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Cafes & Restaurants

Electro Lobster Project

Electro Lobster Project: restaurant review

Electro Lobster Project, Balluta Bay, is a fish lover’s haunt with plenty to offer carnivores, vegans and gig seekers too. Take your pick of the ‘project’.

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Bistro 516 Valletta, Malta

Around Malta for the Gluten-Free

Gluten-free travelers to Malta can rest a little easier knowing that there are some restaurants & cafes keen to cater to their dietary needs. We test a few.

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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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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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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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The White Sheep of Fine Foods

A hub for food lovers. The White Sheep brings Malta unique, artisan produce, fine wines, a delectable deli and a cafe all in one. Plus a 5% discount for Malta Insideout users!

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The Donut Factory

Expats mean Business – starting a new brand in Malta

The first in a series on Expat-preneurs. Experiences of a French couple who’ve just launched a food-retail business and new brand here, The Donut Factory.

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A Passion for Plays & Pastries

The Carmelite Priory Museum, Mdina, is making its debut in theatre with a passion play ‘with a twist’ this Easter.

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Essential Gozo: where to eat

A quick, personal round up of the best no-frills eateries in Gozo. Andrew Borg Cardona takes us through the day – from morning cappuccinos to homely lunches and, if you’re still standing, evening dining too.

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Newly-Minted Photos: a cafe exhibition

Malta, but perhaps not as we know it. Two upcoming photographers portray more unusual views of Malta on the walls of Mint, a cafe in Sliema, in an exhibition starting Saturday 5th.

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Kiosks: part of the (street) furniture

The kiosk was once a common sight on Malta’s streets. Now, it’s all but replaced by the motorvan convenience food hawkers. We celebrate the traditional kiosk and find some still open for business.

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