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The Old Smuggler's Pub & Restaurant

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Bar, Mediterranean, European, Pub
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36, Main Street | 36, Main Street, Balzan, Island of Malta BZN 1259, Malta
+356 9996 7996
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Today
17:00 - 23:55
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Tue 17:00 - 23:55
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant with good food and friendly service. Fillet Steak was to die for. Service very friendly if a little laid back, but hey, this is Gozo! Bonus - They have Guinness surger (but no draft).

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Thank Niall M
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was convenient ,friendly with good food and service. They offer a good menu including fish/seafood dishes ,pasta , Pizza and children's preferences such as chips and burger if you request it . We visited a number of times including lunch , evening meal and even on one occasion take out to eat on the beach. They offer all... More 

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Thank peter j
Bedford, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The Guinness is fine ... not to difficult to make that okay ... the food was a disappointment! Why ... not the chef we felt it was the quality of the ingredients sourced rather than the chef. The staff are lovely super helpful ... we would recommend they change the source of their vegetables and meat aim for highest quality... More 

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Thank Paul B
Kolobrzeg, Poland
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

In one hand terrble ravioli in other great bruschetta. For sure friendluy staff and tasty beer. Place for drink with friends. Maybe in high sesaon food is better than on Winter.

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Thank lidia7811
Naxxar, Malta
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This place is a good spot to meet with friends. There is a good selection of drinks, friendly atmosphere and relaxed environment.

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Thank Melanie W
Preston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Very happy to take larger groups e.g. divers. Food is good value and there is a good range of food. Staff are friendly and accommodating. The bar is across the road from the beach so you can watch older kids on the beach from the bar!

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Thank aliO8269RB
Balzan, Malta
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had a meal there not long ago and the food was very good and also good value but the place was a bit noisy for my liking. I think it's a lovely place for the youngsters and also a nice place to have a pint with your mates.

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Thank aldo626
Warrington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Situated next to Calypso dive centre the perfect place for a pre-dive breakfast coffee or a post-dive drink and meal. Highly recommend the seafood pizza!

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Thank DaveKelsall
Rotherham
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

On my last night budget was a bit tight. Went for pizza and wine. Had to take a couple of slices of large pizza away with me, good and handy for lunch next day. Enjoyed it.

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Thank Jane G
Balzan, Malta
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a must go place, excellent food and Malta largest collection of top single malts and more.It is very well frequented all week long, the meat dishes served at this place are second to none. A real must.

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Thank Olvin Noel G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:55
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:55
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36, Main Street | 36, Main Street, Balzan, Island of Malta BZN 1259, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Balzan
  • Phone Number: +356 9996 7996
Description
We run a small but elite rustic bar/pub and restaurant serving genuine never ending list of genuine single malts, whiskies, vodkas, beers and wines. Our dining area offers you a taste of Maltese typical home cooking, so nothing is prepared before you order your lunch or dinner. The establishment is family run and is open fro 11 am till 01 am daily so you can pop in any time.From coffee and tea to the finest brandies. Only the finest fresh ingredients are used including fresh egg based pasta, fresh beef fillet and USDA ribeye (400gms)If you are in a rush try our mouth savouring home baked rolls and wraps.

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