Oysters are awesome, and an island like Malta sure knows how to prepare them in the best ways possible. They’re so versatile, you can have them raw, baked, grilled, fried… the list goes on. Plus, they’re an aphrodisiac, so they’re perfect to get you in the mood. Perhaps treat a date to some before your Netflix n Chill sesh.
Here’s a list of our fave places to shell out on on some oysters:
1. Terrone, Marsaxlokk
Get freshly shucked oysters from Terrone. The minimum order is three and you can get six for €20 or a variety of 12 for €40.
2. Tal-Familja, Marsascala
For only €3 at Tal Familja, you can wrap your lips around Ostriche Crude – fresher oysters on a bed of ice doused with Tabsaco.
Order 10 and get ready for a #OysterFest.
3. The Phoenix Restaurant, Valletta
The Phoenix at The Phoenicia Hotel will let you deep-throat their super fresh Gillardeau oysters (Au naturel) for a price of €26 for six and €49 for 12.
4. Ocean Basket, Buġibba
I sea food and I eat it! That’s exactly what you’ll do at this popular South African seafood joint.
Choose from individual oysters for €2.45 or a platter of 12 for €26.
5. L’Ostricaio, St Julian’s
Oysters, oysters and more oysters at L’Ostricaio! The concept seafood ‘restobar’ was literally named after the Italian word for oysterer (a gatherer and seller of oysters), so you know they mean business from the get-go.
French (€18), local (€10) or Irish (€14) oysters are what’s on offer and each comes in a portion of six.
6. Tartarun, Marsaxlokk
One of the best places for seafood on the Island will obviously have your back when it comes to providing oysters that are a taste of the ocean on a plate.
The menu consists of creative oysters coming with lime cheek, oysters with pickled grapes, cucumber & gin and an Angels on Horseback twist with guanciale, tomato & raisin salsa.
7. Capo Crudo, Valletta
“Perched a few meters away from the wonderful Mediterranean sea, Capo Crudo finds itself perfectly situated to create dishes truly worthy of its ideal location,” this Valletta restaurant‘s description read.
They’re not kidding either.
The oyster offerings include the Golden oyster, the Champagne Oyster or the Natural oyster (which you can have plain or with a mojito offering).
Intrigued? You know what to do!
8. Palazzo Preca, Valletta
This libido-inducing dish at Preca is served on the half shell with classic mignonette sauce.
Don’t be shellfish and share a platter with some friends, pronto.