business lunch

To Elliniko

Achaion 1, 77778300, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sun 12:00-23:00 3 years on, still going strong. If you’ve visited it recently it’s not hard to tell why. Probably the only modern Greek restaurant in the capital with dishes that [...]

Akakiko revisited

Achaion 1 (adjacent to Hilton Park), 77778022, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sun 12:00-0:00 I hear comments about consistency in Cyprus, about innovation about individualism and quality. And I must say I agree with most of them as restaurants [...]

Elma & Fred revisited

Georgiou Griva Digeni 42-44, NICOSIA, 22680400 Mon-Sat 9:00-23:00 Elma and what? Fred. Elma & Fred. The funky shop with the cool name should be your new must-visit place for two main reasons 1) The new “Green [...]

Bottega Amaro

Pindarou 14, Nicosia (LEFKOSIA), 22777270 Mon-Sun 10am-1am Stylish yet cosy, traditional yet modern, casual yet great for a night out, that’s Bottega Amaro for you. I can’t say I wasn’t happy when I heard it was [...]

Brasserie Au Bon Plaisir

Larnakos 87, Palouriotissa, 96755111, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sun 12:00-15:00 Food: 3.5/5 Service: 4/5 Ambiance: 3.5/5 Remember that small French bistro you’ve been to a couple of years ago? Remember the good wine, the tender steak and those [...]

The fishmarket

Limassol Old Port, 25022377, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) Mon-Sun 12:00-23:00 Food: 3/5 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 4/5 What do you do when you hear that THE Lazarou is involved in a new seafood restaurant in Limassol? You go there! [...]

The Gym revisited

Onasagorou, 22002001, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sun 9:00-2:00 Food: 4/5 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 4/5 I thought it was time to do a belated “revisited” review. 2 years and quite a few menu changes later I managed to take [...]

Shizuka Floor Wagamama

Themistokli Dervi 19, 22870140, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sun 12:00-11:00 I never thought of Wagamama to be a proper, sit-down restaurant, and I never thought what it would be like if Wagamama food was served in a more [...]

Elma & Fred

Griva Digeni 42-44, 22680400, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sat 9:00-23:00 Out of the quite-a-few good surprises this year I think this is the biggest one. It’s not a hidden gem as it is situated on the busiest street [...]

Stou Siantri – Limassol

Gladstonos 30, 25747410, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) Mon-Sat lunch It’s like God has heard me and is slowly but surely bringing my favourite places to Limassol. The arrival of one of the best restaurants in the “magirio” category [...]

Pantopolio- Kali Orexi (revisited)

Vasileos Pavlou 7, 22675151, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sat 12:00-24:00 Food: 4/5 Service: 3.5/5 Ambiance: 4/5 I realised that I spend most of my time reviewing new places, but spend very little time re-newing or reviewing places I [...]

Pyxida Oyster Bar

Menandros 3, 22270045, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sat 12:30-2:00 Food: 4/5 Service: 4/5 Ambiance: 4/5 When they ask me what I think is missing from the restaurant scene of Cyprus I never thought of oyster bars. I am, [...]