Maltese houses of character and historical buildings are undoubtedly gorgeous, so dining in one really provides for a wonderful culinary experience.
We love it when a restaurant boasts tavern or cave-like features, stone walls or a fascinating history. They’re perfect for special occasions, romantic date nights…anything really!
Here are eight restaurants in Malta built inside a historical building, most of which have even retained original features.
1. Grotto Tavern, Rabat
Set in a gothic-like house of character, Grotto Tavern even has a 2,000-year-old cave carved out of limestone rocks!
2. Bacchus Restaurant, Mdina
The historical chambers which date back to over 300 years are double-vaulted and have preserved their original characteristics.
Romantic date night setting sorted,
3. Papannis Italian Restaurant, Valletta
Feast on homestyle Italian food surrounded by shabby chic limestone walls in Malta’s centuries-old capital city.
4. Medina Restaurant, Mdina
Medina was once an original Norman residence and it’s full of Romanesque qualities, allowing for a truly unique dining experience.
5. Cent Anni, Għargħur
Cent Anni have maintained original furniture and features which gives the restaurant a feeling of a bygone era, just in case that name wasn’t telling enough.
6. Ġuzé Bistro, Valletta
This restaurant is housed in a 400-yea-old palazzo built by the knights of Malta. There’s vintage, then there’s this.
7. Rogatino’s Restaurant, Rabat
This popular family-run restaurant is situated in a 15th century historical building surrounded by stunning vineyards and valleys.
8. Mitħna Restaurant, Mellieħa
This jaw-dropping 16th century windmill was built by the Knights of John. It is the only flour mill in the area that is still standing and it has remained with its original features.