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Ta' Frenc Restaurant

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Ghajn Damma Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 9010, Malta
+356 2155 3888
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germany
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and quiet place. The food is delicious and the atention quiet formal and nice. Prices are acord to everything I said before. I would come back again!

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening in a relaxing setting. The wine and food was good, freshly prepared and served in style. Excellent customer service throughtvfrim meeting and greeting, serving food and wine and in ensuring we had a lovely evening. Definitely worth future visits and looking forward to going back to taste other dishes that are beautifully presented and tasty. Thanks... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for part of my partners Birthday and also we brought new friends along with us. They never ever disappoint simply fantastic. If you are into fine dining then this place is a must to visit. The staff, the food and wine are all impeccable. We all could not fault it and we will return in May of... More 

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Thank Jamesy289
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lunched on a November Sunday, an English tour group of 15 having to compete for attention with two big christening parties for local families. You would never have known we weren't the only guests they had. Great food and masses of it, served with enthusiasm and skill. Good Maltese wines. My risotto with mushrooms and truffle oil was seriously... More 

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Thank Nicholas H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Starting off a long windy weekend in Gozo at Ta Frenc Restauranton the way down to Marsalforn. A warm welcolm and an excellent varied menu to choose from. The risotto in lobster bisque with scallops was a delight. Fresh fish and a lovely fillet cooked to perfection followed. Try the crepe suzettes in orange and drambui cooked by the table.... More 

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Thank Jonathanblanche
Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nice atmosphere and good food. Nice selection of vin. And don't miss to get something flambé. We enjoyed the evening.

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Thank andyweyermann
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent cooking and service. A truly 'European' restaurant. Dishes are varied and served with great style on the plates. The chef has a heart foor his work. And that is what you taste. It is nearing a Michelin star. Worth a visit when on Gozo!

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Thank Alexander V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited for an evening meal on our last night of our holiday. The food was great, we both had the market menu and the wine selection was extensive. Good value, great service and would come again. The Nutella desert isn't quite as good as the sweet ravioli 😁

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Thank Stephen M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I visited the restaurant on a venue visit. It is a beautiful restaurant with local herbs being grown on the grounds, the food was delicious and the wine cellar can be hired for private use, it is simply beautiful, you must pop down there if you get the chance.

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Thank _lilmissemka
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Really fabulous food, outstanding. The prices are very reasonable with a huge selection of wine. The staff are really good & don't hover over you.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, French, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
Description
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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