Where we're dining this festive season

Sumptuous dining, elegant surroundings and a truly magical atmosphere… the perfect venues for a festive lunch or dinner to create memorable gatherings this Christmas season


A friendly locally run eatery off the beaten track, renowned for their meze, fresh homely cooked food and their daily specials. A great place if you’re craving some Greek food or a leisurely meal. If going out for a full-blown, three-course meal is too much for you, why not gather around a table and snack on meze, perfect for sharing, at Drift? Some great desserts and superb service top it all off . Open Monday to Friday for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Saturday for breakfast and lunch and Sunday for breakfast only.

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Ibragg Road, Ta’ L-Ibrag
2713 8540


Located in the heart of St Julian’s, the whole team at Madoka – its Japanese owners and chefs - offer you the very best in traditional
Japanese hospitality; from delicious and exquisitely-presented food to excellent service and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. They offer a wide variety of Japanese dishes and sake. All food is cooked with grace, well-balanced tastes, and ingredients that are as fresh as can be. Do you want to experience an authentic Japanese meal… one that moves beyond sushi? Look no further.

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20, St. George’s Road, St. Julian’s


Legends off ers a variety of exquisite menus, catering for all events this festive season! Due to the recent launch of their second menu this winter, they’d like to give everyone the opportunity to taste it all! All festive menus include multiple courses where you can taste most of the menu in one sitting. If you’d like to treat someone special to the ultimate fi ne dining experience, their exclusive fine dining three course set menu will do just that.

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St.Thomas Bay, Marsascala
7979 7722

Paceville 20

Open from early afternoon to late evening, Paceville 20 off ers a fantastic selection of seasonal dishes. Meat is their headliner, but
there are plenty of other choices, too. Just as much attention is given to the starters as is given to the main courses. The appetisers happily hold their own, keeping out of the shadow of all the juicy meat dishes available. Boasting beaming service, and seriously good cooking, Paceville 20 is a restaurant well worth a visit.

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20, Paceville street, St. Julian’s
2137 6021

Root 81

The is restaurant boasts an exciting menu that promises to satisfy, with food being served either on the breezy stairway itself or in the cosy inside space with flagstone tile flooring, dark oak tables and warm copper hues.  The chef’s philosophy is definitely gourmet; combining food and art, with appetising local ingredients whipped into eye and stomach-pleasing creations.

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21, Telgha tas-Saqqajja, Rabat
7949 2083


With a distinct relaxed atmosphere and elegant, airy decor, it is the perfect restaurant venue to enjoy dinner with friends and family, or have a tasty working lunch with colleagues. Their renowned chefs have developed an à la carte dinner menu that combines classical cuisine with contemporary taste. If sublime food in a beautiful setting is what you are looking for, you’ve found it.

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4, Melita Street, Valletta
2247 6601