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Chapter One

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French, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chef that continues to shine

After returning for to Malta again this year we were excited to be able to have dinner again at Chapter One. Hiram the chef and patron continues to innovate with the daily specials, I had the ceviche of the local fish lampuki very delicate and tasted beautiful, my husband had the pappardelle with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
ShayneB59
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

After returning for to Malta again this year we were excited to be able to have dinner again at Chapter One. Hiram the chef and patron continues to innovate with the daily specials, I had the ceviche of the local fish lampuki very delicate and tasted beautiful, my husband had the pappardelle with fresh local sea urchin-which was truly magnificent.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have traveled and been to a number of prestigious restaurants around the world and 'Chapter One' is definitely up there with the finest. Served by a professional yet approachable team and run by a passionate young Maltese half Japenese chef who I believe is definitely one to watch out for. Seasonal, delicious, exciting dishes and by far my favourite... More 

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carlisle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice meal, we had a meal out at a different restraunt every night on our holiday this was the best of the bunch

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Somerset
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This small restaurant is something of a hidden gem. The Michelin trained chef has devised a small but interesting menu that offers high quality, imaginative combinations, at fair prices. There is a great wine list too - try the local whites and desert wines. Probably the best restaurant in this part of the island.

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Birkirkara, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent service, food prepared fresh and tasty. Light background music, Great Chef and management.

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The setting was lovely and service good. Food was imaginative and tasty, but not the wow I expected, given the chef's reputation. This was our most expensive dinner in Malta, but not the best. I guess the price/value was off for us.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had dinner and it was ok - maybe people are more excited about the idea of the restaurant than the actual food in reality. We arrived at 8pm and some dishes were finished and other diners then also had dishes with apologies as the kitchen had run out. Not really a good sign of a professionally run restaurant. I... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Given it was our first night we didn't want to stray too far from the hotel, so finding chapter 1 was a great result. It was very close to getting 5 star as the food was really good, the wine was excellent and the staff were very pleasant. I had the local octopus special to start, the tomato gazpacho was... More 

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St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A well informed waiter gave us a rundown on each wine we might be interested in, as well as descibing each dish and how the food would be cooked. I had a risotto with pulled pork and mushrooms, which was delicious, my friend had a cold beetroot soup, also lovely. For mains, I had an excellent "special" ribeye steak at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had previously visited chapter one in Dublin (although not associated) yet we had high hopes anyway! You can tell when a menu isn't very extensive that the food is going to be absolutely delicious. We weren't wrong, we booked a table for 8pm which wasn't needed and we had the outside area for ourselves for quite a while before... 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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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