best Nicosia

Skinny Fox

Menandrou 14A, 22256070, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sun Dinner, Mon-Sat lunch Food: 4/5 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 4.5/5 I was going to say it’s the opening of the season but this is probably the opening of the year! Avant-garde, [...]

Nasty Cat

Digeni Akrita 64, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sat 10:00-21:00 When you hear the name Erotokritos, cafe, gluten-free cake, new opening all in one sentence you start paying attention. When all of the above come with a picture of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Rokoko

Christodoulou Sozou 21, 22254525, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sat dinner, Sat lunch Food: 3.5/5 Service: 3.5/5 Ambiance: 4/5 When Rokoko opened a few months ago (around 10 to be exact), I wasn’t sure if it would be a [...]

The Home Cafe

28 Markou Drakou (across Ledra Palace), 22445740, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Fri 9:00-21:00, Sat 9:00-17:00 Food: 4/5 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 3.5/5 When I moved to Cyprus in 2011 after being away for 10 years I thought it would [...]

Pi Bakery

Promitheus 12B, 22100430, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sat 7:30-18:30 They say food is about satisfying all 5 senses. I tend to agree. Seeing a pretty picture of a Pi goody firstly attracted me to it. The aesthetics and [...]

Restaurants for post-holiday light food

If there is anyone who hasn’t over-eaten during the holidays please raise their hand. Anyone…? No…? No-one. I think the term “over-ate” doesn’t even begin to describe what I did over Christmas. After two weeks of [...]

The Winery

7 Lykourgou 7, 22511925, NICOSIA, Mon – Sat 6pm – 2am, Sun 11am – 2am, Mon Closed I know I say it all the time but it’s true: you can never have too many wine bars. Although Cypriots [...]

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, [...]

Tsipouraki Mezedaki

Othellou 1, 99754417, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Tue-Sun 8:00-2:00 Food: 3.5/5 Service: 4/5 Ambiance: 4/5 I don’t want to sound arrogant but when a new restaurant opens and I don’t hear about it for a year I am [...]