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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 #13 of 131 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
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English first
Cheadle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

Leatherhead, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Just back from spending a week at the Palace Hotel. Visited the Penny Black Bar nearly every day! Fantastic service from all the staff, but especially Martin - made some of the best cocktails we have ever had. Loved everything about the bar and enjoyed the friendly relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely recommend it to others - Cheers Martin! Dr. and... More

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

Dear Susan T, Martin and his staff will be pleased to know you enjoyed your time at Penny Black Bar. He will always use his skills at the Bar to prepare whatever you desire. May we look ahead to seeing you back at Penny Black. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

we were staying at the Victoria hotel and this is the downstairs bar and along with the rest of the hotel the service was excellent and food very very good value for money

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

Dear linda m, We are only too pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at Penny Black Bar. Your satisfaction is our pleasure and more than enough reward for us at Penny Black Bar. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More

Msida, Malta
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Went there with some friends for a late drink following a nice meal, and was impressed by the old British atmosphere of the place. It had an old European kind of charm. The sofas were very comfortable and the rest of the furniture really charming. There is a wel stocked bar and friendly staff. Prices are within range and the... More

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

Dear M_Moonsong, The 'old shcool' charm of Penny Black Bar is very appealing and we are glad it was pleasing when you visited. Your comments on Tripadvisor are much appreciated. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Small pub/bar in sister hotel of Palace. Service good, basic pub grub but smell of food overpowering. Not a fan of pubs which really are catering predominantly for food sales.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Staying in the Victoria Hotel again. Have stayed there four or five times now. Always enjoy a drink in the Penny Black bar friendly staff always pleasant and efficient. Had a couple of meals there which were very good it's always nice when we arrive and are greeted like old friends look forward to our next visit. Nothing is too... More

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

Dear Frances S, The fact that you have visited four or five times is proof enough of the satisfaction you feel with our services. Penny Black Bar is a great, little place for drinks or meals in a friendly, charming atmosphere. Looking forward to hosting your next visit. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More

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