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Penny Black Bar

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Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
00356 21334711
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Penny Black Bar with its baby grand piano, open fireplace and leather...
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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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great food, great price

The bartender was also our server. The quality and ambiance were great. I liked having it right on property.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
andrini
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reno, nv
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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reno, nv
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The bartender was also our server. The quality and ambiance were great. I liked having it right on property.

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

Dear andrini, 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 the food & service provided and sincerely hope we will have the pleasure to serve you again in the near future. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Limoges France
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The bar, Penny Black served bar food and we sampled two meals neither of which were very good. The fresh fish had come out of a packet of giant fish fingers. They would do better to serve smaller portions of better quality. However, that paled into insignificance when considering the two male members of staff in the bar. They were... More 

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southampton
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Fantastic little bar in The Victoria Hotel, very reasonable prices and a good selection of food. The barmen were very entertaining and worked really hard to keep everyone happy and the drinks flowing. Spent every evening here with Jenny and Rob from Bristol who were so much fun we never stopped laughing.

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

Dear angisouthampton, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. You have been kind enough to dedicate some of your time to compliment us on the service provided during your evening, which we truly appreciate. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

bristol
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

with all the site seeing in the day it was nice to retire to the bar after dinner, the staff Martin Joe and mark were very good company we had a good laugh with the staff, hope martin is ok

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

Dear bemmer, Martin ,Joe and Mark would like to thank you for placing your positive comments about your recent visit at Penny Black Bar. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very relaxing, good prices & friendly bar staff. Will definitely return when we stay at The Palace in November

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

Dear bevandjohn_5861, 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 the atmosphere and sincerely hope we will have the pleasure to serve you again in the near future. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Harrow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A real traditional pub-bar with proper food & really friendly staff, excellent service, a really nice atmosphere. Special thanks to all the bar staff, particularly Martin , who went out of his way to make us feel welcome

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

Dear pat4cars, 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 the food & service provided and sincerely hope we will have the pleasure to serve you again in the near future. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Lees, Oldham
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Food excellent, atmosphere good too, cocktails great I enjoyed the Pinot colada. You could watch sport if you wished to

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

Dear Ann S, 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 cocktails especially the Pinacolada. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Traditional decor, simple food along the lines of pub food. Bangers and mash, fish n chips, burgers etc. Very enjoyable. Staff very helpful.

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

Dear Suzanne J, We would like to thank you for sharing your experience at the Penny Black on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you loved the bar atmosphere, the food on offer and every our service. On behalf of the Penny Black team would like to thank you once again. Looking forward to host you at Penny Black. Sincerely, Kevin... More 

Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great place for a drink or two and we had some bar snack type meals which were spot on. Not too filling but enough to satisfy. It's not particularly Maltese but there are plenty of other places nearby to satisfy your needs in that direction. Staff always polite but sometimes get a bit overwhelmed by sheer numbers of people but... More 

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

Dear Dferdog, 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 the food & service provided and sincerely hope we will have the pleasure to serve you again in the near future. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

bath england
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Good service, good food menu the fish and chips were excellent value as was the meal of the day.Nice selection of drinks, I especially liked the 1565 ale and for a hotel very reasonable prices.

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

Dear willowbath, 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 drinks. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
  • Phone Number: 00356 21334711

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 14
  • Cuisine: English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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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