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NineLives, Saint Paul`s Bay, Saint Paul`s Bay

NineLives

4.1
4.1
254 Reviews
€30 and under
South American
Nine Lives is a carefully curated space on Perched Beach in St. Paul’s Bay, that gives you the opportunity to treat yourself throughout the day.

Inspired by the life of a cat, you can lay down and rest on our comfortable sun beds and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in our high-quality restaurant. At night the mood changes and the music becomes an integral part of the experience, whether you are having a good time with your partner or a group of friends.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout

2157 9658

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    South American, Contemporary Asian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    2157 9658

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    In-house catering. The First 3 hours are complimentary when parking at the db San Antonio Park Hotel & Spa, which is connected with a tunnel to Nine Lives. For groups, events and weddings, kindly send an email to rose@lifestyle-grp.com, call or whats app on 00356 79442718.

  • Private party facilities

    Inspired by the life of a cat, you can lay down and rest on our comfortable sunbeds and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in our high-quality restaurant. At night the mood changes and the music becomes an integral part of the experience, whether you are having a good time with your partner or a group of friends.

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul's Bay

  • Cross street

    Islet Promanade

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Public transit

    Gzejjer bus stop

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 254 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  • Malta

    Most Booked

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  1. MF

    MartinaF

    Malta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Very pushy staff but overall it was a lovely experience!
  2. UI

    UlyanaI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Good food, but not a top service and ambience of shabby place, especially exterior. Toilet facilities are dirty and some features are broken - just as you can imagine in a beach toilets ((. But pizza and ceviche were very good.
  3. S

    Stef

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our experience here. I am not the biggest fan of sushi, however their sushi was one of the best I ever had. Full of flavour. Their pizza was amazing too, delicious. Happy hour was from 5-7pm with refreshing and tasty cocktails available. Lovely ambience inside both in the afternoon and at night. We loved it :) Will definitely be visiting again.
  4. NP

    NikiP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The food was below standard. Truffle fries were not truffled. And the chicken satay was not what one expects from chicken satay. It was more of a plate with chicken in a cream sauce, which wasn’t pleasurable at all.
  5. DA

    DANIELAS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Very good food. Lovely ambience and a long waiting time
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The Service was too slow and when we came to order more the kitchen closed… luckily tho the headwaiter decided to let us order anyway and that was great
  7. CD

    CharmaineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service.. Keep it up . Will surely be back
  8. T

    Tania

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food served not as per menu. Chillies in dishes not specified. Very slow service. Only 2 dishes out of 9 ordered were to standard. Long wait for drinks. Worst dessert ever, ordered brownies and ice cream. We were served with polenta lookalike and sponge texture soaked in toffee. At the end management expected us to pay also for car park even though it states it’s free for nine lives customers. Food containing chillies were deducted from the bill however all other complaints were unacknowledged. Worst experience ever.
  9. DC

    DaniellaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Beautiful setting, nice atmosphere. Some of the staff found it difficult to understand basic English, had to repeat things a number of times. Whereas other members of staff were wonderful. If you’re eating steak, they cook them more on the rare side. Just to be aware when you order. Regardless good food
  10. RP

    RhonaP

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From initial booking to the actual day - FANTASTIC SERVICE. Great place to chill over a smoothie, swim, have a lazy lunch and then chill some more. Ten of us gave it 10/10
  11. GS

    GiorgioS

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A very nice and vibrant night at the beach with excellent quality food and good wine
  12. AS

    AngieS

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    it was lovely. we were assisted exceedingly well. the music level was too loud.. it would have been lovely if i could speak in normal voice level to my loves ones and possibly hear the waves. orher than that we are very satisfied with our dining experience
  13. KM

    KwabenaM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    NineLives was a very nice spot to eat. The food came quickly as I ordered a margarita pizza and a virgin pina colada. The views of the Beach and the sunset just added to the experience
  14. ES

    EvelynSLR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing time we had!! Great place to be! Food amazing! Staff incredibly helpful. Chefs deserve a gold medal!!
  15. SM

    SamanthaM

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Food was amazing, let down by the service. Waited 50 minutes to get our drinks, after the first lot though it ot a little better. Food thpugh, was to die for.
  16. LF

    LeeF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Was too noisy at our table, waiting staff slow and some do not understand plain english. Waiters need more training and should look smarter including the head waiter/manager. Food is good and location is fantastic for kids and those that want to chill!
  17. CH

    CraigH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food came to fast! Drink the same time as the food! Some of us had sushi and some pizza ! As a main and the sushi came straight out when the pizza took 10 mins so our friends was watching us eat.
  18. SP

    SophieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere and wonderful view.
  19. PF

    PiaF

    Malta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Why did you remove the cripsy salmon and tuna salad?
  20. LK

    LesleyKim

    Lancashire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely birthday meal spent at the restaurant on our first night on the island. Whenever I’m here I always go to 9lives as it’s amazing. Thanks for the birthday sparklers in my cake as well xx
  21. A

    Aroline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I went in the evening and it was really nice and relaxed. Food was excellent and the menu was well detailed. Genuine cocktails as well.
  22. LF

    LizF

    Malta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Service slightly slow, especially for drinks. However, it was also a very busy night. Food was good overall and good selection available of both food and drink. Nice ambience!
  23. SA

    SpiteriA

    Malta

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food and ambience very good as always. The only problem was the waiter service for the drinks. We had a delay of 45 mins to bring the wine. Thank you and see you next time
  24. KF

    KirstyF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    Super Super Service. Pitch black no laps on tables.
  25. AH

    AnnaH

    Malta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Very loud and noisy Staff was very slow and not very friendly Food was below average
  26. JM

    JosianneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A relaxed and enjoyable meal just right by the sea. If you have a young kid no problem to keep him entertained just get an extra beach outfit ! loved the atmosphere and food was good. book beforehand and choose sitting...indoors with Ac outside on the paved area, bar area section with sofas or else on the sandy beach.
  27. AV

    AnnaVP

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Sort of place that’s great if you are in your teens but no fun for a couple and avoid with kids - the look of distain they have them was off the scale!
  28. CH

    ClareH

    Malta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An excellent ambience food was good. The view of the bay just stunning. I always enjoy my afternoon evening at nine lives. My guests enjoy it as well. Thank you xxx
  29. SR

    SteveR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We chose Nine Lives for a celebratory meal during our time staying in Qawra after reading the large amount of positive reviews. We definitely weren’t disappointed with the excellent food and amazing ambience that comes with a busy restaurant situated on a beach in 24 degree heat at night. The mixed sushi platter, Peruvian chicken, Satay chicken, calamari and gyozas are all well recommended. A nice choice of reasonably priced wine was also a plus.
  30. AC

    AmyC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We were very disappointed this time. They brought our starters with the main courses, forgot most of our drinks. We had to remind them twice to get the mushroom sauce that we ordered with the steaks, the meat got cold as we waited. Did not bring the potatoes and vegetables with the main dish, some of us had already finished eating by the time they brought them. This was on a Monday evening. I get that the restaurant was busy but this was unacceptable. The only positive thing was the food which was tasty.
  31. LP

    LucianoP

    Malta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Loud music, only 4 waiters and too many tables to serve. Result 40 minutes for a cocktails that was to be honest not drinkble.
  32. IM

    IanM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    service very slow and items forgotten. food was okay as were drinks. 45 minutes wait without being told
  33. SH

    SarahH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Waited over an hour for starter to arrive and when it did, it was cold so had to send it back. Was very busy and staff were struggling to keep up with serving tables. Main course was delicious though.
  34. D

    Doncu

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    We were politely taken to our table but as soon as the waiter came for the order the issues started. The food took nearly 45 minutes to come, it is a lot of time for 2 fillets of fish. My wife noticed that all main courses come with chips and salad and 15 minutes before the food came she instructed the waiter to replace the chips with baked vegetables. The food came with chips and salad and although we asked the waiter for the vegetables, we ate our fish before the vegetables arrived. The bill arrived a few minutes after I asked for it but I had to get up myself to pay. On the whole, the food is great but the service is not up to standard.
  35. CH

    ClareH

    Malta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect. Afternoon thank you
  36. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch! The waiters where very helpful and serving us with a very good level of service!
  37. S

    Stephanie

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband has the Peruvian Chicken to eat - which was delicious - and I had the Lomo Soltado to eat; asked for it rare, and that is exactly what I got. So many other restaurants we’ve been to that cannot make steaks how you ask. The sauce for it was very tasty, as well. Service is one of the best we’ve encountered in Malta thus far. They also have hookah every day, for those who enjoy it. Also, the Thai mussels are amazing, as is the chicken satay.
  38. ED

    ElviraD

    Malta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The staff need to know their menu.. orders were forgotten both food and wine, drinks arrive after the food. Very long servants but definitely need more training.. not servants to blame but the management
  39. NV

    NikkiV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It was a nice brunch experience overall, however, the service was very slow. Despite this, the staff were friendly and nice to make up for it. The brunch menu was good, but the 'pistacchio cream' served with pancakes/croissants/waffles, wasn't creamy at all and tasted like marzipan. We didn't like the taste of it too much on our table. I've been to Nine Lives a couple of times since it opened, and always wonder why they are still serving single-use plastic spoons with coffee?! It's a backwards practice, that's far from being environmentally friendly. Also, it feels very cheap to stir your coffee with a plastic spoon in a restaurant. Great location, but there's definitely room for improvement...and please help save the planet by ditching the plastic spoons....
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing ! Food and service ! 👌

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from NineLives using the Order Online button. NineLives also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 2157 9658.

NineLives is rated 4.1 stars by 254 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout

2157 9658

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for NineLives

Perched Beach Saint Paul`s Bay, Saint Paul`s Bay 1024

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Islet Promanade

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul's Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    South American, Contemporary Asian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Public transit

    Gzejjer bus stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    2157 9658

  • Catering

    In-house catering. The First 3 hours are complimentary when parking at the db San Antonio Park Hotel & Spa, which is connected with a tunnel to Nine Lives. For groups, events and weddings, kindly send an email to rose@lifestyle-grp.com, call or whats app on 00356 79442718.

  • Private party facilities

    Inspired by the life of a cat, you can lay down and rest on our comfortable sunbeds and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in our high-quality restaurant. At night the mood changes and the music becomes an integral part of the experience, whether you are having a good time with your partner or a group of friends.

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