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“Dinner & drinks”

The Londoner British Pub
Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in Kalkara
Price range: $5 - $20
Description: The Londoner British Pub at Smart City in Malta offers timeless British pub food, cask ales, lagers, variety of cocktails and of course - live sports. Attention is given to the smallest of details such as our hand-cut chips, to the largest of details such as - builders portions. A live DJ is here on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 4.00pm to 9.00pm making sure the vibe is kept cool. Come down South for a change of over crowded pubs and bars, we offer free parking here too. We also like kids and have plenty to offer for vegeterians, vegans and other needs to be fullfilled. Sounds fab init?
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Description: The Londoner British Pub at Smart City in Malta offers timeless British pub food, cask ales, lagers, variety of cocktails and of course - live sports. Attention is given to the smallest of details such as our hand-cut chips, to the largest of details such as - builders portions. A live DJ is here on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 4.00pm to 9.00pm making sure the vibe is kept cool. Come down South for a change of over crowded pubs and bars, we offer free parking here too. We also like kids and have plenty to offer for vegeterians, vegans and other needs to be fullfilled. Sounds fab init?
Reviewed January 21, 2020

Very nice place to chill while having a bite to eat & some drinks..hospitability is wonderful thanks to Robert...its always a pleasure to come here

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank paulapR1051EK
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Reviewed December 11, 2019

Having been to the area previously for a staff party, and being not too far from the office, another night out was organized for a farewell party. On this occasion we decided on The Londoner, which I'd noticed on our previous visit to Smart City. Anyway, we turned up and had a table in the annex(?) area opposite the pub entrance. Decor and setup more lounge than pub (in a good way!). Also big screen so you can watch whatever's being broadcast. When we arrived, Happy Hour was in effect (can't argue with that), so cocktails it was. The average cocktail was about €7, so worked out at €3.50. Back in Ireland, a basic G&T would set you back at least €6! One of our group was drinking beer and, apart from the beer on tap, they seemed to have a decent selection of bottled brews. The Barman and the rest of the staff were all very friendly and efficient, and the service was faultless. We ordered various dishes from the menu, with me going for (predictably) a burger). Finally had a burger that didn't give me anything to really complain about. It was cooked just under medium, and was a pretty decent size. It was topped with fried cheese and crispy bacon, very nice thanks! It came with a big portion of fries and a small side of coleslaw. A few others also went for a burger, whilst others had Fisn n' Chips. I don't remember anyone having any complaints. Following the meal, a few of us appropriated one of the sofa areas for drinks and a chat. By now Happy Hour was over (until 19.00, I think), so we reverted to "normal" drinking. Again, couldn't complain with the prices. A round of 2 JD/coke and 2 Bombay G&T came to €11. All in all a very nice evening. Finally left at around 01.00, and more than a little drunk, but very content. Can recommend for a decent night out, whether you want just drinks, or food as well. I imagine it would be even better during summer, due to its location right by the sea. In the words of Arnie....."I'll be back"!

Date of visit: December 2019
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1  Thank vinnie57
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Reviewed November 16, 2019

We visit this place on average every quarter. Food is always great. The pub feel with large TVs all around creates the expected vibe. The Restaurant has an amazing sea view and is just on top of the most amazing fountain on the island which dances to the music (unless too windy). The place is also very well covered with waiting staff constantly roaming but discrete. You do not need to do a scavenger hunt or wave your hand until your shoulder dislodges :) to get the attention of staff, as it happens in so many restaurants and stores now a-days.

This times round we had fish and Chips (large, tasty and cooked perfectly), Westy Burger (not sure I got spelling right). Great burger with a unique sweet and salty taste which includes a hint of peanut butter and bacon strips. It is probably a new addition to the menu as it does not feature on the online Menu. And a full rack of spare ribs. It was good but it was not the best ribs we ever had.

As for drinks we had 2 Coke and a Kinnie (traditional Maltese soft drink). The problem with the drinks. They were not carbonated at all. These soft drink fountains at restaurants and bars today hardly ever get the balance right. We were not going to raise this. My son and I would still drink it, but my wife would not. The Manager passed by and asked if all was fine. We pointed out that the drinks were not carbonated. He apologised, took all drinks, even though my son and I had drank more than have the pint ordered, and replaced them with proper carbonated drinks. He also ensured to pass by again a little later to check on us. No is perfect, but admitting a mistake and resolving it says a lot.

Date of visit: November 2019
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1  Thank RCMG-Malta
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Reviewed November 14, 2019

The place looks amazing, has a nice atmosphere and it's easy to find parking. Service was ok and burgers are decent. It's not worth going for happy hour though since the cocktails are only nice if you'd like something to photograph or wish for a different taste to your usual soft drink - the alcohol was almost non-existent even in the supposedly strongest cocktails.

Date of visit: November 2019
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1  Thank KayB B
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Reviewed October 25, 2019

Took my son for a treat yesterday. He ordered cod goujons as a starter. Portion was huge, goujons delicious,though they were lacking a bit in seasoning. As a main course beef tagliata was cooked to perfection. The staff was so friendly and the restaurant manager so welcoming. Well done and keep up the good work!

Date of visit: October 2019
3  Thank Claudine M
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