Eating Out

There’s a wide choice of eateries in Cyprus, from the wonderful traditional Mediterranean home cooking through to sushi bars and Indian take aways. We’ve put together some of our favourites in the region to share with you.

Hillview Restaurant

★★★★ – €€
Tel: 25 221 972
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Excellent food, best in area with stunning panoramic views over Pissouri village. Beautiful fixed a la carte menu with international and local dishes, as well as three course traditional English Sunday lunch. (highly recommended but booking in advance is a must!). George is a fantastic chef with a great reputation, and the restaurant itself offers a classy yet relaxed setting. wide selection of wines available. Through Pissouri village take right turn halfway up the hill to the village, go up the winding hill, first building on the left at the top. Booking advisable.

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O Vrakas Taverna

discount★★★★ – €€
Tel: 99 312 443
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The new look taverna serves traditional Cypriot food with a modern twist. Harry (owner) is one of the best Sommeliers in Cyprus so you can always count on some good wine suggestions to accompany your meal. Bouzouki nights on Wednesdays provide live acoustic Greek music for an authentic Cypriot dining experience. You can ‘feast like a local’ every Sunday lunchtime with Harry’s all-you-can-eat Cypriot BBQ, also accompanied by live Greek music. A fantastic vegan menu is now available. Elvis visits once a month but check web site for special events & specific dates. Situated in the heart of Pissouri village square – the perfect spot for the true village dining experience.

New 2019 group discount: Harry has kindly offered to subsidise taxi costs for groups of 8 – 12 persons for Aphroditerentals.com guests staying on the Resort. If you book a group of this size to dine at O’Vrakas then they will cover €30 each way towards your taxi fare! Please contact Harry at O’Vrakas for more details:

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Suite 48

★★★ – €€ – Tel: 26 910 808

Great casual dining venue, complete with fantastic outside space that even has cabanas. This chilld out grill and lounge bar has a great selection of salads, sandwiches and grill dishes. We recommend a bottle of wine and cheese & charcuterie board at sunset.

 

 

Platea Restaurant

★★★★★ – €€
Tel: 25 222 688

Middle restaurant in the village square. Serves traditional Cypriot and European food. The Platea host fantastic traditional Cyprus nights every Friday from April – Oct, offering great live music and entertainment – highly recommended. A range of entertainment evenings are put on – check Facebook for event information and updates. Open daily – lovely choice for lunch. The Pissouri Square snack bar attached to the restaurant offers great snack options, a great range of drinks and is a popular venue to watch live sport.

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Aphrodite Hills Golf Club                                                                             ★★★★ – €€
Tel: 26 829 207
Open all year round, indoor and outdoor eating. Good option for breakfast and brunch.  Offers an elegant dining experience with lovely views over the 18th green – a really lovely setting and atmosphere.Golfers and visitors can enjoy authentic Cypriot cuisine and international dishes, accompanied by a range of fine wines. All welcome, no real dress code.  Food served until 5pm.

The Beer Garden

★★★ –  €€
Tel: 26 829 474
Open during sunny season, offering a selection of international beers, other alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and delicious snacks. Relax and unwind, whilst sipping a thirst-quenching ice cold beer.  Lovely social venue, especially in July/August where regular live music is hosted (watch our Facebook page for event details). Get there early to secure the best spots.

Zimi – Pizza & Pasta

Zimi Restaurant

★★★★ – €€€
Tel: 26 829 472

Situated overlooking the children’s playground in the Village Square. Zimi is based on a traditional Italian dining concept.  An assorted medley of salads, pizzas, fresh pasta and traditional homemade Italian dishes are available, made with only the freshest of ingredients.  The pizzas are delicious! Very popular venue, advisable to book during busy times.

Anoi Pub

★★★★★ – €€€
Tel: 26 829 480

Thhis popular bar serves a variety of draft and bottled beers and ‘new world’ wines.  The menu includes a selection of pub-food favourites from steaks and potato skins to fajitas and spicy chicken wings, ribs and juicy homemade burgers. Good service and good atmosphere. A wide range of cocktails available. Sports TV most nights – see board outside for weekly schedules and activities.

Asian Corner

★★★★★ – €€€€
Tel: 26 829 000

Relocated from the Village Square to the Leander at the Intercontinental Hotel: Sushi, Chinese, and Thai dishes. Good, extensive menu prepared by a Chinese Head Chef, and great service. More pricey than the other Village Square outlets, but a delicious choice and cheaper than getting a taxi into Paphos.

Ladi & Regani Kebab house

★★★★ – €€
Tel: 26 828 079

This traditional Cypriot Kebab House, is a family-friendly outdoor restaurant offering Cypriot Souvlaki and a selection of Doner Kebabs.  Enjoy a selection of traditional Greek dishes, including home-marinated Chicken and Pork Gyro, Pita Souvlaki, Shieftalia and much more.  This is our favourite outlet at the Village Square – best kebabs around!  Take away service available.

Haagen Dazs – Village Square

★★★ – €€                                                                                                                           Tel: 26 956 713

If ice cream is your thing then look no further. Good place to head to after dinner or to help cool off in the daytime. Also serves coffees, cocktails and drinks until late. Warm atmosphere at night.

Bunch of Grapes

★★★★★ – €€
Tel: 25 221 275

Beautiful courtyard setting which offers a rustic and charming atmosphere. The a la carte menu here is tried and tested over the years, homecooked by the family chef, with Cypriot and specialty dishes featuring on the menu. Friendly service, good food. Situated on a side street just off village square – look out for the signs saying ‘proPably the best restaurant in Pissouri”.

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Hani Restaurant

★★★★★ – €
Tel: 25 221 211                                                                                                                      Website

Step back in time – Hani opened its doors in the 1950s and it remains a real gem of Cypriot hospitality, it is where the locals eat. If you’re looking for a local experience, and great, home-cooked, traditional food at reasonable prices then make sure to pop in. You can also buy traditional Cypriot products here too. Open for breakfast and lunch (takeaway is also available) – the halloumi, lountza and tomato sandwich is second to none. On the left before the Papantoniou’s supermarket on the B6 as you reach Pissouri.

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Kastro Taverna

★★★ – €€
Tel: 25 222 562                                                                            

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Prime location, overlooking the bay, offering stunning sea views. Kastro is extremely popular with tourists and locals alike. A friendly, family run taverna that serves beautiful fresh fish dishes and good traditional fare, try the moussaka! International dishes are also on offer in the evenings. Good selection of wines available. Well worth a visit, make sure to book ahead, especially during summer lunch times.

 

Efraim Tavern

★★★★★ – €€ – Tel: 26 432 082

Family run taverna that serves good local food in pleasant surroundings. Spacious interior and outside seating means larger families and groups can be catered for and you won’t be disappointed. Traditional Cypriot dancing on Thursdays. Open for lunch. Opposite church in village square with blue shutters.

Gabriels

★★★★ – €€ – Tel: 26 432 527

 

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Situated in the centre of the village on the left past the church. Family run taverna serving good honest, delicious food with a warm welcome.  You will leave feeling like a part of Gabriel’s family. Cyprus Night every Thursday with live music and traditional dancing during peak season. Rock & Blues music every Wednesday all year round. Highly recommended!

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Oniro By the Sea – Sea Caves

★★★★★ – €€ – Tel: 99 372 255

Sit back, relax and enjoy a cocktail or tasty lunch at this wonderful little hideaway. Menu is a well thought out range of lunch items with fresh, natural and homemade dishes. When you’re done with lunch, explore the Sea Caves and the surrounding area. Off the beaten track the only way to get there is by car or taxi. Passed Coral Bay Beach, the Sea Caves and after 2km keep a look out for the Oniro signpost left.

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Viva La Vida

★★★★★ – €€€                                                                                                                Tel: 25 377 753

Mediterranean – classy restaurant for a special evening or lunch. Excellent menu choices. Live music Fridays. Garden seating. Agiou Andreou St 239. Googlemap Link

Take Aways

Whether you have just arrived, got back late from a day’s sightseeing or if you’ve have had a relaxing day by the pool and just can’t motivate yourself to go out or cook there are options for you to have food delivered to your holiday property or pre phone your food order for collection. We highlight a few options for your convenience;

Ladi & Regani Kebab House

Ladi & Regani Kebab House

 

Saffron Contemporary Indian Cuisine
★★★★ – €€ – Tel: 96 778084

Serving a delicious selection of Indian traditional and contemporary dishes cooked up by the talented Indian chefs. Extensive menu with lots of tasty dishes to chose from for your take away option.  In Pissouri Bay, on the main road – parking available.

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Gabriels – Kouklia Village
★★★★ – €€€ – Tel: 26 432 527                                                                    Situated in the centre of Kouklia village on the left past the church. Gabriels offers a great range of tasty traditional Cypriot dishes, with regular specials. Great option for take aways!

The Plaice – Fish & Chips – Pissouri Village
★★★ – € – Tel: 25 222 239
Top class fish & chips available for take away.  Fresh fish and delicious home made chips with all the usual sides available, as well as other lovely menu options.  In Pissouri Village at the edge of the square. Free deliveries to Aphrodite Hills (min €30 order).

Zimi – Pizza & Pasta – Aphrodite Hills Village Square
★★★★★ – €€€ – Tel: 26 829 472
Situated overlooking the children’s playground in the village square. Good selection of pizzas and salads, large portions – perfect for take away. Phone in advance to avoid the queue.

Ladi & Regani Kebab house – Aphrodite Hills Village Square
★★★★ – €€ – Tel: 26 829 479
Freshly and traditionally cooked kebabs, (Souvlaki) made to order good with a side salad, chips and a drink. Take away service available. Open from 12:00 – 21:00, call ahead to be sure it’s open.

Mandria Supermarket
★★★★★ – € – Tel: 26 423 924
A small take away food shop attached to the supermarket which sells beautiful homemade Cypriot dishes, including moussaka, keftedes and roast chicken.  Situated just after the Mandria turn off on the B6 to Paphos.  Open every day from 8am – 10pm (food is available until early evening, drop in, do not call to order)

Hani Restaurant – Pissouri Village
★★★★★ – € – Tel: 25 221 211
On the left before the Papantoniou’s supermarket on the B6 as you reach Pissouri. Open for breakfast and lunch this is a perfect pit-stop to pick up some traditional Cypriot food, or a hot sandwich to enjoy at home.

Mandria delivery service                                                                                                  A delivery service to Aphrodite Hills is available from three outlets in Mandria: Mandria Fish & Chips, Il Vesuvio and Mandria supermarket. There is a minimum order value of €15 and delivery fee starts from €2. Cash payments only. Call: 97 802 240

Catering Services

BBQ MAN CYPRUS

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Catering services can also be hired for your rental property, or as a resident in Cyprus, from the wonderful BBQ man Cyprus.

Using the freshest ingredients and offering personal service, BBQ Man Cyprus takes all the hard work out of your hands so that you can relax and enjoy your food without the stress of preparing and cooking yourself. BBQ Man Cyprus’ menu includes breakfast buffets, souvla, meat feast and a la carte options.

Whether it’s a wedding party, business party or private function,  BBQ Man Cyprus are our recommended option for you.

Tel: 97 681 568

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Gate to India

★★★★– €€€€€
Tel: 26 829 240

The Gate to India serves innovative Indian cuisine in a stylish setting.  The chefs here honour an array of different cooking traditions but with a more creative vision.  Mouth-watering menu, and all the side dishes that make Indian cuisine so special.  This restaurant is reserved for children aged 7 years and above.

Feature: Paphos Old Town 2016

rustic old townPaphos Old Town is fast becoming a cool place to hang out, where traditional old buildings in secluded back streets are proving popular with their contemporary twist on food and culture – breathing much needed life back into the tourist town. Here are our top spots and highlights:

Ananas8bit Coffee: 26 600 126
Pambos serves the best freshly roasted artisan coffee in Paphos. Quirky-arty interior/alternative background music (often blues and jazz)/go to read a book/ regular events including live music & art house movies.
Highlights: the coffee, homemade syrup, ambience, Pambos himself.           Googlemap Link

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Timothy’s Art and Bar: 99 424 417
We almost didn’t publish this as it is the best kept secret in Paphos. Underground/unpretentious bar set in a crumbling old house down a back alley/regular alternative live music/ no airs and graces.                                                                                                                   Highlights: flaming tequilas, music, roof terrace, attitude.                               Googlemap Link

Temple Bar Café: 96 727 314
Bar and grill, but all about the bar for us. Think Indian man meets rock music. Old house split into various areas/music memorabilia on display/ live music every weekend/laid-back/ go late.                     Highlights: garden seating area, layout, floors, music, attitude.                   Googlemap Link

Muse Café Kitchen Bar: 26 941 951
Very well known in Paphos as one of the hottest spots for a cocktail – fab range of drinks and a tasty menu to boot. Modern layout/stunning views over Paphos town/chill out music/cool contemporary lighting.                                                     Highlights: chicken kebab, espresso martini & smooth waiters.                 Googlemap Link

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Plato Sushi and more: 26 951 800
THE best sushi in town, and a really cool wine bar at the same time. Brilliant sushi menu, and great lunch and dinner menu. Fantastic atmosphere, bustling location, town- feel, warm lighting, great seating.                                                                                                                  Highlights: tempura tiger prawn sushi, wine platters & atmosphere.       Googlemap Link

Plato Sushi & More

Plato Sushi & More

Koutourou Ouzeri: 26 952 953
Amazing home cooking served in a traditional house. Menu changes every couple of days, ensuring fresh dishes, tapas style. Mouth- watering food/ wonderful décor (eclectic display of antiques). Highlights: décor, friendliness, ALL the food, the ‘submarine’ desert.             Googlemap Link (25 Martiou Street)

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Koutourou

The Plaice Fish & Chips

★★★★ – €€
Tel: 25 222 239

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Delicious fish & chip restaurant serving the freshest produce, traditional fish & chips (gluten free batter is available on request) as well as fresh fish dishes. Fantastic option for take aways. Stunning marine-boutique decor, cozy atmosphere and lovely bar. Open daily, check website for seasonal operating hours.

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Read our full review of The Plaice here * 

8509 Discount: 10% sit-in meals

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Steakhouse by Michael

★★★★★ – €€
Tel: 99 185 717                                                                                                                      Website

A fantastic option for meat lovers with eight different ‘Black Angus Prime Cut’ steaks available to choose from (and some lovely vegetarian options too). Michalis is dedicated to using the freshest ingredients and this comes out in the wonderful flavour of the food. Home-grown veggies, herbs and prime cuts of the world’s finest meat combine for mouth-watering results! A warm, welcoming atmosphere and impeccable service. You’ll be greeted with a complimentary prosecco and leave with a full tummy and a smile – a stunning dining experience all round. All dietary requirements well catered for.

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Tony’s Kebabs & Crepes

Pissouri Square

★★★★★ – €€
No Thrills involved in this dining experience; Antonis serves delicious Cypriot kebabs which have been lovingly prepared by his and his family’s hands; children and the grandchildren help out in the summer months. His crepe stand on wheels offers a tasty desert option when you’re on foot. If you’re lucky you’ll catch Tony’s rare but seriously charming smile!

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Lofou Village

★★★★★ – €€€
Tel: 25 421 828

Warm reception and utterly delicious traditional cuisine, in the beautiful setting of Lofou Village. The meze is highly recommended and will be tailored to your tastes. Makes for a great day trip – but do make sure you phone ahead to book.

Melanda Beach Restaurant

Avdimou Bay

★★★★ – €€
Tel: 99 565 336

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Set on a beautiful quiet bay, the views are stunning and the fish is as fresh as it gets. Family-run, the staff are really friendly and welcoming and the setting lends a calm and laid-back atmosphere to the restaurant. Fresh fish dishes here are delicious, and the menu also includes some scrumptious local dishes too. We recommend you plan to spend some time here; enjoy the food then kick-back on the lovely beach!

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