Ikel u lukandi f’Malta

Maltese for “Food and Hotel in Malta”

Malta became independent in 1964 from British rule and thankfully shaken off the British culinary legacy as it has varied restaurants. Maltese cuisine is a sizzling array of flavours, with an exotic mix of Italian, French, British and Arabic influences and fresh seafood plucked from the sea.

Maltese food typical includes rabbit: rabbit liver, rabbit ragu, confit of rabbit, rabbit stew, braised rabbit….

Food Market in Valetta
La Pira Maltese Kitchen in Valetta
Xpresso Bistro at Palazzo de Piro in Mdina
Storie & Sapori in Valetta
Ta Doni in Rabat
Caffe Cordina in Valetta
Stepin Dine & Drink at the Blue Grotto
Venchi gelato at the Food Market
Rampila in Valetta
Trabuxu Bistro in Valetta
The Undercroft Cafe in Valetta


Save the best for last: the best meal I had was at Guze, located in one of Valetta’s oldest houses, serving delicious mediterranean food.

Guze in Valetta

La Falconeria Hotel in Valetta is a relatively new hotel that is well situated a couple of blocks to the pedestrian high street of Republic Street and also walking distance to many of the sights and the bus terminal. This boutique hotel with 43 rooms has a central courtyard, wherein many of the rooms face into. Unfortunately for light sleepers, the courtyard and all the hard tile surfaces would echo sound to the rooms. The rooms themselves have traditional Maltese tiled floors and modern design. Service is friendly.