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Il-Merill

9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 7942 3568
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Ranked #6 of 131 restaurants in Sliema
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sliema, Malta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Family run restaurant, few tables, air conditioned and good food Suggest the meat dishes. Good value for money.

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Found this little gem when out walking. Small place but very friendly and the Maltese cuisine was excellent. The Bragoli, the pan fired rabbit with garlic were excellent. As was there choice of fresh fish.

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Surrey
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19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a delightful, small, family-run restaurant in St Vincent Street, a side road opposite the harbour at Sliema (near Sliema Ferries bus stops). The road is a very narrow, insignificant looking street with no other restaurants and could easily go unnoticed; luckily, however, there is a sandwich board on the corner, in the main harbour road, pointing towards the... More

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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Lovely little local food restaurant. Excellent rabbit stew, and very good service. It is very small so would advise booking in advance, and like other posts say try not to sit by door as it would be annoying. Toilet tiny, but shouldn't put you off. Limited selection of food if you don't like red meat though.

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Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were unlucky this time! the restaurant had a power cut so the staff were running around like headless chickens. All the things on the menu that I really wanted were "off" due to the power cut. Never mind we ordered something else, and then hey presto the electricity was back on. We ordered what we really wanted although there... More

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Bury
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a small restaurant which is situated in a side street that we found by accident but we were glad that we did. We found the quality of the food,especially the octopus stew and rabbit, to be very good. The service was also friendly and prompt. Having dined in a number of restaurants in Sliema during our stay I... More

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had not booked but were able to get a table at the rear of the restaurant. My wife had beef olives ( maltise style), and I had a large bowl of mussels washed down with a bottle of house wine. Service was very good by an over the top waiter ( we think he is a "friend of Dorothy")... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The aim of the evening was to simply enjoy a good meal with some good wine. The personal was friendly and nice, however they where clearly too short of staff. We had to wait 10 min to get the menues and after ordering it took precisly an hour to get our food. after spending an hour of chillin we finally... More

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Frome, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

After visiting over many years and having fantastic food and service I was very disappointed at the high prices and small portions served. A new generation have now taken over and it would seem profit now comes first. I have always recommended this restaurant to friends and family that were visiting Malta, but not any more.

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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Visited as recommended by hotel and really glad we did. Very small but it was packed so must be popular. We had a table right by the door which wasn't ideal as door opened onto us so if booking I would ask "not by the door". Menu is traditional Maltese and the food was good, I had rabbit liver and... More

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