Visitors to Cyprus who like to dine in style will soon discover that they are spoiled for choice, as this popular Med destination boasts a whole host of excellent restaurants to choose from.
Your Guide To Dining Out In Cyprus
In addition to traditional local dishes such as meat stew with herbs and onions known as tava and other popular dishes such as kleftiko, mezze and loukoumadesi, many of the restaurants that can be found scattered throughout Cyprus also specialise in cuisine from all over the globe such as Turkish, Italian, Greek and Indian.
Carob Mill offers a chain of 13 excellent restaurants that are scattered throughout Cyprus, including outlets in all major cities. It’s a great place to try local delicacies with a unique twist.
All of the restaurants in the Carob Mill range offer diners inviting atmospheres in which to enjoy their meal as well as an impressive selection of appetisers, main courses and desserts, all of which are simply delicious when accompanied by a glass or two of locally produced wine.
Many of the best restaurants in Cyprus can be found inside luxurious five star hotels such as the enchanting Anassa Hotel. The hotel’s Basiliko restaurant is set in a romantic stone cavern at the base of the hotel and is the perfect place for couples to enjoy a candlelit dinner for two.
People who have a sweet tooth should head on over to the Petek restaurant in the old city of Famagusta, which has a reputation for offering the best selection of Turkish-Cypriot sweets in the whole of Cyprus.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy stunning views of the whole of Famagusta from the restaurant’s upper terrace while they sink their teeth into a whole host of tasty treats.
Lovers of traditional Turkish-Cypriot Cuisines will also find an excellent selection of dishes at the Niazi restaurant, which was originally established in Limassol back in 1949.
The current Niazi restaurant can be found in the old Kyrenia Harbour and the menu features a wide range of grilled meat dishes including the famous mixed kebab with various kinds of grilled meat from Cyprus served on a sizzling hot plate.
There are plenty of excellent restaurants to choose from along the old Kyrenia Harbour, which is a particularly atmospheric place to dine.
Perhaps the most popular eatery here is the Turkish restaurant-cafe known as Dunya Simit.
The restaurant is famous for its bread covered with sesame seeds known as Simit, which is traditionally enjoyed with special Turkish tea.
Visitors to Kyrenia should also pay a visit to the Laughing Buddha Chinese restaurant, which occupies a prime position on the mountains in between a cluster of pine trees.
While the Chinese dishes such as Beijing duck that are served here are authentic and delicious, many people choose to dine at the Laughing Buddha for the stunning views that are offered by the terrace tables.
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