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The Tabloid is a versatile venue offering contemporary Mediterranean cuisine in a stylish and modern setting. As the name implies, it is the place where events take place; being a healthy start to a new day, the enjoyment of a sumptuous Sunday lunch with your dear ones to a lavish meal in the evening with your special guests. The Restaurant offers a refreshing combination of contemporary interiors and traditional quality service. With its contrasting hues of subdued greys and crisp, cool lime green details in the morning, which transform into warm red tones in the evening, The Tabloid offers a fresh alternative to the traditional concept of restaurant décor.The Tabloid’s Mediterranean menu matches
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Validated Parking
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While staying at the 4* AX The Victoria on a half board option our evening meal was a buffet dinner in The Tabloid Restaurant in the adjacent 5* AX The Palace next door. We were hoping for a 5* dining experience…..nearly but not quite. The...food over the course of a week was adequately varied although the vegetable and potato options were somewhat limited. The dessert options were good but were displayed on an open table without refrigeration….not the most appetising. The restaurant itself is quite a large space and was only ever half full when we were there. Drinks, not included in the half board option, were quite expensive. So, overall, good but no wow!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024

Great buffet . one of the top - food is very varied, fresh and tasty. A big well done to all the team.keep it up and very well doneMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Ludgarda Schembri, Other at The Tabloid, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2024

Dear N3198CBalanm, We wish to extend our thanks for the excellent review. It is a pleasure to read that our efforts have helped to tick most of your boxes and may have even helped to make your dining experience a successful and memorable one. Especially...More

Reviewed 13 February 2024

Extremely disappointed by the welcome Room manager Restaurant The TAbloid The manager simply wanted to refuse us access, despite our reservation, claiming that there were no more tables available in the restaurant. after insisting on the fact that we had a reservation made by the...AX the Victoria Hotel, the manager let us in and to our great surprise, in the restaurant, there were several tables available. I really don't recommend this restaurant because the staff doesn't like people of color. N.B: reservation on 02/10/2024 at 8:30 p.m. #RacismMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Ludgarda Schembri, Other at The Tabloid, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2024

Dear jordansA8433WT, We take this opportunity to thank you for the review and feedback and regret we may not have fulfilled your expectations. Guest feedback to us is very important, as it is only through our guests’ guidance that we can formulate the best experience...More

Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

Unique range of main dishes to choose from at the buffet supper and breakfast. Come hungry! Only limitation in the evening is the range of vegetables. There were salads and stuffed vegetables, but nothing wholesome to satisfy an ordinary family. It may be a good...idea to serve plain cooked broccoli and carrots, perhaps with a gravy.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Ludgarda Schembri, Other at The Tabloid, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2024

Dear AlicatAlicatAlicat, We wish to extend our thanks for the encouraging review. It is a pleasure to read that our efforts have helped to tick most of your boxes and may have even helped to make your dining experience a successful and memorable one. Of...More

Reviewed 20 November 2023

The Tabloid offers a variety of food including some themed nights, there is soup, pasta, salad, fish, meat, vegetables, potato, vegetarian option, cheese & crackers and several dessert on offer. The staff offer great service & are really friendly, including Khine Zin Nyein, Leonie Gerodias...and Kumar Rana.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Ludgarda Schembri, Other at The Tabloid, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2023

Dear MaltaFanatics, We wish to extend our thanks for the excellent review. It is a pleasure to read that our efforts have helped to tick most of your boxes and may have even helped to make your dining experience in out main restaurant a successful...More

Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

Best buffet in Malta, one of the top - food is very varied, fresh and tasty. A big well done to all the team, we will come again for sure!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Ludgarda Schembri, Other at The Tabloid, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2023

Dear Maltese2020, We wish to extend our thanks for the excellent review. It is a pleasure to read that our efforts have helped to tick most of your boxes and may have even helped to make your dining experience a successful and memorable one. Especially...More

Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Thumbs up. Delicious buffet special thanks goes to Khine (restaurant supervisor) for solving an issue in a professional fast way.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Ludgarda Schembri, Other at The Tabloid, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2023

Dear dbnails d, We wish to extend our thanks for the excellent review. It is a pleasure to read that our efforts have helped to tick most of your boxes and may have even helped to make your dining experience a successful and memorable one....More

Reviewed 24 January 2023

We made use of the restaurant for our breakfast each morning during our stay at The Palace and enjoyed the plentiful choice of food at the buffet counters on offer. Staff were most warm and attentive to offer assistance when required. The restaurant is bright...lit and most welcoming.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Ludgarda S, Manager - Online Reputation at The Tabloid, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2023

Dear George S, We wish to extend our thanks for the excellent review. Of course starting the day on a good note is very important.It is a pleasure to read that our efforts have helped to tick most of your boxes and may have even...More

Reviewed 20 May 2022

Self -service buffet with various choices of starters, mains & desserts, staff are extremely friendly.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Ludgarda S, Manager - Online Reputation at The Tabloid, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2022

Dear MaltaFanatics, We wish to extend our thanks for the excellent review as well as rating. It is a pleasure to read that our efforts have helped to tick most of your boxes and may have even helped to make your dining experience a successful...More

Reviewed 13 March 2022 via mobile

Went there as the weather wasn't nice and we didn't want to walk around in the rain trying to find a decent restaurant as we were already disappointed in other places. That evening was fish night so they served plenty of fish dishes. King prawns...were so good we couldn't stop eating them! There were also some more interesting dishes like a cod in nori - that was also surprisingly good. Service was very nice. Only thing we didn't like - it was cold in the dining room as it's situated on the first floor and there is entrance for bar and entrance for the hotel. We had a nice evening with nice food! Can recommendMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Ludgarda S, Manager - Online Reputation at The Tabloid, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2022

Dear lieneu, We wish to extend our thanks for the feedback. It is a pleasure to read that our efforts have helped to tick most of your boxes and may have even helped to make your dining experience a successful and memorable one. Especially your...More

Reviewed 7 March 2022

This is not our first time vising The Tabloid and it will not be the last. The food is excellent with a wide selection of antipasto, soups, main dishes and deserts. The service is impeccable and the atmosphere is also very nice.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Ludgarda S, Manager - Online Reputation at The Tabloid, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2022

Dear Analisa B, We wish to extend our thanks for the excellent review as well as rating. It is a pleasure to read that our efforts have helped to tick all your boxes and may have even helped to make your dining experience a successful...More

Reviewed 10 February 2022

I’ve been there for dinner with my family and all i can say is that not only does this restaurant offer great food but also the staff is very professional (special thanks to miss Dominika for granting us great service). Would recommend this place to...everyone!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Ludgarda S, Manager - Online Reputation at The Tabloid, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2022

Dear 27wiktoriad, We wish to extend our thanks for the excellent review as well as recommendation. It is a pleasure to read that our efforts have helped to tick most of your boxes and may have even helped to make your dining experience a successful...More

Reviewed 23 August 2021 via mobile

Visited this restaurant every morning for breakfast and a few evenings for dinner as part of our half board package when staying at the Palace. We found the staff to be a little under trained for a 5 star hotel restaurant - wanting to take...plates away whilst still eating, hovering whilst your deciding what food/drink you want to order - this was noticed mainly in the evenings. Buffet for dinner and breakfast is assisted self service (staff get the food off the Buffet for you). Causes a few queues at busy times but not too bad. One morning was no pancakes so asked the chef for a pancake and he was unable to do this - said will be on the buffet tomorrow. That’s not 5 star hotel treatment, doesn’t take much to make a pancake, is the same mix as the waffle. Just considered that lazy and poor service. The food for breakfast is good and plenty of choice. Evening choice not so good. 2 starters to choose from and if your a little picky with food will go without. Is a couple of main dishes and the pasta dish every night we went was odd - octopus one night and the other was mushroom sauce (I’m allergic to mushrooms and don’t like seafood so went without). Just think the evening buffet needs more choice as buffet restaurants normally provide lots of options. All in all, is a nice restaurant and decent breakfast but lack of evening choices and some service issues let it down.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Ludgarda S, Manager - Online Reputation at The Tabloid, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2021

Dear Jonnym_7, We thank you for sharing your experience with us. It is a pleasure to read that there are various aspects which may have helped make your dining experience in our restaurant a successful one. We would also like to assure you that all...More

Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

Impeccable food, service and ambiance. A buffet to try if u r in the area. Today it was about Maltese cuisine. Wow to say the least. Very pleased.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Kevin_Callus, General Manager at The Tabloid, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2020

Dear Sti, On behalf of the management and the staff at The Tabloid I would like to thank you for the five star complimentary review on TripAdvisor. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus General Manager

Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

Luke the chef is the best!!!! The food was just great. We are staying at The Palace Hotel in Sliema and decided we would eat at The Tabloid restaurant as it was their fish night and the other half loves his fish. However I am...vegan!!! Fish is therefore not top of my choices. The waiter told the chef I was vegan and the chef produced the tastiest dishes for me , beautifully presented, lovely flavours and with so much care. If I could give more stars to this restaurant I would. My other half had a huge choice of fish and accompaniments and also had a fantastic meal. Would definitely recommend this.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Kevin_Callus, General Manager at The Tabloid, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2020

Dear DandPW, We are so delighted to read that your experience at The Tabloid has been such a positive and pleasant one and that you enjoyed both our food and the service given, On behalf of the management and the staff I would like to...More

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10 November 2018|
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Response from Diane C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were booked on a half board option so I cannot give you a definite answer, however the menus are displayed outside the restaurant from about midday each day and are priced so you can choose from your own price range... More
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Dear hannah12323, Thanks for your interest in our hotel restaurant. With regards to your query, the breakfast cost 18.50euro. Currently we are offering a special discount, on minimum of three days breakfast is charged at... More
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Dear ancienttrveller, Many thanks for your enquiry. We are pleased to inform you that dinner at The Tabloid is served everyday between 19.00 and 22.00 hours both in the summer and winter months. Should you require further... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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  • Atmosphere: 4