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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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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've holidayed in Gozo many times. It's a lovely place and the quality of the food is generally high. There is, however, only one restaurant that we go back to time and time again and that is Ta'Frenc. The food here is truly world class and the service is warm and knowledgeable. I could single out individual dishes, but why... More 

Thank Michele M
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful evening with a delightful experience of food and a variety of wines. Served to compliment each dish of 6 courses The setting is so warm and you are made to feel special by the well mannered staff There wine cellar is exceptional All in all perfect

Thank Simone B
Mgarr, Malta
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Welcoming staff, well prepared, fast service. Very nice internal decor and set up. Very well presented food, excellent wine selection

Thank Antoine C
Victoria, Malta
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I eat here especially on special occasions. Had a New Year's Eve dinner one time. Must see their wine cellar under a glass floor. Good for weddings too.

Thank newmarketresources
Island of Gozo, Malta
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We took the four course menu and could not finish up the main course. A touch of class with excellent service and exquisite food. A long list of wine to choose from and served as should be! A must for every couple and do not wait till Valentine's!!

Thank Gauciag
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114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have been meaning to visit this restaurant for ages and finally managed to get myself to do it.... and good thing I did too!!! The restaurant is set within an old converted farmhouse which provides a sublime setting for a romantic dinner, or for a special occasion or even if you want to treat yourself to a treat! The... More 

Thank John P
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

If there were more stars to give I would have done so! For years we have been going to this restaurant and a weekend on Gozo would not be complete without an evening at this fabulous place. Ticks all the boxes.Romantic ambience whether it is summer sitting outside on the cool terrace or cozy in winter inside. Impeccable service by... More 

Thank Joan S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I was not planning a meal here but was told that it really was the best restaurant in Malta. Perhaps it was because it was lunch (there was only one other table) or maybe because we ordered off the market menu, but Ta' Frenc felt like it was coasting on its reputation big time. I will not mention specific dishes... More 

Thank SelbyDale
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Organised my parents 50th Anniversary party at Ta Frenc restaurant. With the help of the manager Joseph Tabone the party turned out to be a magnificent sucess. The ambient is beautiful and service and food was flawless. I also left the cake in their hands and the pastry chef made an incredible cake just like the pictures i gave him.A... More 

Thank simon c
Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here when staying in Gozo, the food was great and the service the best I have had for a while. My only issue was that we ordered from the slightly cheaper market menu, and so the portions were very small so we were still hungry after 2 courses. We would definitely return though!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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