Warning: Before you begin your holiday in Malta, you might want to take a couple of weeks before to start a diet and this includes afterwards too! Despite the light Mediterranean cuisine, you are sure to put on a few pounds due to the amazing tastes of each dish you try - and that means extra weights for divers!
In Malta and Gozo a variety of restaurants with different price ranges invite you to try the many culinary variations on the island as Malta’s restaurants cater for every taste and budget.
In the morning you can start the day with a typical English breakfast with eggs, bacon and beans - the best on a free day; or have a taste of the famous Maltese Hobza (bread)
If you’re looking for a snack there are the Pastizzerriji, small shops with an open street counter where you can try their Pastizzi, small pies with different stuffing or other quick snacks which are sure to satisfy you after a long day. Many cafes also offer snacks such as sandwiches, baguettes and kannoli (filled pastries).
In the evening you can choose between Italian, Chinese, Indian and English cuisine. Typical Maltese dishes such as Fenek (rabbit), Bragjoli (rolls) or Ravjul (ravioli) are available in almost all Italian-Mediterranean restaurants.
If you fancy fresh fish, the Gillieru restaurant directly on top of the diving school are renowned for their expertise in this dish and are famous for it!
Malta produces an excellent selection of wines from our small number of wineries. Malta also boasts its own brewery, which is quite comparable to a German beer. And at the end of a night Anisette - a mild anise liqueur is the drink to have as it compliments any meal.
If you want to dive the next morning, however, we recommend a Kinnie, an herb lemonade made in Malta which every visitor to the island has to try at least once!
Octopus Garden wishes you bon appétit!