There are times when you need the most grams/€ you can to sustain yourself. There are other times when you are only concerned with eating fine food, and money is no object.
There are places in Malta that are continuously pursuing culinary excellence, that want to take you on a gastronomical journey to find out just how wonderful good food can be.
Just how high can the price for good food be?
Dinner in the Sky
Malta’s best, and most intimidating dinner with a view.
Dinner in the Sky is an eating opportunity in the sunnier Maltese seasons that offers one-and-a-half hour dinners with the highly-esteemed Chef Marvin.
It’s been in operation for 10 years in 50 different countries, so it’s probably safe; they plan bookings around weather forecasts, and can lower the crane in a minute if you need to urgently use the bathroom.
They obviously need a day’s notice, at least, if you have any dietary restrictions – it’s also one of the only restaurants in Malta with a height requirement (130cm).
The Dinner, which includes free-flowing wine, is priced at €135 per person.
Surf ‘n’ Turf
One of the highest rated restaurants in Qawra, Surf N Turf’s Patron Kerstin leads an open kitchen for those that sit at its tables. The food is focused on Mediterranean and French fusion.
You can eat off of set menus that range from €30 to €50 or a la carte, which will set you back a little more.
This charmingly quaint prestige restaurant is a lovely house of character in a quiet Mellieha street.
Chef Patron Shaun Borg and his team search far and wide, locally and abroad, for the freshest and finest of ingredients to keep their seasonal menu updated, fresh, and seasonal.
Rebekah’s is perfect for any occasion, whether you want to spend a romantic evening or have a fun time with your friends.
The winter is an amazing time to visit this restaurant because you can sit next to a fireplace and enjoy Traditional Maltese Food with a modern twist.
We recommend that you try the Rabbit Stew and if you are vegetarian try the Deep Fried Artichoke.
So, If you want to enjoy a nice traditional Maltese meal while travelling back in time, Click Here to book your table at Rebekah’s Restaurant NOW!
Caviar & Bull
Marvin Gauci is the head chef leading the charge at the Mediterranean-focused cuisine.
So far one of the pricier options in this list, Caviar & Bull has, over the years, offered dishes such as 200° flash-seared foie gras, wagyu tacos, langoustine tails nested in filo, and tiger prawns in ‘ancient tempura’ – these are just starters, and none of them for less than €15.
You’re free to order caviar from the “huso huso”, Caspian Sea, sturgeon, which goes for about €320 for every 50 grams.
But don’t worry, maybe you would prefer a slow cooked lamb shoulder with red currant and rosemary demi-glace and spiced aubergine mousse, for €28.
Alternatively, a degustation menu is on offer for a measly €60 or €65 per person, as long as all guests take part.
So if you want to enjoy the best of experimental, modern cuisine with Mediterranean roots, Click Here to Book Your Table at Caviar & Bull NOW!
Triq Preziosi, in the two-hundred-year-old village of Lija, is home to Bahia, this chic bistro is named after its long-time guest: the Bahia Navel Orange tree, born in 2010 and of some significance to the village.
Luke Hess is at the front of house, Tyrone Mizzi is the head chef, Andrea Amore the sous chef, and Greg Emersic is the restaurant manager.
Bahia, like many of its prestigious colleagues, promises an ever-changing menu that adapts to the freshest food available, with a menu that offers hearty, rustic dishes such as Lamb Racks for around €27 or cheese courses for less than half that.
Then again, on the same menu you will find more rarefied options, such as red prawn and crab on confit potato and chicken skin with dashi and lemon mayo; poached corn-fed chicken breast with wild rice and Romesco sauce; or a golden raisin brioche bun with zabaione ice-cream and a warm whiskey anglaise.
More than that, they offer experimentation with how you eat your food – they recently even offered a blindfolded dinner.
It’s an interesting choice for those that are looking to treat their palate to something beyond the norm.
Auberge Ta’ Frenc
A restaurant renowned for its exceedingly exquisite taste in both food and drink, Gozo’s very own fine dining restaurant.
Its long history is almost as decorated as it’s menu, or rather menus.
The kitchen is guided by the hand of the Attard family, but the head of the kitchen is Executive Chef Mario Schembri, and the restaurant is managed by Joseph Tabone.
This trinity of sorts spearheads the trinity of menus on offer: the a la carte menu, the tasting menu, and the market menu.
With a cast list of appearances from dishes such as lobster bisque, foie gras, venison, steak Diane, carpaccio, red snapper, risotto acquarello, and desserts such as soufflé, it’s easy to see why Ta’ Frencis held to the highest of people’s expectations.
We hope our Taaable article has satisfied your curiosity for what you can find at some of the most expensive restaurants in Malta.
Maybe if you’re lucky, you too could be dining at one of these establishments.