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Ta' Frenc Restaurant

Ghajn Damma Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 9010, Malta
+356 2155 3888
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crepe suzette” (13 reviews)
“tasting menu” (10 reviews)
“steak diane” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Ghajn Damma Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 9010, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Various menus available with the market menu changing on local produce and availability. Service is commendable. Been to this restaurant on various occassions both at lunch, evening and receptions. A must go while in gozo.

Thank Joyce M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant as it had been highly recommended by friends and guide books. Overly loud classical music, highly formal waiting staff made for an unrelated atmosphere. The food varied from OK to inedible. None of our party of 5 would recommend.

Thank Ann273504128
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous setting the kind wedding dreams are made of! From arrival and throughout the whole day and evening the service remained as high. Facilities and food top class, which is amazing catering for high numbers. Very private area which is perfect for a...More

Thank Sarah_is_always
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended for a family wedding. Great location with fantastic food and excellent attentive, friendly service. Highly recommend it

Thank CJ900S
Reviewed 20 May 2017

There is a way to do fine dining so that your guests still feel relaxed. This restaurant did not make us feel relaxed or welcome. The food was very good but one or two of the staff members appeared stressed - it may be because...More

1  Thank Miller_Muses
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner in the lovely setting of Ta'Frenc. We were welcomed and shown to the lounge where we had cocktails and perused the menu. We placed our order before being shown to our table. My friend had lamb and I had duck....More

1  Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I should say that we were competing with a wedding! While waiting for friends we ordered 2 glasses of Champagne and reveived 2 glasses of prosecco that had gone off ..... these were replaced. We had to move tables due to a spotlight from the...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here in April 2017 and foundit it to be a wonderful experience all around. Recommend highly.

Thank AliceGagnon
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Michelin Starred menu from Mario Schembri doesn't disappoint e.g. their amuse bushe and John Dory, but even if you have a more mainstream dish e.g. Salmon Fillet - it IS done exquisitely; beautifully presented and matching seps. On previous visits we have enjoyed classic flambé...More

Thank Mike11b
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We've holidayed in Gozo many times. It's a lovely place and the quality of the food is generally high. There is, however, only one restaurant that we go back to time and time again and that is Ta'Frenc. The food here is truly world class...More

Thank Michele M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How far from cruise ship docks? How do we get there?
16 April 2017|
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Response from Joseph T | Property representative |
Hi yes you need about 2hrs + to get to us since there is a ferry waiting time to cross over to Gozo.
Jens H
Nothing i now them i live not far away . Them are the best on Gozo and Malta to.
10 October 2016|
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Response from wisfar | Reviewed this property |
Once you try Ta French restaurant you will enjoy a very high level of cuisine and service. I suggest you always ask for the specialty of the chef of the day. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ghajn Damma Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 9010, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Xaghra
  • Phone Number: +356 2155 3888
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The story of Ta’ Frenc as we know it today is the story of two very young men, Ino Attard and Lino Cefai, who, more than 30 years ago, recognised in the crumbling limestone walls of this centuries-old farmhouse, a possibility, a dream, a promise, a renaissance. Literally stone by stone, step by step archway by archway, they restored the building without destroying its soul. Original features such as the animal mangers were retained and these are now a feature of the bar area. The high-ceilinged airy interior is divided into different areas by archways and screens. Mature trees were retained, and others planted. And thus they created Auberge Ta’ Frenc, which opened its doors to the public on 22 May 1982.
Checked red and white tablecloths, rustic French-style furniture and a classic French menu greeted their first guests, many of whom remain faithful customers today, of the internationally renowned restaurant now known simply as Ta’ Frenc Restaurant. Despite its name and pronunciation, Ta’ Frenc has nothing to do with France. It means Francis’ place; Francis was the farmer who owned the building.
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