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Dinner Venues

Casa Pereira, Valletta
The house at 224, Republic Street, Valletta know as ‘Casa Pereira’ was built around the year 1600. There were several Knights of the Pereira family living in Valletta in the eighteenth century, most of whom were related to Grand Master Emauel Pinto da Fonseca. Among those recorded are: Fra Emauel de Pereira, Fra Luigi Periera, Fra Jose Pereira, Fra Francesco Guedes Pereira and Fra Giuseppe Pereira de Cotinho Pinto.  The latter, Pinto’s uncle, lived in a palatial house, known as Palazzo Briffa, in West Street.  The Order’s records refer to “la scesa ove abita il Bali Pereyra,….strada laterale inferiore al Monistero di Santa Caterina”. Another entry refers to “la casa abitata dal Vend a Bli di Lesa Pereyra”.
Capacity: Seated Indoors 40 / Outdoors N/A

Casino Maltaise, Valletta
Set in Malta’s historical Capital City and overlooking the famous Pjazza Regina and also the President’s Palace, this unique venue was originally used as the treasury of the Knights of St. John. Today the exclusive Casino Maltaise with a history of noble visitors, retains most of its original 16 century features. A dress code of no jeans is rigorously kept (even on inspection visits). This venue is situated in the centre of the city and therefore buses cannot stop in front of the main door – a 10 minute walk is required. Alternatively we can transfer the delegates in smaller vehicles.
Capacity: Seated Indoors 470 (in 3 adjacent halls) / Outdoors N/A

Castello Zamitello, Outskirts of Mgarr
This unique 16th century castle lies on the outskirts of Gnejna beach. Built in Norman style, it was originally used to guard raids by corsairs as indicated by the four guard turrets adorning its façade. The ambience of this venue is ideal for special events such as Gala Dinners, Maltese and medieval themed dinners. With two wooden conservatories, a beautifully landscaped garden is undoubtedly an ideal venue for Banqueting with that little bit more.
Capacity: Seated Indoors 120 / Outdoors 500

The Corinthia Room, Attard
This 100 year old villa, which was recently restored, is situated in Attard in the centre of the island, adjacent to the Corinthia Palace. It’s splendid décor bare the hallmark of excellence. Also situated in this tranquil area is the President’s winter residence.
Capacity: Seated Indoors 250 / Outdoors N/A

Limestone Heritage, Siggiewi.
The Limestone Heritage Park & Gardens is a celebration of Malta’s vibrant history and unique stone resource. Located in the traditional Maltese town of Siggiewi, this award-winning tourist attraction offers the visitor beautiful surroundings. The Limestone Heritage Park & Gardens can accommodate up to 600 guests (standing) and 400 (seated) outside, as well as 250 (standing) and 120 (seated) indoors. A retractable see through roof allows the outside areas to be used throughout the whole year.
Capacity: Seated Indoors 150 / Outdoors 400

Magazino, Valletta
This fine venue was built by the Knights of Malta in 1727. It is situated at the Valletta Waterfront and proudly displays its historical features from its glorious background. It’s original use was to store the grain offloaded from the ships in the harbour. Eventually formed part of the old power station in the area.  Recently restored this venue has been turned into an attractive locality.
Capacity: Seated Indoors 300 / Outdoors N/A

Mediterranean Conference Centre, The La Vallette Hall Valletta
The grand architectural style of this historic building, the Mediterranean Conference Centre, with its wide long halls, its intricately vaulted ceilings, its rich stone work, combine to provide a singularly rich and striking atmosphere. This is original building of the hospital of the Knights of the Order of St John. Today it houses a comprehensive conference centre together with various rooms and halls ideal for functions. Can host 900 delegates on round tables. For smaller groups the hall can be split with a red curtain.
Capacity: Seated Indoors 1000 / Outdoors N/A

Mediterranean Conference Centre, The Exhibition Hall (Sacra Infermeria), Valletta
Situated just above the La Vallette hall, this hall forms part of the original building which was the hospital of the Knights of the Order of St John. Often used as a welcome drink and/or after party for dinners in the hall below. Can host 1100 delegates on round tables. For smaller groups the hall can be split with a curtain.
Capacity: Seated Indoors 1200 / Outdoors N/A

MonteKristo Wine Vaults & Rennaisance Hal Farrug
A unique recreational, cultural and entertainment destination centered on an established wine estate in the heart of the Maltese countryside. MonteKristo Estates, with its imposing centre piece chateau, extensive wine vaults and working vineyards provides also a prestigious setting for the hosting of hospitality events.Capacity: Seated Indoors 1600 (in various halls) / Outdoors 600

Notre Dame Gate, Cottonera
Built by Grand Master Fra Nicholas Cottoner in 1675 as part of the 9km long Cottonera defensive line. This gate was originally named after Our Lady of Graces — Notre Dame de la Grace in French. This may have been influenced by the gate’s position overlooking the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Graces in Zabbar. The present form of this gate was completed in 1715.
Capacity: Seated Indoors 50 / Outdoors 300

Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar
This magnificent palazzo, located in one of the oldest villages of Malta – Naxxar – is rich in originality and houses beautiful gardens, majestic drawing rooms and banquet halls. The choice of a true connoisseur – definitely Malta’s top venue.
Capacity: Seated Indoors 220 (in 3 adjacent and interconnecting rooms) / Outdoors 500

Razzett L-Abjad (The White Farmhouse) San Gwann
An original typical Maltese farmhouse over 200 years old within a unique setting and idyllic surroundings. The building is abundant in character and tradition and the reception area, which is cut in rock, formed part of the original stables. Razzett L ‘Abjad is surrounded by a vineyard and orange grove and can cater for both indoor and outdoor functions. With an overall area of 2 acres, the venue is equipped to handle any type of activity. The indoor hall has recently been refurbished and can equally be used for casual dining as well as Gala dinners.
Capacity: Seated Indoors 350 / Outdoors 500 

Villa Arrigo, Naxxar
An imposing Villa – with spacious gardens and halls tastefully furnished with genuine antique furniture. From its terraces one has a bird’s eye view of St. Paul’s Bay, Bahar ic-Caghaq and Burmarrad. The gardens with the fairy lights and floodlighting present a relaxed atmosphere; the splash of the water from the fountain adds to the garden’s serenity.
Capacity: Seated Indoors 500 / Outdoors N/A

Villa Bologna, Attard
Within the walls of Villa Bologna the visitor will discover a world far removed from the bustle of Malta’s tourist traffic. Garden enthusiasts can enjoy a historic Mediterranean garden where the plants and beautiful fountains provide a perfect setting for the villa.  Villa Bologna was built in 1745 by Fabrizio Grech as a dowry for the wedding of his daughter Maria Teresa to Nicolas Perdicomati Bologna, second Count della Catena.
Capacity: Seated Indoors 300 / Outdoors 1000

Xara Lodge, limits of Rabat
The Xara Lodge is a new and exciting multi-purpose venue located in the countryside offering breath-taking views with Mdina in the background, modern amenities, and a number of food and beverage outlets. The well-known Management Team and Staff Compliment at The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux will be extending their expertise to The Xara Lodge.

A number of dining options are available both indoors and al fresco, catering for groups ranging from 20 guests to 750 guests. The Xara Lodge also has conference and meeting facilities ranging from 10 to 320 delegates and can also host specialised activities such as product launches, fashion shows, exhibitions, and other corporate events.
Capacity: Seated Indoors 800 (various halls) / Outdoors 500

Dinner Venues (Outdoor Only)

The Lower Barracca Garden
Perched on the three-cornered bastion near the Mediterranean Conference Centre, this garden is similar to the one on the Upper Barracca. Its high position, overlooking the harbour entrance, commands an extensive panoramic view of Fort Ricasoli, Bighi Palace, Fort St. Angelo, and the creeks of Birgu and Kalkara.

Among trees and flowerbeds in the centre of the garden stands the monument, in the form of a Greek Doric temple, to the memory of Sir Alexander John Ball. Sir Alexander was one of the leaders of the Maltese insurgents against the French in 1798. When the French troops surrendered, and the British annexed the Maltese Islands in 1800, Sir Alexander was nominated Commissioner and he later became the first British Governor of Malta. He died here in 1810.

The monument was erected soon after Sir Alexander’s death. According to the inscription on the base, it was restored by public subscription in 1884. The solid ramparts here fall sheer to the harbour waters beneath. A stone parapet and an iron railing around the edge provide ample room for visitors to stand and admire the enchanting view.

Old Saluting Battery (Valletta)
Breath taking views in a venue alive with history. Saluting Battery in Valletta, perched on the bastions below Upper Barrakka Gardens, is an exclusive venue and one of our most unusual and dramatic locations. It is ideally suited to corporate events and gala dinners for conference and incentive groups and provides a simply stunning backdrop. For its views, atmosphere, history and spectacular outdoor location, it is among the most sought after event venues on the island.

The battery forms part of the city’s old fortifications the building of which started in 1566, just one year after the Great Siege. It occupies one of the most strategic positions in the Grand Harbour. As a special touch, the line-up of historic cannon can be fired to make your event truly unique and memorable.

Valletta Waterfront, Valletta Cruise Terminal
This award winning development and restoration has brought back to life the historical Grand Harbour. The Valletta Waterfront invites you to discover its dining experience along the water’s edge with breath taking background were once the Knights of St. John and European merchants used to unload their wares.

Villa Bighi, Rinella
This is an old fort, first stone laid in 1675, overlooking the grand harbour and as it is facing Valletta, it has a magnificent view of the capital city, which has its fortifications beautifully lit up at night. Its use in olden times was as a watch point to the entrance to the Grand harbour and as a naval hospital. The magnificent building rises on the promontory that juts into the Grand harbour between Rinella Bay and Kalkara Creek.

Restaurants – Malta

Arches Restaurant, Mellieha This is a classical restaurant considered to be one of the finest in Malta and a formal service to match. Popular and well-established restaurant, elegant and unique. Has a selection of International dishes and a highly recommended wine cellar with a gratifying range of high quality growths to precede and compliment the dishes created by the Master Chef.
Seating Capacity: 65 inside
Type of Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

Barracuda Restaurant, St. Julian’s – This restaurant achieves consistently high ratings for its food, service and ambience.  Overlooking Balluta and Spinola Bay, the restaurant is poised in the water’s edge with marvellous views from within the restaurant.  Originally the drawing room of a prominent early 18th century seaside villa, the dining room retains many of its original characteristics and consequently the building itself is also an architectural attraction.
Seating Capacity: 130 inside including 40 in closed terrace and 24 front terrace (in summer only)
Type of cuisine: Italian/Sicilian, Mediterranean

The Blue Elephant Restaurant, St. Julian’sThe Blue Elephant continues to maintain the world-wide reputation of the eponymous chain for excellence and authentic Thai food served in appropriate surroundings.  You can choose to dine in a ‘tropical rainforest’ or in warmer climes on the terrace overlooking Portomaso marina (summer only).  Hospitable and welcoming, the lovely Thai staff gently lull diners into a feeling of being totally pampered – perfect for a relaxing and pleasurable night out.
Seating Capacity:  160 inside and 40 outside (summer only)
Type of Cuisine:  Thai

Chophouse, Tigne Point Sliema – The Chophouse, perched above the foreshore at Tigne’ Point, just yards away from the 18th century Fort Tigne’, offers fantastic and breath taking views of Valletta. This refreshing newly opened restaurant, offers indoor and outdoor dining on a large parapet. As it name implies meat reigns supreme in this restaurant, although there is always some fish on Malta’s largest charcoal open grill.
Seating Capacity: 140 inside, 120 outside
Type of Cuisine: Meat Specialities

La Cucina del Sole, Sliema – Enjoying magnificent views of Malta’s baroque walled capital city Valletta across the creek, La Cucina del Sole cooks classic Italian dishes, using only the best ingredients available, sourced both locally and from Italy. Our wood burning oven bakes the most delicious Pizza. The selection of very fresh fish is excellent and the choice of wines extensive.
Seating Capacity: 50
Type of Cuisine: Italian Trattoria

De Mondion restaurant, Mdina – This fine dining award-winning restaurant represents one of Malta’s leading gastronomic treasures.  The dining area is located on the uppermost level of the magnificent and elegant 17th century Xara Palace, which forms part of the medieval bastions that surround the silent city of Mdina and enjoys spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Seating Capacity: 50 inside, 70 outside (summer only)
Type of Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

The Giannini restaurant, Valletta – Perfectly nestled in the bastions of Malta’s capital city, Giannini Restaurant offers an original experience in dining.  Situated on the 3rd floor of an old townhouse, the restaurant commands breathtaking views of Manoel Island and Marsamxetto Harbour and is a perfect place to dine and relax.
Seating Capacity: 50 inside, 14 outside (summer only)
Type of Cuisine: Italian/Sicilian, Maltese, Mediterranean

Grill 3301, St. Julian’sis an authentic Italian restaurant based on fresh fish. Ideal for lunches and dinners as it can hold up to 150 clients. Fantastic sea views overlooking St George’s Bay, up class ambience and open kitchen, together with our mouth watering Italian dishes makes it one of the best restaurants of its kind. This restaurant is situated within the beach club of the Corinthia Hotel in St. Julian’s however has a separate entrance.
Seating Capacity:  150 inside
Type of Cuisine: Italian

Gululu Restaurant St. Julian’s – Gululu is a casual diner, serving both traditional and contemporary Maltese food in a relaxed atmosphere on the sea shore in pretty Spinola bay. Gululu is a good place for a true taste of Malta. During the warmer months a good selection of fish is always available, together with seasonal and festive specialities.
Seating Capacity: 75 inside, 50 outside
Type of Cuisine: Maltese Specialities

Hard Rock Café Restaurant, St. Julian’sin Baystreet complex at St. Julian’s.  Whether you want an off-the-wall, over the top party event, an extravagant dinner, a sumptuous banquet or a theme party for hundreds, we will bring it to life with more than just great food.
Seating Capacity: 200 inside
Type of Cuisine: American

Medina Restaurant, Mdina – Housed within a building dating from the 11th century,Medina Restaurant affords diners the opportunity to relax and dine either in the serenity of a vine-clustered courtyard during the summer months or within one of the many vaulted and historic rooms, tastefully decorated with antiques and featuring roaring, open fires on cooler evenings.  Medina has established a reputation for good food in pleasant surroundings.
Seating Capacity: 80 inside, 50 in courtyard (covered in winter)
Type of Cuisine: Italian/Sicilian, Maltese, Mediterranean

Paranga Restaurant, St. Julian’s - Paranga is one of those places that has everything going for it. A fantastic location, great decor, attentive service and good food. Suspended right on the water’s edge at St. George’s Bay in St. Julian’s, Paranga’s design is fresh and contemporary. Teak decking and modern white furniture creates a relaxing atmosphere in a stylish setting.
Seating Capacity: 30 inside and 90 outside (outside covered with all-weather marquee)
Type of Cuisine: Mediterranean

Peppino’s Restaurant, St. Julian’s - Set in the picturesque bay of St. Julian’s, Peppino’s has been established for more than 18 years and has become an institution as an excellent meeting place for all occasions, Situated in the popular spot of ST. Julian’s the restaurant on the first floor commands excellent views of Spinola Bay. The friendliness of the owners and staff who offer consistently good food in an informal and relaxed atmosphere helps to make an enjoyable evening.
Seating Capacity: 50 inside, 20 outside (summer only)
Type of Cuisine: French, Italian/Sicilian

Ir- Razzett L-Antik (The Old Farmhouse), Qormi Within the atmospheric walls of a 400 year old mill room,Razzett L-Antik, prides itself on the promotion of over a thousand years of Maltese food and culture.  Located within the town of Qormi (the baker’s village), the restaurant prides itself on the art of slow-cooking farmhouse food.  Staff wearing traditional dress and wooden seating all add to the rustic experience, providing a real taste of Malta.
Seating Capacity: 250 inside
Type of Cuisine: Maltese, Mediterranean

Ir-Rizzu, Marsaxlokk – Situated on the seafront of the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk is this family run restaurant specialising in Seafood dishes and Maltese cuisine. Recently refurbished, this restaurant now enjoys a larger seating capacity, wheelchair access, and a larger selection of dishes along with fresh fish specialities that are so popular with regular customers. According to fans, this is one of the most popular restaurants in the south of Malta, offering excellent service in a most friendly atmosphere.
Seating Capacity: 120 seated
Type of Cuisine: Maltese (Speciality Fish)

San Giuliano, St. Julian’s – Located in Spinola Bay and enjoys spectacular views across the bay through the floor to ceiling windows which span three sides of the restaurant.  This has the advantage of allowing diners to simultaneously enjoy the sea breeze and the panoramic views when the windows are open.
Seating Capacity: 80 inside
Type of Cuisine: Italian / Sicilian

The Bacchus Restaurant, Mdina – This restaurant is one of the oldest established restaurants in Malta and continues to draw clients from all over the world.  In is a popular venue for open-air eating on the upper bastion terrace where diners can enjoy the relaxed and tranquil ambience of the restaurant’s neatly kept gardens, coupled with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.  Housed in two chambers built by Grand Master fra Martino de Redin in the 17th century, the downstairs restaurant still retains many of its original characteristics and charm with vaulted ceilings and stone floors.
Seating Capacity:  450 inside, 500 outside
Type of Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

Trattoria AD1530, Mdina – located in one of the main squares of the Silent City and forms part of the highly acclaimed Xara Palace Hotel.  It is a typical trattoria, decorated with authentic memorabilia dating back to the early 16th and 17th centuries and occupies two levels for dining.  The lower ground floor and outdoor seating area on the square provide an equally relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
Seating Capacity: 60 inside, 56 outside
Type of Cuisine: Italian/Sicilian, Maltese, Mediterranean

Two and a Half Lemons, Vittoriosa – Set in the former treasury of the Knights of St. John in the city of Vittoriosa, one of the “Three Cities” over looking the Grand Harbour. In the heart of the historic back drop lies ‘two and a half lemon’ with its perfect mélange of Traditional mixed with contemporary design, historic vaulted ceilings dating back to the 16th century side by side with Malta’s leading design and trendy restaurant.
Seating Capacity: 50 inside, 45 beneath the arches / 70 outside

Type of Cuisine: Italian / Mediterranean

The Villa Brasserie, St. Julian’s – This fabulous 19th century villa offers a number of dining options in a setting of modern indoor design with traditional outdoors. The Villa menu offers a wide range of dishes, prepared and presented with a distinctive flair.  During the summer months, you may go through the Grand staircase entrance, dine on the terrace and enjoy a wonderful backdrop of Balluta Bay. Winter at the Villa has its many charms too, with the inside dining featuring the magical hues of the frescos. The private dining room with its traditional colored glass that contrasts with the modern chandelier is particularly inviting.
Seating Capacity:  Restaurant downstairs 70 / upstairs 90 / Terrace 1 – 100 / Terrace 2 – 30
Type of Cuisine: Mediterranean

Ix-Xlukkajr, Marsaxlokk - This family run restaurant is situated on the waterfront and on the main square of the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Typically decorated, this restaurant strives to offer its patrons a unique dining experience, combining homemade cooking with Maltese hospitality. Being situated in the fishing village, this restaurant specializes in fresh fish dishes but other palates are also catered for.  For the summer months food can be served outside in the square. A private room for maximum 80 persons is situated on the first floor.
Seating Capacity: 20 downstairs / 80 upstairs / 40 outside (summer only)
Type of Cuisine: Maltese (Speciality Fish)

Zest Restaurant, St. Julian’s The restaurant décor is both contemporary and elegant in design with comfortable, sink-into seating in striking shades off-set with soft and gentle lighting to create an all-round warm and relaxed ambience.  Attractive features include a walk through wine cellar and sushi bar, where diners can sit and enjoy the art of Japanese sushi preparation.  The restaurant also enjoys the additional bonus of an open-air terrace bar, with panoramic views overlooking Spinola Bay; ideal for pre-dinner drinks or coffee and liqueurs after your meal.
Seating Capacity: 120 inside
Type of cuisine: Japanese, Thai, World Cuisine/International

Zonqor Point Restaurant, Marsascala – a family run typical Maltese restaurant, specialising in fresh fish. It is situated in the southern fishing village of Marsascala by the sea.
Seating Capacity: 120 seated
Type of Cuisine: Maltese (Speciality Fish)

Restaurants – Gozo

 Ta Frenc restaurant, Gozo – Situated in a 600-year-old farmhouse. Surrounded by the beautiful Gozitan countryside. Besides the tastefully decorated upper restaurant, Ta Frenc boasts of unique wine cellar that mixes the old with the new. In the cellar there is a collection of over 500 wines.
Seating Capacity:  200 inside and 250 outside (summer only)
Type of Cuisine: French, Italian/Sicilian, Maltese, Mediterranean

Kartell Restaurant, Gozo - Tucked in Marsalforn is this rustic and cozy place, made up of three connected boathouses that have seen this restaurant ambience since 1973. Since then, it has succeeded to upkeep a tradition of Mediterranean food.
Seating Capacity: 80 inside, 110 outside (summer only)
Type of Cuisine: Italian/Sicilian, Maltese, Mediterranean