Top ChoiceCypriot in Kyrenia (Girne)

İkimiz

The mother-and-daughter duo behind this cute-as-a-button restaurant dish up Cypriot soul food. The small menu (which changes regularly) features hearty and wholesome specialities such as molohiya (a viscid stew...

Top ChoiceKebab in Kyrenia (Girne)

Niazi’s Restaurant & Bar

A carnivore’s heaven, Niazi’s is the inventor of the 'full kebab' – don't even think about ordering one unless you're seriously hungry. Luckily, if you're not up for multiple grilled meats and a bundle of meze...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Kyrenia (Girne)

Corner Restaurant

The seafood menu here is a cut above other offerings on the harbour, in quality as well as quantity. Succulent grilled king prawns, octopus and a bundle of different fish dishes are on the menu with generous...

Top ChoiceTurkish in Around Kyrenia & the Ranges

Tervetuloa Restaurant

If you like your meze, don’t miss Tervetuloa. It’s a casual place with little pretension that serves up a parade of some of the tastiest meze dishes in Northern Cyprus, outshining the main dishes such as Cypriot...

Top ChoiceCypriot in Bellapais (Beylerbeyi)

Bella Moon

Head through the arch to the leafy courtyard to dine on meals of simple grilled-meat dishes which all come loaded down with plenty of homemade meze. This family-run restaurant has a charmingly old-fashioned...

Cypriot in Kyrenia (Girne)

Kyrenia Tavern

If you like your dining experiences authentic and eccentric, this garden restaurant serving Cypriot favourites is the spot for you. There's no menu, just a choice of two mains with meze to start. Don't expect to...

Kebab in Kyrenia (Girne)

Beyti Restaurant

When local workers clock off for the night, they head here, away from the harbour hullabaloo. This kebap (kebab) house has the full caboodle of grilled meats, from its namesake beyti kebap (mincemeat wrapped in...

Cypriot in Around Kyrenia & the Ranges

Eminem Restaurant

If meze feasting tops your to-do list, then head to this family-run restaurant, just off the Kyrenia–Çatalköy (Agios Epiktitos) highway. The fresh flavours of Cypriot cooking shine in the set menus, including...

International in Bellapais (Beylerbeyi)

Kybele

Even if the food was so-so, the atmospheric garden setting and fantastic views of Bellapais Abbey next door would still make Kybele the prime spot for dining in the village. Luckily the menu of steaks, seafood...

Cypriot in Lapta (Lapithos)

Charcos

Trundle up Lapta's hill to find this atmospheric old house, festooned with local artwork. This is a good place to try Cypriot classics such as kleftiko (slow-cooked lamb; küp kebap in Turkish; must be ordered in...

Turkish in Around Kyrenia & the Ranges

Buffavento Restaurant

If you want views with your meal, this large, rustic wooden restaurant on the Beşparmak (Pentadaktylos) Pass – just opposite the turn-off to Buffavento Castle – is a great lunch choice. All the usual kebab...

Cafe in Bellapais (Beylerbeyi)

Cafe Oregano

This cafe's shaded outdoor terrace, decked out in geraniums and gerberas, is one of our favourite places to put our feet up after wandering Bellapais' lanes. The menu of European-style sandwiches (the smoked...

Turkish in Kyrenia (Girne)

Mantı Sofrası

Nothing fancy, just plates of the wholesome and simple Anatolian village food that Turkish mamas have been dishing up to their families for centuries. Mantı (Turkish ravioli, drenched in a yoghurt and tomato...

Kebab in Kyrenia (Girne)

Özgulen Restaurant

This cheerful canteen is the place to come for tasty, filling Turkish staples of lentil soup, lahmacun (thin-based pizza topped with minced lamb and parsley) and dürüm (kebab wraps), which come with a side of...

Indian in Around Kyrenia & the Ranges

Jashan’s

If you’re hankering for a taste of the subcontinent, Jashan's is one of the area's top spots. To cater for its main customer-base, the menu is mostly British-style Indian food with the usual kormas and chicken...

International in Bellapais (Beylerbeyi)

Huzur Ağaç (Tree of Idleness) Restaurant

Across the road from Bellapais Abbey, the shady verandah at Huzur Ağaç is Bellapais' most famous lunch spot, with a large menu of sandwiches, kebabs and classic Cypriot favourites. Outside is the 200-year-old...

Cypriot in Kyrenia (Girne)

Kıbrıs Evi

Traditional Cypriot cooking is dished up with unbeatable harbourside views at this restaurant beside the castle. Grab a table on the rooftop, or – even better – on one of the teensy balconies for panoramic dining...

International in Lapta (Lapithos)

The Hut

Good burgers, juicy steaks, a smattering of seafood, brunch favourites of eggs Benedict and French toast, plus cracking Mediterranean views. It's no wonder The Hut remains one of Lapta's most popular relaxed...

Cafe in Bellapais (Beylerbeyi)

Tarihi Değirmen Historic Mill Cafe

Follow the signs from the road up Bellapais hill from the abbey and you’ll find this cafe, set in an old mill (with grinding machines on show) where locals once produced their olive oil. It’s a good option for...

International in Kyrenia (Girne)

Stone Arch

Stone Arch is all starched white tablecloths and romantic lighting. The small menu offers seafood (king prawns and salmon feature in a few dishes) and steaks, there’s a decent wine list and the service is...