Malta’s location in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea makes it heaven for all fish and seafood lovers. Maltese cuisine in fact includes many dishes related to either fish or seafood. Fish restaurants can be found all over the Maltese islands and there are far too many to mention them all, so I will focus on the most popular ones by locality.
St. Paul’s Bay
The area itself is renowned as a fishing village so it’s natural that my ultimate favourite fish and seafood restaurant is located here.
Ta’ Cassia Restaurant
This establishment never fails to transform my evening from a dinner to a true dining experience. Their menu is vast offering only the freshest dishes and ingredients. The surroundings are breath taking and the service is efficient friendly but not overbearing. In winter you can snuggle up inside by their real fireplace while in summer you can dine Al Fresco in their charming garden by the fountain.
Just the thought of their mood is making my mouth water. Try their fish soup (Aljotta) on a cold winters day or their marinated octopus for something a bit fresher. As a main ask what fresh fish is available or try their Grilled Calamari. Bookings are strongly recommended. Ta’ Cassia is open everyday for dinner and for Sunday lunch.
Ta’ Cassia Salina Restaurant
Tel: 21 571435
Blue Grotto, Wied iz-Zurrieq Restaurants Malta
Located in the far south of the island of Malta there are plenty of restaurants in this locality to choose from. They all have thing in common; all specialize in fresh fish and seafood.
This locality may be a bit out of the way especially for people who don’t drive, but the food and the scenery are well worth the trip. It simply is one of the best (if not the best) locality for fresh fish and seafood without breaking the bank.
My personal favourite is the Congreve Channel Bar and Restaurant
I have been there plenty of times and I have never come out disappointed. Their dishes are all mouth watering and the surrounding views leave you speechless. The service is fast and efficient and the bill won’t give you heart palpitations at the end.
I recommend booking a table if you wish to go there during the weekend especially for Sunday lunch. Ask for a table by a window upstairs. You will get the best views!! Food wise I would recommend their shellfish platter. Ask the waiter what it consists of, as this will vary according to what is available and in season. It usually includes a variety of mussels and clams, prawns, octopus, and can include crab and oysters among other things.
Their contact details are:
Congreve Channel Bar and Restaurant
Tel: 21 647928