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36 Main Street, Balzan, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2701 6677
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We run a small but elite rustic bar/pub and restaurant serving genuine...
We run a small but elite rustic bar/pub and restaurant serving genuine never ending list of genuine single malts, whiskies, vodkas, beers and wines. Our dining area offers you a taste of Maltese typical home cooking, so nothing is prepared before you order your lunch or dinner. The establishment is family run and is open fro 11 am till 01 am daily so you can pop in any time.From coffee and tea to the finest brandies. Only the finest fresh ingredients are used including fresh egg based pasta, fresh beef fillet and USDA ribeye (400gms)If you are in a rush try our mouth savouring home baked rolls and wraps.
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good bar

Nice little bar, lovely seats outside under the trees. Friendly bar tender, good place for a few drinks in the evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Midgella
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Birkirkara, Malta
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17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Birkirkara, Malta
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Nice little bar, lovely seats outside under the trees. Friendly bar tender, good place for a few drinks in the evening.

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Birkirkara, Malta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were a table of 8 - 5 eating and 3 just having a few drinks. The food was great, cooked well, nicely presented, abundant and made of good quality ingredients. Food was expensive, but the price was fair. The atmosphere was casual - it's more of a bar, but that was OK for us. I will return, but there... More 

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San Gwann, Malta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Lovely place to go to and chill out after a long day's work. Great varied menu and a good bottle of wine.....and bingo a stressful day at the office kind of softens up a bit! Parking is easy and the food is terrific. The staff is very friendly and are always ready to chat a while until your order's ready.... More 

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Balzan, Malta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Sat outside for an excellent plate of Thai curry and beautiful bottle of Chateau Marjosse with my lovely wife. Good food, wine and company accompanied with lively Maltese weather.

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Island of Malta, Malta
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been here once. I had the burger, and it was amazing. I went back yesterday, ordered the same, and the burger took over an hour to be delivered to my table, and only after I asked whether it was done yet, and the waitress told me it would be ready soon (which it was, 10 minutes later). If this... More 

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Dublin
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The food here is perhaps the best food you are likely to find anywhere in Malta. The atmosphere is great, the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Definitely a place you have to put on your list to try.

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Balzan, Malta
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A very nice place with good food and drinks. Simple but excellent. Always you meet friends, neighnours and also businessmen

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Valletta, Malta
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Went there for dinner mid-week. First shock was entering the place and finding someone smoking inside, we think it may have been the owner. We asked if the locale was a smoking locale (which would be super odd since it's now illegal to smoke inside establishments without a separate smoking area in Malta). In fact it's not (the place is... More 

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Mellieha, Malta
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

This is a small bar on the periphery between Balzan and Birkirkara. The bar itself is very well-stocked and a low-key but fun place to hang in with friends and the regulars, which keep coming for the great service and good drinks. The owner, Richard, is a great host and chef, which makes this bar a standout for its awesome... More 

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Saint Julian's, Malta
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

I have been reintroduced to this little place by the "boys" who meet there every Friday afternoon. Situated in one of the most quaint and up market villages Balzan, you need to know it to find it. It is hidden away behind some lovely old trees on the main road. The place is very small and cozy, frequented by a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Main Street, Balzan, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Balzan
  • Phone Number: +356 2701 6677

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description

We run a small but elite rustic bar/pub and restaurant serving genuine never ending list of genuine single malts, whiskies, vodkas, beers and wines. Our dining area offers you a taste of Maltese typical home cooking, so nothing is prepared before you order your lunch or dinner. The establishment is family run and is open fro 11 am till 01 am daily so you can pop in any time.From coffee and tea to the finest brandies. Only the finest fresh ingredients are used including fresh egg based pasta, fresh beef fillet and USDA ribeye (400gms)If you are in a rush try our mouth savouring home baked rolls and wraps.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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