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9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1448, Malta
+356 7942 3568
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 19:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Sat 18:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Small intimate restaurant off the front at Sliema - gorgeously honest good food well presented and served with a smile. Well recommended - but book as they only have 30 or so covers. We arrived when they were full so booked for later that evening. Will definitely return.

Thank RayLewis62
Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small family run restaurant. Be sure to book in advance as the seating is limited. Come early because they buy in fresh and when it is gone, it's gone. The dishes are Maltese and Italian. Simple looking, but made with care and experience: the simple looking stuffed beef roll consists of 5 different kinds of meat! I can write a... More 

Thank GrumpyFleming
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small, family run restaurant close to the dock in Sliema which boasts abundant good reviews. Perhaps it was an off evening, but for me the food was very average. A predictable menu including rabbit in many forms but everything, including fresh fish, arrived over cooked and tasteless. Perfectly acceptable if that is what you like, but you can do a... More 

Thank Nicholas L
Marsascala, Malta
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great choice of food and delicious! Owners are great and very friendly! Been there more than once and was never disappointed....it keeps getting better.

1 Thank Konrad1967
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mum and I came here twice on our visit to Malta this April. That should say enough! The food is tip top. If you want typical Maltese food then this should satisfy your appetite. I had the Rabbit on my first visit and the Maltese stuffed beef on my second. But if you want something else, it is sure... More 

1 Thank madmooliv
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant, fitted us in. Tiny space so has to be selective, food excellent and staff were extremely efficient

Thank Susan C
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139 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after my daughter recommended it from her trip last year. Very small restaurant so would definitely suggest booking. Also recommend you don't go too late in the evening as everything is cooked fresh so they do run out of some items. The food was very good, I had the ribs which were enormous and the fish was very... More 

Thank Deanne C
Northampton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to this restaurant to get our first taste of Maltese cuisine whilst we stayed in Malta. This is a small restaurant and was very cosy - giving you the warm family run vibe which is always nice to get. We both ordered variations of the rabbit and both of us agreed it was very tasty. I seemed to... More 

Thank Clive M
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best place in Sliema. Advise to make reservation beforehand. Enjoy the evening amongst the cuckoo clocks.

Thank Steve F
Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in Sliema, Malta. Not far away from the main bay avenue, easy to find, just around the corner, you'll fine this fine little family restaurant with very limited tables, but that's the good point. Here the very friendly and helpful staff guide you through to-days menu, or pick from the card and they serves a real good meal in... More 

Thank KimMeinertz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$32
Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1448, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
  • Phone Number: +356 7942 3568

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