Since Malta boasts the freshest seafood available from the surrounding Mediterranean Sea, and the finest fresh fruit and veg, many of the island’s restaurants seasonally update their menus to make the most of these delicious ingredients.

Here’s our choice of the top five restaurants in Malta that offer seasonal menus, where you can sample not only the most delicious cuisine, but also the freshest and tastiest local fare.

Le Bistro, St Julian’s

This a la carte restaurant is situated inside the Radisson Blu Resort in St Julian’s, and has earned a reputation with locals and tourists alike for serving fabulous, fresh cuisine. With a unique philosophy of ‘farm to fork’, Le Bistro uses only the freshest and best locally-produced ingredients to curate an authentic taste of Malta, that changes with the seasons. The dynamic menu also includes a wide range of vegetarian and vegan options.

59 Republic, Valletta

Situated in the heart of Malta’s capital city Valletta, 59 Republic offers a beautiful setting, a compact and stylish space, and a menu based on a creativity and passion for food. Focusing on fresh seasonal produce blended with innovative ideas, the menu changes every eight weeks to reflect the very best of Malta’s ever-evolving local flavours.

The Fork and Cork, Rabat

Serving an a la carte menu that changes every season, The Fork and Cork in Rabat specialises in delicious Mediterranean food cooked with simplicity and creativity. With dishes and daily specials varying according to the freshest seasonal ingredients, there are also vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available as well as an extensive wine list.

Hammett’s Gastro Bar, Sliema

Famed for offering a unique, city-inspired social dining experience, Hammett’s Gastro Bar prepares wildly innovative dishes made to share. With international culinary influences and upscale cooking techniques, award-winning Chef and restauranteur Chris Hammett has designed an imaginative menu that changes according to the season and the fresh local produce.

Wigi’s Kitchen, St Julian’s

This family-run restaurant has been producing authentic Mediterranean cuisine, cooked in the traditional Maltese way, for generations. The simply-prepared, generous food on the Wigi’s menu is not only locally-inspired, but is also locally-sourced, with the menu changing on a daily basis so that the chefs can introduce new dishes and use the best quality in-season local ingredients.

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