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The Old Smuggler's Pub & Restaurant

36, Main Street | 36, Main Street, Balzan, Island of Malta BZN 1259, Malta
+356 9996 7996
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good52%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (4 reviews)
“fillet steak” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
36, Main Street | 36, Main Street, Balzan, Island of Malta BZN 1259, Malta
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 29 June 2017

Simple things done well. Great staff, lovely location. Nothing fancy, but very well managed and the service was second to none. Only had lunch, but would be very happy to eat here anytime. Relaxed atmosphere, the staff here really make the place. Portions were generous...More

Thank MonsieurleBlanc
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Excellent pasta, friendly staff -Ediana, Peter, Liza et al, reasonable prices even by Gozo standards, slightly elevated position overlooking harbour and still has the Sun in the evening when most of the bay is in shade. Great spot for people watching!

Thank LancashireHot
Reviewed 31 May 2017

delicious gluten free pasta meals and gluten free pizza available here, friendly staff reasonable prices look forward to returning next year

Thank JenCat115
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Nice restaurant with good food and friendly service. Fillet Steak was to die for. Service very friendly if a little laid back, but hey, this is Gozo! Bonus - They have Guinness surger (but no draft).

Thank Niall M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This restaurant was convenient ,friendly with good food and service. They offer a good menu including fish/seafood dishes ,pasta , Pizza and children's preferences such as chips and burger if you request it . We visited a number of times including lunch , evening meal...More

Thank peter j
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The Guinness is fine ... not to difficult to make that okay ... the food was a disappointment! Why ... not the chef we felt it was the quality of the ingredients sourced rather than the chef. The staff are lovely super helpful ... we...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 March 2017

In one hand terrble ravioli in other great bruschetta. For sure friendluy staff and tasty beer. Place for drink with friends. Maybe in high sesaon food is better than on Winter.

Thank lidia7811
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This place is a good spot to meet with friends. There is a good selection of drinks, friendly atmosphere and relaxed environment.

Thank Melanie W
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Very happy to take larger groups e.g. divers. Food is good value and there is a good range of food. Staff are friendly and accommodating. The bar is across the road from the beach so you can watch older kids on the beach from the...More

Thank aliO8269RB
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had a meal there not long ago and the food was very good and also good value but the place was a bit noisy for my liking. I think it's a lovely place for the youngsters and also a nice place to have a pint...More

Thank aldo626
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 23:55
17:00 - 23:55
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36, Main Street | 36, Main Street, Balzan, Island of Malta BZN 1259, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Balzan
  • Phone Number: +356 9996 7996
  • E-mail
We run a small but elite rustic bar/pub and restaurant serving genuine never ending list of genuine single malts, whiskies, vodkas, beers and wines. Our dining area offers you a taste of Maltese typical home cooking, so nothing is prepared before you order your lunch or dinner. The establishment is family run and is open fro 11 am till 01 am daily so you can pop in any time.From coffee and tea to the finest brandies. Only the finest fresh ingredients are used including fresh egg based pasta, fresh beef fillet and USDA ribeye (400gms)If you are in a rush try our mouth savouring home baked rolls and wraps.
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