The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Malta Tourism Authority, Global Payments and Nestle (Malta) representing Buondi held its Annual Restaurant Awards Ceremony on Monday 6th December at The Grand Ballroom of the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Golden Sands
After the unprecedented break in 2020 the awards once again celebrated the outstanding achievement of Malta & Gozo’s top survey rated restaurants as voted by diners out who participated in the Malta & Gozo Restaurant Survey online at www.restaurantsmalta.com. Based on diner voting, only 150 restaurants make it to be included free in the The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants in Malta & Gozo and on its official portal www.restaurantsmalta.com.
Congratulations go to the team at Noni who were rated Top Overall restaurant for 2022.
The results were revealed by Lisa Grech Managing Director of the Definitive(ly) Good Guide Co and presented by Mr Johann Buttigieg CEO of Malta Tourism Authority, Mr Adrian Cachia from Global Payments, Mr Derek Vassallo & Ms Giuliana Isolani from Nestle (Malta) and Mr Mark Ciantar of Continental Purchasing on behalf of Schonwald, Germany who supplied the beautiful commemorative award plates for the occasion.
This year’s Malta & Gozo Restaurant Survey conducted in September 2021 returned a high number of responses, with 2,023 participants who dined out on average one to two times a week, equivalent to a total of 157,794 dining experiences in a year! The latest edition of the guide sees 31 new restaurants in the The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants in Malta & Gozo and its portal www.restaurantsmalta.com which was also launched on the evening.
The Top 40 Award winning restaurants were taken from the highest rated restaurants taking into account their overall rating, the number of people rating, comments and other data from the survey. Restaurants winning award plates in order from most highly rated were:
The Golden Fork
The Chef's Table
Ristorante La Vela
The Lord Nelson Restaurant
Caviar & Bull
Palazzo Preca Restaurant
The de Mondion Restaurant
Meraki Wine & Dine
Suruchi Indian Restaurant
The Chophouse Restaurant
Hammett's Gastro Bar
Giuseppi's Bar & Bistro
Ta' Frenc Restaurant
ION The Harbour
Nan Yuan Cantonese Restaurant
Additional Awards in different categories were made:
Best Food (sponsored by American Express) - Noni
Best Service (sponsored by Ozo Group) – Noni
Best Ambience (sponsored by Design Hub) – Ristorante La Vela
Restaurant Most Dedicated to Supporting Local & Best Local Wine List (sponsored by The Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Animal Rights) – Country Terrace and Root 81 respectively
Best Restaurant in Gozo (sponsored by The Ministry for Gozo) – Beppe’s
The Best Chef Award (sponsored by Pentole Agnelli represented exclusively by The Catering Centre) – Edward Diacono of Rubino
Best Business Entertainment (sponsored by Spiteri Catering) – Caviar & Bull
Best Newcomer (sponsored by Horeca Magazine) – Don Royale
Most Children-Friendly Restaurant (sponsored by the Malta Baby & Kids Directory) – Luzzu Restaurant
Best Maltese Restaurant (sponsored by Malta Tourism Authority) – Gululu
Most Romantic Restaurant - Barbajean
The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants in association with Vini e Capricci by Abraham’s Wine Awards were as follows:
The People’s Choice Wine List (taken from the results of the returned surveys) – Barbajean
Best Overall Wine List: Country Terrace
Best Presented Wine List: Barbajean
Best Wine by the glass selection: Hammett’s Mestizo.
Best Fine Wine List: Tarragon
Best Short Wine List: Barbajean
Best Port Wine List: Country Terrace
The results of the Restaurant Survey can be found in the 2022 edition of The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants in Malta and Gozo and is now available to purchase online for 8 Euros at www.restaurantsmalta.com which will also entitle you to the Guide online and a hard copy in the post. It is also available at leading stationers and bookshops in Malta & Gozo.