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Triq Il-Luzzu | Off Qawra Beach Road, Qawra, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2157 3806
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for launch with my family .My wife and i took Pizza and for a gluten free base it was very good. My son had chinese and it alao was excellent. One thing to note is make sure never to go when u are extra hungry as the service is a bit on the slow side.

Thank Michael X
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Boathouse looks pretty nice from the outside and its location is very quiet with a beautiful view on the sea. When we arrived the restaurant was empty, but we still decided to stay to have dinner. The menu has a lot of different kinds of foods: chinese, sushis and pizzas. That was a little bit frightening for us, so... More 

Thank Ben-JA56
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The Maltese couple who run this don't have it as a sole business - it's a part-time enthusiasm, and although they are not gluten intolerant themselves, they have taken up the challenge of creating good Chinese dishes in the full range with sticky sauces, noodles, oyster and soy sauces, dumplings, batter... all gluten-free. From the satay beef skewers, sweet and... More 

Thank David K
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Great service,really nice fresh food. Reasonable pricing. Havnt had Chinese food for years being Gluten free so was a treat. Highly recommended!

Thank sarah p
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Visited here on our last evening. Sat out on the deck overlooking the bay, watching darkness fall. We both opted for Chinese / Asian dishes which the chef served to us personally. Food was fantastic and out of all the meals we had, this was definitely the best value one. Would highly recommend a visit - we intend to go... More 

Thank traveller281
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Fabulous little restaurant and worth a visit. All food is catered to those with Gluten Free requirements. Tasty and enjoyable. Staff are also pleasant and not afraid to engage in conversation if required. I wish them well. They did not open until 7pm during the week but I believe they opened at lunch times too on Sundays. If you visit,... More 

Thank Linda J
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

This place on the sea front was the highlight of the holiday, the owners were friendly, and service was great.I felt I was in heaven as all the entire wide range of food on the menu was Gluten free . This is a place for anyone to eat without the modified starch in the food.We were told about this place... More 

Thank julieann H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

They serve both Asian and Mediterranean food, fully catered for Gluten free diets. In Summer there is a great terrace with sunbeds for during the days. Great Views and nice stuff.

Thank DAmbrogio
Malta, Europe
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

The place looks pretty shabby on the inside. The service could be better. I would not expect hosts to sit down on the sofa and play around with their mobile phone. One should be attentive to clients' needs. It is not very professional. The food is genuine and tasted good, apart from the duck pancake sauce which was bland. So... More 

Thank Isabelle B
leeds, england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We came back to this restaurant after visiting it last year My husband who is coeliac finds it a rare treat being able to choose from the whole menu! He chose spring rolls as a starter which were lovely and crispy and light followed by fusilli Maltese style which was equally nice. I had vegetarian pizza to die for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Triq Il-Luzzu | Off Qawra Beach Road, Qawra, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Qawra
  • Phone Number: +356 2157 3806

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?