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All 10 Ta' Xbiex Restaurants

The Black Pearl

Ta Xbiex Marina, Ta' Xbiex, Island of Malta MSD11, Malta
0035621316000
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Ranked #10 of 10 Restaurants in Ta' Xbiex
Price range: $0 - $41
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Malta
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Have visited this iconic ship restaurant twice over a year. In both visits the service was always a bit debatable! And poor staffing was always the problem. However, food was always presented well with amazing tastes! In summer it has some scenic views and inside is more 'historical' and cosy. . . Ideally for winter times. I recommend this restaurant

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Sliema, Malta
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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a very nice place with a wonderfull view. We had no reservations but got a table.We chose pasta lobster and unfortunately this was a bad choice. The lobster was eighter old or overcooked. It was served with the shell ,that means that with the pasta(good) it was impossible to eat it.mainly because it was so dry. We had... More

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Valletta, Malta
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I very rarely leave comments after eating out, but this time I feel I am obliged to do it since after reading some bad comments about The Black Pearl restaurant I was more than positevely surprised when yesterday my girlfriend and I had a wonderful night there. The enlightment of it all were the main courses cause both the lamb... More

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Attard, Malta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I am writing to express my strong dissatisfaction for the poor service that was given at The Black Pearl last Sunday evening. We had booked in advance a surprise lucky 21st birthday party. In all we were 25pax. All had been agreed via email and phone calls. The party was meant to start at 20.00hrs, but we were there before... More

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San Gwann, Malta
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

A simple disaster. A totally ruined surprise birthday party with very rude staff and corrupt owner. Never again and do not go there!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

I give this one star only because I can't give it less. Admittedly we were a corporate party of about 70 but if you can't deal with it don't take the booking. We were running to a limited menu (3 starters, 3 mains) which should have made it possible but they were unbelievably slow. Starters came out slowly but the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have e enjoyed a wonderful dinner in very special ambience on board a restored authentic old ship. The food was excellent we had fish and beef for the main course and a variety of pasta dishes which were very good indeed. I recommened that restaurant as a wonderful, extraordinary experience al fresco on its deck which offers stunning views... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

waiting 2 hrs and 30 minutes for main couurse. stay out. food was aeatage service terrible tool al night. lousy

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Valletta, Malta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I'm glad that I didn't check out Trip Advisor before going to the Black Pearl because I may have decided against going, and would have missed a good meal. My impression from other reviews is that people feel 'let down' by what could be 'much more'. Frankly we went there without any pretensions and ate well. Parking is very comfortable,... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My husband claims that he had the best ever steak ever here. Mind you that was some years ago. We booked a week in advance for seven people. When we arrived the table wasn't set which was the beginning of a long disappointment. We picked three local wines and a local beer which they didn't have but were on the... More

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