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King's Own Band Club Bar & Restaurant

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274 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT112, Malta
+356 2123 0281
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really friendly, attentive but not annoying service. The food was good, with generous portions. The wine list had a good range of local and a reasonable selection of international wine. Well worth a visit if you are In town. (€75 for two course, two people and a bottle of wine. Good Parma and melon starter; she had calamari - tasty... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We found the swordfish topped a strong offering of seafood, with good wine at a fair price to go with it. The service was swift and attentive, and the military and musical mementos in the walls recalled the British army band that was based in the building in bygone days. Simply one of the best evening meals we had in... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Calm enviroment, good service and very good sea food, Eksellent mediterranean rabbit. Good home made trifle

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The old part of Valletta is full of bright and breezy restaurants – so this one is easy to miss. Entry to the restaurant is via a somewhat austere doorway but once inside there is a sense of tradition and clearly the staff want the customer to enjoy good food at reasonable prices. My wife and I visited the restaurant... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A good meal spoilt by very cool (not exactly cold) mashed potato served with fresh tuna. My wife's veal was good and her mashed potato was just about adequetly heated.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to come across this restaurant after visiting the knights chapel . This used to be a club for one of the knights and maintains the nice ambiance but the food is spectacular. We had rabbit and typical rolled beef and it was great portion not to much not to little . Our waiter gave the best... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd been to this restaurant a couple of years ago with Tuck and Patti and a group of peeps from the theatre - had an excellent late meal so.. on this trip to Malta I decided to treat myself to a nice meal out. The decor is nice; the tables not too close to each other, the staff very courteous... More 

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Thank Gillia
Greater Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has a real old school feel to it and delivers great food. Wait staff know their stuff and some have a great line of conversation which makes you feel right at home. Thoroughly enjoyed my meal here.

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Thank John F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two incredibly enjoyable meals in this restaurant! We were looking for a restaurant to have dinner on our first night in Valletta when we stumbled upon King's Own Band Club. It's pretty unassuming from the outside, but it is a really lovely, airy space inside: the restaurant area is on the ground floor, while the upper floors are... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went a couple of times for dinner, both times we enjoyed. Staff are very professional. The food is superb, I had Fried Rabbit for main and my wife had Veal. Recommend this restaurant which is tucked away on Republic Street

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 28 - US$ 39
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 274 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT112, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2123 0281
Description
The Preca Family are the proud owners of Tal Familja Restaurant & Palazzo Preca. Roberta Preca (one of five daughters) owns the King's Own Band Club Bar & Restaurant which is situated in this enchanting 1874 building, a stone's throw away from the Maltese historical gem - 'St John's Co-Cathedral'. This restaurant is a typical Maltese traditional cuisine restaurant. Roberta is the proud award winner for Maltese best female chef for 2015 & 2016.

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