Eat & Drink

Quadro Restaurant, The Westin, Malta

Dining al fesco begins! …and Quadro Restaurant review

Quadro Restaurant, Westin Dragonara Resort – fine dining by the sea where Executive Chef Jonathan Vella bears more than a passing resemblance to Heston B!

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FIGO gelateria artigianale caffetteria italiana

The Art of Gelat! Figo Italian artisan ice cream cafe

Can Malta adopt the Italian tradition of eating ice cream as routine, not only as a treat? Figo artisan gelateria is about to show us how and why!

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Holiday visitors might pay over the odds, but if you're in Malta longer, you'll soon find out where to shop for bargains.

Budget for your stay in Malta

Need to budget for living in Malta? We list ballpark costs for renting property, shopping, entertainment and bus travel to help you plan.

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Parparellu pastizzerija, Hammersmith, London

Parparellu: a very particular ‘pastizzerija’ near Putney

Parparellu, a Maltese cafe’ in London, creates snacks from the homeland with pride and panache. Joseph, the owner, talks to Malta Inside Out’s man in London.

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Prinjolata, Malta's carnival cake

Prinjolata: King Carnival of Cakes

Malta’s messy, gaudy carnival cake is a full-on, in-your-face affair – literally, if you try to eat it. But does anyone really eat it or is it just a show-stopper in cafĂ© windows these days?

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Pastizzi

Food Icons: Pride and Pastizzi at Crystal Palace

The Australian Maltese have 24 types of pastizzi. Malta has just two. But Crystal Palace Bar, Rabat, has them at their traditional best and almost all day and night long.

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Ivano picking at La Poiana

L’Olio nuovo e’ arrivato! Malta & the Umbrian olive connection

Umbrian olive oil in Malta? La Poiana niche olive oil has a Maltese connection thanks to the hard work and connoisseur passion of one Gozitan couple.

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sirens comp copy

For the love of Waterpolo

Waterpolo and Sirens, St Paul’s Bay, are synonymous. The place of happy childhood memories of endless summers by the sea. Now though, it’s Sirens bistro that’s talk of this northerly town, even out of waterpolo season!

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next door family crop

Next door family for Sunday lunch!

Next door family…do you know yours in Malta? A Sunday lunch project aims to get Maltese families to invite non-EU families to join them at their home table in the spirit of togetherness and friendship. Have you some extra portions and spare seats? Then join in!

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Figolli in the making. Photo: Nanette Johnson

Easter’s not Easter without ‘World Figolli Day’

Announcing World Figolli Day. We are all for globalising this delicious Maltese Easter treat! Enter a fun figolla bake-off that’s the brainwave of a Maltese-Australian food blogger.

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Lemons

Scent of a Lemon

Malta’s lemons: always refreshing, uplifting and redolent of summer even if winter’s chill lingers on. We try our hand at preserving them.

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Nenu at the Maypole artisan bakery

Simple tastes

Maltese bread by artisan baker Nenu. A video to warm the heart. Insider view of baking the daily loaf.

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Christmas in Malta - Merchant Street, Valletta

Does Malta shutdown at Christmas?

In Malta for your Christmas holidays. Worried you might find the islands closed for business? We’ve glad tidings that things here aren’t so bleak.

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La Poiana ('the buzzard') olive oil

Olive Oil from Italy with love to Malta

Olive oil produced in Italy and brought to Malta, not by a regular retailer but by a Gozitan dentist who’s a passionate artisan producer.

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