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“Very good”
Review of Raffael

Raffael
Ranked #176 of 307 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Tasty food, especially the octopussy stew. Wonderful service, the waiter was a bit reluctant to recommend the rabbit-dish as the looked upon rabbits as pets, not food. Altogether a memorable lunch.

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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Serbian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Romantic location, tasty food”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stumbled across this place on an evening walk along the coast and I'm so glad that we did. The outdoor seating is beautiful in the dark, all twinkling lights over the water with a really nice atmosphere. I had spaghetti with swordfish, sundried tomatoes and olives which was delicious and my partner had a pretty decent pizza with his Cisk. The service was decent though we did have to go in and ask for the bill and pay, I think it was quite nice that they left us to enjoy the evening and the view after we'd eaten.

  • Visited July 2014
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Reading
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Average food, nice location ”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Visited here and chose because the menu and prices looked good.

When the food arrived it was tepid and not that inspiring.

Waiters seem to have trouble finding the correct tables but the setting was nice and it was cheap! I guess you get what you pay for!

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Sliema, Malta
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Terrible service, rude manager”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Raffael's location is superb, but that is all you get. We had made a booking for a family dinner (party of 5) a couple of days earlier, which reservation was accepted by the staff member who answered the phone. We were also very clear that we wanted to dine at the Raffael (since the company owns other eateries in the area) and on the terrace. We duly arrived at the time agreed only to find the restaurant to be full. We spoke to the Restaurant Manager, who very rudely dismissed us saying that it was not true that we had booked since they do not take bookings. He insisted that the person we spoke to on the phone told us that when we arrive they will try to seat us or else we had booked at one of the other restaurants. When we insisted that this was not the case, he again tried to dismiss us by pointing at a table occupied by some youngsters and said that if we waited he will give us that table "in a few minutes". We decided to wait. After some 10 minutes the waiting staff started to deliver food to this table, so much for the table being available "in a few minutes". We confronted the manager again on this and he was very rude, again insisting that it was not true that we had booked as they do not take bookings. The least he could have done is to acknowledge a mistake done by his staff and not shout at customers. We eventually left the place and had a superb meal at another restaurant in the vicinity - there are many in the area ... you do not need to eat at Raffael. Do not fall for the view and superb location that it has ... you will only get a rude awakening at the way the manager treats you!

  • Visited June 2014
    • Service
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Avoid at all costs!!! Useless”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

After looking around trying to catch the eye of one of the staff to get seated we were eventually told to seat ourselves in a passing comment. We finally managed to make our presence known to one of the staff manically dashing around, at which point we were treated like more of a hassle than a guest. The table still had remnants of the last diners who were unlucky enough to fall for the charm of dining by the waters edge. We proceeded to wait for a further 45minutes after receiving our drinks.... The next time we spoke to the waitress she asked if everything was okay with the meal - a meal we didn't recieve! All in all a horrendous evening spoiling our last evening in Malta. The best bit about the evening was spending 45 uninterrupted minutes with my wonderful girlfriend. We walked off without eating resorting to a McDonald's on a bench.

Worth noting that the restaurant next to and about raffael are owned by the same person. Avoid

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