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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“rabbit stew” (10 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
34, Main Street | BALLUTA BAY, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ1091, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Brianheliman M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Small restaurant, only 5 tables inside but a large covered and heated area outside. The staff are friendly and the food is excellent. I can especially recommend the octopus starter and the fish and seafood platter which is full if shellfish and a whole sea...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I am generally quite happy with food here in Malta, but this was one of my best finds. Amazing price/quality ratio. I had a fish soup and a grilled swordfish, both from the daily menu, and both were delicious. Swordfish was a huge piece, enough...More

Thank Anna V
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Sun? Food? Wine? These are all common questions asked when it comes to find your best and favourite restaurant. I must say that I tried a number of restaurants but Scruples in Balluta gave the best answer for all of these three questions!! Sun- A...More

1  Thank Farrugia_C
Reviewed 27 March 2017

nice restaurant located in balluta bay. has an outdoor area which is in a square. you can sit down and enjoy the view. food is good, staff is friendly, menu is varied and the price of the food is fine.

1  Thank micat008
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Just had dinner there tonight. Really friendly service. Had rabbit ravioli, it was execelent. Chose chocolate fondant for dessert, good choice :-). If you are in Malta this is a place you want to go eat.

1  Thank Jonas N
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can one dine indoors? How many fit indoors?
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
Thanks you for your lovely review.. Good health.
19 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
USD 11 - USD 17
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail