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Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2356 1920
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (5 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Despite the view, service dreadful.. croquettes in a “chilled” avocado soup underwhelming and lamb main course raw not rare. Gave polite feedback but the manager didn’t really get it. Not worth the cash Don’t be lured by what may seem like an oasis in the...More

Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we ate a small lunch service and food good. no problem ordering gluten free. view lovely. within Azure complex

Thank michaelnancym2016
Reviewed April 1, 2018

As Agliolio was closed for renovation, we booked to eat here for a 50th birthday celebration. We had the option to choose from the (limited) Agliolio menu, which we did. Our food was (as expected) excellent and the service was too. The wait on staff...More

Thank LynetteChapman
Reviewed March 4, 2018

food excellent service not so good , we where left waiting half an hour to be asked for our order while people who arrived after us had had their first course. it took My husband to go up to speak to the manage before we...More

1  Thank margaret l
Reviewed February 24, 2018

We ate here whilst staying in the hotel. The staff were great, very helpful and friendly. There is a good menu with plenty of options and the food was decent portion sizes and delicious. The only let down was the very slow delivery of food...More

1  Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed February 19, 2018

Wonderful display of a range of food for breakfast and at times got lost of what to choose. Staff were very helpful and ready to help. Dinner in the restaurant had fixed set of menus to choose from and the quality and portions were very...More

Thank sharpeww
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Not impressed with this restaurant at all. It is part of the Raddison Blu, Golden Sands offer of restaurant facility. Food was not great, cold plates, mediocre quality and quantity of food, served by pleasant staff but at prices which are excessive for what you...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed January 30, 2018

This is yet another wonderful place to eat. You are treated as someone really special. Food is great, you really need to try the Lamb Shank, it melts in your mouth. Staff are stars.

Thank Azza7whl
Reviewed January 12, 2018

Romantic for the couple while it's enjoyable to the family, colleagues, and friends. Fine diner and very pleasant staffs.

Thank linesayo
Reviewed December 17, 2017

4 hungry people looking for a meal we wandered into Essence restaurant enticed initially by the specials menu. My wife and I had the seafood linguini (starter size) which was a generous portion and packed with seafood. The prosciutto crudo pizza got the thumbs up...More

Thank rojop4
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mellieha
  • Phone Number: +356 2356 1920
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