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“Lovely Dinner”
Review of Paulus Kitchen

Paulus Kitchen
Ranked #33 of 157 Restaurants in Bugibba
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $72
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: At Paulus Restaurant one can enjoy a great dining experience, ambience music with a great view of St. Paul's Harbour.We have some wonderful seasonal dishes and a selection of premium wines at great prices for you to enjoy with your meal. We aim to serve the very best food.We thrive on sourcing, preparing and serving superb seafood, which is so full of genuine Mediterranean flavours.Our a la carte menu & set menus are created with care and with our great passion for quality and flavours.
Mellieha, Malta
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely Dinner”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is our second visit to Paulus. On both occasions we ate fish since it is the restaurant specialty. The fish lasagna is so delicious and it was cooked to perfection. Our friends had sea bream cooked al cartoccio which they enjoyed a lot as they just left the fish bone in the plate.
Staff and Restaurant Manager are very nice and gave us a superb service. I recommend this restaurant and we will definitely visit them again soon.

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pricey !!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Very nice restaurant with tables outside . Fish dishes are the same everywhere expensive !! We had pasta dishes which were very tasty .You will get a good bottle of maltese wine for 8 euros or 2 euros a glass

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“very nice meal”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

This mainly fish restaurant had wonderful service and was able to explain what we would get and it did not disappoint

Visited July 2013
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Valletta, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Paulus: thrilled second time around”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

When you first eat at Paulus, the built up hype is so overwhelming that even a great meal can fail to meet expectations and you leave conflicted between the evident quality of what is served and the crushing disappointment that your food world hasn't really turned upside down (or even had a small wobble). A revisit to Paulus however pays significant dividends, for one can then enjoy the meal on its own terms, and it is highly recommended. Friends insisted we should give Paulus Restaurant a second chance, after they read review of our first visit.
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There's been significant improvements in the tasting menu that at the end it resulted in us confirming this was a very good meal indeed. The food was so much better and even more filling.

The meal began with three varieties of starters. Deep fried fish-filled ravioli for our friend Paul, a sizeable fish raviola for my wife and a return to a plate of Fish Soup Cioppino, a medley of sustainable fish and shell fish, infused with seafood bouillabaisse. I tried this on my first visit and left it there as it was too salty. This time round the quality of the soup was so much better and pleasing to the palate. All three starters were met with a favourable vote. They were an absolute triumph of a start that played well on textures and tastes.

The oven baked Wreckfish and one Corb to share, seemed to give so much more - or perhaps we were in a better place to accept it, this time thrilled by the previous starters. Following that we ordered 2 desserts. One Crêpe Suzette served with vanilla ice cream for our friend and 3 scopes of chocolate ice cream for me. In some ways, finishing with chocolate seems oddly conventional, but is so very good that I was pleased I did and it really does seal the deal on ensuring you're more than full up when you leave.

The menu, of course, is always going to change because of the seasons, but this menu seemed a better and smarter menu than before. It was said that the PR strap-line for Paulus when it opened was to bill it as 'one to watch', but the hype overtook the food as the story. Only eating there a second time can one leave the hype behind, and our second visit showed it is possible. Now, we do believe that Paulus really is one to watch; this time round it was fabulous.

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Impressed.....”
Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

I am not a fish eater, but i was really impressed by the quality of the fish that I was served. Good value for money, great ambient and very well educated and experienced staff. Also the Chef helped me to discover more fish. I will surely be back again....

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Kenneth B
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