King’s Own Band Club Bar & Restaurant

Regulars praise the "super good food and "incredible" service

The King’s Own Restaurant is located in Republic Street, the main thoroughfare of the City’s capital Valletta. Situated on the ground floor at street level within the premises of the King’s Own Band Club, this fully fledged independent restaurant opened three years ago under the aegis of one of the most successful restauranteur families in Malta, with Head Chef Roberta at the kitchen helm. In 1901 it became known as the King’s Own Band Club after receiving Royal consent. Smart, clean-cut décor with blue and white table settings arranged on natural parquet provide a relaxed atmosphere for both lunch and dinner. Al fresco dining is available evenings only in summer on the outside pedestrian pavement area. Service is prompt and courteous.

The main menu is extensive and offers one of the most comprehensive selections of both mouthwatering Mediterranean and traditional Maltese cuisine with a choice of starters such as mixed shellfish, fried Maltese goat cheese, snails in garlic and smoked salmon and prawns, soup such as ‘aljotta’ , as well as a vast selection of pasta. For mains one can expect fish and/ or meat such as grilled swordfish, tuna, seabass, octopus, mussels, lobster thermidor, grilled rib-eye, beef olives, duck breast in orange sauce and fried rabbit amongst others. The ‘Specials’ menu changes every fortnight with a selection of starters such as mushroom and black tartufo risotto, lobster and prawn risotto, pan fried scallops or ‘lampuki’ pancakes. Entrées include pork belly, mixed shellfish platter, local giant prawns and calamari.

Seating Indoors: 50

Seating Outdoors: 40 in Summer

Entertainment: Piano and violin: Mon, Wed and Sun


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2018 Ratings

Food: 44
Service: 40
Ambience: 39
Overall: 41

These ratings out of 50 are the results of our annual survey by 2074 diners who dined out on an average of twice a week – 215, 696 dining experiences a year!

274, Republic Street, Valletta
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Daily 8am-11pm
€41 average price per person.

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