Stasikratous 42, 70088770, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA)
Tue-Sund 19:00-1:00
I ‘m simply loving the spree of new arrivals, especially in the bar/food space (since I am not so available for lunch lately). Funnily so, the latest opening is at one of my historically favourite spaces: right at the beginning of Stasikratous street on quiet yet extremely central location (ex Maze if you remember). Fortunately the location is not the only great thing about Forty Two.
Expect to see a modern, buzzing bar that makes you feel immediately comfortable. Don’t expect to see a quiet, formal restaurant. The large square bar in very centre of the space is a great choice, I thought. Even if you are the only one there it still feels busy. The highlight, apart from the dark grey/black colours that prevail, is definitely the turquoise sofa at the end with the low hanging pendant lights.
Although I thought it was more of a wine bar the highlight is actually the creative cocktails. The Macho with Plantation rum was quite refreshing with a light after taste of passion fruit while the Girly with homemade vanilla syrup and quince was a bit more bitter sweet, both worth a try. Needless to say there is a good selection of local and international wines for every taste and preference. After the first cocktail we continued to a bottle of Malbec to accompany our food.
The food menu is short but includes everything a good bar food menu should have. My favourites were the Sliders, which despite being common they were actually very well done with a good texture and full of flavour. I also liked the Camembert Rolls with strawberry marmalade, a great nibble with wine and of course, the Duck Spring Rolls with a light teriyaki sauce, and of course, the homemade Sausage Platter by the one and only Bavarian. You can also find an Angus Ribeye Steak, Chicken Liver Pate with “commandaria” glaze and a few salad options.
The best thing about it I would say is the vibe and the fact that we can go for a casual drink on a lively bar – so New York.

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