MICHELIN Guide Ceremony 2 minutes 04 April 2024

The MICHELIN Guide Malta 2024 is Launched Today!

For the first time, the MICHELIN Guide awards Two Stars to a Maltese restaurant

One restaurant is awarded Two MICHELIN Stars, a first in the history of the MICHELIN Guide Malta

• One Maltese restaurant joins the ranks of the One MICHELIN Star establishments

• One new Bib Gourmand and five other restaurants make their debut in the Maltese selection, for a total of 40 restaurants

The MICHELIN Guide Malta is pleased to present its new restaurant selection for 2024. Since the Guide first arrived on the island, the number of restaurants and the quality of dishes has continued its upward trajectory, illustrating the vitality and appeal of the destination among international gourmets. Valetta and its surrounding areas are investing in the local culinary offer to guarantee a consistently higher level and increasingly generous experiences for travelers.

“Our anonymous Inspectors explored the local culinary scene, which is constantly evolving, both in terms of the number of restaurants, and the quality of the cuisine prepared and the produce used. This year marks a milestone in the history of The MICHELIN Guide Malta, with the announcement of the first Two MICHELIN Star restaurant in the selection, underscoring the commitment of professionals to deliver the very best to their diners,” explained Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of The MICHELIN Guides. “The Inspectors also noticed that the Maltese culinary spirit is changing and becoming ever more zestful and innovative. Chefs are now focusing on local gastronomy, bringing the island’s agricultural economy to the fore and thereby consolidating a more sustainable approach to Maltese cuisine. Small kitchen gardens are springing up adjacent to restaurants, enabling chefs to take advantage of local Mediterranean-fragranced products.”

ION Harbour by Simon Rogan - C. Barnett
ION Harbour by Simon Rogan - C. Barnett

The first-ever Two MICHELIN Star accolade in the 2024 selection goes to ION Harbour, Simon Rogan’s Maltese establishment. Rogan already holds Three MICHELIN Stars for his Lake District restaurant L’Enclume in the UK. In his Maltese establishment, gourmets will find impeccable service and creative, innovative cuisine. Resident chefs Oli Marlow and Eoin Smith prepare complex dishes with Asian influences, crafted from the island’s star produce which includes local vegetables, Mediterranean fish and other refined, international ingredients. Highlights include the raw red shrimp and lampuki fish tartare with berries. The view over the Grand Harbour is breathtaking, while the selection of local wines is sure to impress connoisseurs.

ION Harbour by Simon Rogan - C. Barnett
ION Harbour by Simon Rogan - C. Barnett

All of the establishments already honored in the selection retain their One Star status for another year, while Rosamì makes its debut in the Guide. Overlooking Balluta Bay, Rosamì is a beautiful Maltese-style villa housing a classic, elegant and decidedly romantic restaurant. Four menus of different lengths are offered ('Stem', 'Petal', 'Bulb' and 'Leaf'), featuring modern dishes with an international flavor. The wine list includes labels from around the world, as well as local offerings, while the house Negroni is a must-try specialty.

Rosamì - Albert Camilleri
Rosamì - Albert Camilleri

The Bib Gourmand section has also expanded, with the addition of AYU. Situated opposite Manoel Island, in this eatery, three brothers concoct dishes with international influences, infused with the chefs’ memories and experiences. The most memorable dishes include the flavorsome and spicy Sea Bass Stew with Soy and Ginger and the Sri Lankan Style Pork Curry, which are both ideal for gourmets seeking exotic taste experiences. The excellent value for money and laid-back atmosphere make it a well-known meeting spot after a stroll on the beach-front promenade in Gzira.


The selection of restaurants recommended by The MICHELIN Guide Malta is available free of charge on the MICHELIN Guide website and app. It joins the Guide's hotel selection, which highlights the most exclusive places to stay in Malta and around the world.

The MICHELIN Guide Malta selection 2024 at a glance:
40 restaurants including:

1 Two MICHELIN Star restaurant (new)
• 6 One MICHELIN Star restaurants (1 new)
• 5 Bib Gourmand restaurants (1 new)
• 28 recommended restaurants (5 new)

The MICHELIN Guide Malta selection 2024:

Two MICHELIN Star Establishments

Valetta ION – The Harbour new

One MICHELIN Star Establishments

Balzan - Bahia
Mdina -  De Mondion
Sliema -  Fernandõ Gastrotheque
St Julian’s - Rosami new
Valetta - Noni
Valetta - Under Grain

Bib Gourmand Establishments

Birgu - Terrone

Gżira - AYU new
Mellieħa - Commando
Valetta - Grain Street
Valetta - Rubino

Recommended Establishments

Attard - Terroir new
Gżira -  Briju
Kalkara -  Marea
Marsaxlokk - Tartarun
Mdina - The Medina
Mellieħa - Rebekah’s
Mġarr - Level Nine by Oliver Glowig new
Mġarr - Tmun
Naxxar  - Giuseppi’s
Rabat - The Fork and Cork
Rabat - The Golden Fork
Rabat - Grotto Tavern
Rabat -  Root 81
Sliema - Chophouse
St Julian’s - Caviar & Bull
St Julian’s - KuYa
St Julian’s - Zest
St Paul’s - Bay LOA
Valetta - 59 Republic
Valetta - Aaron´s Kitchen
Valetta - AKI
Valetta - Guzé
Valetta - The Harbour Club
Valetta - Kaiseki new
Valletta - One80 St. Christopher Street new
Valetta - Legligin
Xagħra - Ta´ Frenc
Xagħra - Al Sale new

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