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Ta' Frenc Restaurant

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Ghajn Damma Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 9010, Malta
+356 2155 3888
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Reviewed September 9, 2015

We have never had a bad meal/service here.Charming staff,great food,very reasonable for what you get,which is 5 star experience

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Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Arrived too late for lunch, just as the kitchen closed about 2.30. Negotiated dessert and 2 glasses of the Maltese Chardonnay. We were kept in the bar area, but the dessert (a Grand Marnier souffle) must be the best I've had anywhere. The wine, though Maltese, was also better than the most expensive local Chardonnay at any other restaurant I... More 

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Thank ugm6hr
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 2, 2015

Great service, wonderful food, lovely experience. Had the place to ourselves and the staff were very attentive. Highly recommend.

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Thank Mjmtg1
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed August 30, 2015

Although not directly next to a bus stop, the bus driver dropped us right by the restaurant when we asked him. Very enjoyable food and service. Brad & Angie filmed 'By the Sea' here recently.

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Thank Fl4mm4ble
Rabat, Malta
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Reviewed August 18, 2015

an excellent place to visit with all round excellent service and escellent food, The ambience is also relaxing and enjoyable. All good no faults found and would definatly go again

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Thank Max G
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Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant - high quality of service, excellent food, extensive selection of wine and lovely atmosphere. And all of this at an excellent price - €300 for a family of six!

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Thank paultaylor417
Leeds, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2015

There are 3 people on the tiny island of Gozo - 1. Locals 2. Travellers 3.Rich people They all eat at Ta' Frenc and I now know why. Besides the incredibly romantic ambience, this place oozes 5-star restaurant and everything is perfect, down to the wine cellar the owner will take you on a tour of. Pricing? - Again, incredible.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant with very pleasant atmosphere. We had their "Market Menu", 4 courses á 45€. It was delicious! The Ravioli was wonderful

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Thank Maria S
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Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nice location, good service and food, I would highly recommend this restaurant for a civilised night out on Gozo.

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Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

quite expensive but worth it!!! perfect food with professional service!!! really special place, must go there at least once :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ghajn Damma Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 9010, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Xaghra
  • Phone Number: +356 2155 3888
Description
The story of Ta’ Frenc as we know it today is the story of two very young men, Ino Attard and Lino Cefai, who, more than 30 years ago, recognised in the crumbling limestone walls of this centuries-old farmhouse, a possibility, a dream, a promise, a renaissance. Literally stone by stone, step by step archway by archway, they restored the building without destroying its soul. Original features such as the animal mangers were retained and these are now a feature of the bar area. The high-ceilinged airy interior is divided into different areas by archways and screens. Mature trees were retained, and others planted. And thus they created Auberge Ta’ Frenc, which opened its doors to the public on 22 May 1982.
Checked red and white tablecloths, rustic French-style furniture and a classic French menu greeted their first guests, many of whom remain faithful customers today, of the internationally renowned restaurant now known simply as Ta’ Frenc Restaurant. Despite its name and pronunciation, Ta’ Frenc has nothing to do with France. It means Francis’ place; Francis was the farmer who owned the building.

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