Updated: Mar 1, 2022
Greatly anticipated by many on our small island, The Malta Michelin Guide, 3rd Edition was launched yesterday morning.
A few months ago, there was a special kind of buzz in the gastronomic world of our small island when Micheline inspectors toured the many a good restaurant our island now boasts of. Malta has managed to keep them intrigued.
A very big congratulations goes out to those who have managed to retain their well-deserved stars:
Under Grain, Valletta; Noni, Valletta; ION – The Harbour, which has recently rebranded itself to simply ION, but still has its eye very much on the magnificent view of the harbour; The De Mondion located on the rooftop of The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux in Mdina, and lastly BAHIA although the restaurant was temporarily closed due to its move to Lija, but just last week reopened at the Corinthia Palace.
Although no new stars were awarded, a new Bib Gourmand was granted to Grain Street, a sister of sorts of the 1-Star Michelin Under Grain, both of which are also in Valletta. This makes Grain Street the 4th recipient of the Bib Gourmand award in Malta, along with Commando in Mellieha, Rubino in Valletta and Terrone in Birgu.
The list of recommended Malta Michelin Restaurants has grown to 22. In their quest for more gastronomic delights, inspectors found three more well kept secrets on our island. AKI, once again in Valletta, located in a basement of sorts in Straight Street, Marea with its fabulous view located in Kalkarra, and Rebekah's located in a charming Farmstead in Mellieha giving visitors an authentic Maltese experience.
As the world slowly gains confidence once again in travel, International Director of the Michelin Guides, Gwendal Poullennec points out, ‘The beautiful islands of Malta and Gozo should be on everyone’s list. Five MICHELIN Stars, 4 Bib Gourmands and 22 recommended restaurants mean there is plenty of choice when it comes to eating out. All 31 restaurants recommended to our readers are varied and individual and reflect the very best that the islands offer. Some are traditional, others are contemporary – and thus they truly represent the two sides of Malta that make it such an appealing destination’.
For such a small country, Malta has definitely made its mark on the international cuisine scene. For more details and contacts of the restaurants listed, log on to the full 2022 Malta MICHELIN Guide https://guide.michelin.com/en/mt/restaurants or download the App or let Temple Concierge take care of it for you.
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