Restaurants

Top Choice Cypriot in Pafos

Kiniras Garden

This restaurant is a green oasis with trees, statues and trickling waterfalls. Still family-run after four generations, owner Georgios is passionate about his traditional cuisine; most of the recipes have been passe…
Top Choice Seafood in Pomos

Kanali Fish Restaurant

Kanali has as its main draw the stunning holiday-brochure view from its terrace: the turquoise bay and the small, upgraded harbour with forested mountains in the distance; romantics should head here at sunset. The k…
Top Choice Cypriot in Omodos & the Krasohoria

Stou Kir Yianni

Head for the courtyard with its cool colour palette of limestone and whitewash, plus local art on the walls and a menu that includes fatoush salad with pomegranate juice. There is also kleftiko, vegetarian moussaka,…
Top Choice Cypriot in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Shiantris

Our top choice restaurant has moved from cramped premises to a super-spacious three-floor venue with a rooftop terrace. Shiantris is named after its ebullient owner, who cooks up a fantastic array of seasonal beans …
Cypriot in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Zanettos Taverna

This place has a great reputation in the city, as it’s allegedly one of the city’s oldest traditional taverns, dating back to 1932. Locals flock here in their dozens for the succulent Greek-Cypriot meze, and it’s de…
Top Choice Cypriot in Pafos

Hondros

This is the oldest traditional restaurant in Pafos, dating back to 1953, and still in the same family. Highlights include a succulent souvla (spit-roasted pork, chicken or lamb) and kleftiko cooked in a traditional …
Top Choice Cypriot in Kathikas & Around

Imogen’s Inn

For something different, head to Imogen’s, located at the entrance to the village and which resembles a French bistro, with the sounds of jazz and blues tinkling into the garden that sprawls out under a large fig tr…
Top Choice Cypriot in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Mattheos

A simple, atmospheric place next to the Faneromeni Church, with a clutch of outside tables set with colourful chequered tablecloths. Attracting lunching nine-to-fivers, the food is homestyle Cypriot, with gutsy klef…
Top Choice Turkish in North Nicosia (Lefkoşa)

Old Mosaic

Head for the delightful interior patio with its tumbling bourgainvillea, terracotta pots, leafy plants and overall kitchen garden feel. Best choices are the meze dishes, like hummus, patican salata (eggplant in garl…
Top Choice Cypriot in Pedoulas

Elyssia

The moussaka here apparently attracts regulars from Pafos – it is that good. The congenial owner (who also runs the same name hotel) loves to cook – and it shows. Aside from meals, she sells a tantalising range of h…