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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Italian Restaurant
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“This small village in the heart of Sliema is mainly known for the great pubs and clubs it offers. It is a true party at night. ”
  • 114 locals recommend
Hotel
“"Vista" is an amazing lounge bar located at Hilton Hotel. Great for a quick lunch or a drink.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Casino
  • 5 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“beautiful location for spotting yachts and walking on the broad walk, by the beautiful Hilton Hotel”
  • 9 locals recommend
Place to shop
“they cater to the higher end of the market, very good quality food but slightly more expensive.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Family owned and run restaurant operating in St Julians for decades. Well established local clientele as well as tourist trade. Food is consistently excellent catering for vegans if requested. Booking in advance is essential to avoid disappointment as this restaurant is always fully booked, even in low season. Specialising in seafood but offering a wide range of excellent cuisine. Service is Five Star from a long standing team of waiting staff.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“The food and service is great, atmosphere is beautiful, try sitting on the outdoor patio. Also must try the Mango sticky rice for dessert”
  • 7 locals recommend
Night Club
“Very cool bar/nightclub located on 22nd floor of Portomaso Tower. Opened from Wed to Sat (Wed-Thu is free, Fri-Sat €10). Amazing view of St.Julians area from the balconies.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“This is without doubt, the BEST Japanese restaurant in Malta. I like to book seats in front of Chef Nobu at the counter seating which is very comfortable and sociable, but which gives you a ringside seat at the culinary theatre! Delicious food, with a few Vegan options as well.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Steakhouse
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“This is one of the best Steak Houses in Malta. For the meat lovers this is a must visit at the amazing Portomaso Marina.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Portomaso complex (tower) has a small shopping centre, an excellent supermarket (Arkadia), excellent restaurants (e.g. Zeri's), a casino and coffee shops, bars etc. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Indian/ Mediterranean restaurant with amazing terrace facing Portomaso Marina. Book it in advance and ask for an outdoor table.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lounge
$$$
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“they cater to the higher end of the market, very good quality food but slightly more expensive.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Mediterranean Restaurant
“Family owned and run restaurant operating in St Julians for decades. Well established local clientele as well as tourist trade. Food is consistently excellent catering for vegans if requested. Booking in advance is essential to avoid disappointment as this restaurant is always fully booked, even in low season. Specialising in seafood but offering a wide range of excellent cuisine. Service is Five Star from a long standing team of waiting staff.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“The food and service is great, atmosphere is beautiful, try sitting on the outdoor patio. Also must try the Mango sticky rice for dessert”
  • 7 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“This is without doubt, the BEST Japanese restaurant in Malta. I like to book seats in front of Chef Nobu at the counter seating which is very comfortable and sociable, but which gives you a ringside seat at the culinary theatre! Delicious food, with a few Vegan options as well.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Steakhouse
“This is one of the best Steak Houses in Malta. For the meat lovers this is a must visit at the amazing Portomaso Marina.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Indian/ Mediterranean restaurant with amazing terrace facing Portomaso Marina. Book it in advance and ask for an outdoor table.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“they cater to the higher end of the market, very good quality food but slightly more expensive.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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