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Celebrate in style this Santa Maria weekend with a meal at one of these top restaurants in Malta and Gozo

By August 11, 2022 No Comments

Looking for somewhere special to celebrate this Santa Maria weekend? These prestigious restaurants in Malta and Gozo elevate the dining game, ticking all the right boxes for location, service, food and drink! Make it a meal to remember for you and your loved ones.



1. The Orchard, Naxxar


The Orchard, set within the lush surroundings of Hilltop Gardens in Naxxar offers patrons a value-for-money trattoria-style dining experience with indoor and outdoor seating options, a kids’ play area, a Boċċi pitch, and a Chapel that is open on Sundays. This family bistro brings a new twist to each dish, with notes from the garden, featuring home-grown herbs and vegetables to bring to life a garden-to-table concept.

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2. ION Harbour by Alex Dilling, Valletta

ION Harbour is a one Michelin Star Restaurant in Malta offering a unique dining experience that ventures beyond the usual boundaries of fine dining in Malta. Whether seated indoors amongst impeccably furnished interiors or out on the sun-lit terrace, diners can enjoy impressive views of the majestic Grand Harbour – particularly magical when lit up at night.

Alex Dilling together with his team focus on French cooking techniques using the very best seasonal Maltese ingredients to produce an ever evolving menu of signature dishes alongside an inventive cocktail menu and extensive wine list.

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3. Peppina, Xewkija

Peppina is fuelled by the love for our land, provenance, people and produce. The aim was to create a forward-thinking restaurant that champions local suppliers and
producers. We are located in a cosy corner of Xewkija square serving a fusion of local and contemporary food inspired by our land and travels.
Our menu is curated by the seasons and we use our fields as our source of inspiration and produce.
Our small plates ‘Sjetti’ hope to encourage casual and sociable dining. Local, nostalgic, simple, fresh.

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4. The Gazebo Hilton, St Julian’s

The Gazebo at Hilton Malta provides guests with the perfect summer dining destination.
Sit beneath the fairy-lights and olive trees and relish in the tranquil and elegant surroundings. Offering a new, seasonal menu, the chefs are serving only the best local and Mediterranean flavours.

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5. San Giuliano Restaurant, St. Julian’s

Situated in the heart of the iconic and picturesque Spinola Bay – San Giuliano Restaurant is a prominent Italian restaurant where guests can dine while taking in the panorama of the vibrant St. Julian’s town and the bay that it surrounds. Watch the fishing boats come in and out by day, or be dazzled by the shimmering lights reflected on the water as the town is light up at night – either way it’s a spectacular sight that complements a truly enjoying meal accompanied by a well-curated wine list.

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