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Chapter One

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Mediterranean, French, Contemporary
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9 Church Street | (Triq il-Knisja), Saint Julian's, Island of Malta ST J3041, Malta
00356 21380000
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 411
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A little gem!

This must be one of the best places to eat on the island. We have eaten in lots of fine dining restaurants in the UK so can compare. The chef is clearly passionate about his cooking and it showed in the dishes we chose. Great food. The cost was also reasonable. We ended up going twice. Excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
JandARJ
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West Sussex, England
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West Sussex, England
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must be one of the best places to eat on the island. We have eaten in lots of fine dining restaurants in the UK so can compare. The chef is clearly passionate about his cooking and it showed in the dishes we chose. Great food. The cost was also reasonable. We ended up going twice. Excellent service too. Thank... More 

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cornwall uk
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice meal. recommended for a quiet meal for two.ate here as it is close to the hilton. good choice on menu,attentive staff and chef who cares.will return. well cooked food,gorgeous risotto starter was the star.

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Thank richard s
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this restaurant when looking for somewhere to eat in St Julians while on a business trip to Malta. The menu looked attractive so we though we'd try it for dinner, and my colleague and I were very pleased. The decor is simple, modern and not too fussy and the food is excellent. We tried various dishes including prawns, fish... More 

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Thank nick j
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

I had been here almost 3 years ago. When I visited here first time, the angus beef steak was very Impressed. And 2 days later I visited again for dinner. but Unfortunately that time the restaurant was closed. and then I went back to my country. 3 years later I visit again this place and the "Chapter One" doesn't disappointed... More 

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Thank Kim T
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love this restaurant, never had any disappointments about the food or service. If you want to enjoy fine dining this is the place you are looking for.

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Thank mio n
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I find this a difficult restuarant to rate. There was really no atmosphere about the place. We ate inside where there were about 10 tables in two seperate areas. We started with the cervice and cauliflower soup which were both excellent. We followed with fish and a fillet steak. The steak was absolutely great. Overall the food gets the rating.

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Thank 12Boba
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Chapter one has been a restaurant that satisfied all my expectations. Clearly family run the service is excellent. My Pesce san Pietro was to die for. The dessert was fab also. The only reason I did not give it 5* is the parking issue even if it is not the restaurant fault.

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Thank Louis M
Vincennes, France
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119 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Went back to Chapter One Still perfect. Hiram the chef. Has perfect control of the cooking of the fish Had home made pappardelle with clams and Octopus. Perfect ! Then grilled belly of tuna. Seems simple but difficult not to overlook it. And it was perfect ! Melting in your mouth. Service: nothing to complain ! Prices: ok it is... More 

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Thank SinedVincennes
Bournemouth
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

If like me you are drawn to this restaurant because of the Michelin training of the chef, then certainly the quality of food will not disappoint. My fillet steak was cooked to perfection and the accompanying vegetables were lovely. My companions were equally impressed with their sea bass and rib eye steak respectively. There is a substantial wine list and... More 

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Thank J0lly4
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Had a lovely meal here, fantastic ambience, calm serene decor. Helpful waiting staff who knew all about the menu, and great knowledge on the wine list. The food was excellent, couldn't fault it. Suits friends and couples, just a great little find !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Church Street | (Triq il-Knisja), Saint Julian's, Island of Malta ST J3041, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: 00356 21380000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 62
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?