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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 #18 of 145 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
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

good food, excellent service and made to feel very welcome even though I was not staying there. It has made me think of staying at the Victoria next time I go to Malta.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Penny Black is the bar in the Victoria Hotel 4star which is the sister Hotel to the Palace with interconnecting doors. the food is pub food, but the cocktails were very reasonable as was the drinks.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

staff very friendly, i had burger and chips there one evening and it was a proper nice meaty burger, one of the nicest burger meals ive had in a very long time

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Krusaa, Denmark
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It was as comming into an English Pub - atmosphare was very very good - and the Bar was filled up every evening. The meals we could have from the bar was very nice and affordable prices -

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Vancouver, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The Penny Black Bar is located in the Grand Hotel Ortygia and we stopped in for a light meal after a long day of travel. We both had hamburgers which were large, juicy, and tasty. It came with fries and was a satisfying if not overly imaginative meal. There were various staff hovering around the back bar area but the... More 

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Belfast
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

quiet so lacked atmosphere may just have been time of year mid week etc. My burger basic nice side salad and partners fish looked frozen pre battered - all ok reasonable price wise just very basic

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

Dear Markie2, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. With regards to your constructive comments these have been discussed at Managerial levels in order to reach the guest expectations. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Lakenheath
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Ate here 3 times during our recent trip. Food was very good and well cooked. Albert, the bar man was efficient and funny!

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

Dear Sarah L, 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 loved both the atmosphere and the food at The Penny Black. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Loved the barman. Wanted to take him home with me. But it would be a good idea to open on time. Today my husband gave up 15 minutes after it should have opened at lunch time. However he did go back later to try his luck!

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

Dear schatzili, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. With regards to your constructive comment on the opening time, this has been discussed at Managerial level in order to improve our service and reach our guests expectations. Looking forward to host you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus... More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We stayed at the Palace Hotel next door but we found this bar to be so warm and got used to the friendly people that work there.We also spent some time chatting to Dorianne from guest relations which works in both hotels and she was always interested to see what and where we ve been and so on,which was nice.Alfred,Martin... More 

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

Dear Charles 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 the atmosphere.We are so glad to know that your visit has lived up to your full expectations and rest assured that all the staff and Management, including Dorianne, Alfred,Martin &... More 

Brighouse, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Hotel bar disguised as an English pub. Burger nice, large portion but lacked atmosphere. May be different when busy but we didn't think it lived up to the other reviews.

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

Dear 51happytraveller51, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience at Penny Black Bar with us on Tripadvisor. We are really glad you loved our food, with regards to the atmosphere I am really disappointed we didn't reach your expectations. This was looked into in order to improve our service. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin... More 

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Address: Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
Phone Number: 00356 21334711
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
Average Prices: USD 3 - 14
Cuisine: English

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