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Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
23561920
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
View and food to die for

Staying in the Radisson and thought we would try the top restaurant, and wow! Great view, great staff, amazing food! Not cheap, but get a lot for your money! More a couples or adults place, with nice bar one floor up. Thanks all, really made our trip special.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
gregf234
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Surrey, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Staying in the Radisson and thought we would try the top restaurant, and wow! Great view, great staff, amazing food! Not cheap, but get a lot for your money! More a couples or adults place, with nice bar one floor up. Thanks all, really made our trip special.

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Lija Mt
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The restaurant is part of the Radisson Hotel at Golden Bay. Everything about is superb. Fantastic setting overlying the bay, with impeccable service from well trained staff and a creative menu full of amazing food. Certainly a place to visit again.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This restaurant isnt actually in Melieha like the address say but is part of the Radisson Hotel at Golden Bay. It is listed as fine dining and from the food we had there I totally agree, we had some amazing food incuding fresh caught tuna. There is nothing we could fault about the food and the wine list was pretty... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Aesthetically pleasing restaurant/bar, fantastic cocktails and mocktails, refreshing and tasty! Overall borderline value for money as syrups were used rather thank fresh ingredients.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Superb setting, superb menu, superb service, From the moment we were seated the experience was faultless. Very relaxed atmosphere. Your table is there for you all evening. No hurry to leave. Will definitely eat there again.

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midhurst
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Went as a treat and enjoyed the views. Staff were lovely and service great. The food, however was a little dissapointing as it was all very salty. Think the cheff on our day may have lost his taste!

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Orpington
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We dined in the Essence Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Resort at Golden Bay yesterday and were completely blown away. The staff were fantastic, the view amazing and the food and wine could not be improved upon. We chose three courses from the menu and also received a complimentary starter plus breads. The menu had a good selection of dishes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had a faultless dining experience here during out stay at the Radisson Golden Sands. Service was impeccable, and the food and wine all delicious. The ambiance was nice, and the menu was extensive - everything was fresh and tasty. It is slightly more expensive than comparable restaurants in Malta, but given it is in the hotel and the quality... More 

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KarlaCasey, Meetings & Events Executive at Essence, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for visiting us and for your positive review on trip advisor. We are delighted to read that you had a good experience while dining at the Essence restaurant. We thank you again for sharing your experience with other fellow travellers and for your patronage. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back soon... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Dined here on 4th April whilst staying at the Golden Sands the location is great especially if you time your meal as the sun sets, we have eaten here several times over the years, the service is to be recommended..... The menu sometimes feels limited but is always well prepared I have asked in the past to have a special... More 

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KarlaCasey, Meetings & Events Executive at Essence, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for visiting us and for your positive review on trip advisor. We are delighted to read that you had a good experience while dining at the Essence restaurant. We thank you again for sharing your experience with other fellow travellers and for your patronage. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back soon... More 

Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Very good food, very friendly staff and loverly atmosphere. Nice and and calm feel with a beautiful view.

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Address: Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 23561920
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mellieha
Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mellieha
  • Phone Number: 23561920

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

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