When thoughts of Malta arise, the mind often creates images of a coastal haven abundant in seafood. While this holds true, Malta has a hidden treasure for the enthusiasts of fine meats too. 

Think of mouthwatering steaks and the aroma of grilling. Chefs here skillfully work with premium cuts of meat, crafting everything from high-quality steaks to perfect burger patties.

Beyond grills and skillets, a range of meat options awaits – from familiar cuts like sirloin and ribeye to more exotic choices like tomahawk and picanha. Navigating this culinary landscape becomes effortless with Tablein guide, which directs you to the best meat restaurants in Malta.

The best meat restaurants in Malta

Carvv Steakhouse - grill in Malta

Carvv Steakhouse
Dolmen, Qawra, St. Paul’s Bay

Nestled within the Dolmen Hotel Malta, you'll discover Carvv – a culinary gem offering a fresh take on the American Steakhouse concept. Combining the cosy bistro ambience with gourmet steakhouse choices, this place thrives on a trinity of excellence: quality, comfort, and remarkable value. 

Carvv Steakhouse takes meat seriously, crafting perfection from the finest ingredients. The gastronomic journey here begins with premium raw cuts, meticulously prepared and cooked to culminate in an unparalleled dining experience.

The centre stage belongs to the flaming grills in this restaurant. From premium rib eye beef and grain-fed Sirloin to flap meat tagliata, prime fillet of steer, and T-bone steak – a meat enthusiasts' haven. The selection also expands to shareable Chateaubriand as well as Tomahawk. For variety, there's Rack of Lamb, Chicken breast supreme, pork ribs, or even baked salmon fillet too. Plus, every flaming grill includes the soup of the day, an array of salads from the buffet, and a choice of potatoes.

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Tex Mex South - grill in Malta

Tex Mex South
Triq Tat Trunciera, Marsaxlokk

Tex Mex South is a true American bar & grill, embracing Malta's meat tradition for over two decades. Moreover, its beautiful location allows the guests to enjoy not only a memorable dining experience but also picturesque views.

The annual menu upgrade here brings a fresh culinary experience, yet signature dishes like the Baby Back Ribs, Fresh Prime Black Angus Reserve Steaks, and Gourmet Juicy & Fresh Pure Beef Wagyu-Angus blend Burgers hold their place. While Tex Mex South holds its reputation as a meat haven, the latest menu addition also includes timeless Tex-Mex classics. From Fajitas and Burritos to Enchiladas, Quesadillas and Nachos – every pick is worth a try. 

Next to a wide selection of dishes, guests can enjoy sizable portions of the freshest, high-quality ingredients, including meats and greens, all prepared in the kitchen by top chefs.

And, on a final note! If you have vegans or vegetarians in your group, Tex Mex South remains the best option to consider: alongside the meaty options there is also a selection of vegan dishes on the menu.

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Henry J. Beans - grill in Malta

Henry J. Beans
Corinthia St. George's Bay, St. Julian's

Step into the legendary world of Henry J. Beans, an iconic American bar and grill of Malta. Whether for lunch, dinner, or a mid-meal, this place always promises great food, great drinks, and an even greater time.

The menu here is wide, meaty options are abundant, so go straight to what you desire! Eager to experience Henry J. Beans' culinary expertise? The grill delicacies are just right here! These range from premium beef rib eye, t-bone, fillet, rump, and flank, or you can opt for the mixed grill to share, featuring an assortment of the best meats available. For a lighter grill option, consider the chicken breast or Scottish salmon – either choice promises an equally perfect taste. Either choice will taste equal to perfection! And if your palate yearns for the smoke, Henry J. Beans listens attentively: choose from Chicago-style smoked pork ribs, smoky glazed pork belly, succulent chicken or wings.

Burger enthusiasts won't be disappointed either. The legendary burgers, crafted from 230g of the finest beef, are seasoned to perfection and layered with a variety of ingredients tailored to your preferences. Curious what's more on the table? Burger explorations continue with lamb kofta, BBQ chicken, and even a satisfying veggie option.

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Qbajjar Restaurant - grill in Malta

Qbajjar Restaurant
Triq ix-Xwejni, Marsalforn, Zebbug, Gozo

Qbajjar Restaurant is a culinary gem in Gozo, specialising not only in Mediterranean flavours but also paying homage to traditional Maltese cuisine. Moreover, unforgettable dining here gets paired with sea views, creating truly lasting memories.

Guests here have a choice between the à la carte menu and daily specialities, among which the meat corner perfectly stands out. If you prefer pure beef, indulge in the Char-grilled Angus ribeye steak or flank steak accompanied by roasted pumpkin and truffle cream. Craving a burger? Opt for the Black Angus, featuring crispy pancetta and smoked cheese, or mushrooms and truffle. Pork enthusiasts will appreciate the slow-roasted pork cheeks in beer, while lamb lovers will be amazed by lamb shanks with red wine jus. And that's not all as poultry dishes are worth trying too, with choices such as perfectly prepared chicken, duck, or pan-seared boneless quails. And don't overlook the local speciality – Rabbit in Gozo-style – fried with garlic, peas, herbs, and white wine, capturing the essence of the region.

One fact is clear: no matter the choice, quality ingredients and expert chef craftsmanship will meet on each plate.

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Broadside Terrace - grill in Malta

Broadside Terrace
Corinthia St George's Bay, St Julian's

Broadside Terrace is a prime resto-lounge standing as a true haven for al fresco dining enthusiasts. With the dreamy ambience, sea views, signature cocktails and grilled specialities, it creates a charm like no other.

Within an open-air kitchen, the master chefs expertly manoeuvre an authentic woodchip grill and turn your preferred cuts of meats and fish into masterpieces. As a bonus, every main course gets accompanied by a complimentary meze platter, further elevating the experience.

What can meat enthusiasts expect here? The menu options include Prime Young Bull Beef Rib-Eye Steak, the exquisite Prime Fillet of Beef Medallions, the flavourful Grilled Scottish Lamb Chops, and the delightful Dutch Veal Rib-Eye on the Bone. Each choice already resonates with an air of culinary perfection! Moreover, for those with an appetite towards oriental flavours, the Beef Kebab and Lamb Kofta await.

Not to be overlooked are the options for poultry lovers as Charred Shish Taouk and the Boneless Baby Chicken are suitably impressive too.

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The Greenhouse - grill in Malta - restaurant

The Greenhouse
Triq L-Uqija, Swieqi

The Greenhouse is a restaurant, radiating the essence of a bistro, cafeteria, and pizzeria all under one roof. Moreover, this place specialises in crafting fresh seasonal dishes using the finest local and international ingredients, keeping culinary traditions alive in every meal.

The Greenhouse menu is wide, featuring a mix of Mediterranean classics and international flavours. Yet, what's most important that among all the food choices there‘s attention-worthy dedication to meat too. The journey of its perfection starts with freshly sourced cuts from the butcher and then continues with skilled chefs' mastery. All the rest is up to your choice! If you're in the mood for charred grill delicacies, you can enjoy options like grain-fed beef tagliata, ribeye, USDA beef ribeye, or minted lamb chops. Additionally, there's an attention-worthy selection of main courses, treating guests to extra creativity and undiscovered flavours. How about trying the Jack Daniel’s BBQ glazed full rack of pork ribs? Or maybe the free-range grilled chicken breast with mushroom & pesto? And last but not least, burgers also take the stage, featuring choices like a flame-grilled beef patty or 72hr smoked pulled USDA brisket, along with other ingredients to your preference.

But that's not all – stay updated with restaurant news, as Sunday roasts at The Greenhouse might also be available.

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