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“Great food, poor service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of de Mondion Restaurant

de Mondion Restaurant
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux | Misrah Il-Kunsill, Mdina, Island of Malta 1050, Malta
+356 2145 0560
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Ranked #4 of 19 Restaurants in Mdina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $64 - $153
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The de Mondion restaurant at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux has consistently rated amongst the top restaurants on the island. Set atop Mdina's centuries-old bastions, the de Mondion enjoys truly stunning 180-degree views of Malta, the panorama providing a spectacular accompaniment to the restaurant's comfortable and convivial setting. We also pride ourselves in offering a discreet yet attentive service, leaving you time to savour the refined cuisine, the company and the view.The cuisine combines the finest seasonal produce with innovation and expertise to create tantalizing dishes of a style we like to call Modern Mediterranean.
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great food, poor service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

We went there last year in June and stayed on the terrace, we could enjoy the amazing views and fireworks.
There was a wedding downstairs so we could hear everything, from the speeches to when they were having dinner etc..
The service was, I must say, pretty poor. We were the only table for like an hour so we didn't understand why we had to wait so long to be served or even for out waiter to come and check on us.
They didn't have half of the wines from the wine list either.
This said, the food was very good, especially the foie gras!Overall I would recommend it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sliema, Malta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great food, poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

As much as the food was fantastic, the service was extremely poor. Very few wines on the wine list were actually available and the staff clearly had little or no wine training. Each time food was served to any table guests were asked who was having what. Despite the restaurant being fairly quiet the staff looked and acted busy which didnt make for a relaxing evening. We had to send the rare fillet back as it was medium due to the service staff incorrectly taking the order. The service was basic at best. Needs to improve.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We loved our first evening here. The hotel itself is beautiful and really quiet. Had a couple of drinks in the bar and then went up for dinner. Dinner was amazing as was the wine. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Island of Malta, Malta
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch at de Mondion Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was the second time we've been to de Mondion. The first time was for dinner, but was some time ago, and it was magnificent. This time it was for lunch. The quality of the food, and the service have remained excellent and for me it is rated as the best restaurant in Malta.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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Hertfordshire, UK
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Decent restaurant but can be noisy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

A potentially romantic evening spoiled by a very noisy all-male table adjacent to ours. Otherwise, food quality, view and atmosphere all well up to par

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food

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