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Penny Black Bar

Gorg Borg Oliver Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
+356 2133 4711
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
“side salad” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Central European, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Gorg Borg Oliver Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
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1 - 10 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely pub with really nice staff (especially Michael), only let down is that it has 'hotel' prices so it cost a lot more than most of the other places available to visit within walking distance.More

Thank DeanPalmer81
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear DeanPalmer81, The Penny Black's Management and staff would like to thank you for placing your positive comments about your recent stay with us at The Victoria Hotel. We look ahead to hosting you during future stays at The Victoria Hotel. Sincerely, Kevin Callus General...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in the Victoria Hotel so stopped for dinner. Staff very very friendly but the food was not great. Had nachos for starter which very ok but luke warm. Ceasar salad seemed to have pre-packed chicken and the burger was very small with frozen chips.

Thank amcintosh12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drank and ate here several times whilst stopping at hotel, service very good, food mostly good and not too expensive.More

Thank magicmagic1
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear magicmagic1, A big 'thank you' from the whole team at Penny Black Bar for your positive review on TripAdvisor. We are so delighted to read that your experience has been such a positive and pleasant one. Such comments surely entice our motivation to persevere...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Penny Black pub is located at the four star Victoria Hotel in Sliema. On wednesdays they offer soup, three types of pasta, cheese and dessert at 10.95 euros. Its practically eat as much as you like and the service is excellent.More

Thank adriangerman
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear adriangerman, A big 'thank you' from the whole team at Penny Black Bar for your positive review on TripAdvisor. We are so delighted to read that your experience has been such a positive and pleasant one. Such comments surely entice our motivation to persevere...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

this we liked. Again very nice staff always wanting to chat and see that everything was to your liking. Worth a visit. Good pub food too.More

Thank Patsy A
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear Patsy A, 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...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Penny Black Bar is situated in The Victoria Hotel, Sliema. This bar has fantastic staff Martin Cassar, Alfred Fabri and the newest guy Bane and serves great food and drink. Martin and Alfred are both so entertaining and you are always assured of a...More

1  Thank MaltaFanatics
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear MaltaFanatics, Alfred, Martin ,Bane and the rest of Penny Black's Management and staff would like to thank you for placing your positive comments about your recent stay with us at The Victoria Hotel. We look ahead to hosting you during future stays at The...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is the bar of the Victoria Hotel. The hotel is excellent as is the bar. The bar is next to the Copperfield restaurant and you can get excellent meals in both places. The bar is comfortable and has a welcoming atmosphere. this is a...More

1  Thank Brian M
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Dear Brian M, 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,...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018

Located in Victoria Hotel, offers good value theme nights and Maltese specialties at a reasonable price. Access to the sweet and cheese buffet in the main (adjoining) main restaurant is a bargain and an exercise in self control! The Caravaggio Maltese wines are well worth...More

1  Thank J&JBLeics
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Dear J&JBLeics, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. You have been kind enough to dedicate some of your time to compliment us on the food which we truly appreciate. Looking...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Stayed in the Victoria Hotel, and this bar helped to make this the ideal place to stay in our opinion. The prices are very reasonable and were served up by Martin & Alfred during our stay. Food was pretty good as well. Might be advisable...More

1  Thank 424stevem
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Dear 424stevem, A big 'thank you' from the whole team at Penny Black Bar for your positive review on TripAdvisor. We are so delighted to read that your experience has been such a positive and pleasant one. Such comments surely entice our motivation to persevere...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018

Ate here one evening when too tired to venture out. it is situated in the Victoria Hotel next door to the Palace Hotel. We found the place to be lacking in atmosphere with pretty average pub food but inexpensive.More

Thank Debseleven
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Dear Debseleven, You kindly took the time to submit your review on TripAdvisor and we thank you for this. All feedback from guests is appreciated and rest assured that while we enjoy hearing that you had a good dine with us at Penny Black Bar,...More

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ginny29mace
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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
US$3 - US$14
Cuisine
Central European, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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 Oliver Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
  • Phone Number: +356 2133 4711
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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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