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September 24, 2019

Eating Out

Great Meals Out Make A Great Holiday

We love Northern Cyprus and are very fond of eating out so we would like to share our favourites with you.  There are many other restaurants but these deliver good food and service and very rarely let us down.

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For the full kebab and the excellent Ottoman cuisine in town opposite The Dome Hotel –the Aydeniz family have been running restaurants here for donkey’s years!!. They have a large indoor charcoal grill and their special kebab is fab! They bring little morsels one after the other so that everything is hot and fresh. The seafood casserole is also very good. You must try Niazi’s! Tell the owner Ahmet, who is usually there that you are staying at Lyn’s.
Phone 03928152160
Chinese House
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Great Ambience and excellent Chinese cuisine. Ask for Hussein who is the owner. On the West of Kyrenia on the road to Karaoglanoglu. Better to book.
Phone 03928152131
Courtyard Indian Cuisine
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Very good and genuine Indian food, phone to book and see if there is entertainment on. Turn West at Lemar it is approx. 1km on your right.
Phone 03928153343
The Veranda
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West of town. A lovely spot in summer—ask for a table by the water’s edge.
Phone 03928222053

Pasa Café
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Also in Bellapais Turkish pizza and Lahmacun (lamagin) Try the later for lunch 40 pence each! There’s also a homemade pasta dish. Cheap lunch.

Chinese Garden
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West near the Jasmine Court Hotel—it’s the best Chinese in the area.
Phone 03928152130
The Grapevine
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On the same road as the Colony Hotel, beside a garage. The food is good and the bar has a nice atmosphere (Turkish décor and a big fire in colder weather) Wallet Warning. Prices are now very high in comparison to similar restaurants.
Palmiye Fish Restaurant
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About 12 km east of Kyrenia, along the coast just beyond Acapulco Hotel. Good fish and sea views, good for lunch or dinner.
Lagoon Fish Restaurant
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For the excellent fish Opposite Niazi’s (and owned by the same family) and near The Rock’s Hotel. The restaurant is right on the waterfront. The food is excellent. The Lagoon is run by Niazi family and based on “Full Kebab” at Niazi’s you can have Full fish with many cold and hot fish mezes, crowned by 4 types of fish as the main course. Open buffet fruit and dessert are included in the “full fish” menu. Highly recommended.
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A must-visit for the summertime. Fabulous setting on a summer’s evening, sitting outside at the edge of the sea, looking across at the ruins of an old olive pressing plant. Good food but quite expensive. It’s out west Kyrenia past the Jasmine Court Hotel. Pick a calm night without too much wind.
Phone 03928222849
Anchor at the Dome
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The Dome Hotel in the centre of town has a lovely lido area with a seawater pool and a great seafood restaurant. You can usually sneak in beside the hotel on the way down to the lido to park. Good for lunches and dinner. If it is airless at the villa we go for the day to the sea and have a lovely lunch there.
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Also in Bellapais. This is lovely in summer when you can sit outside. You are best to go up to book it and ask for a table overlooking Kyrenia. They also pick you up and leave you home.
Phone 03928157531
Ezic Peanuts
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For main Ezic restaurant and ask for Peanuts phone number) The kids will love this and it is the closest restaurant to Penthouse. The restaurant has a fabulous setting. It’s cheap and cheerful and it delivers, just phone in your order.
Phone 03928154466
Delta Bar café
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On the commercial harbour. It’s on the sea, right inside the gates. Lovely setting—cheap and cheerful. Good for lunch –they make their own chips – egg and chips cures a hangover!!
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In Catalkoy village. Good fish. If you fancy a big fish baked in salt pre-book
Bellapais Gardens
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An Ottoman-style restaurant in the middle of Bellapais, turn left down a little lane. This is a great restaurant for a special night out. Great views too, but go before dark! Ask for a window table, or a table near the fire during the cooler seasons.
Phone 03928156066
Abbey Bell Tower
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For the ambience of Bellapais village, the view and sunset and free pickup. In Bellapais village. Visit the abbey, admire the view and then have lunch here. There’s a nice terrace to eat on. They’ll come to pick you up and leave you home, for free
Phone 03928157507
Café Chimera
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Food is OK but great for a glass of wine on your way to Niazi’s or Lagoon. This is ok for lunch –sit in the sun, sipping a glass of wine/beer and watch the world go by! Perfect view of the harbour for a sundowner before dinner.
Hur Deniz
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Excellent Fish, One located behind the Castle, wonderful views and great fish. The other is on the West side of town and has a larger restaurant. They do know how to cook seafood to perfection. They are owned by a fishing family which has a great fish shop on the bypass.

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On Tin Pan Alley (nickname) the first little street to the left as you go down the main tourist shopping street. Doesn’t look great but the food is excellent. This is where the locals eat—stews etc., Unlicensed but they’ll go to get a drink from the nearest pub. Go early or the choice is less.

Colony Hotel
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They have a rooftop restaurant by the pool. There are great views around Kyrenia—you can get your bearings. The food’s okay and you can take your swimmers if you’ve eaten there.
Phone 03928151518
Mani Peni
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On way to the new commercial harbour near Freedom statues roundabout. Pizzas and chicken wings, perfect if you are looking for something from home.
Well at Denizkizi Hotel
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Poachers lamb a must for Sunday lunch, an experience to be remembered. Hotel and Country Club (the same family that own Niazi’s)–It’s about 5 miles West. In summer they do a special Sunday lamb lunch. The lamb is cooked in a poacher’s pit with herbs, spuds etc. You can come early and use the beach before and after lunch, ask when you are booking if the meal includes beach access. It’s lovely, it is a MUST but you MUST book.
Phone 03928212676
Silver Rocks
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Lovely for a day out at the seaside and great grilled fish for lunch. Way out west past the Intervention/Cannon monument maybe 8 – 10 miles. They do a lovely light lunch and after you can sun and swim in their seawater pool.
Phone 03928218922
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Food is OK only for the harbour location An old carob warehouse at the old harbour with a rooftop restaurant and large outdoor balcony for dining. The Roof Top or half balcony gives wonderful views of the harbour. There’s also dining on the harbour wall (Good for lunch).
Phone 03928156277

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Before Bellapais village take a road to the right. Traditional food—mese and a choice of 2 main courses. Good view.

Beyti Kebab
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At the top end of Tin Pan Alley, used by better-off locals
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About 3 miles East on the left of the main road. They do a great mese and then a couple of main courses which you have no room for, after the mese!! There’s not a great atmosphere but the food’s good and inexpensive.
Phone 03928158947
The House
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The Beautiful house opposite the Colony Hotel. Good food.
Kaplıca Fish Restaurant
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(and great beach). About 50 km east of Kyrenia, along the coast just beyond Esentepe. Very good value for many fish for lunch. A very popular haunt for the locals on weekends. Must try the “natural swimming pools” in the rocks 500 m to the east of the restaurant.

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