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$8 - $52
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Bar, Mediterranean, European, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went tfor afternoon tea to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday whilst on holiday. It was absolutely fantastic - different types of savour and sweet cakes made it even more enjoyable and last but certainly not least the staff were amazing.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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SolanaHotel, Prickly Pear Team at The Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at Prickly Pear Restaurant. We are so pleased to hear you found our Afternoon Tea and service to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you! Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed May 22, 2022

Evening meal very good. Only one waitress serving but no waiting or food delay. Gave her a well deserved tip, she was doing the job of 2 or 3 with ease. Lovely food, good menu, large portions, friendly. Relaxed atmosphere. Recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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SolanaHotel, Prickly Pear Team at The Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your five-star review. We are delighted to hear that you had a positive experience with us at Prickly Pear Restaurant. We will make sure to pass your amazing review to our stuff especially to the waitress on the...More

Reviewed May 19, 2022

Had my baby shower here. Food (afternoon tea) was delicious and service (especially by Sara) was excellent. Great value for the price and they cater for so many dietary requirements which made me comfortable knowing that all my guests would have something appropriate to eat...without compromising on quality. Very nice atmosphere also!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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SolanaHotel, Prickly Pear Team at The Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2022

Dear Guest, We’re so delighted to hear that you chose to celebrate your special date with us! It’s an honor to be a part of this important day, and we are glad that we could provide a great service and quality dishes for you! We...More

Reviewed March 18, 2022

Excellent hotel type restaurant. Staff fantastic with nothing too much trouble. Highly recommended. Definitely use again.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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SolanaHotel, Prickly Pear Team at The Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We’re always looking for ways to improve the experience at our restaurant, but it’s great to know that we are on the right track. We count...More

Reviewed February 13, 2022

Really enjoyed dining here, did so several times as I was staying at the Solana Spa & Hotel but did not opt for included meal options. Food was lovely and delivered quickly (I guess I came on particularly quiet nights where I was one of...few people dining so service was naturally very quick) All staff that served me were very kind, special shout out to the waitress with dark brown hair, I think her name is Monika? She was great and always made me smile! As I was a female solo traveller, I also felt very safe in the restaurant and hotel as a whole. 2 for 1 Happy hour was also great but the cocktails were too strong for my liking but that's just down to personal preference I guess haha! :)More

Date of visit: January 2022
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SolanaHotel, Marketing at The Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2022

Dear Guest, We can’t thank you enough for the kind words. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track! The team here at Prickly Pear is thrilled to receive such great rating. We will make sure to...More

Reviewed February 13, 2022 via mobile

The place is cosy and with a modern decor. Food is yummy however the server was really lacking friendly manners. Unfortunately this server (Katarina) wasn't friendly at all the moment we stepped inside the restaurant. Yes we didn't booked before but at least greet your...customers (we were a large group of 10 persons). She brought hot drinks on the tray just above my 3 year old son's. She totally lacked professional etiquette; even when we ordered our food, she simple was forcing herself to do her job. This attitude unfortunately don't do justice and we don't think to come back because we weren't welcomed at all.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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SolanaHotel, Marketing at The Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2022

Dear Guest, We’d like to thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the kind words. Your feedback is highly appreciated, as it enables us to further develop our products and services. We are sincerely sorry to hear about your experience....More

Reviewed February 13, 2022 via mobile

Tried the afternoon tea for two! Portions were good, presentation was quite nice. The products were fresh and tasty. The raspberry Turkey sandwich was bland, the combination is not successful at all. The cones with minced meat also really unseasoned. Overall the service was really...good, friendly, kind. The coffee is delicious! The sweets were all delicious, nothing to fault.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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SolanaHotel, Marketing at The Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2022

Dear Guest, We’d like to thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the positive rating . We'll make sure to work with the chefs to improve mentioned items and we're looking forward to your next visit Thank you once again....More

Reviewed February 5, 2022 via mobile

Delicious food, clean, nice and relaxing ambience. Very Good service, staff are nice and welcoming. Very Good value for money.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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SolanaHotel, Marketing at The Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We’re always looking for ways to improve the experience at our restaurant, but it’s great to know that we are on the right track. We count...More

Reviewed January 31, 2022

Visited prickly pear for afternoon tea and some cocktails and it was great! Excellent service from Elena too!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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SolanaHotel, Marketing at The Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you for this great review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and the ambience. We’ll make sure to pass your great comments to the chef along with the staff. We look forward to working with you again in...More

Reviewed January 25, 2022

Not sure if we were unlucky but tried the restaurant 2 times as we were staying but the service was awful, honestly the worst I’ve ever experienced. Staff leave you standing around like a lemon half the time. First time we went we were sat...for 10/15 mins before being asked if we wanted a drink. Food came out and it was adequate nothing special, Then the waiter forgot our bill at the end and we were waiting for about 15/20 mins for someone to come over and take our payment. In the end I had to walk up to someone and ask if they actually wanted us to pay. Next time, I just wanted to get a quick snack before leaving. Stood at the till area as wasn’t sure if the same person at the bar was also doing the restaurant. The guy was stood at the bar cleaning glasses 2 ft away from me with not a single other person in the restaurant or at the bar. Didn’t acknowledge or ask if I wanted anything at all so I just left. Very poor service and average food. Much better places to visit. The restaurant over the road Ta Peter for one. Lovely service, authentic food.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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SolanaHotel, Prickly Pear Team at The Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2022

Dear Guest, We are sincerely sorry to hear about your experience. This does not come anywhere near our standards. We are working with our chefs to ensure that it never happens again. We do our utmost to offer a good product and level of service...More

Reviewed December 28, 2021

The ambient of this restaurant is really nice. Food was delicious and the service was amazing. Will surely visit again!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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SolanaHotel, Prickly Pear Team at The Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing this amazing review on TripAdvisor community. It means a lot to us to hear such a great comments. We are happy we could satisfied your taste at Prickly Pear and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed December 19, 2021

We visited Prickly Pear for our annual Christmas Staff Party in December 2021. The Food & Beverage Assistants and Restaurnt Manager were very welcoming and offered prompt service, with a smile. The food was divine, and the atmosphere is upscale, but in a relaxing way....I definitely recommend Prickly Pear to go out with friends, or a romantic night onto town.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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SolanaHotel, The Prickly Pear Team at The Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2021

Dear Sandy, Thank you for sharing this great review on TripAdvisor community. It means a lot to us to hear such a great comments. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Prickly Pear Team

Reviewed November 7, 2021 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant within the Solana Hotel & Spa in the heart of Mellieha offering food all day long. We dined in the evening and were not disappointed with the varied menu. Deep fried squid as a starter is a huge dish -...easily enough for two to share. The pizza I ordered was also huge and VERY tasty, and my partner’s pasta dish was plentiful, too. I like the look of the breakfast/brunch dishes, and they’re offering afternoon tea at the moment, too. Excellent food, lovely spot, great staff. We’ll be back!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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SolanaHotel, Prickly Pear Team at The Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing this amazing review on TripAdvisor community. It means a lot to us to hear such a great comments. We are happy we could satisfied your taste at Prickly Pear and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed November 3, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is offering the same unbeatable quality what I was used to from the Hotel (The Prickly Pear is actually part of Solana Hotel & Spa). Even though I'm not staying with Solana at the moment, I still come to dine at the restaurant...every day, since I can't miss out on this fascinating experience. Great food, wonderful staff and an ambience to die for. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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SolanaHotel, Prickly Pear Team at The Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2021

Dear Peter, It is our pleasure to have you as our repeat customer. Thank you for your WONDERFUL review, it means lot to us to have a customers like you. We are always happy to see you at Prickly Pear. Kind Regards, Prickly Pear Team

Reviewed October 17, 2021

Quickly popped in here when returning to the Solana after a catamaran day out and food was tasty and service first class.

Date of visit: October 2021
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SolanaHotel, Prickly Pear Team at The Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2021

Dear Muntingford, Thank you for this amazing review. We are glad we could host you at Prickly Pear. Hope we will see you again. Kind Regards, The Prickly Pear Team

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Dear guest. We still have availability for 3rd January. Please find our menu on our website. In case u would like to book your table do not hesitate to contact us on: +356 22801902 Kind Regards
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The Prickly Pear is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5