One of the highlights of any trip to Cyprus, apart from the sun and the sea, is the range of great cuisine on offer across the island. As well as authentic and tasty Greek and Turkish food on offer there are also plenty of restaurants serving a broad and eclectic array of dishes from across the globe. Something to suit all tastes and budgets whether you are looking for a fine dining experience or just cheap and cheerful fast food. In this article we will take a brief look at some of the restaurants available and the different dishes on offer.
Let's start with something traditional. The Brits aren't renowned for being particularly adventurous when it comes to eating abroad but I urge you to take a chance and try something new at the restaurants in Cyprus, you won't regret it. At Zakos Beach Restaurant on Mackenzie Beach in Larnaca you can discover some great local seafood in a picture perfect location. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and you can sit back and relax while taking in the beach front views. Enjoy the wide range of local fish and seafood dishes to the accompaniment of traditional Greek music.
A trip to Cyprus wouldn't be complete without sampling some Meze and you could do a lot worse than eating out at the Faliros restaurant in Kapparis near Protaras. The Meze is great and there are Steak and various grills available too. Go there on Thursday night if you fancy some live music and Greek dancing!
Not far from Ayia Napa is the small town of Liopetri and here you will find the picturesque restaurant of Arhontiko with its impressive architecture dating back to 1910 where you can sit by the arches and enjoy alfresco dining. This Cypriot tavern serves all sorts from kebabs and Meze to seafood and steaks.
If you like your seafood a little closer to home then why not pop out for fish and chips with a view? Lambros fish and kebab restaurant at Cessac beach serves fish and chips the way you like them and all down by the sea in Larnaca. And just like your local back home you can take them away if you want.
Another great eating out experience that you can enjoy, and will recognize from home, is a decent curry night. Fill yourself up with beef Madras or chicken Tikka in any one of the seven curry houses to be found in Paphos. The Bombay Brasserie next to the Amathus Hotel serves authentic Indian food prepared by Indian chefs. You'll find all your favorites including Biriyanis and Bahajis served in a warm welcoming environment.
Or what about Chinese and Japanese food in Cyprus? In Paphos again you can eat at the Tao Fusion Restaurant where they serve both Japanese and Chinese fare all in cool modern surroundings. Or perhaps if you are based in Nicosia you will want to check out one of the many Chinese restaurants there.
The above is just a taste of what's on offer. There are also restaurants offering Irish, Italian and even Mexican cuisine. Cyprus restaurants really are diverse and plentiful and if you can't find something to suit your tastes then maybe you just don't really like food!