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Raffael

4, St. Joseph Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356-21352000
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Ranked #157 of 204 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Gloucestershire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were looking for a mid priced meal in pleasant surroundings and came across Raffael down by the water in St Julian's. I had some misgivings (in our experience waterside venues are often either overpriced or else offer shoddy service), but the menu looked good and they were busy without being over-crowded. In the event the five of us had... More

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Portarlington, Laois, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I'll start with the positives: - Food was good - View was lovely Now for the negatives: 4 of us went for an evening meal here on our last night in Malta, I have never felt as unwelcome from staff in a restaurant. No help with asking about the menu, just blunt responses. We thought it was just our first... More

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere and good food. It is set in a really nice area overlooking Spinola Bay at St.Julian's....truly beautiful. Would highly recommend!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Whilst we waited to be noticed by staff at the entrance we observed staff flying around frantically busy. Finally we were not welcomed but taken to a table quite brusquely. Whilst reading the menus a surly looking waitress knocked my husbands chair quite hard causing our table to move and hit me. She made no acknowledgement or apology for this.... More

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went here 10 o'clock an evening. After we ordered 2 pasta dishes, we waited almost an hour before we were served. We ordered a pasta with salmon and black caviar, and my friend ordered ravioli with peas and ham. The both dishes were great cooked, but the only problem was that the pasta were lack of salt and pepper.... More

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Malta
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A party of five. Waited ages until someone bothered to take our order. The waitress had no expression on her face, she didnt smile, felt like she was doing us a favour by taking the order. Two of us wanted sea bream but it was not available. We asked for another type of grilled fish but we have been told... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great setting overlooking Spinola Bay. Food didn't take long to arrive, and when it did it was very enjoyable. Had bruschetta to start and the fish kebabs and lamb kebabs for the main. Plenty of food on the plate, excellent standard. We were in Malta for a week and it was definitely one of the best restaurants we ate in.... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We were a party if 5. And although the general service was ok. We waited 25 minutes after out starters had been cleared away until the first of the five main courses arrived, the next three arrived shortly after when we were told that the lamb kebab was on it's way! Where from I can only guess it must have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Lovely location shame about the rest. The service is terrible. Took ages to get a menu, then a drink, and then food. Then another age to get condiments. When the food did arrive was a let down. Dry and tasteless pasta cooked a while ago maybe not even today! Don't often rate poor but avoid and pick somewhere better.

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Good value food with an amazing view over Spinola Bay. Service was good with friendly waitress. We had chicken kebabs, lamb kebabs which came with couscous and fries. Nice alternative to pasta and pizzas in most other restaurants.

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