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9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1448, Malta
+356 7942 3568
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wolverhampton, UK
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Encouraged by the positive reviews we booked a table [important, as it’s really small] and went along with high expectations. The rabbit liver and baked cheese starters were fine, as was the mixed seafood main, but I chose the mixed grill from the specials board and that was a real disappointment. Overcooked chicken, pork ribs and a seriously overcooked rib... More 

Thank Niel-Wolverhampton
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came on our first night and just had to come back! Booking is recommended as they are quite small and always busy. The staff were all really friendly and we could not fault the wonderful traditional maltese food. Be warned however as the portions are very large, and on our second visit we shared a main course comfortably between... More 

Thank abbi M
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reading about it on Tripadvisor we went for it. Couldn't get a table without booking but I can understand that. Doesn't open until after 6:30 and has a seating capacity of 34 I think. Owner and staff are very friendly and know what they're doing. Very attentive with customers and the fine detail. Menu offers a bit of everything :... More 

Thank Marius A
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mum and I stumbled upon Il Merill on a quest to find a restaurant that didn't cater exclusively for tourists. My mum was born in Malta so we wanted to experience proper Maltese cooking like her Mum made. Il Merill had a wonderful, intimate atmosphere, the staff were absolutely lovely. I had the rabbit and mum had the lamb... More 

Thank Tamara E
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended Il - Merill by our hotel and we were not disappointed. Its small so booking was recommended and the staff very friendly and genuinely happy to see us. I had the Lamb cutlets on our first visit and they were delicious, the menu is good and there are always specials on the chalk board. I had the... More 

1 Thank Ian S
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After eating out in 10 different restaurants I would rate this as joint number one. Great relaxed atmosphere, offering about 24 covers. Food was really great, starters: whitebait fish cakes & the rabbit liver were special. There was a good choice of fish and the sea bream was perfect as was the chicken. The Maltese date speciality dessert great. Service... More 

Thank Mark G
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had decided to go here for an evening meal after reading the reports on trip advisor, I had looked at the menu and thought it looked reasonable but when we got to the restaurant the prices were not the same they need to update their prices on their website.I had a chicken meal with potatoes and veg the potatoes... More 

Thank sidami
Jersey, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not too sure, the owner put us off with his forgetful nature. The food was not too good...well the mussels were very poor ( we live in Jersey where we're well supplied with great mussels) The Sea Bass was not much better, asked for filleted fish,,,,didn't get it when we returned it to be filleted it come back with many... More 

Thank JC1957
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small local restaurant - so try to book. Great food, reasonable prices, very friendly - what more could you ask for. Ate there two evenings in a week. Everything well cooked. Go there hungry if you're going to have a Malteses platter and mixed grill! The rabbit was lovely - the next table had fish which looked great (ask for... More 

1 Thank Paul H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend who had holidayed in Sliema before. We were half board at our hotel but we did want to eat here and we were not disappointed. Our friend had recommended the local favourite Rabbit dish, which we both had. It was delicious, very impressed. Most things on the menu looked great and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $33
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1448, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
  • Phone Number: +356 7942 3568

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?