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Penny Black Bar

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Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
35621334711
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Massive meals

Lovely food in a relaxed setting, my husband choose the fish and chips and was served with 2 massive bits of fish on his plate which he said was lovely, I had the chicken and again loads of it. Martin served us and was really friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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hillingdon
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely food in a relaxed setting, my husband choose the fish and chips and was served with 2 massive bits of fish on his plate which he said was lovely, I had the chicken and again loads of it. Martin served us and was really friendly and helpful.

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

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

Indiana
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331 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to eat early, and nothing was open. As guests in the Palace, the walk was via connecting hallways. The food was basic pub fair: fish and chips, pasta, pizza and burgers. We had a mixture of these as did our traveling partners the night before. The food was served promptly, it was warm and exactly as advertised. The... More 

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

Dear Profguy, 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 

Evesham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Pasta night is very good value as is 2 for 1 cocktails happy hour. Large tv screen for the all important football 😊

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

Dear SueThould, 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 which we truly appreciate. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Thirsk, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

good evening spent here drinking local beer and having our specially prepared pasta dish. charming Maltese hospitality appreciated

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Thank Deepam100
Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Deepam100, 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 and can't but agree more with you that we really have a great team. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We ate in the Penny black on a few occasions and the food was great every time. Fish and chips are a must. Nice tv screen in there for the football while having a nice drink. Very fair prices too.

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Thank Peter P
Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Peter P, 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 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We called in to the penny black bar on second night of our stay, we were staying at palace next door. A typical hotel bar with a British appearance - dark wood etc, Loved the chesterfield settees and sofas added to the ambience. The barman looking after us was called Alfred and he always had a joke or two, he... More 

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

Dear Cricketman_10, 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 food and service provided by Alfred, which we truly appreciate. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager... More 

Lebanon, Virginia
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177 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We were here at the hotel for 2 weeks. We ate at the Penny Black Bar 5 times. It was convenient. The "Fryday Fish Fry" was excellent, albeit a bit expensive. Other meals are okay, not great. The table cloths are not changed regularly and were dirty day after day. Service depended upon who was on duty. One of the... More 

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

Dear ClinchMtnMan, Your feedback on Tripadvisor regarding your recent visit at Penny Black Bar is most appreciated and acknowledged. Your constructive comments have been discussed at Management level as this reflects what our guests expect from us here at Penny Black Bar. We do hope to host you once again in the not too distant future. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel... More 

Alloa, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Believe it or not even though we stayed in the Victoria hotel for two weeks, we only went in to this bar once. We had lunch one afternoon and the food was great. A nice traditional bar with a friendly atmosphere. Reasonably priced too.

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Thank Shaun G
Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Shaun G, 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... More 

Isle of Man
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Whilst staying at the Palace Hotel we called in briefly to the Penny Black bar in the adjoining Victoria Hotel which is part of the same group. I suppose it is a fairly typical hotel bar with a British appearance - dark wood etc, plus a large screen TV which was showing music videos whilst we were there. When in... More 

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

Dear Digr, 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 

Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had a few drinks in the bar ,the bar staff were good .they also served some good bar food .prices very reasonable.

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Thank Elden2
Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Elden2, 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: 35621334711

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children

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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