The Malta Tourism Authority Restaurant Quality Assured Awards ceremony


The first edition of the Malta Tourism Authority Restaurant Quality Assured Awards was recently held at Xara Lodge in the limits of Rabat. The awards were presented by the Hon Minister for Tourism Dr Edward Zammit Lewis and the MTA CEO Mr. Paul Bugeja.

The main objective of the evening was to recognise the first 71 Quality Assured restaurants that were assessed through a mystery guest visit on the quality of service, hospitality and food, together with the overall environment of the restaurant. From these restaurants and based on the outcome of the mystery guest visit, four awards were established to recognise the best in class and best hospitality.

The winners of the four categories of the awards were the following:

  1. Best in Class Award – Scruples
  2. Best in Class Award – Se Ra Ga Ma
  3. Best in Class Award – de Mondion
  4. Best Hospitality Award – de Mondion, Quadro and Blue Elephant

The QA Seal for restaurants is a guideline for potential customers to assist them in making an informed decision about the best places to eat.

During the evening Minister Zammit Lewis and MTA Chairman Dr Gavin Gulia launched the new website The website is dedicated to Quality Assured restaurants, attractions and DMCs that have achieved the relevant seal.

For more information on the QA seal kindly contact the Quality and Industry HR Unit on 22915272 or email us