Food & drink
Foodies, rejoice! Malta ranks 8th for most affordable countries for Michelin-starred dining
This study was conducted by Spin Genie.

Lyndsey Grima

New research by Spin Genie has identified the most affordable countries for Michelin-starred dining, with Malta securing the 8th spot. The study evaluated both the cost and popularity of Michelin-starred restaurants worldwide.

Malaysia emerged as the top country for value, scoring 7.50/10. Kuala Lumpur, the capital, boasts the highest number of Michelin establishments in Malaysia, closely followed by George Town. The country offers a rich culinary heritage with diverse dishes from traditional fare to contemporary European cuisine. A standout is Beta KL in Kuala Lumpur, where each dish narrates a unique story.

Singapore ranked second with a score of 7.85/10. Despite its numerous high-end eateries, Singapore offers a variety of Michelin-starred restaurants that cater to different budgets. The city-state is among the top five for Michelin-starred restaurants per 100,000 people, making it a haven for food enthusiasts seeking affordable fine dining experiences.

Hong Kong, previously the cheapest destination for Michelin-starred dining, now ranks third with a score of 7.87/10. The city remains a hotspot for gourmets, featuring 88 affordable Michelin-starred establishments. Despite a slight increase in average meal costs due to the addition of 19 new Michelin-starred restaurants, Hong Kong continues to offer a plethora of high-quality dining options.

Finland is the most expensive country for Michelin-starred dining, with the majority of its Michelin restaurants located in Helsinki while France has the highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants, with 660 establishments. El Celler de Can Roca, run by three brothers, is the most popular three Michelin-star restaurant, scoring 9.05/10 while Alain Ducasse, one of the world's greatest chefs, holds the record for the most Michelin stars, with a total of 21.

Malta features 40 Michelin restaurants situated all around the islands, 1 of which has been awarded two MICHELIN stars, 6 of which have been awarded one MICHELIN Star and 5 of which have been awarded a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand. The remaining 28 restaurants are a part of the MICHELIN Guide Malta 2024.

Have you ever dined at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Malta?

17th June 2024


Lyndsey Grima
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