On the 4th of December, The Definitive(ly) Good Guide organised the 2024 Restaurant Awards Ceremony Gala Dinner. These awards are based on the highest rated restaurants Overall in Food, Service and Ambiance, following a nation-wide survey.

De Mondion offers Fine Modern Mediterranean cuisine combining the best seasonal locally sourced products, including produce from Xara Collection’s very own Xara Gardens; with innovation and expertise to create tantalizing dishes and a vast selection of wines to complement the delicious dishes. De Mondion restaurant, found in the heart of Mdina is enhanced by truly spectacular panoramic views of the island from the terraces and charming features served in elegant surroundings.

During the awards ceremony de Mondion was awarded for ‘Best Italian Wines Selection’, ‘Best Ambiance’, ‘Top Service’ and last but not least the distinguished ‘The Colin Best award for the Top Overall Restaurant In Malta & Gozo 2024’.

The de Mondion team; led by Executive Chef for The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux Clint Grech, together with Head Chef Gabriel Caruana, Assistant Food & Beverage Manager István Zsóka, Assistant Restaurant Manager Stevie Sammut and the talented staff, are proud and excited to have won such esteemed achievements.

Executive Chef Clint commented; “At de Mondion, my goal is to take our guests on a culinary journey around our beautiful island. I am very proud to say that with the dedication and passion from the team; both in the kitchen and service, we are able to provide such a journey to our diners. The feedback from patrons through the survey and awards we achieved, especially winning best restaurant in the Maltese Islands, further drives the Xara team in providing unique dining experiences.”

Commenting on the news, Managing Director Justin Zammit Tabona said; “I am very proud of de Mondion and their fantastic achievements. It is such a wonderful feeling, knowing that we were awarded for such prestigious honors following patrons’ feedback through The Definitive(ly) Good Guide survey. At Xara Collection, cuisine has always been at the forefront of our values. We are continuously pushing gastronomic boundaries and creating moments. With the introduction of our sustainability project, Xara Gardens, our farming experts and chefs work together to forge new dishes with our homegrown crops to create cuisine for sustainable development. I would like to take this opportunity in congratulating the de Mondion team once again and thanking our patrons for their continuous support.”