Restaurants & Bars licences

Restaurant Licensing - Malta Business

Embarking on the journey of opening a restaurant or bar in Malta is an adventure full of potential and excitement. At Malta Business we specialise in turning this vision into a thriving reality. With Malta’s rich cultural background and vibrant tourism, the food industry offers immense opportunities.

Our Malta Business team understands the unique challenges and excitement of starting a restaurant in Malta. We offer a range of services tailored to your specific needs, whether it is finding the perfect location, navigating the complexities of local regulations or developing effective marketing strategies.

With our expertise, you can focus on what you do best: creating unforgettable dining experiences. Let us handle the complexities of setting up and running your business so that your restaurant can become a celebrated part of Malta’s vibrant dining scene.

Malta Business – Start your restaurant and catering activities in Malta with expert guidance from Malta Business: comprehensive support for successful culinary ventures.

How can we help you?

Contact us at the Malta Business  office nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.

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Services & Assistance

Starting a restaurant in Malta is an exciting opportunity due to the island’s vibrant culture and strong tourist appeal. Malta Business offers comprehensive services to assist entrepreneurs in launching a successful food business. These services include:

  • Market research: Understanding local preferences and trends to identify gaps that your restaurant can fill.
  • Location scouting: Consulting on the best locations with high foot traffic or tourism.
  • Regulatory compliance: Assistance in obtaining the necessary licences and meeting health and safety standards.
  • Staffing solutions: Providing guidance on hiring qualified staff familiar with Maltese cuisine.
  • Marketing support: Development of digital and traditional marketing strategies to enhance the visibility of the restaurant.
  • Financial planning: Advice on budgeting for set-up costs, operating expenses and potential expansions.

With these services, Malta Business ensures that your restaurant not only complies with local regulations but also thrives in Malta’s competitive food industry.

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Food Business in Malta: 2023

There is no official figure for the number of restaurants in Malta. ACE vice-president Matthew Pace said last year that there are 3,500 places to eat in Malta.

Residents and Tourists vs number of restaurants

Based on 3,000 restaurants serving a population of 542,000, there are 180 residents per restaurant in Malta. This is the lowest figure of any destination reviewed, indicating fiercer competition.

An official release states that 2023 will be a historic year for Malta in terms of tourism, having seen almost 3 million tourists visit the islands.

FAQ: Learn more about our service

Starting a restaurant in Malta requires compliance with local food safety and hygiene standards, obtaining the relevant business licences and ensuring that the premises meet health and safety regulations.

Malta Business provides comprehensive support including market research, location scouting, regulatory compliance, personnel solutions and development of marketing strategies for new food companies.

Yes, Malta Business can significantly help you market your restaurant in Malta. It offers specialised services that include the development of a comprehensive marketing strategy customised to your restaurant’s needs. This involves digital marketing tactics such as social media promotion and website optimisation, in addition to traditional marketing methods. Their expertise in local market dynamics ensures that your marketing efforts are effective in attracting and retaining customers, increasing the visibility and popularity of your restaurant in Malta’s competitive food industry.

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