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“Oh dear!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tarragon

Tarragon
Church Street, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB0001, Malta
21 573 759
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Price range: $0 - $131
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: www.tarragonmalta.com
Guildford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Oh dear!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We looked forward so much to celebrating our first wedding anniversary at Tarragon. Screaming babies and galloping children do not make for a romantic atmosphere. Great for families, maybe not so great for couples. The starters were very good. Our two rib eye steaks turned up as one fillet and one rib eye. They were returned to us still bleeding, not medium rare. The re-cooked one was returned "done" with no replacement vegetables. And why cannot restaurants reputed to be of this calibre, offer peeled potatoes in some form? A warm pancake for pudding with fresh fruit and ice cream appeared smothered in nuts and chocolate sauce, the other dessert was a brownie(soft, chewy, choclatey) not a dry cone which I was given,although admittedly, choclatey. We accepted a complimentary coffee and beer which then appeared on the bill! 40 minutes later we managed to leave Tarragon, this is how long it took the overworked, and charming, staff to take our payment. Nowhere near the standard we expected or looked forward to. Very, very disappointed.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Valletta, Malta
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Impeccable culinary experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

The owner runs a very tight show, ensuring his attention to detail, friendly but professional service, is consistently served on all tables every night. Marvin offers a consistently divine dining experience in the beautiful seaside setting of St Paul's Bay. A must visit for the discerning tourist and a favourite with the locals.

Visited September 2013
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Zurrieq, Malta
1 review
“Excellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Good food, good ambiance, good service :)

Recommended for the vast menu choice and culinary detail. good place both for family and couples.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Malta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Superb, amazing and consistently brilliant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

If anyone has been to Malta and has never tasted the delights of Tarragon, then you are really missing what is not only the best Restaurant on the Island by far, but to witness the delivery, service, pace and personal touches put into the experience, is simply a delight not to be missed.

This is a Michelin star restaurant, without the huge price tag.

Well done guys, keep up the standard.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I had been to Tarragon restaurant last saturday 31st Aug 2013 with my family on my birthday.great location,nice service,very friendly staff and delicious food.I will go back for sure and recommend this restaurant to all my friends and guests

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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