summer favs

Limassol dining “al fresco”

I know I keep saying this, but for a city by the coast, Limassol does not have nearly enough restaurants by the sea. Thankfully though it does have quite a few places where one can eat [...]


Avdimou beach, 99565336, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) Mon-Sun lunch & dinner Food: 2.5/5 Service: 3.5/5 Ambiance: 3.5/5 I was looking for a restaurant that serves good food, has a nice ambiance, is preferably by the beach and away [...]

To Hani

Vasilissis 4 (Castle area), 25762761, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) Mon-Sun lunch & dinner Food: 3/5 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 3.5/5     “To Hani” is one of those new restaurants into which effort was put into its creation. Why I [...]

Da Paolo Revisited

Palaiologou 52, 22438538, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sun 19:30-24:00 Food: 3.5/5 Service: 3.5/5 Ambiance: 3.5/5 I have always thought finding proper Italian restaurants in Cyprus is a struggle. Surely there are standard pasta dishes and a few pizzas [...]


St Raphael Hotel beach area, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) Mon-Sun 8:00-23:00 Food: 3/5 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 2.5/5 White plastic chairs might have been replaced with cool net chairs, frappe and Cyprus coffee with cappuccino freddo and smoothies while [...]

Yiagkini by night

Hadjiloizi Michailidi 6, behind the old market, 97839617, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) Mon-Sat 12:00-16:00, Sun-Sat 19:00-24:00 (closed for lunch in August) Food: 3.5/5 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 4/5 I love it when a restaurant is able to recreate itself [...]

Scarabeo beach

Amfitritis 9, (Protaras beach front), Protaras, AMMOCHOSTOS (FAMAGUSTA) Mon-Sun 9:00-2:00 Food: 2.5/5 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 3.5/5 Scarabeo we know, and Scarabeo we like. Not only the venue, but the concept, the people and the vibe. This [...]

The Old Powerhouse (Palia Ilektriki)

Tembon 3, 22432559, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sat 19:00-00:00 Food: 3/5 Service: 3.5/5 Ambiance: 4/5 If I had to choose the most understated and undervalued place in Nicosia there is no doubt in my mind that I would [...]


Ermou 300, 22 349316, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sun 17:00-11:00 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 4/5 I would have thought that given the economic climate and the number of existing cafes in Nicosia/Limassol, a number of cafes would have been [...]


Georgiou A 18A, 25106364, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) Mon-Sun 15:00-2:00 Food: 3.5/5 Ambiance: 3/5 One of the things I was complaining about upon my return to Cyprus almost a year ago was the fact that I couldn’t get [...]

Ai Giorkis

Agios Georgios port, 26621306, Peyia, PAPHOS Mon-Sun 12:00-23:00 Food: 3/5 Service: 3.5/5 Ambiance: 2.5/5 It is neither the most posh fish tavern in Cyprus, nor a cute little place in a village, but a very good [...]

San stou Psirri

Agias Marinas 17, Paralimni, 23828777, AMMOCHOSTOS (FAMAGUSTA) Mon-Sun 19:00-23:00 Food: 3/5 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 2/5 I have a confession to make. I knew about “San stou Psirri” since the beginning of the summer, but since I [...]