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Penny Black Bar

$$ - $$$, British,
Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
+356 2133 4711
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
“burger” (11 reviews)
“side salad” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
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1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Looked good in the photos, but typical hotel bar, clean but lacked any atmosphere. Drinks expensive.

Thank Jacqui I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely and relaxing pub in The Victoria. Really enjoyed the cocktails, and we watched the football here too. Fab staff!More

Thank rachybaby84
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear rachybaby84, 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a drink here regardless whether you finished you had to pay at 3pm and we sat in darkness to finish offMore

Thank hasting16
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear hasting16, On behalf of The Management and Staff at The Penny Black, I would like to thank you for sparing some time to post your review on Trip Advisor. I am extremely disappointed to hear that your visit with us did not live up...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of the hotel, we ended most of our evenings here. The elder bar staff were all friendly and funny with recommendations on what to drinkMore

Thank Flaips
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Flaips, 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 4 weeks ago

Trying to seat 8 people is never easy in a popular bar, but together with helpful staff it was never a problem. We would meet here prior to dinner in the restaurant. The staff were friendly and very accommodating ensuring good service. It was noted...More

Thank Bob M
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Bob 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 4 weeks ago 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
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kate B, 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...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

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 5 weeks 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 14 October 2017

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 pooMore

Thank Woofy27
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Woofy27, On behalf of The Management and Staff at The Penny Black, I would like to thank you for sparing some time to post your review on Trip Advisor. I am extremely disappointed to hear that your visit with us did not live up...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017

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 16 October 2017

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 10 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

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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
US$3 - US$14
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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