Malta isn’t exactly lacking in restaurants – we all know that, it’s not news. However, unlike many other European countries, we’re lucky enough to have sunny weather all year round, meaning that rooftop restaurants aren’t just ‘a thing’ 50 days of the year during the summer months.
So how about you up your (dining) game and check out our list of the best rooftop restaurants that’ll bring you that little closer to heaven?
1. De Mondion, Mdina
A sophisticated sky-high restaurant situated within the grand walls of the seventh Century Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux in Mdina. You can expect jaw-dropping 180° panoramic views in a refined yet unpretentious setting.
Executive Chef Kevin Bonello has ensured a menu of pure class and creativity using the freshest of local catches and unbelievably succulent wild game.
Special occasions, romantic date nights – whoever you want to impress… The de Mondion will do the trick.
2. Hugo’s Terrace, San Ġiljan
Located in Paceville (yet away from the hustle and bustle), you can expect sharing platters, fresh grilled seafood, meat, pizzas and burgers while sipping on contemporary and classic cocktails.
There really is something to cater for all tastes and occasions. So why the hello not?
3. TemptAsian, Sliema
This Sliema rooftop restaurant is guaranteed to tempt and tantalise each of your senses.
You can feast on an ambitious menu transporting you to all parts of Asia including dishes from Japan, Vietnam, India and Thailand. The menu is as extensive as the Bible and sure to please even the pickiest eaters. A definite winner in our books.
4. De Robertis, Valletta
This Valletta venue has views that can make your ‘Gram go viral. De Robertis is pretty much a safe bet in terms of location, décor, a fusion menu of Italian, French, local and Mediterranean cuisine… all topped off with a stare-worthy atmosphere.
Evenings offer a more romantic setting, while day time will suit anything from business lunches, large groups and long catch ups. Bonus points for a menu that doesn’t break the bank.
5. Skybeach, St George’s Bay
Go up 19 floors of the Intercontinental Hotel for a culinary haven which will make you feel like a proper A-lister.
You’ll enjoy heavenly island views with the Mediterranean Sea and a luxury infinity pool as the backdrop of your meal.
Speaking of meal, on the menu is grub like crispy calamari, fresh crudi, an array of pastas, steaks and grilled skewers.
Wanna feel like a VIP? Well, now you know where to go!
6. Fontanella Tea Garden, Mdina
When Mary Antoinette said ‘Let them eat cake’, this much-loved cafe in the old capital took note. Not only do they serve some of the best homemade cakes on the Island, for the non-sweet tooths, they also serve pizzas, pies and other snacks.
But that’s not all; devour all the above while marvelling at the postcard perfect views of an epic portion of Malta.
So there you have it, you can have your cake and eat it too… with a view.
7. Selmun Bar & Restaurant, Mellieha
Enjoy scenic hill views of Malta on the roof of the family-run charming eatery.
Traditional Maltese fares such as an array of fenek (rabbit) dishes make up the menu as well as home cooked style pastas and seafoods.
You’ll be fed as if you were in a proper Maltese home thanks to the welcoming owners and food.