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Penny Black Bar

Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
00356 21334711
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Ranked #14 of 138 Restaurants in Sliema
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $14
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Penny Black Bar with its baby grand piano, open fireplace and leather seating is more than just a standard hotel lounge bar. Guests can sit, relax and watch live sports whilst sipping their favorite cocktails or wine, accompanied by delicious snacks, tempting platters and freshly made desserts. The Penny Black Bar has a vast bar selection, friendly service and terrific food at value prices; it is the perfect retreat to meet friends and colleagues.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

|he 2 nights it was open were very enjoyable, and we met lovely people.The barmen were great, amusing but excellent service.

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Sally T, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are really glad you had a delightful time. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It's a great venue but seemed to be closed most of the time. They should open it more often as it has a great atmosphere!

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Dubliners100, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience and feedback with us on Tripadvisor. Our ultimate objective is to serve and satisfy you with your expectations. It is in fact only through your comments and suggestions that we may achieve what we are striving for. Looking forward to serve... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great place. In the Victoria hotel adjoining the Palace. Don't expect a varied menu selection however what they do is good quality.

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Fatty50, On behalf of all the team at Penny Black, I would like to thank you for taking time to write your experience on tripadvisor. Feedback from our esteemed clients is always welcome and it is only through your comments that we may assess how well the services we render are being favoured with guests. Looking forward to serve... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

I do not want to harm this restaurants ratings by marking it as terrible when we never actually got the chance to go. It has been closed for the duration of our holiday and we could see people painting inside so I am guessing it is being refurbed. Disappointed but it could not be helped.

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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A bar in the Victoria Hotel. It was well run and very busy, as guests who had finished eating in the hotel restaurant sat for after dinner drinks. Typical bar food of burgers etc. There is a tv which thought was unnecessary.

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Kanditighe, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More

Cheadle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Advertised in hotel rooms, usually on roof but this time in bar area. Rather cramped for eating and the food was very average. We got what we paid for!

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Paul_Lomas2014, We are sorry to hear that we have failed to meet your expectations during your visit at the Penny Black Bar . Your feedback is highly appreciated and we thank you for taking the time and effort to write. With regards to your comments, please be aware that the management has addressed the issue you have raised .... More

Gravesend, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

the service is great the cisk is better from the bottle rather than tap.the food is always fab and reasonable price ,indoor air con if too hot .a nfav of ours

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear karen365, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are really glad you enjoyed our food. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of re welcoming you both in our restaurant and hotel. Sincerely, Kevin Callus, Hotel manager, info@axhotelsmalta.com More

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This bar has the most warm and friendly staff.They serve food in generous portions and the atmosphere is so inviting.I felt at home and often visited in the evenings while staying at the Victoria.I enjoyed chats with the guest relations Dorianne who used to come round and check on guests.Martin,Alfred and Joe offer free entertainment as well!

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Paul M, Dorianne,Martin,Alfred and Joe the rest of The Victoria Hotel's Management and staff would like to thank you for placing your positive comments about your recent visit at The Penny Black. We are glad that you loved the food and the the atmosphere at The Penny Black. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Excellent food and very good service by professional staff. They are polite but at the same time friendly. I have had several lunches here and very reasonably priced.

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear michael j, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are really glad you enjoyed our food and the service given by the Penny Black team. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager More

Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Been here a couple of times.Not bad food and agaiin always helpful staff...Its can be quiet and relaxing and easy walking distance from the Palace Hotel

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Richard H, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are really glad you enjoyed food and relaxing atmosphere. We sincerely hope we will have the pleasure to serve you again in the near future. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More

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