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Blue Elephant

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Hilton Hotel, Portomaso, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 4012, Malta
+ 356 21 383 383
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a lovely looking restaurant accessed through the Hilton Hotel or from the harbour at Portomaso, and is furnished and decorated in a stunning way. Unfortunately the food does not match the surroundings, it was slow to arrive, not very hot and pretty bland in taste and texture. We felt very disappointed as we all like Thai food and... More 

Thank Gemini31_13
London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a lovely evening at this restaurant, which is very popular. Our food took some time to come, but staff were very apologetic and service in general were first class.

1 Thank Karen C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Thai and Chinese food but this restaurant was very bland and tasteless. I think reviews are very overrated for the quality and taste. Restaurant decor very good and service good. Also very expensive for what you get. Shame about the taste.

Thank Daisteel
Milan, Italy
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207 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The chain of Blue Elephant restaurants is well known worldwide and the quality is generally very good. The Malta property is very well advertised around the whole island and I took a trip to go there for lunch on a week end day, just to find out that the restaurant is ... closed at lunchtime. I understand that they are... More 

Thank giorgiod486
Swieqi, Malta
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i have been in this restaurants 3 or 4 times...the first time few years ago..i remember high quality food and excellent service... lately seems like level of food has decreased a lot. we ordered a set menu..most of the items felt "warmed up" after being cooked the day before.. service is still good , even if, due to the size... More 

Thank gianluca p
Attard, Malta
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here to celebrate our 11th anniversary and from arrival to departure the staff were friendly, professional and served us with a smile. They also set up the table with petals and I would give them 6 stars if available. Food was fantastic and the service outstanding! Sutheekarn who was always attentive and Anne along with Krzysztof who are... More 

2 Thank StephenChef
Malta, Europe
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding atmosphere, service with a smile and above all, food to die for. Authentic tastes which take you back to Thailand. Highly recommended.

3 Thank Isabelle B
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79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant overlooks the Portomaso marina and the tables outside have lovely views of the boats. Inside, the restaurant transports diners to Thailand. The service is exceptional, the food is delicious, the cutlery and wine/water glasses are refined. The wine list is a bit limited and no half bottled are served.

2 Thank Smooth T
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good, although not cheap. Staff were very helpful for a family inexperienced in Thai cuisine, and the food was divine. Wonderful surroundings, with the option of sitting outside on a secluded deck overlooking the marina with millionaires yachts...you feel very exclusive!

2 Thank RWJH1
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is inside the Hilton Hotel in Malta, it is without doubt the best Thai restaurant I have ever been to anywhere in the world. We sat outside at a table overlooking the private marina attached to the hotel. We had 3 courses and drinks including cocktails which were amazing but no cheap. The food was very very good,... More 

3 Thank Zikotilly

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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
$53 - $132
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hilton Hotel, Portomaso, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 4012, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: + 356 21 383 383
The Blue Elephant is a tranquil oasis of waterfalls, luscious greenery and tropical flowers. Smiling, friendly staff and the best Royal Thai Cuisine in Malta guarantees a memorable visit. Fresh fruits and herbs and also tons of orchids are flown in weekly direct from Thailand. Blue Elephant Malta offers you the possibility to reserve your own special space in this magnificent restaurant. Here you can surprise your guests in a unique atmosphere in our private huts. Blue Elephant can cater for a variety of occasions such as: Intimate Dining, Private Parties, Wedding Parties, Conference Dinners and many others….From the moment you step in the restaurant, you will be transported to the lands of the East. The waterfall, the landscaping and the seating will certainly carry you far, far away. Savour mouth-watering delicacies prepared from authentic Thai ingredients and forgotten centuries old recipes from the Royal Palace.

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