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Penny Black Bar

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$$ - $$$
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Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
+356 2133 4711
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar is situated within The Victoria Hotel, Sliema - you can get great food at reasonable prices. The bar has also had a make-over during the ongoing refurbishment of the hotel but one thing that hasn’t changed is the fantastic staff – Martin Cassar and Alfred Fabri. Martin and Alfred are friendly, helpful and very entertaining - you are... More 

Thank MaltaFanatics
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Limited choice of draught beer but plenty of different beers, lagers and ciders in bottles and cans. Large screen TV showing some sport

Thank J563GXmartin
Marton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a couple of lunches and dinner in here and were never disappointed. Alfred worked like a trojan and always had a smile and a joke.

Thank Raymond B
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Stayed at the Victoria for two weeks and used this bar regularly during our stay, the barmen Martin and Alfred were efficient in their service as well as courteous, friendly and entertaining. Alfred in particular is a natural born comedian. Our last day included a lunch here due to the fact that we did not have dinner on our first... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We love the new decor of the Penny Black. Best thing is that the staff, guys like Martin and Alfred really at to the atmosphere. Very engaging with the customers whilst providing and excellent professional service. Will be back next year again.

1 Thank Cricketman_10
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Located in the Victoria Hotel had just reopened, (I think it does not open during summer) Good service

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Had our first meal at Penny Blacks, as tired from our journey. Barman very funny and entertaining. Made our meal a pleasure. Food good

1 Thank Susan B
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We were staying at the Victoria hotel and were dining there most nights, fancying a change we had dinner in the PennyBlack which is situated adjacent to the main dinning room. The Penny Black is the main bar of the hotel with an area set aside for diners,the whole bar area is a pleasant room with comfortable seating, TV if... More 

Thank Anthony W
Galway, Ireland
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We liked this bar but more often than not it was closed or only open for a short time. Possibly this was for Seasonal reasons but during our stay in the Hotel, the Hotel itself was very busy. So if you do not open for your guests - they go elsewhere sadly and you miss opportunities.

Thank JimDkirrary
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We are staying in the Victoria hotel whilst on holiday in Malta and the bar in the hotel,the penny black is a nice little watering hole that serves delicious food at very reasonable prices, I had fish and chips with peas tartar sauce,well wasn't expecting 2 fillets beautifully cooked, yum yum, meanwhile the wife had the chern fish done in... More 

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Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear TheHoptons, We are really glad you had a delightful time enjoying our delicious food . On behalf of the management and staff we would like to thank you for your complimentary review placed on Tripadvisor following your visit at Penny Black. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $14
Bar, European, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
  • Phone Number: +356 2133 4711
The Penny Black Bar with its baby grand piano, open fireplace and leather seating is more than just a standard hotel lounge bar. Guests can sit, relax and watch live sports whilst sipping their favorite cocktails or wine, accompanied by delicious snacks, tempting platters and freshly made desserts. The Penny Black Bar has a vast bar selection, friendly service and terrific food at value prices; it is the perfect retreat to meet friends and colleagues.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?