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Il-Merill

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9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 7942 3568
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 180
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  • 115
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fair prices and good food whats not to like

This is definately one of the top 5 well priced restaruants in the town good food friendly staff. worth droppin in

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Glenn T
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is definately one of the top 5 well priced restaruants in the town good food friendly staff. worth droppin in

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I went for a walk one evening and I came across this restaurant. My wife and I went there that night for a meal but it was fully booked out - hmm we thought , a good sign, so we booked for the following night. And I can tell you we were not disappointed The food was excellent my wife... More 

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Poynton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This restaurant was close to the Palace Hotel where we were staying, so we decided to try it after checking the previous Tripadvisor reviews. We booked a table at 30 mins notice on a Monday evening and found the restaurant almost full when we arrived at 19.30h. We ordered the Maltese starter between 2 of us and this proved to... More 

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Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Visited on a quiet Monday night. We wanted an early dinner. They opened at 6, so we arrived at 6.10. We were immediately told that we couldn't have baked potatoes that were offered on the menu because they wouldn't be ready on time, then there was no soup. So we ordered, only to be told we couldn't have bruschetta because... More 

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Handcross, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Found this in an old Rough Guide turned up on spec. and secured the last unreserved table so I would strongly recommend booking, especially over the weekend. The food was good, generously portioned and relatively quick. The menu is not vast, which in my opinion is a good thing, accompanied by daily specials with sea food figuring prominently. The service... More 

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Kent, Uk
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We found this little family run restaurant just off the Main Street in Sliema, and boy were we glad. The food is delicious, so tasty and a great choice. It is all home cooked. The decor is cosy and fun. A real taste of Malta rather than a bland chain-type restaurant. Our only regret was finding it on our last... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We booked here for a quiet meal on a Friday evening, then friends wanted to come along, so 4, 6, 9, 12 and finally 15 of us turned up. The food was superb, not pretentious - just great local food, exactly what we wanted. The choice was enough - not a huge rambling menu but great quality food with enough... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Wandering up a side street from the Sliema harbour front, I was delighted with this little gem of a traditional restaurant. My first meal there, Widow soup followed by pan fried rabbit, was delicious. So good, in fact, that I returned a few days later to taste the rabbit stew, slow cooked for 4 hours and so tender you could... More 

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Cleobury Mortimer, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We discovered this small restaurant on the first night of our holiday, just off the mail tourist street. We were lucky to get a table, probably wise to book a reservation. I had the rabbit stew, which was a thick tomato based sauce full of vegetables and tender rabbit. My husband enjoyed his rabbit dish saying how moist the meat... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Small friendly restaurant we were welcomed and had a nice table. The mixed grill was cooked as requested, ribeye, chicken and ribs and well presented with potatoes and veg. I had an excellent traditional spaghetti bologna use. The food was really tasty and the waitress had us taste the house wine before we decided. The dry white was nice. Tip... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
  • Phone Number: +356 7942 3568

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 33
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?