Top ChoiceCypriot in Yenierenköy (Yiallousa)

Alevkayalı Restaurant

Calamari cooked to perfection, superfresh fish and well-spiced sheftalia (grilled sausages wrapped in caul fat; şeftali kebap in Turkish); Alevkayalı is a top lunch spot. Generous mains come with a meze of...

Top ChoiceCafe in Famagusta (Gazimağusa)

Petek Confectioner

Famed throughout Northern Cyprus, Petek is a temple to all things sugary, with towers of lokum (Turkish delight), syrupy baklava, and what might be the best dondurma (ice cream) on the island. So pull up a pew...

Top ChoiceCypriot in Famagusta (Gazimağusa)

Othello's Meyhanesi

It may not look fancy but this joint is where the locals go when they want to indulge in full meze blow-outs. Pace yourself; this is the real-deal 30-plus-dish spread – don't expect to eat and run. If you are...

Top ChoiceCypriot in Famagusta (Gazimağusa)

Aspava Restaurant

Always bustling with tourists at lunchtime and locals during the evening, this vine-draped courtyard restaurant dishes up meze followed by a bevy of succulent grilled meats. Make sure you're hungry.

Top ChoiceSeafood in Dipkarpaz (Rizokarpaso)

Oasis Restaurant

Looking over the cliffs and next door to the Agios Filon church, this little place serves up char-grills and the peninsula’s best freshly caught fish, marinated in olive oil.

Turkish in Famagusta (Gazimağusa)

Desdemona Bar & Restaurant

There's a rough-and-ready look to this place but don't be put off, this restaurant-bar is superfriendly and serves excellent-value kebabs which come with plenty of meze. It's in an old stone building attached to...

International in Famagusta (Gazimağusa)


This friendly cafe-restaurant occupies an old madrasa (Islamic religious school) and arched Christian building right next to the Lala Mustafa Paşa mosque. The wide-ranging menu does everything from decent salads...

Bakery in Famagusta (Gazimağusa)

Sweet Mama

Recover from trooping between the church ruins by grabbing a refreshing homemade lemonade and a börek (stuffed savoury pastry) or piece of cake, and relaxing in the leafy garden with its pots of colourful...

Seafood in Around Famagusta


Located on the Boǧaz harbour area with great sea views, reasonably priced Kiyi serves fresh fish (caught daily) with large portions of chips. Service is wonderfully welcoming here.

Turkish in Dipkarpaz (Rizokarpaso)

Manolyam Restaurant

This restaurant dishes up traditional Turkish kebab plates and a small but filling array of mixed meze.