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“Favourite Restaurant”
Review of Venus Restaurant

Venus Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 159 Restaurants in Bugibba
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Island of Malta, Malta
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Favourite Restaurant”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

This review concerns the fifth visit to this restaurant. The visit was during a weekday (Tuesday). The staff were attentive and helpful whilst not being too pushy. The food was excellent (opted for calamari fritti + grilled calamari for starters, platter of fish + prawns for main course from the fresh fish selection and finished off with an excellent cheesecake). The bill for two came up to 96 euros but this included 2 starters, 2 main courses, 2 desserts, a bottle of wine, water (~2), limoncellos and 2 gin tonics. For such wonderful food, excellent service, lovely ambience+decor, the restaurant deserves 100% its reputation. Do not be put off by its position (next to a take away), inside it is a different story!

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Michelle C
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
“Where to eat”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you wish a classy meal then look no further. Intimate dining with specials and attentive staff but not overbearing. Please make reservation

Visited June 2014
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Thank 704wood79
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Return visit”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Paid a return visit to this very good restaurant.
We were not disappointed.
I had a veal T/bone and my wife had fillet beef steak.
Both were cooked to perfection.
A bit pricey but you have to pay for expected good standard.
Really enjoyed the meal and will go again.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank aitchdive
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
281 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Best in class in Bugibba”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Called in on spec at 7 to be told they were very busy and a table was available but they need the table for 8.30. We said ok and were treated to the most wonderful customer focussed dining we have experienced for some time. Mark and Michael the owners were busy ensuring everything was in order and we were delighted to be shown the dishes available from the menu, uncooked before we ordered - lovely touch (only one restaurant in or part of the UK does anything like this). Our waitress was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu and confirmed my choice of Maltese white wine to accompany our fish selection. We ended up ordering three courses and we never felt rushed - indeed we stayed till 9.30! The 25 Euro set meal is excellent value for money. I would recommend any fish dish on the menu for starter or main and the sorbet was the best we have tasted for many years. Well done all the team at Venus

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Paul S
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Mellieha, Malta
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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“Fabulous dining experience!”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

I have walked past this restaurant so many times over the years and it was only recently while thinking of a place to go in Bugibba with friends that I thought we'd give this place a go & I'm delighted we did! It is now one of our favourite places to go for a meal. The decor is lovely, there is a warm, inviting atmosphere as soon as you enter the door, the service is friendly and attentive (in fact the last time I was there I had a good chat with the English lady who owns it with her husband about schools!) - the menu is well laid out with a good selection of dishes to cater for every taste and on top of this there are always interesting specials too - like Rabbit terrine. The food is perfectly presented, flavoursome and lamb and veal dishes I have tried there have just melted in the mouth. My husband also loves the lemon chocolate cheesecake so much he wanted to order 2 slices for himself on our last visit!!! A true gem of a restaurant - we will definitely be back on our next trip to Malta!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Caz027
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