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“Disappointing” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Sorpresa

La Sorpresa
Ranked #6 of 152 Restaurants in Bugibba
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Went here based on the fantastic reviews on trip advisor but we were very disappointed. Yes the service and atmosphere is good but the food is a real let down. Huge portions but luke warm, greasy and not well presented. What a shame. Quite reasonable prices and may suit some but not us.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Liz W
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A very happy belly :-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

I would say this has got to be one of the best restaurants in Malta. My partner and I adore this place! We found it whilst on holiday 3 years ago and thought the food was fantastic. We recently returned to Bugibba in September 13 and was dying to go back to see if it was just as good. Well it was good, if not better! Service is always with a smile and the food, well I don't know how they can offer such good quality (and quantity) of food at such cheap price. My partner and I had their set menu for €13.50. I had home made sweet potato soup and my partner had a huuuge prawn cocktail. On top of our ordered starter, every table gets another "free" starter of Maltese bread, both fresh and garlic bread, plus some crackers with sundried tomatoes and this Maltese bean dip (Bigilla) which looks odd but tastes lovely. For our main we both had 2 large pork lions stuffed with Maltese Sausage in middle with Rosemary roast potatoes and a selection of fresh veg (courgette, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower). For desert we were not only offered the obligatory vanilla ice cream, but crème caramel, banoffee pie, fresh fruit salad or tiramisu. With 1 and half bottles of wine the total cost minus tip was €40 which I think was so very cheap for what we had.

We visited La Sorpresa again during our holidays before brining our whole party back for the last night. 6 of us ordered starters and main and some coffees were had after along with 4 bottles of wine and a bottle of water. The total cost of this meal minus tip was €153 (approx. £132) there is no way you would pay this price in England for such a superb meal.

This is a family business and whilst the service may be a little slow at times due to the restaurant being so busy, this does not deter you from enjoying yourself and apologies are always made for any delay, although it is really not needed and the quality of what you receive speaks for itself. Thank you for giving a full but a very happy belly on numerous occasions.

I will continue to visit Malta over the coming years, and will always come back to this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MichieR
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Qawra, Malta
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Restuarant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

A warm welcome is always guaranteed here,staff very polite and helpful.Food is excellent large portions and good choice on menu.Wine list good too.
A very popular place to eat.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tony C
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Huge meal, lovely flavours & value for money. Busy, traditional & popular place to eat. Wine list pretty good & excellent pices.

Visited September 2013
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Thank JulieGrimble
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surrey england
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Exctellen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Very good meal massive portions very tasty food very friendly staff over ail a very popular restaurant in a good location.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Keith2007
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