Malta has become a hub for vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants, offering an array of dining options for those who prefer plant-based meals. From Mediterranean-inspired cuisine to Italian classics and Asian fusion, island's food scene caters to all dietary preferences and budgets.

Whether you're looking for a cosy eatery, a fine-dining restaurant with stunning views, or a hidden culinary gem nestled in the streets of old Mdina, Tablein guide's recommendations of vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Malta have got you covered.

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Malta

The Harbour Club  - Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Malta

The Harbour Club
4/5 Barriera Wharf, Valletta

Place: The Harbour Club is a Mediterranean restaurant with a refined French influence. Philosophy of the place is to reward diners with a holistic experience that engages all the senses. Indoors, guests can enjoy an elegant interior decorated with a recycled deck from an American ship, while on the terrace, they are invited to get amazed by the stunning view of the Grand Harbour.

Vegetarian choices: The Harbour Club offers a dedicated vegan tasting menu, and a 7-course degustation of it is sure to expand everyone‘s meatless horizons. Not only does the chef's impeccable mastery give plant-based ingredients a new meaning. It also presents never-before-seen aesthetics on the plate. The restaurant's menu is seasonal and dynamic, so you can check the latest offerings here.

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MUŻA Restaurant - Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Malta

MUŻA Restaurant
Auberge D'Italie, Merchants St., Valletta

Place: MUŻA Restaurant is more than just a place to dine; it's a social space designed to foster artistic ambience and cultivate social connections through food and ideas. Located within the National Community Art Museum MUŻA, the restaurant invites to four separate areas: La Valette Bar & Bistro for casual dining, the elegant and romantic Donato Room, the Gallery area at the heart of the museum, and the Mediterranean Courtyard - a perfect outdoor space to relax and appreciate the building's historical significance.

Vegetarian choices: The restaurant offers a carefully curated menu inspired by passion for art and hand-crafted cuisine. While the selection is constantly changing, innovative seasonal options always include vegetarian choices.

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Zest - Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Malta

25, St Georges road, St Julians

Place: Zest, the first Asian fusion restaurant in Malta, has been open for over two decades and continues to shape the island's contemporary culinary scene. Featured in the Michelin guide, this fine dining restaurant provides not only an impeccable culinary experience but also a stylish and atmospheric ambience.

Vegetarian choices: The restaurant's menu charmingly showcases flavours from Asian and Nikkei cuisines. In addition to meat, fish, and seafood delicacies, there is a generous selection of gourmet plant-based choices too. Meatless options range from crispy tofu & kimchi gyoza, seasonal vegetable tempura, vegan bao buns, vegetarian sushi or vegan rice noodles, to red Veggie Ayam curry. Once you’re here, an exotic dining experience truly awaits!

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Madliena Lodge Restaurant - Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Malta

Madliena Lodge
Triq Il-Bir, Madliena

Place: Madliena Lodge offers an elegant yet affordable fine dining experience, where the appeal goes beyond just the food to include the picturesque setting. This restaurant sits atop a hill, allowing guests to soak in the scenic splendour of the northwestern part of Malta.

Vegetarian choices: Madliena Lodge invites you to indulge in Mediterranean cuisine with a twist, where the ever-changing seasonal menu offers refined options from both land and sea. Most importantly, attention is given to every detail, including catering to vegans and vegetarians with meatless options available year-round. The menu is dynamic and might feature creative delicacies such as falafels, Jerusalem artichokes with pine nut cream, truffle-seasoned pumpkin risotto, Marmite-glazed Manouri cheese, or even plantain tostones.

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One80 Kitchen & Lounge, Mellieha - Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Malta

one80 Kitchen & Lounge, Mellieha
30, Triq il-Wied tar-Ruman, Mellieha

Place: one80 Kitchen & Lounge is located on a picturesque hill that links Mellieha Parish church to Mellieha Bay. The restaurant offers a cozy and refined ambiance, along with a thoughtfully-curated menu.

Vegetarian Choices: General Italian-inspired menu is already rich in vegetarian options – from shareable plates or starters to pasta and mains. In addition, there is a special "Plant-Based" selection too, which includes dishes like Red Pepper Crostini, Veggie Croquettes, Pizza Fritta, Red Rice "Supplì," Panzanella Salad, Trofie Pasta, Purple Aubergine Burger with Avocado, and Vegetable Flan. Want to discover more flavours all at once? Choose the set lunch or early dinner menu, which also deliciously caters to non-meat eaters. 

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Vini e Capricci - Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Malta

Vini e Capricci
Gozitano Agricultural Village, Mġarr Road, Xewkija, Gozo

Place: Vini e Capricci is all about the perfect combination when you're willing to enjoy both good wine and impeccable food. The restaurant has four areas to sit in. Want to experience modern Mediterranean cuisine? Vinoteca Livio Felluga is the one to choose. Fancy a top-quality seasonal food mixed with drinks in a homely atmosphere? The Cafeteria & Aperitivo Area is meant exactly for that! Wish to dive into the world of wines? Choose Cantina Michele Chiarlo, a cellar that stocks over 700 different wines from 56 wineries worldwide. If spirits are your passion, then the Gianfranco Berta Lounge, which is home to over 300 different spirits, is a place you're looking for.

Vegetarian choices: Among all the Mediterranean choices, there are delicious options that vegetarians would instantly love too. The menu of Cafeteria & Aperitivo Area offers a meatless selection ranging from paninis, salads, focaccias, bruschettas, to eggplant parmigiana di melanzane, Maltese ricotta & parsley ravioli, and a falafel burger. If you're planning to dine at Vinoteca Livio Felluga, don't miss out on their poached egg, fried artichoke, pasta with truffles, or gorgonzola gnocchi!

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U Bistrot -  vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Malta

U Bistrot
27 Censu Tabone, St. Julians

Place: U Bistro is a cosy restaurant located on the iconic corner of Balluta Bay. It prioritises farm-to-table gastronomy, crafting all dishes from locally sourced produce and seasonal changes to the menu.

Vegetarian choices: The menu at U Bistrot is wide, perfectly reflecting all foodie preferences. Wish any changes to be done for a selected dish? Just ask because the chef is ready to switch it to gluten-fish-meat-free. A Vegan menu is also available, greatly appreciated by vegetarians too. How about beginning with a velvety carrot-coriander velouté? For the main course, indulge in gourmet options like penne with zucchini, chilli and coconut milk, chickpea-beetroot ravioli, seitan steak, or avocado & corn burger. And that's not all – each unforgettable dining experience at U Bistro might conclude with the special vegan dessert of the day!

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NAAR RestoBar - Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Malta

Naar RestoBar
1 Triq Censu Tabone, St. Julians

Place: Naar RestoBar is the liveliest spot in Balluta Bay, perfect for those looking to break away from daily routines. It features live music, authentic flavours, a vegan-forward menu, and refreshing cocktails, all while enjoying the beautiful waterfront view. What more could you ask for?

Vegetarian choices: At Naar RestoBar, guests can indulge in a diverse selection of rustic nomadic dishes. While the menu caters to meat and seafood lovers too, veg options are so forward here. Whether you choose baked cheese, falafels, garden vegetable spring rolls, vegan roasted Beets & sweets salad, Naar's traditional Indian curry, or a vegan burger with a spiced chickpea & cauliflower patty, your dining experience won't be forgotten anytime soon.

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One80 Kitchen at Mgarr Yacht Marina, Gozo - Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Malta

one80 Kitchen at Mgarr Yacht Marina
Triq Martino Garces, Mgarr, Gozo

Place: one80 Kitchen at Mgarr Yacht Marina is a restaurant that offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy a Maltese dining experience, enhanced by picturesque views and a vibrant atmosphere of the Mgarr Harbor.

Vegetarian choices: The Mediterranean menu here is based on a unique sharing concept, prepared using locally-sourced produce from fishermen and farmers. Among all the delicious options, a selection of meatless delicacies is also available. Are you a vegetarian? The classic Burratina salad, traditional Maltese pasta omelette Froġa tat-Tarja or house-made ravioli with Gozo goat's cheese will surely leave you impressed. Is vegan your way? Enjoy the culinary journey here with vegetable samosas, veg meatballs, crispy cauliflower salad, mezzaluna with aubergines and artichokes, aged risotto, portobello mushroom burger, or eggplant parmigiana.

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Essence of India - Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Malta

Essence of India
Golden Sands, Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Mellieha

Place: Essence of India is the restaurant that invites guests to experience an all-new Indian dining journey. Moreover, located at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Golden Sands, it promises not only authentic flavours but scenic sea views too.

Vegetarian choices: The menu at Essence of India delivers a range of Indian flavours, from classic chicken curries to modern beef dishes with a twist. Yet vegetarian options are also abundant, perfectly representing the culinary traditions of India. Guests can choose from crispy papadums, bhajis, or samosas, along with a diverse selection of masalas and curries. The wide selection of plant-based options here is sure to impress every vegetarian foodie.

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Tex Mex South - Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Malta

Tex Mex South
Triq Tat Trunciera, Marsaxlokk

Place: Tex Mex South is a restaurant in Malta with a history of over 20 years. It offers a casual dining experience featuring favourite Tex-Mex dishes served in generous portions. The place also boasts probably the largest bar and patio area on the Sliema front.

Vegetarian choices: Even though the menu here is loaded with meat dishes, vegetarians and vegans are certainly not left out. Whether it's broccoli mac and cheese bake, tater tots with melted vegan cheese, jumbo burrito, enchilada rolls, twisted pizzotto, or loaded potato shells with various fillings, all these options promise a fullfilling meatless journey.

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Coogis Restaurant - Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Malta

Coogi’s Restaurant
5, Wesgha ta Sant'Agata, Mdina

Place: Coogi's Restaurant, situated in an old Arab townhouse amidst charming Mdina streets, offers an unforgettable atmosphere. Whether you sit inside surrounded by old walls, in the cozy inner courtyard, or on the terrace with a spectacular Malta landscape, the experience is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Vegetarian choices: Coogi's Restaurant offers a diverse menu with Italian, Maltese as well as Mediterranean dishes that cater to all food preferences. Vegetarian options are particularly exceptional, featuring a wide selection of antipasti, pasta, risotto, pizzas, and vegan dishes such as chili sin carne, beyond meat burgers, and grilled beyond sausages. True veg foodies are encouraged to explore the vegan set menu to fully indulge in the diverse flavours on offer.

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TemptAsian Restaurant & Lounge - Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Malta

TemptAsian & Lounge 360
AX The Palace, High Street, Sliema

Place: TemptAsian & Lounge 360 is an award-winning restaurant that invites you to explore the flavours of the East. Fusion cuisine reigns supreme here, with a beautiful blend of tastes from Thailand, Vietnam, China, Singapore, Indonesia, and India welcoming guests. The elegant dining experience is further enhanced by panoramic views of the Mediterranean skyline.

Vegetarian choices: Not only bold meat dishes, delicate fish plates or a selection of sushi are present here: vegetarians get thoughtfully catered to as well. Choices vary from a shareable Veggie basket or Dal ka Shorba lentil soup, to Sweet and Sour Tofu, Indian Chana Masala, Sweet corn fritters, and Stir-fried veggies in black bean sauce. The tastes of the world in TemptAsian & Lounge 360 are all under one roof.

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Henry J. Beans - Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Malta

Henry J. Beans
ix-Xatt Ta' San Ġorġ, San Ġiljan

Place: Henry J. Beans is an American restaurant that is sure to satisfy every apetite. Whether it's made-from-scratch dishes or signature cocktails, every bite or sip will make you feel like dining in the U.S.

Vegetarian choices: Among all the American comfort classics like snacks, legendary burgers, and smoking grills, there is also a generous selection of meatless options. Yet, vegetarian starters, salads, or wraps are not all. There is also a "Vegan all the way" section of the menu that offers even more, including nachos with melted vegan cheese, lemon-marinated tofu salad, loaded potato skins with mushrooms, and a vegan burger. What's your choice for today?

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Coogis Pizzeria at Palazzo Costanzo - Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Malta

Coogi’s Pizzeria
29, Triq Villegaignon, Mdina

Place: Coogi's Pizzeria is an enchanting place, not only located in the heart of Mdina but also housed within Palazzo Costanzo. This centuries-old baroque-style palace, which has served many noble figures throughout history, now spreads the enticing aroma of freshly baked pizza throughout the old winding streets.

Vegetarian choices: Despite being a pizzeria, this place offers an extensive menu with a diverse range of heartwarming Italian and traditional Maltese options. Guests can choose their favourites based on their dietary preferences, including non-meat eaters. From shareable platters, focaccias, pizzas, burgers or hot dogs to beyond chicken tenders, the selection for vegans and vegetarians is impressively vast.

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