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Michael's at the Civil Service Sports Club

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113,Archbishop Street,, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1444, Malta
+356 2122 8500
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12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Sliema, Malta
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice and welcoming ambience, close to the historical Grandmaster's palace in Valletta. Good service and excellent food.

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Berlin, Germany
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant. Staff was welcoming . Dishes are presented nicely. We had a bottle of Maltese sparkling wine, 2 bottles of water, 2 appetizers, 2 fish consommés, 3 mains for 140EUR I believe the price was appropriate given the service level. I was missing a more creative combination of flavors. My fish tasted very plain. It's a nice place... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real pleasure eating at Michael's, delicious food and very nice atmosphere. Highly recommended. Well done to all the team.

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Manchester
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very attractive restaurant with a nice bar area. We arrived early and had our choice of seats and could see into the kitchen. You can also get a good view of the kitchen as you pass on your way to the loo! Michael himself came out to introduce himself to us and checked on us later to... More 

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Sliema, null, Malta
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was mouthwatering, presentation and taste impeccable. Dare to say it's one of the greatest kitchens on the island. The chef greeted us and made sure we enjoyed our stay. I highly recommend which dis very unusual of myself considering I'm quite choosy.will visit again😁

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Thank Clint V
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what can you say about a restaurant in a fabulous setting, beautifully decorated, wonderful food and flawless service? You could add that the owner was attentive enough to sit and chat for a few minutes and discuss his ambitious plans for improvement. This is the best restaurant that I've eaten in for the past two years, including Michelin starred locations... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had rabbit and fish (red snapper ). Very professional service, great flavor and selection. We'll definitely recommend

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Thank elizol
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The menu was carefully balanced and the food was flavourful but not heavy. Starters very interesting - twists on classics. I had fish and my husband had mushroom and oxtail pasta for the main course - both good. However we hardly had room for dessert and ended up sharing the almond tart. What a mistake - this is one of... More 

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Thank Liz J
Malta
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Been there a couple of times , and very well served as always. The food was marvelous , fra shot prepared by the chefs in their open kitchen and the Service was impeccable. They also have a very extensive selection of great wines plus the marvelous La Cotta Artisan beer, very nicely paired with all their foods by chef Daniel... More 

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Thank Kevin D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The food is great, the palace is beautiful, the service is good, the staff is very helpful and friendly :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 60
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113,Archbishop Street,, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1444, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 8500
Description
Michael's, a refuge offering cuisine of the land and from the sea and fusing together the traditional and the cutting edge, is fittingly housed in this very building in Valletta, a historic city also at the nexus of tradition and the brand new, yet, in perfect harmony. The same effect is sought after at Michael's. Father and son chefs Michael and Daniel Cauchi bring different experiences and opinions to the table, serving up harmonious dishes of blends of Mediterranean flavours. Chef Michael Cauchi is highly regarded locally. His famed restaurant 'Il Re Del Pesce' is still spoken of in revered tones in foodie circles, and he has served his fare to many a dignitary, including Presidents and Prime Ministers of Malta and Italy, celebrities such as Madonna, Sir Roger Moore, and celebrity chef Ainsley Harriot. Michael's cooking is delicate, respectful of tradition, and above all, based on the highest quality ingredients. Additionally Michael is a firm believer that his culinary skills are best used when they blend Mediterranean flavours into easily digestible dishes that are as kind to your waistline as they are to your palate. Lean, clean, and utterly delicious are the rules here at Michael's. On the other hand, Michael's son Daniel brings his own opinions and techniques forth, fuelled by his love for modern and fusion cuisine, yes still respectful of the traditional tastes his father is known and loved for. As to the building, it's a veritable treasure trove of history. It's known as the L'Hostel De Verdelin, after Fra Jean Jacques De Verdelin, a nephew of Grandmaster De Verdalle, took 12 years to construct, and apart from two coats of arms removed from the facade by Napoleon Bonaparte's troops in 1798, is excellently preserved in all respects. We like to think that De Verdelin, a man of excellent taste, would greatly appreciate the fine cuisine we create at Michael's, and we aspire to breathe new life into the noble culinary tradition that must have once existed in this home. Come in, and bite into tasty tradition and zesty contemporary fare!

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