Known by the locals for its high quality dishes, but not so well by the travellers, The Harbour Club is a restaurant that offers truly sensational food, views and service and should not be missed on your visit to Malta. Designed by my favourite Maltese architect, Chris Briffa, The Harbour Club is one of those rare places that masterfully blends old and new, re-purposing an old fort across from Ta Liesse church into a unique dining experience.

The Harbour Club is a multifunctional, three tiered space with a beautiful bar, al fresco terrace, a bright dining room with views of the Grand Harbour, and a subterranean jazz bar. And Briffa's signature style bathrooms, of course (yes he has those).

It is at once warm and cool, as all my favourite spaces are. And you'll never believe what it looked like before! It's not just the architecture here that's wonderful -- the food is worthy of note, too. We came here for afternoon drinks and fell so in love with its extensive list of Belgian beers and its house-smoked salmon that we immediately booked a space for dinner later that night.

4/5 Barrierra Wharf, Valletta.

Contact No: +356 2122 2332