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Ta' Frenc Restaurant

Ghajn Damma Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 9010, Malta
+356 2155 3888
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“flambe” (15 reviews)
“tasting menu” (10 reviews)
“souffle” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Ghajn Damma Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 9010, Malta
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

I have been there for Valentine's Day with my girlfriend (set-menu; special night). We were not welcomed nor acknowledged when we entered the restaurant, and had to ask where to put our coats The Maitre D' is very sloppy and the service is average for...More

Thank Diogo P
Reviewed 17 February 2018

It was a nice relaxing evening, food was fantastic , great service from staff who were professional.

Thank jonathanvella2015
Reviewed 5 February 2018

A beautiful restaurant, definitely recommend to visit whilst on Gozo... Since we were a table of 10 and we pre-booked for a birthday, they gave us the private dining room which made the celebration fabulous and special - but the rest of the restaurant also...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We have eaten at Ta Frenc a number of times over the years when holidaying in Gozo. When our daughter and her Fiancé decided to hold their wedding and reception in Ta Frenc we knew the service and food would be of a high standard....More

Thank JCE_08
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

As always perfect menu and service well done all including the live orchestra Place decorated for Christmas and a worm welcome from the host highly recommended

Thank saviour s
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Very nice decor and proper service. As another reviewer stated lots of napkins and old fashioned, Thank you for that. We where greeted at the door with a smile. We stopped a the bar for a proper drink and relaxed on a very nice sofa....More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

For this restaurant I will go out of my way to secure a meal every time when I'm on the maltese islands. The standards and quality of foods cannot be found elsewhere here, largely due to using local products. Even if eating here requires taking...More

Thank chrisjwolf
Reviewed 15 December 2017

We came here for my birthday on our B&B's recommendation. What a lovely place! The restaurant is an old farm house which has been lovingly renovated. We enjoyed an aperetif cocktail outside in the courtyard, under the palm trees. You can choose either a la...More

Thank Anyanka00
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The food was ok but greatly overpriced. The setting was old fashioned chique with lots of napkins and half broken plants and a staff hesitating between indifference and fake friendliness. Recommended on their own website as an experience never to be forgotten... true, but unfortunately...More

Thank Erik B
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We visited last night and we all ate from the Market Menu. The food was excellent , the wine delightful and the service friendly . The restaurant was quiet on a Monday but the atmosphere was relaxed and everyone seemed to be enjoying the evening....More

Thank 197janette
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17 April 2017|
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Response from Joseph T | Property representative |
Hi yes you need about 2hrs + to get to us since there is a ferry waiting time to cross over to Gozo.
Jens H
10 October 2016|
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Response from wisfar | Reviewed this property |
Once you try Ta French restaurant you will enjoy a very high level of cuisine and service. I suggest you always ask for the specialty of the chef of the day. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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