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Penny Black Bar

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Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
+356 2133 4711
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was expectin a lot more than what we got... I ordered a burger and a beer, both were aweful, the burger is better in McDonalds, mark my word... My wife ordered wrap and it was good enough... The bartender was funny though, he was the best part of our dinner... My advise... go next door... or anywhere else...

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Thank Janez S
SOUTH WEST U.K.
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived early and had a quick bit. Martin very helpful and efficient. He's been there for ages and has workd his way up from the bottem. Good Bar Manager, nice guy.

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Thank POLKY
Tyldesley MANCHESTER
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The bar is situated within The Victoria Hotel, Sliema - you can get great food at reasonable prices. The bar has also had a make-over during the ongoing refurbishment of the hotel but one thing that hasn’t changed is the fantastic staff – Martin Cassar and Alfred Fabri. Martin and Alfred are friendly, helpful and very entertaining - you are... More 

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Thank MaltaFanatics
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Limited choice of draught beer but plenty of different beers, lagers and ciders in bottles and cans. Large screen TV showing some sport

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Marton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had a couple of lunches and dinner in here and were never disappointed. Alfred worked like a trojan and always had a smile and a joke.

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Thank Raymond B
London
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stayed at the Victoria for two weeks and used this bar regularly during our stay, the barmen Martin and Alfred were efficient in their service as well as courteous, friendly and entertaining. Alfred in particular is a natural born comedian. Our last day included a lunch here due to the fact that we did not have dinner on our first... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We love the new decor of the Penny Black. Best thing is that the staff, guys like Martin and Alfred really at to the atmosphere. Very engaging with the customers whilst providing and excellent professional service. Will be back next year again.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Located in the Victoria Hotel had just reopened, (I think it does not open during summer) Good service

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Had our first meal at Penny Blacks, as tired from our journey. Barman very funny and entertaining. Made our meal a pleasure. Food good

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were staying at the Victoria hotel and were dining there most nights, fancying a change we had dinner in the PennyBlack which is situated adjacent to the main dinning room. The Penny Black is the main bar of the hotel with an area set aside for diners,the whole bar area is a pleasant room with comfortable seating, TV if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 14
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, European, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
  • Phone Number: +356 2133 4711
Description
The Penny Black Bar with its baby grand piano, open fireplace and leather seating is more than just a standard hotel lounge bar. Guests can sit, relax and watch live sports whilst sipping their favorite cocktails or wine, accompanied by delicious snacks, tempting platters and freshly made desserts. The Penny Black Bar has a vast bar selection, friendly service and terrific food at value prices; it is the perfect retreat to meet friends and colleagues.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?