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Award-winning brasserie & cozy vintage bar - Taproom, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta

Taproom

4.4
4.4
48 Reviews
€31 to €50
International
Taproom is a cozy brasserie and vintage bar in the heart of the historic city of Valletta. This fashionable and award-winning concept restaurant features an international cuisine influenced by Mediterranean and local flavours using the freshest and finest ingredients. Serves lunch and dinner as well as atmospheric late-night drinks on every day of the week.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    International, Mediterranean, Contemporary European
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    2749 1316
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

48 Reviews
  1. LennyM

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and food was amazing. Will definitely return to eat at this restaurant

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  2. PaulineM

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had really high hopes for this place, lovely room and seating had a very limited menu but usually this is a good sign as means they can concentrate on what they do well. Greeted by a a server who looked like she'd had a very dull evening, not rude but definitely not inviting. Food was just bad, pork belly dry and teriyaki sauce like something out of a jar. Pasta ribbons thick and chewy and sauce tasteless, steak tough. Sent main courses back and left. May have been an off night except they seemed to think there was nothing wrong with the food.

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  3. TamaraN

    Malta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made an online reservation on 12th December for the next day (13th December). Booking confirmation was received by email. When I went to the restaurant they told me that they are closed for other guests due to a private event. Next time, when they have such arrangements they must close online bookings. Very unprofessional and disappointing.

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  4. JoAnneP

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere! Good food and fair prices. We really appreciated!

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  5. NormaQ

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food , good value and definitely worth a visit when in Valletta

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  6. Kennet2019

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good we paid two visits during our week in Malta. A great choice on the menu and very friendly and informed service. We will be back on our next trip to Malta

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  7. PatriciaW

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous meal - friendly staff - highly recommend

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pasta with gunghi porcini was amazing

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  9. TheBird

    Malta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Second visit this holiday. First visit we had 1) Octopus 2) Seabass which were both outstanding. This time all 3 had steak's . One fillet 2 ) The special ribeye with garlic mushrooms and brie. The fillet was great however, personally i felt the special was somewhat overpowering. The mushrooms were over seasoned with garlic and the camembert cheese was sliced on the steak but had not melted. I felt it was all far too rich with no subtle flavours. My mistake and personal choice I guess. We sat outside and noise levels were fine although on both occasions it was midweek. As others have mentioned they have a large indoor table that you can share with others but best to reserve in advance to get the table you want. All in all i would not hesitate to go back again.

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  10. SharonB

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second visit in a week. Super fish dishes and service. Highly recommended

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  11. AmyC

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, friendly and welcoming staff and a warm and vibrant vibe. Loved it.

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  12. TracyM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food ambience and friendly staff were excellent

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  13. Jaygrant

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Average food and lacklustre service. Street table too high for the chairs.

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  14. CaroleE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent meal. Both the food and wine were very good. The service was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed the atmosphere. We did eat inside to keep cool! We would love to eat here again.

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  15. GiselaD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, amazing food, nice & friendly vibes!!! Super friendly and happy staff!. We had an amazing time and we hope to go back soon!!!

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  16. SamanthaA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Venue lovely, food was very nice although one member of staff made our visit more than a little unpleasant, was quite rude to us, asking me to repeat my drink order by saying WHAT? and then not providing us with the bread / tapanade all other diners received and also getting my order wrong and serving me an incorrect meal then smirking with his colleague about this near the kitchen. His colleague who rectified the issue was very helpful and apologetic but being treated rudely sort of ruined the meal for us it was unfair and unwarranted. It also meant my partner had nearly finished his meal by the time mine arrived. I would still recommend as the food was really good, would like to think he was just having a bad evening and this is not their normal standard of service

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  17. FreddieT

    Malta

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited the Taproom on 04/09/23 as it had good reviews on Tripadvisor. The restaurant was nicely decorated and the seating comfortable. Service was also very good. I ordered the steak tartare to start which excellent and a generous size. This was followed by the grilled octopus on creamy mash and although it was nicely presented and cooked well, the octopus was tasteless, which very disappointing. My wife only had the pork belly as a main course which was tasty but not very hot. Overall I would recommend this restaurant but don't order the octopus.

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  18. DebraS

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is amazing, the food and flavours were exceptional and the staff friendly and informative. All the family enjoyed their choices. I had the special sea bass served with a selection of vegetables and black rice - the flavours were amazing. Would recommend you book first as it’s a small restaurant.

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  19. NickP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place, highly recommended! Food was great quality and the staff were amazing. We had a lovely evening

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  20. RachelH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot with delicious food, great ambiance both inside and out.

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  21. ShelbyN

    Philadelphia

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Found this place on a website called maltauncovered and it did not disappoint! It was very quaint inside, our server was so excellent and very cool under pressure as a lot of people came in just after us and she was the only one working the floor at the time. She never missed a beat! We enjoyed Tagliatelle Ragu and Tagliatelle with Mushroom Ragu and Sea Bass ceviche. All were delicious but the ceviche and Mushroom Ragu were my favorites! Good cocktails, beer and nice wines at very reasonable prices. We were also lucky enough to meet the owner who was a lovely lady from the Caribbean! She was even so kind as to offer us a complimentary sip of her Mother-in-Law’s homemade Limoncello. Highly recommend! Thank you so much fore the wonderful experience.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing fresh fish almond crust a must ! Lovely vibe !!

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  23. MairtinF

    Malta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic meal at Taproom. Everything from the food, to the service, to the ambience. Our waiters were brilliant, extremely friendly and attentive. Thank you so much for the great experience.

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  24. Marcom

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice place, the location is stylish yet cozy. Menu has a good balance between traditional-revisited and contemporary recipes, all of them very well prepared. The staff is professional and welcoming. We tried seabass chevice, pork belly oriental style, pappardelle with prawns No brainer if You plan to eat in La Valletta

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  25. alamenue

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great vibe, beautiful space. We had a great time.

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  26. Darren

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We walked in and were lucky to get a table. The staff were really friendly and professional. I had the lobster, my wife had the fish and my son the tuna. All the meals were exquisite and we all gave a big thumbs up. We will be going again. Great quality food at a good price.

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  27. Cynthia

    Brandenburg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reality delicious food and excellent service. The prices are totally okay for the food. We will come back soon.

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  28. HildurJ

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Not good cooking meat right. Told the waiter it had been over cooked but he didn’t seem to care.

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  29. mjeatsfood

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with fantastic food, brilliant wine and excellent service. The soundtrack was great, lovely relaxing covers of popular songs which I loved. Would definitely recommend paying Taproom a visit.

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  30. EleonoraO

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The steak was not quite as good as on the previous time, a bit chewy, but otherwise the food was excellent.

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  31. AntrianaT

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really tasty, the staff was friendly and helped us change a table because we wanted to sit outside! The cocktails are also yummy!

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  32. GeorgeD

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a reservation for 2. When we got there they did not have a table for us. They wanted us to sit at the community table. We left

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  33. Pdgriff

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is fantastic, unlike my wife I am not a great lover of pasta but the tagliatelle ragou was amazing, add this to the friendly atmosphere and great service and you have a wonderful night out. Definitely worth a visit.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked a table. Given a barstool with no backrest at a huge, cramped, table to share with 20 others. Not on.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks and service. A real gem of a find.

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  36. tetyanah

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, probably the best we had in Valetta.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Malta

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely ambience, good food and good service . Small restaurant with open kitchen

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  38. EmilieF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place ! Good food, cosy atmosphere and very good cocktails !

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  39. MatMac

    Malta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    First they didn’t have our reservation so we had little space on a big table. And then, we ordered Lobster Pasta and it was no lobster inside just the shell empty at the top. We just ask them to understand and nobody came back …mostly the manager a lady who was most interested by drinking her cocktail than taking care of costumer.

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  40. MariaJ

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the place but the service was not amazing this time. We arrived at 1825 for our 1830 booking, got water 20 minutes later and out coctails almost 40 minutes later as well as food menus were finally given to us then too. And then we were told that our slot was already over as it was almost 9 pm and that it was our fault because we were late (?!?!) and that we weresupposed to only have 2 hours slot. To what I said we were not late but their service was and that when I booked on the website it did not say anything about 2 hours and that we had more (copy-pasted from the confirmation "Your table will be booked for 2 hours for parties of up to 4; 2 hours 30 minutes for parties of up to 6; and 3 hours for parties of 7+" (we were 8, so our slot was till 21:30 not till 20:30). Thanfully we had a great time and were in a good mood, but would be nice if such a nice place has some sort of training for their staff.

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FAQs

Taproom is rated 4.4 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Taproom

Taproom Valletta, 53a Old Theatre Street, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta VLT 1427

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Valletta
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    International, Mediterranean, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
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