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Chapter One

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French, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Chapter One
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9 Church Street | (Triq il-Knisja), Saint Julian's, Island of Malta ST J3041, Malta
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9 Church Street | (Triq il-Knisja), Saint Julian's, Island of Malta ST J3041, Malta
00356 21380000
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Experience!

Canadian, newly living in Malta - we stumbled across Chapter One on one of our walks, and immediately wanted to try it out. We did so the following week, and were greeted by their friendly staff who sat us immediately, without a reservation. Nico, the Restaurant Manager and lovely female... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
Holly R
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Saint Julian's, Malta
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Saint Julian's, Malta
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Canadian, newly living in Malta - we stumbled across Chapter One on one of our walks, and immediately wanted to try it out. We did so the following week, and were greeted by their friendly staff who sat us immediately, without a reservation. Nico, the Restaurant Manager and lovely female counterpart served us very efficiently, and were very informative about... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Malta is fast improving its culinary offering and this restaurant leads the pack. The Chef's Michelin training and the Maitre d's experience shine through. The ravioli and risotto starters were very good and the Wagyu beef and rabbit main courses were excellent. Highly recommended because this restaurant would stand up to the toughest competition anywhere.

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Rungsted, Denmark
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

During our two weeks Malta St. Julian´s vacation, Chapter One became our all time favourite place to dine. Great and well presented food, friendly competent service, lovely relaxing atmosphere. A MUST visit restaurant!

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Chapter One, Malta is tucked away down a tiny side street and a stones throw from the Hilton Hotel where we were residing. This is quite a small but intimate venue, with a modern décor ambient lighting, soft background music and friendly staff. We were shown to our table and whilst my husband perused the wine list I mused over... More 

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Bucks
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107 reviews 107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Dined there once and was very pleased. Comfortable with good service. Decor is very trendy/modern in style. Food not unduly expensive considering the quality and portion-size. Well cooked and presented using quality ingredients.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

our second favourite on the trip Small tidy setting, sat outside very lovely and romantic setting Food nice choices Stuck to fish which was fresh and served nice. Maltese wines good selection, but more expensive that other places visited for same wine. Give it a try on our list to repeat visit

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Ljubljana
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106 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Very simple, but attractive design. Small. Right amidst the St Julian hotel life. A poster by the entrance announcing that the chef has actually cooked in a Michelin starred restaurant appears rather ridiculous as there are so many thousands of these nowadays. Restrooms in the cellar minuscule; not easily reachable by a narrow spiral staircase if you are more than... More 

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Chapter One has gained a reputation as a pillar in food innovation. I have had the pleasure of dining at Chapter One multiple times and can honestly say it is one of Malta's best-kept secrets in the culinary industry today. The simple yet chic decor allows for the beauty of the food to shine through, though it isn't just the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Sought this restaurant out after reading the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, tucked away down a side street just minutes from the Hilton where we were staying. The restaurant was full when we arrived but there was one table left outside at the rear in a very tasteful covered garden with fountain and mood lighting. Being here for ony 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It was the first time dining at this restaurant and for sure not the last. The food was prepared with dedication and precision. The service team were also informative and attentive. As a starter we had the risotto with fresh black truffles and the linguini which both were amazing. As a main course we had the rump of lamb which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Church Street | (Triq il-Knisja), Saint Julian's, Island of Malta ST J3041, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: 00356 21380000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 62
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?