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Malata Bar and Restaurant

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St Georges Palace Square, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1190, Malta
21233967
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good drink stop

only came here for a drink late one evening but we were impressed by the place. Good service and a lovely building. If we had had more time in valletta we would've happily given this place a go for a meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
julie60
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Lancs, England
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food was acceptable, but the service, albeit friendly, was inattentive. The worst part were the dozen or so large cockroaches (I'm not kidding) in the restroom. If I'd seen these at the beginning of our evening we would have headed straight for the door, but unfortunately it wasn't until we had finished that I went in to use the... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We've eaten in this wonderful restaurant many times when we are in Malta. It's location and food are exceptional. However on this occasion they had run out of the Creme Brulee which we have always said is the best in the world. However the restaurant staff were so upset they arranged for 4 of their Creme Brulees to be delivered... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Came here for "lunch" after the official opening hours but it was still open. We got a warm welcome by the staff and could even still order a lunch. Everything was very tasty and wirh a fair price.

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Birgu (Vittoriosa), Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Malata restaurant is superb in its location right on Valletta's parliamentary square where I enjoyed wonderful beef carpaccio while watching the changing of the guard at parliament. The food, attentive and smiling serving staff and terrific wine choice made this a truly memorable meal.

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Lancs, England
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89 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

only came here for a drink late one evening but we were impressed by the place. Good service and a lovely building. If we had had more time in valletta we would've happily given this place a go for a meal.

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England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Found this haven after a dismal uninspiring week in Mellieha Bay Hotel so I wasnt expecting much. it is located adjacent to The Law Courts and Marks and Spencer. with seating in the square or in a basement which is very atmospheric and pleasant. The staff were excellent taking time to explain their offerings which included fresh fish which looked... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Stopped here for a glass of wine while planning what to do with our first afternoon in Valetta. The menu looked so interesting we ended up spending the afternoon eating a beautiful lunch. The cooking was very simple but incredibly well executed. So good that we are going back for dinner tonight!

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It was the Sunday before Ash Wednesday and that means Carnival in Malta. I met a friend in Valletta and we decided to catch a meal "on spec". The first restaurant was fully booked and my friend told me that the Malata was worth a try so we dived in and they accommodated us with pleasure! Although the weather was... More 

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Qormi Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband and I went there with another couple yesterday , which was Valentine's Day. At first the noise from the Carnival activities was quite annoying, but soon it died down and we could enjoy a wonderful dinner and lovely atmosphere. We were sort of expebcting an amuse bouche, but the generous portions of our pasta starters made up for... More 

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38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Our first lunch and a very pleasant experience too. Good for people-watching.....and we enjoyed the food!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St Georges Palace Square, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1190, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: 21233967

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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