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36, Main Street | 36, Main Street, Balzan, Island of Malta BZN1259, Malta
35699967996
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Great for a day time refreshing drink

I did not eat here but its location and ambiance makes for a great retreat from the heat of the beach just for a pint it glass of wine and a snack.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
Andrew G
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Deanshanger, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Such a pity that poor service let's down this venue as the food is of a good standard. Really enjoyed the pizza.

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Thank PaulSumHow
Island of Malta, Malta
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

One of the best meals ever. The starter lunette pasta was amazing, followed with a 5 class rib eye steak and home cooked potatoes. Will definitely re-visit, amazing meal :)

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Thank RaiderMalta
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Beautifully seasoned and cooked to perfection fillet steak.. Highly recommended for business dinner or lunch or simply with friends. Great local atmosphere. One of a kind in the central area

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Thank Nicola M
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Ordered an ice cream sundae that was not quite like the picture! Lovely location for an afternoon snack or coffee. We did not eat a meal here but it seemed busy in the evenings.

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Thank Yemm500
RichardAttard, Manager at The Old Smuggler's Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

You must have the wrong place as we are in Balzan Malta inland with no bay or sea views More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

I did not eat here but its location and ambiance makes for a great retreat from the heat of the beach just for a pint it glass of wine and a snack.

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Thank Andrew G
Wishaw, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great food very reasonably prived and great friendly service. Got free birthday drinks as it was my sisyet in laws birthday. Great.

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Thank DAVID M
Mellieha, Malta
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Food was good but service not up to our standard but people see different issues. Tried to get waiters attention a few times, didn't bother trying to get served with desert.

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Thank Bakerholic
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

On a Friday evening after work drinking a Cisk beer under the street trees is a great way to unwind for this expat. Malta is great and so is Balzan and the Smugglers is best of all

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Thank DickandDebChina
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I only wanted a snack so beware, the standard pizza could feed two. But it was great-tasting and the staff were friendly.

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Thank Anj42
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A good menu, reasonably priced. A friendly and helpful manager who gives the ladies a small bottle of wine with his compliments after you have dined there.

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Thank Pete_Wimborne

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36, Main Street | 36, Main Street, Balzan, Island of Malta BZN1259, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Balzan
  • Phone Number: 35699967996

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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
5:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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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