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The Old Smuggler's Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Pub
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36, Main Street | 36, Main Street, Balzan, Island of Malta BZN 1259, Malta
+356 9996 7996
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Today
17:00 - 23:55
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Tue 17:00 - 23:55
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Mellieha, Malta
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a good spot to meet with friends. There is a good selection of drinks, friendly atmosphere and relaxed environment.

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Thank Melanie W
Preston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Very happy to take larger groups e.g. divers. Food is good value and there is a good range of food. Staff are friendly and accommodating. The bar is across the road from the beach so you can watch older kids on the beach from the bar!

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Thank aliO8269RB
Balzan, Malta
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had a meal there not long ago and the food was very good and also good value but the place was a bit noisy for my liking. I think it's a lovely place for the youngsters and also a nice place to have a pint with your mates.

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Thank aldo626
Warrington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Situated next to Calypso dive centre the perfect place for a pre-dive breakfast coffee or a post-dive drink and meal. Highly recommend the seafood pizza!

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Thank DaveKelsall
Rotherham
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

On my last night budget was a bit tight. Went for pizza and wine. Had to take a couple of slices of large pizza away with me, good and handy for lunch next day. Enjoyed it.

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Thank Jane G
Balzan, Malta
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a must go place, excellent food and Malta largest collection of top single malts and more.It is very well frequented all week long, the meat dishes served at this place are second to none. A real must.

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Thank Olvin Noel G
Worcester, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Great atmosphere and service along with being good value for money. spent a couple of "end of the day"'s here

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Thank Andy F
Malta
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

A good value pub in a local residential area mostly visited by a regular local crowd. Yet, besides convenient for a quite drink this pub serves great food for both lunch and dinner.

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Thank Jonathan S
Deanshanger, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Such a pity that poor service let's down this venue as the food is of a good standard. Really enjoyed the pizza.

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Thank Paul H
Island of Malta, Malta
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

One of the best meals ever. The starter lunette pasta was amazing, followed with a 5 class rib eye steak and home cooked potatoes. Will definitely re-visit, amazing meal :)

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Thank RaiderMalta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:55
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:55
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36, Main Street | 36, Main Street, Balzan, Island of Malta BZN 1259, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Balzan
  • Phone Number: +356 9996 7996
Description
We run a small but elite rustic bar/pub and restaurant serving genuine never ending list of genuine single malts, whiskies, vodkas, beers and wines. Our dining area offers you a taste of Maltese typical home cooking, so nothing is prepared before you order your lunch or dinner. The establishment is family run and is open fro 11 am till 01 am daily so you can pop in any time.From coffee and tea to the finest brandies. Only the finest fresh ingredients are used including fresh egg based pasta, fresh beef fillet and USDA ribeye (400gms)If you are in a rush try our mouth savouring home baked rolls and wraps.

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