Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. During a visit to Malta, we noticed the influence of the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John and British who all once ruled the place. Inevitably, the history of the archipelago has influenced the various cuisines available and this can be seen in the offering of the various halal restaurants on the island of Malta.

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Hugo’s Burger Bar

Hugo’s Burger Bar is a large burger restaurant located in St Julian’s. Although the entire menu isn’t halal, the halal options are clearly labelled on the menu. This includes the Tokyo Burger, Salmon Burger, Chicken burger (the crumbed burger resembles GBK’s panko-crumbed chicken burger) and Chicken Nuggets. They’ve also just introduced two new lamb burgers which are both halal – one is the Middle Eastern style burger while the other is a Greek style lamb burger.

Halal Status: Halal options are clearly marked on the menu. Alcohol is available.

Hugo's Burger Bar

Hugo’s Burger Bar

Shakinah

Another St Julian’s gem, Shakinah is located on the seafront and offers Indian cuisine. The restaurant is small and very popular so be sure to book a table in advance. The welcoming atmosphere, ambiance and friendly service creates a relaxed vibe in the restaurant and the food does not disappoint. The menu features a range of traditional dishes – all of which are halal.

Halal Status: All food served is halal. Alcohol is served in the restaurant.

Image: Shakinah

Image: Shakinah

Suruchi

Suruchi is another Indian restaurant in St Julian’s. Perhaps a little more casual than Shakinah, Suruchi also offers a range of traditional dishes. If you’re dining in a group, we’d recommend the sizzling tandoor platter.

Halal Status: All dishes served are halal. Alcohol is available.

Suruchi

Suruchi

Ali Baba

Ali Baba started off as a family run restaurant serving Lebanese cuisine. 25 years later, it is still owned by the same family and serves up authentic dishes using local ingredients as well as ingredients imported from Lebanon. Be sure to book a table in advance as this small restaurant gets filled up pretty quick.

Halal Status: All meat served is halal. Alcohol is available.

Ali Baba

Image: Ali Baba

Sharma

Sharma is inspired by the traditional cuisines of India, North Africa and the Mediterranean which can be seen both in their dishes and in their decor. Enjoy lots of sharing style dishes at this eclectic restaurant.

Halal Status: All meat served is halal. Alcohol is available.

Sharma

Image: Sharma

Crepe & Co

As the name suggests, Crepe & Co is a crêperie serving sweet and savoury halal crepes.

Halal Status: All ingredients are halal.

Crepe & Co

Image: Crepe & Co

Millenium Kebab

If there’s one thing we’ve noticed while travelling around Europe, it’s that finding a Turkish kebab or doner restaurant somewhere in the city isn’t too difficult. In Malta, if you’re looking for a kebab shop that isn’ serving up greasy food, head to Millenium Kebab in Sliema. Not only is all the food served here halal, it is also relatively cheap. Seating is available both inside and outside the restaurant which is great on a warm Summer’s day.

Halal Status: All meat served is halal

The Intercontinental

The Intercontinental Malta St Julian’s (in St George’s Bay) has a variety of indoor and al fresco restaurants which serve halal meat.Some restaurants are only for those who are Club Intercontinental members or are staying at the hotel, however other restaurants seem to be open to the public for reservations. Some restaurants are only open seasonally so please read the halal status comment on the restaurant page or check with the hotel before visiting. Below are a few restaurants at The Intercontinental:

Halal Status: All meat served in their restaurants are halal (except for the pork and rabbit).

Al Fresco Gardens

Al Fresco Gardens

Image: Al Fresco Gardens

Paranga

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Image: Paranga

Waterbiscuit

Image: Waterbiscuit

Image: Waterbiscuit