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Reviewed August 15, 2022 via mobile

Nice place, good food and kind staff. The menu is various, with different meat, fishes, pasta dishes. I would recommend the place.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022 via mobile

One of our favourites in Malta. Not the best location but food is truly outstanding. If you can put up with not having a sea view for one night, then this is definitely a must do

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 28, 2022 via mobile

This location is a hidden gem, in our opinion. While not in a busy area, the restaurant is conveniently situated, creating a pleasant ambience. The waiter, Marko, was excellent and gave great recommendations. We liked the conversations! The dinner was delicious and well presented, and...it was also excellent value for the money. highly advisableMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 14, 2022 via mobile

We had an excellent meal and was served by very attentative staff. The restaurant has a varied menu with vegetarian options (didn't try). The sausage stuffed quail sounded too good. Large portions, we vere really full after starters and ain't course. Had the best ravioli...ever for starters. My companion had a very good mushroom soup. The wine list was good.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 5, 2022

This is our favourite restaurant and never disappoints us. The food this evening was superb as usual. Thank you Matthew, and also our waiter Marco

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed November 28, 2021

Mixed feelings about this restaurant. The food was good, at times even great for some dishes, but a bit overpriced for what it was. The restaurant does not feel like a restaurant, more like a ground floor maisonette that was turned into a restaurant so...somehow this affects the ambience and décor. Also the place is small and tables set up too close to each other especially during pandemic times. It felt crowded with lack of privacy. Service was decent but nothing to shout about. As a final note when will fine dining restaurants in Malta learn to offer more than one option for wine by the glass and does it have to always be a cheap wine on offer? Not all of us want to drink a whole bottle of wine. I would return to this place but there is room for improvement.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 25, 2021 via mobile

Probably we choose the wrong night but everything we tried deserved maximum 2 stars..from appetizers to wine. Ice cold Beef carpaccio, almost tasteless, risotto totally tasteless, dry ravioli, dry fried fish and a terrible wine selection ( this last one served too cold as well)...was what we experienced. Great service and nice environment but..cannot recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 3, 2021

This has to be one of the best restaurants I‘ve ever eaten at and believe me I get around. Not only is the ambience and waiting staff above and beyond but the food is spectacular. Amazing flavours and very original dishes the meat is succulent...the sauces full of flavour and everything is just perfectly cooked. The beef melts like butter and each flakey forkful of fish is an explosion of taste. The Restaurant has won well deserved awards and I really cannot stress enough how good the food is. If you can definitely book a table.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 3, 2021 via mobile

Great service, super food and nice atmosphere. A very professional and calm waiter served us perfectly. Food extremely tasty and great quality.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 24, 2021

Absolutely stunning, we have visited twice in four days and both meals were lifetime memorable. The staff are fantastic and the chef is more than fantastic. If you want fine dinning and quality service this is the gem you need to visit. Just booking for...another visit before our return. Stunning!!!!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 10, 2021

Booked this restaurant before arriving in Malta only to discover it was directly opposite our hotel,we received a warm friendly welcome with a lovely menu to choose from, the sea bass fillets with langoustines and seasonal vegetables was delicious and perfectly cooked, all was washed...down with fabulous bottle of Sancerre, suffice to say we aim to return before we leave this lovely island.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 6, 2021

Arrived for dinner at 7pm on a Wednesday evening. Only one other table occupied at that time. Given choice of 20 tables. Given menus, and specials board, and ordered glass of house red (5 Euros - lovely) and a Duet Pepsi. We shared the pulled...pork bao buns for starters, which were tasty (if somewhat unusual for a Maltese restaurant?) and more than enough for two. For mains I had the lamb, which came on a delicious mint and cumin couscous. My wife had the supreme of chicken, that was very tender. They came with roasted potatoes, firm courgettes (which we didn’t mind) and some delicious broccoli. Dessert was date fritters (like warm fig rolls) and ice cream for me and Creme Brûlée for my wife. Both were lovely. Total bill, with an extra Pepsi, was 71 Euros and I think that was good value for the quality and service we received.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 5, 2021 via mobile

Good food but some niggles. No wine list, asked for a glass of wine but no idea on price. No Maltese wine when asked. Small glass of wine quite expensive. Ordered the misto fritto, arrived, tasty but the prawns still had the head and the...shell on under the batter. In my eyes it's lazy, who wants to eat the head and shell on a battered prawn. It came with bread, asked for some butter, it was solid, unspreadable. We ordered the lamb and the pork as mains. The meat was superb, very well cooked. The potatoes were lovely, perfectly roasted. The vegetables were raw, the courgette was not cooked. I told the waiter to be told they're al dente. I'm fully aware that vegetables these days aren't soft but they were raw. I expect them to have some bite in them but not raw. He brought some more out that were cooked. Picture of the first lot next to the second lot Overall a nice meal but a bit pretentious and slow service. Also as we were staying in the hotel across the road and had pre-booked should have got a discount and had to remind them.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 27, 2021

Me and my wife passed this by chance it was quite late around 21:30 I asked for a table and the waiter offered us an indoor table. We asked if there was any outside. He replied no. My wife noticed an empty table outside sitting...for 6 she asked what about this one he told her it was reserved. This is 9.30pm. Anyway we sat inside asked for a wine list. We were told due to covid restrictions he couldn't supply a list and I had to go to the fridge to look at what I wanted. I picked a wine but had a feeling things were not going too well. Onto the food I picked the duck and my wife had the lamb fillet both were superbly cooked. I then requested a dessert menu which took 10 minutes to arrive. Then when I decided the waiter took another 15 minutes to come back to take my order followed by another 10 minutes for the dessert to arrive. I said to the waiter are you the only waiter working and he said it was just him and the chef. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for food as long as your not looking for a quick meal. As we left at 22:45 the outside table was still empty.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 12, 2021 via mobile

We are stay in Qawra-Bugibba at the Mayflower hotel and directly opposite is this unassuming little bistro. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and excellence of food and surroundings. We chose dishes from the specials board and main menu. Vegetable soup. Tortelli with pumpkin...Chicken supreme and breast of duck. Chocolate fondant and coffee €91 The food was excellent. As good as I've tasted for many years. Service was on the slow and steady side but the waiter was friendly, informative and gave us plenty of time to enjoy our meal. We will return later in the holiday.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Gill M
June 7, 2018|
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Response from Matthew S | Property representative |
Dear Gill In our menu we offer a vast selection of gluten free dishes and dairy free too( please inform us prior you reservation and we will take care. Regards Matthew
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Natalie F
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Matthew S | Property representative |
Hi Natalie you can choose what you like from the menu, we have just updated our summer menu this week. Thank you
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November 30, 2016|
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Hi For Xmas we are open for Lunch only, we are offering a special menu, you can have a look on our website also for booking you can do it from website too. Just to let you know that few tables are available. Thank you... More
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