Scruples Kitchen & Bar

"Outstanding Maltese food". "Service ... always with a smile". "Lovely family run and fantastic Maltese cuisine plus perfect location indoors and outdoors"

Scruples restaurant is one of the longest standing restaurants in St Julian’s; it has been operating since 1956. A purely family-run business, it has been handed down with love from father to son for the past sixty years and is popular with locals and regulars as well as with visitors to the island. With ample covered outdoor seating overlooking the picturesque Balluta bay and the views beyond, and heating, rugs and rain protection for the wintry days, it is an optimal choice all year round. Sit back in this prime location, enjoy the quiet background music and savour the generous portions of the traditional culinary delights or enjoy a hot drink and dessert.
Scruples boasts genuine Maltese food and also creates original dishes inspired by the traditional ones. Try the stuffed aubergines; a staple in the Maltese diet, yet here you can choose to have them stuffed with ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella. Savour the authentic thick aljotta, which even a Maltese grandmother cannot fault! Taste the succulent tender octopus or the sea bass cooked to perfection accompanied by crunchy salty chips, fresh mixed salad and firm grilled vegetables. Make sure to leave enough space to relish the decadent desserts made in-house, such as cassata siciliana with a swirl of pure heavenly pistachio puree or dense creamy New York cheesecake. A large selection of Maltese and other wines, beers, ciders, spirits, cocktails and hot drinks are available to complement your feast.

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2019 Ratings

Food: 47
Service: 46
Ambience: 43
Overall: 45

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!

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Cosed Tue

€38 average price per person.


34,Balluta Bay, St.Julian’s

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