know exactly every detail about each fish type, and can pass on their knowledge to their esteemed clientele.

266, Triq il-Kbira
Mellieħa, Northern Region, Malta
+356 7920 0452

5. Sunnara

Sunnara gourmet fish shop situated in Naxxar, with the aim of presenting its customers with superior quality fresh fish and gourmet products. In just two years, they have already established a cohort of esteemed clientele who value the company’s consistency in the quality of products and services offered. The owners were able to establish an alliance with local fisherman who offer quality fresh fish on a daily basis. Furthermore, through the owners’ expertise and experiences working as a chefs in various local and international businesses, they were able to create meticulously homemade gourmet products, with a resolute commitment to the highest- quality ingredients.

Sunnara Gourmet Fish Shop
21st September avenue, Naxxar

2099 9612

This article is taken from Served Magazine Issue 20. Read the full magazine online here.