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The Arches

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113 George Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 1021, Malta
+356 2152 3460
Tue - Thu 19:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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Island of Malta, Malta
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those restaurants where everybody should pay a visit at least once in their lifetime. But when somebody loves food as much as I do and who believes that what is important is not only the quality and the taste of the food itself but also all the atmosphere that embraces the plate from the kitchen to... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a superb ending to our holiday in Malta. From the Asparagus and vanilla (yes- vanilla) soup that was served as an amuse bouche, through the luxuriously comforting rabbit pasta starter to the perfectly cooked steak and its deceptively complex sauce, this was a brilliantly balanced and beautifully cooked delight that kept us smiling throughout. The 29Euro set meal delivers... More 

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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is our second visit and didn’t think was as good as previously. The food was good but my steak was a bit cold and the accompanying vegetables luke warm. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. Still recommend for a dress up night out.

Thank jackiemartinLondon
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I would highly recommend this restaurant. the food was delicious and the service was excellent and the environment was perfect. What more can I say.

Thank Liz B
MaritimMalta, Manager at The Arches, responded to this review

Dear Liz B Thank you for visiting the The Arches Restaurant and for taking time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meals and our service. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of your visit in the future. Kindest regards, The Management More 

Hampshire, England
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This was far and away our best meal in Malta. Well presented, flavoursome food served with style. It was a great relief from all the tourist rubbish we ate during our stay. Service was exceptional, too.

Thank KatharineX
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Treated ourselves to a chateaubriand at the Arches. Perfectly cooked, loved the fried onions that came with it. Couldn't manage it all so they kindly foil wrapped it for us to take away. Tried a bottle of Maltese red 'Bel' Syrah, excellent. We liked this place so much that we returned for our last night. Enjoyed fish soup, duck breast... More 

Thank Julie B
Croydon, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Arches, the food was incredible,the staff extremely friendly without being overbearing and the wine list was extensive.

Thank Leslee2603
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Smart restaurant - odd smell when we went in but assume that's not standard! Food was very good service good too- wine pricey but lovely. Overall very good.

Thank Simon T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My partner surprised with a long weekend in Malta. Dinner at the Arches was the highlight of the trip. I had the beef Wellington which was cooked to perfection. The staff were very welcoming and attentive. We were recommended a Maltese wine to accompany our meal which was perfect. Will definitely return, hopefully before the year is over.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Junglinster, Luxembourg
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Asked my girlfriend in mariage in their restaurant so I contacted them for this special moment. They prepared the table with a special decoration of flowers. They created the dessert I wanted and they proposed me to write some words with. The menu was very good and they have a good cave of wines. Personnel is very friendly and took... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$96
Mediterranean, European, French, International, Wine Bar
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 George Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 1021, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mellieha
  • Phone Number: +356 2152 3460
The Arches has a long history of success which makes it definitely a unique place. The Arches is an exclusive first class restaurant boasting exquisite international cuisine prepared by our Chefs. Impeccable silver service, starched linen and a sophisticated ambience will ensure a memorable evening of fine dining in the north of Malta. The Arches has built the reputation and clientele over more than three decades. Our success is based on excellence in service and best quality, presentation, creativity and tastes incorporated in every item on the menu.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?