Food & drink
A romantic night out! Here are 15 restaurants perfect for Valentine's Day dinner in Malta
Spice up your plans this Valentine’s Day!

Emma Galea

Valentine's Day is soon approaching so why don’t you surprise your loved one on the most romantic day of the year with a delightful night out at one of Malta's enchanting restaurants?

From Michelin Guide restaurants to Indian cuisine, romantic wine bars and so much more, these establishments are sure to create cherished memories for any couple on this special romantic night.

1. Fernandõ Gastrotheque, Sliema

Starting off strong Fernandõ Gastrotheque, this restaurant has earned a star by the Michelin Guide and offers an exquisite menu of Mediterranean dishes as well as Malta’s largest wine selection.

2. Hammett’s (Hammett’s Monastik – Sliema, Hammett's Mestizo - St Julian’s)

These two different restaurants are the fruition of the same chef and restauranteur, Chris Hammett and Sven von der Heyden. Both establishments will offer you a romantic night to remember. Whether you go to Hammett's Mestizo for their Meso-South American dishes or Hammett's Monastik for a continental European dining experience, you simply cannot go wrong. You can view Hammett's Monastik set menu for the day here and Hammett's Mestizo set menu for the day here.

3. Shakinah, Msida

Shakinah us a fuse of authentic Indian cuisine within a contemporary/high-end environment. Their menu includes a vast selection of authentic Indian curries and Tandoori dishes made with spices directly from India and by Shakinah’s native Chefs. 

4. Caviar & Bull, St Julian’s

Just as the name suggests, this fine dining St Julian’s restaurant offers a mix of fish and steak dishes that will leave you wanting for more. You can view their set menu for the day here.

5. Marea, Kalkara

Situated alongside the Kalkara Marina, Marea has a diverse menu spanning from sushi, to succulent meats, fresh pasta and so much more. You can view their set menu for the day here.

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6. Country Terrace, Ghajnsielem Gozo

If you’re in Gozo this Valentine’s Day, Country Terrace will welcome you with stunning views of the Mgarr Harbour. The dishes you order will have top-quality produce prepared with flair, making it the ideal spot for a night of romance.

7. Onella, Naxxar

Located in an old house next to Naxxar parish church, this charming wine bar boasts a list of 200 wines and a fully-fledged kitchen, cooking up a different menu of downright delicious sharing plates every single week. You can view their set menu for the day here.  

8. Sole by Tarragon, St Julian’s

Craving fresh and perfectly curated locally sourced fish? Then Caviar & Bull is the way to go. The restaurant sports some stunning views of St Julian’s that will definitely put you in the perfect Valentine’s Day mood. You can view their set menu for the day here.

9. Naan Bar, Valletta

Naan Bar is an award-winning Indian restaurant and cocktail bar located in Malta’s historical capital. You can enjoy and taste some authentic Indian dishes with your other half in the romantic city that is Valletta.

10. Zeri’s, St Julian’s

Overlooking the luxurious Portomaso Marina, Zeri’s always offers a fresh selection of Crudo, Shellfish, Fish, Pasta and Meats. You can view their set menu for the day here

11. Root 81, Rabat

Listed on the Michelin Guide for a number of times in the past years, this restaurant and its Chef Patro, Robert Cassar will not leave you disappointed with their perfectly crafted dishes. Situated alongside the quiet staircase of Rabat’s Saqajja Hill, Root 81 will leave you wishing you discovered it sooner. You can view their set menu for the day here

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12. de Mondion, Mdina

If you wish to impress your date with a mesmerising and romantic view this is the way to go. Located on top of the silent and fortified city of Mdina at the historic Xara Palace, ‘de Mondion’ is the only Maltese restaurant in La Liste's Top 1000 restaurants worldwide.

13. Chatterbox, St Paul’s Bay

If you wish for more relaxed dining experience this Valentine’s Day, head down to Chatterbox, a Southeast Asian restaurant and cocktail bar uniquely located on the islet promenade in Bugibba. This is a place where you can enjoy Indian appetisers and Tandoor platters as well as exotic cocktails.

14. Amami, Mellieha

Overlooking the mystifying Mellieha Bay, Amami offers an incredible menu of a mixture of Asian Fusion. From sushi to Katsu Curries and beef kakuni, this Mellieha eatery is ideal if you’re craving all different kinds of Asian cuisine. You can view their set menu for the day here

15. Under Grain, Valletta

Having received the Michelin Star for four years in a row, I’m sure it won’t take you long to be convinced that this restaurant is one of the most sought after in Valletta and the whole of Malta. They take great pride in their refined service and their thoughtfully curated dishes, making Under Grain an unforgettable gastronomic journey for all patrons. You can view their set menu for the day here

1st February 2024

Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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