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Ta' Frenc Restaurant

Ghajn Damma Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 9010, Malta
+356 2155 3888
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“flambe” (16 reviews)
“tasting menu” (11 reviews)
“steak diane” (6 reviews)
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Italian, French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Ghajn Damma Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 9010, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elegant, atmospheric, beautiful and always marvellous food. Market menu is exceptionally good value. Service impeccable. Simply the best.

Thank Valerie l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Early in the year so quiet but food was excellent as was the wine. Expnsive and not for everyday but want to push the boat out ,,,,,,

Thank Carole W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been a regular visitor for many years. This is simply the place to be in Gozo if you are looking for something really special. Fine dining at it’s best complimented by first class service. Awesome wine list with some rare gems especially Bordeaux...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best restaurant in Gozo by far. Lovely setting and is perfect if you want to dress up and splash out a bit. It's fine dining so don't expect huge portions because it's not that style. I had the foie gras and truffle...More

Thank icrme22
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Nice and cosy restaurant. Good food. You can choose between tasting menu and a la carte. Some of the dishes are cooked in front of you. Great choice of wines. A top class restaurant, so don't expect low prices. Anyway, it was worth it.

Thank Nina L
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

As a starter had foie gras that served over fried and cold. Followed by red prawn flambe which was a bit salty but OK. Restaurant nicely decorated but waiters are rude, do not care too much with guests.

Thank csekytims
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We have been to Ta Frenc many times but not for 2 years. We had different starters, one was very good, one was OK and the others were poor. The mains were fine like a reasonable English gastro pub. Not sure if we were unlucky...More

Thank Jamesxp37890ppyreew2
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Group of six, fabulous food. Service a bit slow but we were having a great time so not really noticed.

Thank Petrozavodsk
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Ta'Frenc was the favourite dining experience of our holiday. We were given a starter to begin compliments of the chef and all courses were exceptional. As we visited on a Monday evening it was quiet, but the setting is beautiful. A memorable experience.

Thank Rosie0105
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We have been here a couple of times now in different years. Each time we had a nice meal but there were things that were wrong that shouldn't have been. After a long wait on the sofas by the bar with no drink offered and...More

Thank WaterRatty
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Questions & Answers
16 April 2017|
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Response from Joseph T | Property representative |
Hi yes you need about 2hrs + to get to us since there is a ferry waiting time to cross over to Gozo.
Jens H
10 October 2016|
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Response from wisfar | Reviewed this property |
Once you try Ta French restaurant you will enjoy a very high level of cuisine and service. I suggest you always ask for the specialty of the chef of the day. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ghajn Damma Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 9010, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Xaghra
  • Phone Number: +356 2155 3888
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The story of Ta’ Frenc as we know it today is the story of two very young men, Ino Attard and Lino Cefai, who, more than 30 years ago, recognised in the crumbling limestone walls of this centuries-old farmhouse, a possibility, a dream, a promise, a renaissance. Literally stone by stone, step by step archway by archway, they restored the building without destroying its soul. Original features such as the animal mangers were retained and these are now a feature of the bar area. The high-ceilinged airy interior is divided into different areas by archways and screens. Mature trees were retained, and others planted. And thus they created Auberge Ta’ Frenc, which opened its doors to the public on 22 May 1982. Checked red and white tablecloths, rustic French-style furniture and a classic French menu greeted their first guests, many of whom remain faithful customers today, of the internationally renowned restaurant now known simply as Ta’ Frenc Restaurant. Despite its name and pronunciation, Ta’ Frenc has nothing to do with France. It means Francis’ place; Francis was the farmer who owned the building.
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