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King's Own Band Club Bar & Restaurant

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274 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT112, Malta
+356 2123 0281
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon the King's Own on our last night in Malta after a long tour of the island, and we were so pleasantly surprised to have chosen one of the best restaurants in Valletta! The food, service and value were terrific. I had the beef olives - a tender beef dish with herbs in the center and a tantalizing... More 

Thank Sarah M
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Happened upon this restaurant on our first night, when all we wanted was fresh fish and good wine... this restaurant delivered both. The food was fantastic, with both the starters (especially the Gozo Cheese) and the swordfish amazing! The list of Maltese wines was extensive and we had a very nice viognier; the service was also great, helpful, friendly but... More 

Thank Angela T
Budapest, Hungary
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149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all I don't give 5 stars easily, it has to be something very special to get it. For our last night in Malta we went here and so glad we did. It was the best meal we have had on the island. In a lovely rebuilt building after being destroyed by bombing in WWII. The place is full... More 

Thank Kenwyoung
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Managed to get a table in the evening (its very popular but worth a wait) absolutely faultess food and service. Very reasonably priced. Loved every thing put on the table and the wine prices are the cheapest in town. YOU GOTTA EAT HERE!

Thank DurhamAlan
Attard, Malta
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't eaten so well in a restaurant in ages and the service given was beyond excellent. Thank you and will surely visit again.

Thank natashaciancio
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and good food. Ask for recommendations on local wine they know this! However why keeping the tv on? Only annoying and disturbing and takes down the full experience. Btw music they played was great, at least for me.

Thank frekah
Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from Valletta and found this place, so good we went back on our last night. We were lucky to get a table on the first visit - always busy with people waiting and sometimes having to be told to come back. The second visit we booked. On the first visit, there were only 2 waiters on,... More 

Thank Kimeuk
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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303 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dont be put off by the name or apperance. The name is what it was not what it is. We went twice it is heavily used by Maltese locals which is always a good sign. Every dish we had was good as was the wine. Service does come with a smile from pleasant staff.

Thank td2traveller
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times and has always been good. The service this time lead slot to be desired. We ordered both food and drinks. The drinks arrived and then it took nearly an hour for our main courses to arrive. Not good. Especially seeing as there were only 2 other tables( a 4 and a 2). Even cooking fresh...... More 

Thank Angief1966
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food is great have eaten here several times which has added to my waistline but I am on holiday. the value is spot on the quality is great and as you can see the chefs in the kitchen through the serving hatch using fresh ingredients. the service is great friendly and efficient

Thank Phil G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$38
Mediterranean, Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 274 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT112, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2123 0281
The Preca Family are the proud owners of Tal Familja Restaurant & Palazzo Preca. Roberta Preca (one of five daughters) owns the King's Own Band Club Bar & Restaurant which is situated in this enchanting 1874 building, a stone's throw away from the Maltese historical gem - 'St John's Co-Cathedral'. This restaurant is a typical Maltese traditional cuisine restaurant. Roberta is the proud award winner for Maltese best female chef for 2015 & 2016.

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