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Penny Black Bar

$$ - $$$, , European
Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
+356 2133 4711
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
“side salad” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, European, British
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
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1 - 10 of 200 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here 3 times whilst staying in the hotel. Alfred and his staff were very pleasant and attentive! He certainly makes the place what it is. Drinks are reasonably priced. Pasta night wasn't great (lukewarm, dried out pasta) though the puds were nice! Bar food...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Undoubtedly a must for us every time we come to Malta. The bar is looked after by 2 amazing professionals. Martin and Alfred take the helm and look after all visitors. During many cocktails these 2 guardian's of the bar looked after us. Always a...More

Thank Suzanne H
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Suzanne H, Alfred,Martin and the rest of Penny Black Bar's Management and staff would like to thank you for placing your positive comments about your recent time with us. We look ahead to hosting you again in the near future. Sincerely, Kevin Callus General...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The fish and chips nigh was destroyed with frozen fish and after the next one destroyed with deep fried and like mush lol. My partner is Michelin star holder shelf we send the fish back and after we was treated like poo

Thank Woofy27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bar is within the Victoria hotel and has no windows. If you want a quick drink then its ok. Its not the bar you would sit in all night and take in the atmosphere, there are many better ones to do this.More

Thank oowweenn
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear oowweenn, Your feedback on Tripadvisor regarding your recent visit at Penny Black Bar is most appreciated and acknowledged. Your constructive comments have been discussed at Management level as this reflects what our guests expect from us here at Penny Black Bar. We do hope...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Great bar and Alfred and staff are brilliant. Food is good too. If we wanted something a bit different they were most obliging and always did their best to give us what we wanted.More

Thank butterflyNottingham
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear butterflyNottingham, Thank you for placing your positive comments about your recent time at Penny Black Bar on TripAdvisor. We love to hear what our guests have to say about their experiences. We do hope to host you again in the near future. Sincerely, Kevin...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Do stop by during happy hour and let Martin or Alfred mix you up something good. They also have some nice local beers and a good food menu and will show live football if you ask. Proper pub with very friendly staff.More

1  Thank RTM1908
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear RTM1908, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are really glad you had a delightful time and enjoyed both the atmosphere and food served. Looking forward to serve you...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Stayed at the Victoria and the Penny Black Bar is opposite Reception. Staff friendly and chatty and menu ok but not extensive. The only downside for us was the Bar didn't open till mid afternoon. They do show Sports and the times we spent there...More

Thank bbdaddio
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Dear bbdaddio, Alfred and the rest of Penny Black Bar's Management and staff would like to thank you for placing your positive comments about your recent time with us. We look ahead to hosting you again in the near future. Sincerely, Kevin Callus General Manager...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017

We ate here several times & were not disappointed. The food was excellent & great value for money. Comfortable surroundings & great service.More

Thank ChristineBLhanbryde
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Dear ChristineBLhanbryde, I thank you for the 5 star review you have submitted on TripAdvisor about your recent visit to the Penny Black Bar. It makes me very happy to know that your expectations were fully met. We look forward to having you back at...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Nice little bar within the Victoria hotel and each time we have visited , Alfred is the barman. A comedy man but nothing is too much trouble !More

Thank Katya C
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear Katya C, Alfred and the rest of Penny Black Bar's Management and staff would like to thank you for placing your positive comments about your recent time with us. We look ahead to hosting you again in the near future. Sincerely, Kevin Callus General...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

The beef olives were great and service was quicker and friendlier than expected. The decoration is dated and looks like what an English pub from the 80s is expected to be.More

Thank 201,212,201,212
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear 201212201212, Many thanks for submitting your lovely feedback about your recent time at Penny Black Bar. We love to read our guests' experiences cause make us know what they like or dislike. We do hope to hosting you again soon. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel...More

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ginny29mace
20 February 2015|
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Response from Kevin_Callus | Property representative |
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Mace, First and foremost, we would like to thank you for your interest in The Victoria Hotel. Further to your enquiry, kindly note that although the hotel is a city hotel, the rooms which are situated on a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 14
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, European, British
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
  • Phone Number: +356 2133 4711
  • E-mail
Description
The Penny Black Bar with its baby grand piano, open fireplace and leather seating is more than just a standard hotel lounge bar. Guests can sit, relax and watch live sports whilst sipping their favorite cocktails or wine, accompanied by delicious snacks, tempting platters and freshly made desserts. The Penny Black Bar has a vast bar selection, friendly service and terrific food at value prices; it is the perfect retreat to meet friends and colleagues.
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