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St. Rafael`s

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Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were disappointed .Here we read a lot of positive reviews,But unfortunately the service was slow,We waited 50 minutes . And the food came tasteless. Too bad, the location of the restaurant is a winner, and quite romantic

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Thank falkonit7
Bayeux, France
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing location and view and very friendly staff. But alas after receiving our wine the waiter "lost" our food order, so we had to wait 45 minutes. The food, when it eventtually arrived was okay with the salad especially looking like a shop bought ready mix. We had a sincere apology from the manager about the lost food but... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Visited Malta 8 times now and have always stayed in st Julian's .. our favourite eating place( Papparazi ) has now changed hands and we don't like the menu any more so we now go to St Rafael's .. the view is amazing at night , very romantic and relaxing .. Take your time at this restaurant. Order a drink... More 

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Thank mindy a
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I think the restaurant is targeting tourists. The food was ok, not great. We enjoyed the view. I wish I had read reviews before going to Rafaels, would have went elsewhere.

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Thank Wiam A
Sliema, Malta
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Restaurant situated in Spinola bay close by the seaside.Very nice location but unfortunately the food is average quality.Prices are ok.Its good for a quick meal or a pizza but don't expect anything wow.

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Thank James D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

It's got everything needed to succeed, but still... Been there for dinner with my sweetheart, and had a salad to share for starters, pork and chicken for main. Salad has been prepared well in advance (3 seconds after the order the salad was on our table) thus the lettuce was not that crisp and cold, onions got oxidized... The pork... More 

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Thank Stoian C
Gela, Italy
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Went there for a light lunch. We took two salads made without the needed love. Fish washed taste was all the same. Looking great but without any flavor. Considering the high quality of raw materials in this land, seems not adequate. Very sorry to write this. But you have to improve.

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London, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

The reviews of this place look very mixed and had we looked before visiting, we wouldn't have gone. Lucky for once then that we didn't! The food was actually really good. The starters are not clear from the menu but there are several dishes at starter price so you can easily choose something. We both went for the Garlic Mushrooms... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Where do I begin, the location, setting and aesthetics of the place give it every chance to be a great dining spot. However, there are no starters on the menu, the bottle of water served was mucky, the calamari and chips were not fresh and looked like something out of the freezer isle, the lamb was good, but the couscous... More 

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Bristol
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We have been visiting Rafaels for more than 20 years now and know its nuisances well. You can get a fantastic meal here but you can also get something OK. Deserts though, you are just as well eating at one of the Gelatos around Spinola or Paceville than at raffles. NOTE! The views are to die for from this location.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?