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The Black Pearl

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Ta Xbiex Marina, Ta' Xbiex, Island of Malta MSD11, Malta
+356 2131 6000
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited once a while back. I was amazed by how wonderfully this restaurant is set up. Beautiful view. The restaurant was very quiet at the time of our visit and we got perfect service and outstanding quality of food. Had a great night out thanks to all the team in the restaurant. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Elaine M
Sliema, Malta
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67 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

If you search for a special experience visit the Black Pearl and you will get maritime history accompanied with great food. Can recommend meat and fish that comes cooked to its perfection.

Thank 105annie
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I have to admit that going to the Black Pearl in July 2015, was a last resort as a previous booking had gone wrong. So happy to visit this old ship and not only be greeted warmly by the owners and runners of the place, but also because of their excellent service throughout the meal. No need to say that... More 

Thank Chris G
Balzan, Malta
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We made a staff xmas party reservation which was supposed to confirmed. When we called to confirm again a few days before the event we were told that it was uncertain and they needed to get back to us. We ended up chasing them for confirmation but our calls kept being ignored. In the end our planned night was ruined... More 

Thank Mtanti
Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Booked a table for group of 8 last minute as most other restaurants in the area were full. Remember restaurant from dinner 3 yrs ago as decent, not special. We may have been here when the chef had an off day, but the food was terrible; uncooked clams (dangerous!), cold pasta and the days special tuna was overcooked and not... More 

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We cannot judge them on their food because we never got to try it, but, back in June we sent a booking through their web site but never got a confirmation so we messaged them on facebook and got an instant reply confirming our booking for 8 ( four adults four young children ) for 6.30pm September 28th, a few... More 

Thank timothy e
Sliema, Malta
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Pizza at the black pearl is very good and the atmosphere is great.only draw bsck is that at the time of ny visit they did not offer half bottle wines

Thank spiritofscouse
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Well, I have eaten here about once a year. Fish and Pasta dishes all good. Nice wines and beer. Rather nice to walk up "on deck" for dinner :-) And relaxing to look out over the sea and yachts during dinner.

Thank KarlaDolphin
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Limited menu but everything was well cooked and tasty. Fresh grouper and salmon both very nice. The kids had pizza and enjoyed it. Friendly service, unpretentious. This is a big place so lots of tables. We went once for dinner; it was early by Maltese standards (7ish) but dI'd not need to book on a Monday night. However we went... More 

Thank YankeeMama_27
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has the novelty of being set in and around an old ship, with lovely views across the bay. The service is at a relaxed holiday pace but is friendly and attentive! The food is simple & tasty and we had no issues clearing our plates.

Thank happy_holiday044

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $44
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ta Xbiex Marina, Ta' Xbiex, Island of Malta MSD11, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Ta' Xbiex
  • Phone Number: +356 2131 6000

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