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The Old Smuggler's Pub & Restaurant

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36, Main Street | 36, Main Street, Balzan, Island of Malta BZN 1259, Malta
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Situated next to Calypso dive centre the perfect place for a pre-dive breakfast coffee or a post-dive drink and meal. Highly recommend the seafood pizza!

Thank DaveKelsall
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

On my last night budget was a bit tight. Went for pizza and wine. Had to take a couple of slices of large pizza away with me, good and handy for lunch next day. Enjoyed it.

Thank Jane G
Balzan, Malta
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a must go place, excellent food and Malta largest collection of top single malts and more.It is very well frequented all week long, the meat dishes served at this place are second to none. A real must.

Thank Olvin Noel G
Worcester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Great atmosphere and service along with being good value for money. spent a couple of "end of the day"'s here

Thank Andy F
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

A good value pub in a local residential area mostly visited by a regular local crowd. Yet, besides convenient for a quite drink this pub serves great food for both lunch and dinner.

Thank Jonathan S
Deanshanger, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Such a pity that poor service let's down this venue as the food is of a good standard. Really enjoyed the pizza.

Thank PaulSumHow
Island of Malta, Malta
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

One of the best meals ever. The starter lunette pasta was amazing, followed with a 5 class rib eye steak and home cooked potatoes. Will definitely re-visit, amazing meal :)

Thank RaiderMalta
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Beautifully seasoned and cooked to perfection fillet steak.. Highly recommended for business dinner or lunch or simply with friends. Great local atmosphere. One of a kind in the central area

Thank Nicola M
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Ordered an ice cream sundae that was not quite like the picture! Lovely location for an afternoon snack or coffee. We did not eat a meal here but it seemed busy in the evenings.

Thank Yemm500
RichardAttard, Manager at The Old Smuggler's Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

You must have the wrong place as we are in Balzan Malta inland with no bay or sea views More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

I did not eat here but its location and ambiance makes for a great retreat from the heat of the beach just for a pint it glass of wine and a snack.

Thank Andrew G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:55 pm
5:00 pm - 11:55 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36, Main Street | 36, Main Street, Balzan, Island of Malta BZN 1259, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Balzan
  • Phone Number: 35699967996
We run a small but elite rustic bar/pub and restaurant serving genuine never ending list of genuine single malts, whiskies, vodkas, beers and wines. Our dining area offers you a taste of Maltese typical home cooking, so nothing is prepared before you order your lunch or dinner. The establishment is family run and is open fro 11 am till 01 am daily so you can pop in any time.From coffee and tea to the finest brandies. Only the finest fresh ingredients are used including fresh egg based pasta, fresh beef fillet and USDA ribeye (400gms)If you are in a rush try our mouth savouring home baked rolls and wraps.

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