Larnakos 87, Palouriotissa, 96755111, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA)
Remember that small French bistro you’ve been to a couple of years ago? Remember the good wine, the tender steak and those authentic French dishes that reminded you of that Paris holiday? Remember how you thought the space was nice and cosy but needed a few touch ups? All of the above are now at Brasserie au Bon Plaisir on Larnakos avenue.
Being a bit overwhelmed with two kids in two years, with living in Limassol but coming to Nicosia almost every week, with visiting all the new restaurant openings, I must admit I forgot about it. Fortunately it’s still going strong with the same food in a better place. Although I liked the previous location I thought it was in need of a small renovation. The new space in Larnakos avenue is much prettier, cosier and being a small room makes it ideal for a winter dinner. I love how they kept the dark letter colour, combined with the dark wood of the chairs and tables I thought was very classic and warm- typical French!
The food is the same: authentic French dishes, a lot of mouth-watering steaks, melting cheese all to go with great French wine.The homemade pate and the Apple Salad with “raclette” and Tomme cheese were a great started to prepare the palate. Any Cheese fan should live the “raclette” experience. The beef Bourguignon with a thick wine sauce was tender and flavourful while the fillet Charolaise was equally good. What makes it special is not that you will have the best steak of our life, but that you get to try cuts and sauces you can’t find anywhere else!Another favourite are the moules with Mariniere sauce that are often available. If you are lucky enough you can try the all-you-can eat experience on Sundays and Monday (check with the restaurant).Don’t forget to try the amazing Crème Brulee finalized to perfection right in front of your eyes and the crepes Souzette, a French classic.Don’t go looking for avant-garde fusion dishes, but for classic flavours. And to be honest…isn’t that better?
We paid 30euros each for a 3-course meal with wine, a very fair amount considering what we ate and where. Highlights apart from the all-you-can-eat mussel nights include Opera nights, accordion nights and champagne nights!
(15) Readers Comments
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A Wonderful place. I included it in my Cafe Atlas (cafes where one can
Yes, indeed :0! So many new arrivals that sometimes we forget the olde
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I'm going to have to agree with some of the criticisms in the he revie