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Scruples Kitchen

34, Main Street | Balluta Bay, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ1091, Malta
+356 9986 6822
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Mediterranean, European
$$ - $$$
34, Main Street | Balluta Bay, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ1091, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended in the Lonely Planet on Malta. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent; fresh and tasty- with a diverse menu. The service was great ( Shout out to Ryan) and the servers were very friendly and attentive. We sat outside...More

Thank triptrekker2
Fabian G, Manager at Scruples Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customers, Thanks for your great review. Much appreciated.... Regards

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little bar,excellent views, friendly staff and a great view of balluta bay. The food there is delicious, thanks Fabian and Co 👍

Thank dave h
Fabian G, Manager at Scruples Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dave , We're very glad you've enjoyed Scruples Kitchen. Many thanks for you're review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surprised at the quality of the food here. Have returned during our holiday because the food is tasty and compared to other local restaurants you get a lot more for your money. I've had the octopus in red wine twice, and it's absolutely delicious. The...More

Thank Philip W
Fabian G, Manager at Scruples Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot for your great review. Much appreciated.... 🙏🙏

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Seafood in this restaurant really nice And the portions are really big But some few negatives points First the plastic chairs it's looking really cheap not like an restaurant And second The few errors of service Some disches which they not have or are...More

Thank Christophe W
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Had to wait one and a half hour for my plate. When asking politely about it I got a smug response. One thing about the food. The fruti di mare was generous by any standards. But the taste was bland. Just cooked in wine and...More

Thank hendrikcromboom
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Food took almost1hr to arrive as with other tables. Service was good but 19 euros for overcooked fish with iceberg lettice,capres and chips is not good value! There are plenty more restaurants nearby offering a better fare for the money... hope it was an off...More

Thank chs201
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Review from lonely planet guide accurate. Really good value for money and good quality. Portion sizes are huge ! Service was attentive and quick.

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

The service was great the food was the best we had in Malta but there we patrons smoking in an enclosed area and we had been assured that it was a non smoking area. So but for that this is definitely a 5 star restaurant....More

Thank Veronica K
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Sometimes you find a restaurant that is a complete surprise, like and mean like Scruples. Quality food. Monster portions. Try the seafood platter, great value.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Just arrived in St Julian’s and had a walk. Saw this restaurant and decided to have a drink. The staff were very friendly and the wine was good. Although the dinner guests left we did not feel any pressure to leave. The food sounded good...More

1  Thank Brianheliman M
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24 May 2015|
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Response from Sliemiz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, one can dine indoors but the place isn't too spacious. There are around six tables inside. It's fine for a small group but a larger group (more than six, say) may feel a little cramped. Outdoors is nice and under... More
Fabian G
18 March 2015|
Response from johnjcefai | Reviewed this property |
There is nothing better than the truth :) Thanks for the excellent service and food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34, Main Street | Balluta Bay, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ1091, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 9986 6822
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