Sometimes, nothing but the best cut of meat will do. Cooked rare, with that perfectly pink centre just begging to be paired with some good, old-fashioned crispy fries and nothing else, really. A good cut does not require much frills, right?

The most committed carnivores amongst us don’t want for anything, thanks to a selection of top restaurants in Malta that are guaranteed to put the sizzle in your steak. Here’s our choice of best Maltese restaurants specialising in meat.

1. Chukkas

AKA the King, if it’s an honest-to-goodness juicy steak you’re after. When the mood strikes and our neanderthal instincts are out in full force, there’s only one place, and that place is Chukkas. Whether you want it rare (is there any other way?), medium or well-done, get ready for a happy food coma right after because that’s what you’re going to be served, with a view of the Marsa race-track no less.

2. Sciacca Grill

Now, sometimes just a plain steak isn’t enough and you want to be wooed with all the frills and whistles. And Sciacca Grill have their seduction routine down pat, promising a wide variety of fresh prime cuts served with your choice of side-dish. Choose your meat, get the pros to grill it, sit back and enjoy. Sounds like a recipe for success, to us.

3. Wood & Coal Steak House

This must be Attard’s best kept secret, a tiny gem tucked on the
side of one of Malta’s main thoroughares. You’ll fast forget about the hustle and bustle outside though, as you’re swept into a rather cool family-restaurant that is committed to delivering the best grilled meat. They do make good on their promise, thanks to an excellent chef who constantly seeks to perfect the flavours, catapulting this steak house straight into our list of top restaurants in Malta specialising in meat.

4. Little Argentina

It’s all in the name! The best Argentinian meat cooked by Argentinian
specialists is what they promise, and this is exactly what they deliver. Following the ‘asado’ tradition of grilled meat that is so popular in Argentina, this is the place to let your inner carnivore roar with all the traditional favourites grilled to perfection. Plain and simple fillet steak fiend – no problem. Prefer the fancier rib-eye with some side sauce? There you go. As long as it’s meat, you’re on.

5. Brass & Knuckle

You wouldn’t imagine that this small, unprepossessing spot in Naxxar is the location for some of the best specialty meat dishes on the island. Yet, this is exactly what it is. From Milk Fed Calf’s Liver to Wagyu Beef, classic Charolais, or Scottish lamb, Brass & Knuckle will serve it and will serve it spectacularly. One of the best restaurants in Malta?

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Ramona Depares

Ramona Depares

Journalist, dreamer, but most of all foodie & music lover, Ramona Depares is a published author who runs her own lifestyle website at She likes good wine, polka dots, silly conversations about croissants and dogs with floppy ears. When she’s not pursuing all three (usually at the same time), she’s probably reading. Or just staring happily at books and the perfect way the pages fall open.

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