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Ta' Frenc Il-koy

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Xatt Is-Sajjieda, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta, Malta
27656501/99893071
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunchtime Meal

Today was the perfect day (in Jan!) to visit this beautiful fishing village. There are so many restaurants to choose along the quayside but we chose this one. We were not disappointed. We both had Sea Bream mine was filleted but my husbands was whole. Both perfect. Price good as we didn't go in for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
carel c
,
Bognor Regis
via mobile
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Bognor Regis
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today was the perfect day (in Jan!) to visit this beautiful fishing village. There are so many restaurants to choose along the quayside but we chose this one. We were not disappointed. We both had Sea Bream mine was filleted but my husbands was whole. Both perfect. Price good as we didn't go in for 3courses that others offered. Will... More 

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Thank carel c
Warsaw, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

One of the best octopus that I've ever had. It was cooked to perfection and great flavour. Friendly staff, really good service, very reasonable prices. Must try.

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Thank Dela P
Malta
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Very dissapointed. After we ordered lampuki, they said they were waiting for the fisherman. When i asked for the butter, their reply was they were waiting for the delivery as it was finished. To top it up ordered 2 spaghetti with sea urchins in which we found urchin thorns . After we finished our plates told the waiter about our... More 

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Thank Romina C
Germany
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We had lunch here, my wife had the seafood with spaghetti and I had the ribs. My wife's food was good but for me the ribs seemed to have been boiled and sauce poured over the top which made them very difficult to eat without making a mess. Maybe this is the way that they are done in Malta but... More 

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Thank JohnIrelan-Hill
Chepstow
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Excellent Fresh Fish well presented by excellent staff it it so consistantly good. And we have been to this restaurant many times and will continue to do so

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Thank 463
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Best place for fresh fish lunch. We are here twice during our Christmas stay in Malta. Fish is caught by husbands of the 3 sisters who run the restaurant. Super food super service.

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Thank Leslie H
Barga Italy
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

There are many fish restaurants on the quayside and we spent some time looking at the menus and the food on offer. We chose Ta Frenc, also known as the Three Sisters, as it was simple and family-run. We had pumpkin soup followed by a mixed fish platter for two, which had three different types of fish and mussels and... More 

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Thank Rongauld
Malta
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Went @Ta Frenc for the first time with my wife. We were immediately seated outside, a couple of metres away from the sea. Ordered drinks and food. Wifey took octopus in garlic for starter and chicken breast for main; both were very good. I took mushrooms in garlic and a fillet with pepper sauce. I had asked for a rare... More 

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Thank redsanguinus
clifden county Galway
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

From the first I liked this place, the sign said we are three sisters and most of the fish is caught by our husbands. You could tast the freshness, everything was well cooked and served by the family. It was a homely place with down to earth (or should that be ocean) food, and nice service without being slick. Well... More 

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Thank breandanoscanaill
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We ate here on a wet November sunday, but it was busy. The service was so so (our daughter's lasagne arrived a full ten mins after the rest of the food) but my Maltese platter was superb, and the price reasonable, We were overcharged by 30 euros as food and drink we had not ordered was added to our bill.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Xatt Is-Sajjieda, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Marsaxlokk
  • Phone Number: 27656501/99893071

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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