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Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
23561920
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Essence Radisson Golden sands Malta

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
chrisingram1712
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A wonderful restaurant, superb meal & a beautiful setting. A real treat. Special thanks to all the waiting staff who serve exceptional service. A special thanks to Daniel O, who made us feel 'extra special' from the moment we arrived.

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Mosta, Malta
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

I booked three weeks in advance to celebrate my wife's birthday, only to turn up and find our reservation had been misplaced. Whilst we were still seated and happy with our table it was a disappointing start. The restaurant manager did come over and apologise and later on we were asked if we would like a pre dinner drink. We... More 

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San Carlos, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We decided to have dinner at the ranked 5 star restaurant in Malta and we were not disappointed by both the fine food and fantastic service. We kicked off our dinner with some house wines and they were excellent to say the least. The waitress did a good job checking on us as we went through our meal. From here... More 

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Visited with friends and whilst we had no problems with the food, my main complaint was the service. Starter and main courses arrived in acceptable time and then it all went downhill after a wedding party of about 20 people came into the restaurant. After that everthing took an eternity. The staff don't seem to understand English. Our not inexpensive... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

After a few years 'in transition' Essence is back to its former glory Fine food in a relaxed atmosphere

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Worthing, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We thought the staff were very polite and friendly, the setting overlooking the sea beautiful and yes the food was OK, but that's it, it was just OK. We all had steak and one had to be sent back as it was not done as requested, and it took some time until it returned by which time everyone else had... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Overall fantastic experience. Fine dining at a very reasonable price. Outstanding food & service. Alfred our waiter was very knowledgable about food & wine as well as being very friendly not pompous. We ate here on two occasions & theory were both superb.i had the pheasant on the second occasion & it was to die for. We met the chef... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The food is excellent and the staff do everything to make sure your meal is perfect. Cannot fault anything, about this restaurant it is exceptional.

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Evercreech, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had dinner here twice in rthe week we spent at the Raddison and both times the meal was fabulous. This restaurant is well deserving of it's excellent reputation.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating

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