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Reviewed December 23, 2023 via mobile

Very kind staff and good position just in front of the sea after arriving by ferry. This seems to be the choice for locals.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed August 8, 2023

Do yourself a favour and whilst in Malta visit local traditional cantinas (bar). They are small openings in streets which you can easily miss. Ask a local to direct you to one. Here you will find local people who live in the area, they go...for coffee, breakfast, a drink, lunch or just to chat with friends. You will hear Maltese people talking about their day. We stumbled upon this place after the Birgu market which is held every Tuesday (big market). The service and food was perfect. It was clean( including the bathrooms) and the locals were very friendly towards us. Definitely going back again before tonight’s festa fireworks. Support these locals and you won’t be disappointed in my personal opinion.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed June 1, 2023 via mobile

My husband and I had a quick lunch at this well located restaurant. We both had the tuna wrap, because the tuna baguette was not available. The waiter didn’t seem to understand that we wanted to see a menu! Note that there are Chihuahuas running...around the restaurant. Also, not a super clean place.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 26, 2022

You have to queue as it was very busy when we went, but it was worth it. We had a lovely view over the town and the cream cakes are absolutely gorgeous. It was well worth the wait

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed May 12, 2022 via mobile

Loved the old city pub in Birgu. Just near to the main gate of Birgu they served good honest food and drinks at reasonable prices. No frills etc but great position to sit and watch the world go by

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

I went with my feiends to se Lokomotiv Moskva vs Juventus, ve had a bunch of drinks, some snaks, very low prices, very good food! Our team, Juventus, won 2-1 so we were very happy! Inside inst too much space but it has a nice...maritime design. The best thing about this place is that the food is tasty, the drinks are cheap, and on game night, if i'm in Valletta - Malta, this is where your going to find me!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

Food is lovely here and the service is good. An old fashioned establishment set by the memorial. You can sit here and watch the world go by

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

We had lunch here on a cold and wet day. It is cheap and cheerful and had great service. I had the grilled chicken wrap which was just delicious, and my husband had all day breakfast which he enjoyed.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

We remembered this old pub from then one my friends had a yacht moored on "c" pontoon just over the quayside in grand harbour marina. We used go to little pub for basic English breakfast at a very reasonable price if the outside is open,...but inside is dingy and dark just is I remembered it. The bar situated just outside the City Gate of Birgu is not pretentious. The food is plentiful and good, the bar is well used by locals consequently the prices reflect this for a sensible price. Not too bright inside but seating outside lets you watch the world go by. In addition, free WIFI too, would recommend this place if it a try.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

The Manager and staff in this family run pub can not do enough for you and are happy to assist with changes to any menu choice if required. Very good prices and food was very good.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

If you want a cheap lunch of reasonable quality and don't mind sitting amongst the local people relaxing and socialising as loudly as possible then this is the place for you. It was friendly enough but maybe the staff need to at least smile now...and again. Simple food and cheap prices.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

We discovered this bar whilst walking to the Maritime museum and ended up sitting inside as it was so hot outside! Inside we found very friendly owners and staff and a table of local fishermen talking and having coffee. The bar soon filled up with...other locals and visitors who were all eating off the menu, which offers all the lunchtime snacks you would ever want, including the local classics such as tuna ftira. Prices are very very reasonable - an excellent chicken wrap for 4 euro as an example. It was so good we returned for a second visit when visiting the nearby excellent Malta at War museum. The final icing on the cake was an adorable little chihuahua cross dog called Mochichi, owned by one of the regular customers. She will happily sit on your lap and snuggle her head in your arm. If you want a real Maltese experience, do not overlook this great bar.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Convenient for the ferry from Valetta, the marina and the "little train" this is a dark and dingy café-bar with lots of local character. Convenient stop for a coffee, sit outside in the sun if you can. The wraps are big and well-filled and the...cakes in the window cabinet are worth a look.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

I went here after a day sightseeing in Vittoriosa. The outdoor seating is great right on the harbour and on a sunny day you can't beat it. I ordered a tuna and cheese wrap with a hot chocolate to drink. The chocolate was red hot,...thick and delicious, just how I like it! The wrap was more than just tuna and cheese. It was crisp, huge and filled with lettuce, tomato, capers and olives as well as tuna and melted cheese. I could hardly finish it. There were no prices on the board, so I was expecting in the region of €10, but no, the owner charged me €5! I was stuffed and didn't eat for the rest of the evening. It seems a place for beer drinkers too and the price for a small bottle of beer is €1.50. So if you find yourself in Vittoriosa, seek out this little bar and enjoy the food and atmosphere. I loved it!More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

While we were at work in Birgu it became our hangout for the break. Tea, coffee and bread are cheap and good. The atmosphere is great and the location excellent as it is close to marina.

Date of visit: November 2017
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