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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
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went back twice to confirm that our first experience actually reflected the standard of the restaurant. Ambience, food, service were all in excess of anything we have previously received in Valletta of which the standard is generally high. The atmosphere is perhaps a bit constrained for most but we wanted to dine in style for at least two nights;... More 

Thank stevegibbons48
Maria Z, General Manager at Michael's at the Civil Service Sports Club, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your appreciatation.Our team strive perfection to give every guest an experience of fine dining at its best.We look forward to see you again . More 

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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Catered well for my gluten free requirements. Amazing cured sea bass and a veal rib eye. Delicious and look forward to returning.

Thank travellertrish
Maria Z, Director of Sales at Michael's at the Civil Service Sports Club, responded to this review

We are glad that your enjoyed your dinner at Micheals .Thanks for your appreciation !! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked this restaurant by email before leaving England and were rewarded with a top quality imaginative lunch cooked fresh from the open kitchen where the chefs lovingly create fantastic food for their guests. We have eaten here before and certainly will again. The calm cool interior is a welcome break from the bustling street outside. The building itself is... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this year after a break of two years, disappointed as the chef had changed menu and food not as inventive as previous visits. Now more the expected tourist menu. Such as shame. The setting good but not what we had come to expect.

Thank Janice W
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are a great meal here in the lovely setting of an old Maltese town house. The decor is sedate. Michael shows up at your table with a friendly greeting and makes sure all is well. I had a steak which was excellent and my husband had the rabbit which was equally so. The service of both was interesting as... More 

Thank MusicalArt
Maria Z, Owner at Michael's at the Civil Service Sports Club, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your appreciation .Looking forward seeing you again . More 

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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Professional staff, perfect ambiance and divine food cooked to perfection ! .. highly recommended ! :)

Thank josi M
Maria Z, Owner at Michael's at the Civil Service Sports Club, responded to this review

Your kind words are really appreciated.we are glad that you enjoyed.Looking forward seeing you again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without any doubt I can say Michaels is one of the most beautiful and characteristic restaurant rooms in Malta. It embodies the best traditions of restaurant. The palace gives it a strong personality while simultaneously making it an intimate, jovial and relaxing location for a romantic evening meal. Micheals is the most fine and refined dinning experience in malta. Their... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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520 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant we had planned to try for lunch was closed on Mondays's so best laid plans and all that... We were walking towards plan B and saw Michaels. The place looked inviting and the menu interesting so we moved to plan c! The atmosphere is quiet, calm and cool. Linen on the table and service to match ie classy.... More 

Thank Lyn&MarkfromOz
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

perfect ambience with a top notch silver service...food cooked to perfection...literally mouthwatering with an unusual awesome combination of tastes...highly recommend 😃😎🔝💯

1 Thank Helga C
Marsascala, Malta
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a special degustation menu setup which was just delicious. Fine dining in a spectacular setup. Warm welcome, excellent service and definitely one of the top restaurants on the island.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$62
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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
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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