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4, St. Joseph Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356-21352000
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tables outside disappointing food

Tables overlook the water but the view is mainly of concrete apartment buildings - the sad destruction of the charming old seafront architecture. The 'fresh' fish didn't taste fresh in fact a rather unpleasant taste lingered all afternoon. Perhaps its the butter or something equivalent that they... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
JNWSuisse
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London, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is right on the water with beautiful views which was why we sat down for lunch. Big mistake unfortunately as the food was terrible. Service was also appalling with other tables having arguments with staff over wait times etc I really did not enjoy lunch and we were extremely disappointed we chose here.

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Thank TravelbugLM
London, United Kingdom
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513 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tables overlook the water but the view is mainly of concrete apartment buildings - the sad destruction of the charming old seafront architecture. The 'fresh' fish didn't taste fresh in fact a rather unpleasant taste lingered all afternoon. Perhaps its the butter or something equivalent that they add the grilled fish. There was one rather tasteless small potato and an... More 

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Thank JNWSuisse
surrey
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111 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a lovely setting overlooking Spinola bay. We had a very good meal here. I had the seafood salad and my husband lamb kebabs. Both dishes were tasty and filling. The service was efficient and the staff very friendly. The cost for the meal was very similar to what we have paid elsewhere in Malta. Like others I... More 

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Thank SurreyMasha
Center Moriches, New York
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant for lunch. It has a great view of St Junlian's bay. Great location, food was ok

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Thank Dillon X
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant serves very nice food in a great location and is truly great value. The terrace offers an amazing panoramic view of St Julian's bay and is very much recommended for snacks, lunch & dinner.

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Thank Stephen J
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We went here twice over the Christmas break - once for late lunch and once for dinner. Ordered Pizza/ Pasta. Was good food and good prices. We had a very funny and attentive waiter and it was a good location for a family dinner! Nice views of the bay.

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Thank C W
New York City, New York
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140 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I had lunch at Raffael twice this past week. I was looking for a seaside terrace for lunch to enjoy the sunshine. In December, that's not that easy to find! I chose this location based on its terrace, which was perfectly positioned to directly catch the December noontime sun, and because it was one of the only restaurants open along... More 

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Thank wanderingnomad111
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We couldn't have asked for better food or service - especially as this was a spur of the moment pause for a bite to eat. Service was great - our waitress was Hungarian. The setting is an old boathouse with vaulted ceiling and a sunshine facing terrace, overlooking Spinola Bay. We had a delicious rib-eye steak - good meat, cooked... More 

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Thank Vicki M
Buckley
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This restaurant has a wonderful position overlooking the bay and a perfect place to chill and people watch. The menu was varied with local dishes and old favourite and the prices were very reasonable. I can recommend the Maltese Special Reserve white wine (€10.50 a bottle). The staff were very friendly and helpful. We never had a problem with the... More 

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Thank Gary E
UK
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The only good thing about this restaurant is the view. Pizzas were a close second. We received our bottle of wine before our pre-dinner drinks, after reminding the staff three times of what we had ordered. We had 3 people serving us; 2 of them were very good and apologetic but the third was more focused on only what he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4, St. Joseph Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356-21352000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view

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